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PLO: Cory Blum Turns Massive Chip Lead into Gold Jewelry and $11,394 Score

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event 7
$600 Pot Limit Omaha
$15,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 59
Prize Pool: $30,385
September 19-20, 2018

(Coconut Creek, FL) — Cory Blum plowed through the field in Event 7 of the World Series of Poker Circuit at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek — a $600 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha tournament — Thursday evening. For the dominating performance, Blum was rewarded with a WSOP Circuit gold ring as well as $11,394 in prize money.

“It’s funny because I said coming in I would win it,” Blum told the WSOP following his win. “I just believed it with conviction and it actually happened. It’s pretty cool.”

Blum is a former poker pro but now works in health insurance. He’s 28  years old and resides in Plantation, Florida. His game was sharp as he maneuvered through the 59-entry field in Event 7 leading the final six handily — 455,000 chips with the next closest stack at 248,000. Play wrapped at that point and resumed Thursday with each of the remaining players in the money.

“I actually think I had the chip lead pretty much most of the tournament except for maybe a couple of hands,” Blum said.

Blum’s chip lead catered to a fast playdown as Benjamin Friesen went in sixth, Richard Gayler in fifth and Abraham Araya in third. Blum put the finishing touches on his title and dusted of Craig Monrade in second needing only about two-and-a-half hours to finish off the final six.

Blum has no shortage of accolades with three tournament wins at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood as well as two in Pompano Beach. Following his win Thursday afternoon in Coconut Creek, his career tournament earnings sit at better than $133,000.

Final results:

1st: Cory Blum – $11,394 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Craig Monrade – $7,049
3rd: Abraham Araya – $4,619
4th: Jordan Dhanani – $3,190
5th: Richard Gayler – $2,340
6th: Benjamin Friesen – $1,793

PLO: Final Six Return at 2pm to Battle for Gold Ring, $11,394

$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$15,000 Guaranteed | Payouts

Returning to Level 19: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 59

Cory Blum pictured on Day 1

Event 7 — $600 Pot Limit Omaha Re-Entry — of the World Series of Poker Circuit at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek drew an intimate field of 59 entries ripe with Casino Championship points. Following Wednesday’s 18 levels of play, only six remain and they’re just in the money.

The second and final playing session is slated to start at 2pm and those still in are set to battle for $11,394 and a WSOP Circuit gold ring. Cory Blum leads the way with a massive stack of 455,000 chips. The next closest holdings of 248,000 belong to Jordan Dhanani.

Final six seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Richard Gaylor – 93,000
Seat 2: Abraham Araya – 47,000
Seat 3: Cory Blum – 455,000
Seat 4: Benjamin Friesen – 164,000
Seat 5: Jordan Dhanani – 248,000
Seat 6: Craig Morande – 174,000

Payouts:

1st: $11,394 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $7,049
3rd: $4,619
4th: $3,190
5th: $2,340
6th: $1,793

With the Monster Stack getting deeper into the money and the High Roller set for kickoff in just a couple hours, much of our live reporting efforts will be concentrated there. We will provide the final results, a final report and winner photo of the PLO after it concludes.

WSOP Circuit Day 8 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 8 – $600 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 6 Day 2 – $400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 7 Day 2 – $600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

4PM: Day 1 – $2,200 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Day 2
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • High Roller Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $65 Event 8 Turbo Satellite

  • Players begin with 3,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Satellite Structure Sheet

12PM: $250 Main Event Satellite

  • 10 Main Event seats guaranteed
  • Players begin with 5,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Main Event Satellite Structure Sheet

2PM: $390 High Roller Turbo Satellite

  • Players begin with 6,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • High Roller Satellite Structure Sheet

4PM: $250 Main Event Satellite

  • 10 Main Event seats guaranteed
  • Players begin with 5,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Main Event Satellite Structure Sheet

6PM: $135 Nightly NLH Tournament

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Nightly Tournament Structure Sheet

9PM: $250 Main Event Turbo Satellite

  • 3 Main Event seats guaranteed
  • Players begin with 5,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Main Event Satellite Structure Sheet

PLO: Cory Blum Bags Day 2 Lead

$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$15,000 Guaranteed | Payouts

Returning to Level 19: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 59

Cory Blum

More than ten hours after the Pot Limit Omaha game began, the tournament reached the money bubble and burst as they were preparing to come back for Day 2.

Only six players remain and they are all in the money when the return on Thursday at 2pm. Three-time SHR Hollywood champ Cory Blum bagged the biggest stack and will return as the favorite to pick up his third SHR Omaha trophy.

Seat 1: Richard Gaylor – 93,000
Seat 2: Abraham Araya – 47,000
Seat 3: Cory Blum – 455,000
Seat 4: Benjamin Friesen – 164,000
Seat 5: Jordan Dhanani – 248,000
Seat 6: Craig Morande – 174,000

Payouts:

1st: $11,394 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $7,049
3rd: $4,619
4th: $3,190
5th: $2,340
6th: $1,793

PLO: Final Table Set

$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$15,000 Guaranteed | Payouts

Level 15: 1,500/3,000
Players Remaining: 10 of 59

Playing like the fast game that it is, the Pot Limit Omaha tournament made its way down to the final table in a hurry. The ten remaining players redrew seats and Benjamin Friesen came to the table with the chip lead.

The stacks are deep and only six of these ten will make the money later this evening. They are scheduled to play through Level 18 and survivors will bag their chips for tomorrow.

Seat 1: Charles Simon – 124,200
Seat 2: Richard Gaylor – 155,300
Seat 3: Abraham Araya – 60,000
Seat 4: Cory Blum – 210,000
Seat 5: Aaron Johnson – 64,000
Seat 6: Benjamin Friesen – 221,400
Seat 7: Rob Kristich – 69,000
Seat 8: Jordan Dhanani – 92,700
Seat 9: Craig Morande – 153,400
Seat 10: Adib Hashem – 38,000

Payouts:

1st: $11,394 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $7,049
3rd: $4,619
4th: $3,190
5th: $2,340
6th: $1,793

PLO: Prize Pool and Payouts

$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
$15,000 Guaranteed |
Structure
Level 14: 1,200/2,400
Players Remaining: 13 of 59

While the Monster Stack was playing down on one side of The Pavilion, the Pot Limit Omaha ring event closed registration and doubled its $15,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The tournament drew 59 entries created a prize pool worth $30,385 and the last six players will share that money. A min-cash will take home $1,793 and the PLO champ will earn $11,394 plus the WSOP Circuit ring.

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event 7
$600 Pot Limit Omaha
$15,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 59
Prize Pool: $30,385
September 19-20, 2018

1st: $11,394 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $7,049
3rd: $4,619
4th: $3,190
5th: $2,340
6th: $1,793

WSOP Circuit Day 7 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 6 Day 1B – $400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-22 last 30 minutes; Levels 23+ last 45 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Level 13
  • Day 1 will end after Level 21 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

4PM: Event 7 Day 1 – $600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • $15,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-22 last 30 minutes; Levels 23+ last 45 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Level 13
  • Day 1 will end after Level 18 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 7 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $65 Event 6 Turbo Satellite

  • Players begin with 3,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Satellite Structure Sheet

2PM: $65 Event 7 Turbo Satellite

  • Players begin with 3,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Satellite Structure Sheet

6PM: $135 Nightly NLH Tournament

  • $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Nightly Tournament Structure Sheet