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High Roller: Jerry Wong Goes Wire-to-Wire for the High Roller Ring

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 9
$2,200 High Roller
No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 69
Prize Pool: $138,000
September 20-21, 2018

Jerry Wong, WSOP Circuit High Roller champ

Jerry Wong went on a heater this summer in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker and the momentum seems to have carried over to the WSOP Circuit series this weekend. He entered the High Roller event yesterday, made the final table this afternoon, and dominated to win his first career WSOP Circuit ring.

The High Roller event drew 69 entries to easily clear the $50,000 Guarantee and put $138,000 up for grabs in the biggest buy-in tournament of the series.

Registration closed at the start of Day 2 with a handful of late entries and they were down to the final table after a couple hours of play. Wong held the final table chip lead and was joined fellow November Niner Josh Beckley, WSOP Circuit winner Chad Eveslage, and Event 1 champ John DePersio.

Wong continued to build chips as player after player went to the payout desk until he was heads-up with 1,900,000 of the 2,070,000 chips in play. Mack Ham had the rest of the chips after a great comeback from 34,000 with seven remaining.

Ham managed three doubles but Wong waited him out before finishing off the High Roller with a win. Ham collected nearly $30,000 for the effort while Wong took home $48,300 along with his first career WSOP Circuit ring.

This continues a nice run for Wong. He cashed five times during the WSOP in five different poker variants for $441,000 along with three final tables. Now the November Niner can call himself a WSOP Circuit champion.

High Roller results:

1st: Jerry Wong – $48,300 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Mack Ham – $29,848
3rd: Chad Eveslage – $19,791
4th: Josh Beckley – $14,010
5th: Jeff Morzella – $10,547
6th: Peter Vitantonio – $8,414
7th: Hassan Tahsildar – $7,090

High Roller: Jerry Wong Dominates to Win the High Roller Ring

$2,200 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed |
 Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Jerry Wong, WSOP Circuit High Roller champ

Former November Niner Jerry Wong cruised through the WSOP Circuit High Roller final table, held the chip from start to finish, and earned his first ring after sending Mack Ham out in second place.

Ham made a valiant comeback, sitting with only 34,000 with seven players remaining, and doubled a few times to make a game of it. But Wong completed his wire-to-wire run to earn $48,300 along with the WSOP Circuit High Roller ring.

Tournament recap to come later this evening.

1st: Jerry Wong – $48,300 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Mack Ham – $29,848
3rd: Chad Eveslage – $19,791
4th: Josh Beckley – $14,010
5th: Jeff Morzella – $10,547
6th: Peter Vitantonio – $8,414
7th: Hassan Tahsildar – $7,090

High Roller: Heads Up for the Ring

$2,200 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed |
 Payouts
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 69

Jerry Wong (left) versus Mack Ham (right)

Jerry Wong is running over the High Roller final table and entered heads-up play with Mack Ham. Wong held 1,900,000 of the 2,070,000 in play and Ham would need to work hard to get back in it.

3rd: Chad Eveslage – $19,791
4th: Josh Beckley – $14,010
5th: Jeff Morzella – $10,547

Chad Eveslage
Josh Beckley
Jeff Morzella

High Roller: In the Money

$2,200 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed |
 Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 69

Peter Vitantonio

The High Roller final table quickly made it into the money with seven players remaining. Paul Domb went out on the bubble and he was followed by Hassan Tahsildar and Peter Vitantonio, thought the last two were able to hit the payout desk.

Jerry Wong has the runaway chip lead but Josh Beckley is working to track him down.

6th: Peter Vitantonio – $8,414
7th: Hassan Tahsildar – $7,090

High Roller: Final Table

$2,200 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed |
 Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 69

The WSOP Circuit High Roller reached its final table and they joined as one to play down to the winner. November Niner Jerry Wong took his seat as the leader along with fellow November Niner Josh Beckley.

Also in the mix, we have Event 1 winner John DePersio, WSOP Circuit winners Chad Eveslage and Peter Vitantonio, Day 2 returning chip leader Jeff Morzella, and former SHRP champsPaul Domb.

They still have a little work to do with only seven of the nine making the High Roller payouts.

Seat 1: John DePersio – 78,000
Seat 2: Jerry Wong – 560,000
Seat 3: Hassan Tahsildar – 230,000
Seat 4: Jeffrey Morzella – 251,000
Seat 5: Paul Domb – 60,000
Seat 6: Mack Ham – 70,000
Seat 7: Josh Beckley – 360,000
Seat 8: Chad Eveslage – 240,000
Seat 9: Peter Vitantonio – 195,000

High Roller Payouts:

1st – $48,300 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd – $29,848
3rd – $19,791
4th – $14,010
5th – $10,547
6th – $8,414
7th – $7,090

High Roller: Two Tables Remaining

$2,200 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed |
Payouts
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 16 of 69

High Roller final two tables

The High Roller is down to the final two tables following the Day 2 eliminations of Brett Bader, Ben Zamani, Corey Burbick and Paul Balzano. The remaining 16 players are inching closer to one of the seven in -the-money spots, but still have a ways to go to score a payday.

