2019 September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
$250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $24,600
September 28, 2019
While Day 1B of the WSOP Circuit Main Event was playing out, we had a speedy one-day trophy event on the other side of the room. Event 11 was a $250 buy-in Turbo No Limit Hold’em tournament that drew a great 123-entry field. After a tough battle, Christopher Buggs won his first career WSOP Circuit ring along with $6,702.
Once registration closed, the tournament quickly played down into the money bubble with $24,600 up for grabs. It took them more than a level to get there but the pace picked up after that.
Soon they were at the final table with SHRP regular Francis Margaglione leading the way. Unfortunately for him, that’s where the good news ended and he went out in tenth place.
Despite the snappy 20-minute levels, the final table took much longer to play out than anticipated. It was a tough group but Ellen Lambeth, Raymond Grell, and Jeffrey Silverstein fell by the wayside. Buggs had one more tough opponent to get through when he was heads-up with Carlo Rodriguez, the SHRPO PokerStars Platinum Pass winner.
In the end, Buggs prevailed to win his first ring while denying Rodriguez his first. Congratulations to Christopher and we look forward to more big score.
Event 11 results:
1st: Christopher Buggs – $6,702 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Carlo Rodriguez – $4,142
3rd: Danny Burks – $2,881
4th: Mitchil Tabasky – $2,055
5th: Jeffrey Silverstein – $1,503
6th: Russell Sullivan – $1,128
7th: Ellen Lambeth – $870
8th: Raymond Grell – $690
9th: Jose Velez – $562
10th: Francis Margaglione – $472
11th: Gilles Dalco – $472
12th: Charles Phillips – $472
13th: Alvaro Kaminietzky Bergazyn – $408
14th: Tuan Pham – $408
15th: Valentin Petca – $408
16th: Rebecca Burks – $364
17th: Howard Mash – $364
18th: Taylor Hodkin – $364
19th: Andrew Gerrard – $335