Seat 1: Jake Schwartz – 105,000
Seat 2: Paul Domb – 65,000
Seat 3: Hassan Tahsildar – 180,000
Seat 4: Leandro Faraminan – 160,000
Seat 5: Mack Ham – 155,000
Seat 6: Jeffrey Morzella – 71,000
Seat 7: Ory Hen – 65,000
Seat 8: Chad Eveslage – 90.000

Seat 1: Josh Beckley – 130,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Hilton – 195,000
Seat 3: Chris Conrad – 110,000
Seat 4: John DePersio – 75,000
Seat 5: Paul Vitantonio – 185,000
Seat 6: Russ Head – 200,000
Seat 7: Jerry Wong – 105,000
Seat 8: Ian O’Hara – 120,000

Brett Bader – Eliminated
Ben Zamani – Eliminated
Corey Burbick – Eliminated
Paul Balzano – Eliminated

Our friends are the WSOP are providing full-time live updates on this event.

High Roller: 69 Entries Generate $138,000 Prize Pool with $48,300 to the Winner

$2,200 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed |
 Structure
Level 13: 1,200/2,400 with a 300 ante
Players Remaining: 20 of 69

The WSOP Circuit High Roller drew four additional entries on Day 2 to bring the total field to 69. That puts the prize pool at $138,000 with the top seven finishing in the money and earning at least $7,090. Payouts escalate from there and climax in the form of a $48,300 first prize. In addition, the winner earns a gold ring and 50 points toward the Casino Championship.

Full payouts:

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 9
$2,200 High Roller
No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 69
Prize Pool: $138,000
September 20-21, 2018

1st – $48,300
2nd – $29,848
3rd – $19,791
4th – $14,010
5th – $10,547
6th – $8,414
7th – $7,090

Packed Pavilion on Friday in South Florida

The $2,200 High Roller restarted just about 20 minutes. Alongside that kicked off a $250 mega satellite into the Main Event and with that, nearly every table in The Pavilion is full as the weekend play is officially underway at the WSOP Circuit.

The day’s headliner — the Main Event — shows 252 in the action with registration and re-entry available until roughly 8:30pm.

High Roller: Prepping the High Buy-In Restart

$2,200 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed |
 Structure
Return to Level 13: 1,200/2,400 with a 300 ante
Players Remaining: 16 of 65

Jeff Morzella pictured on Day 1

Yesterday’s 12 levels are long in the books and next up is the High Roller restart. Thursday’s play saw 65 pony up the $2,200 buy-in and just 16 advance to Day 2. Registration and re-entry remain open until the restart and we’ll know the final prize pool and payout structure after cards get back in the air.

Any additional players that get in the game will take their seats to 30,000 starting chips and be starting up at the chip leader, Jeff Morzella. Morzella bagged 242,600 chips but has his work cut out for him with a tough field trailing him.

Chip counts:

  1. Jeff Morzella – 242,600
  2. Leandro Faraminan – 196,500
  3. Josh Beckley – 172,800
  4. Jake Schwartz – 172,500
  5. Peter Vitantonio – 168,800
  6. Jonathan Hilton – 166,500
  7. Hassan Tahsildar – 160,000
  8. Paul Domb – 147,100
  9. Russ Head – 107,700
  10. Chris Conrad – 77,800
  11. Paul Balzano – 71,300
  12. Ory Hen – 62,000
  13. Jerry Wong – 61,400
  14. Brett Bader – 56,400
  15. Mack Ham – 47,300
  16. Ben Zamani – 40,000

Any new signups take their seats to 30,000-chip starting stacks

We are splitting our updates between the Main Event and the High Roller. Any followers looking for full-time High Roller information are encourage to visit our friends at WSOP.com for their updates.

WSOP Circuit Day 9 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Day 1A – $1,700 WSOP Circuit Main Event (Single Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 40 minutes; Day 2+ levels last 60 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Level 13
  • Single re-entry available per flight
  • Day 1 will end after Level 15 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Main Event Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 9 Day 2 – $2,200 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $250 Main Event Turbo Satellite

  • 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 Turbo Satellite Structure Sheet

2PM: $250 Main Event Satellite

  • 5 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