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Event 5: Wanlop Phonphornwithroon Wins First WSOPC Ring

2019 September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut  Creek
Event 5
$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 209
Prize Pool: $68,970
September 23, 2019

Wanlop Phonphornwithoon, Double Stack Turbo Champ

There was only one new tournament on today’s WSOP Circuit schedule and it lived up to its name. Event 5 was a $400 Double Stack Turbo tournament that flew from start to finish. When the dust settled, Wanlop Phonphornwithroon got hot at the end to win his first WSOP Circuit ring.

Event 5 drew 209 entries to blast past the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and put nearly $70,000 up for grabs. That entry number represents the biggest WSOPC $400 Double Stack Turbo we’ve ever run. The last 32 spots were paid and the field was in the money shortly after the dinner break.

From that point, they averaged an elimination every couple of minutes until they were at the final table far faster than anyone anticipated. Even as a turbo.

Raymond Grell and recent WSOP Circuit winner Irene Carey were the two biggest stacks to start the final table but Phonphornwithoon was not that far behind. He took command with a final table double elimination to start things off and never gave up the lead.

In less than one hour, the final table ten was all the way down until Phonphornwithoon had chips owned all the chips after getting fellow WSOP Circuit winner Elliott Merlin all in drawing dead on the last hand.

“I ran really hot. I had a lot of pocket pairs, flopped sets, turned a nut flush.” Phonphronwithoon said after his win. “Everything was just going my way. It was unbelievable.”

Event 5 results:

1st: Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – $16,720 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Elliott Merlin – $10,335
3rd: Pasquale Caiazza – $7,285
4th: Irene Carey – $5,239
5th: Robbie Beck – $3,845
6th: Raymond Grell – $2,882
7th: Ken Brosnahan – $2,207
8th: Stephen Vecchio – $1,727
9th: Yue Wang – $1,382
10th: Gil Aboodi – $1,131
11th: Jeffrey Silverstein – $1,131
12th: Nicholas Visconti – $1,131
13th: Selim Hamadache – $948
14th: Scot Hartman – $948
15th: Eric Brewster – $948
16th: Nizar Dajani – $813
17th: Francis Margaglion – $813
18th: Mark Amaral – $813
19th: Caleb Hershey – $715
20th: Rattan Dulan – $715
21st: Bob Beck – $715
22nd: Howard Mash – $645
23rd: Michael Harrison – $645
24th: Michael Ciaravino – $645
25th: Steven Karp – $596
26th: Kent Walker – $596
27th: Brett Feder – $596
28th: Solange Lucas – $566
29th: Nagui Yassa – $566
30th: Robert Tannenbaum – $566
31st: Scott Hecker – $553
32nd: Jason Casten – $553

Event 5: Wanlop Phonphornwithoon Defeats Elliott Merlin for the WSOPC Ring

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante

Wanlop Phonphornwithoon

Elliott Merlin made a little headway against the big lead when Wanlop Phonphornwithoon limped from the button. Merlin raised to 250,000 and Phonphornwithoon called to see the KhTc6d flop. Merlin bet 300,000, Phonphornwithoon called, and the turn was 9c. Merlin moved all in for 1,230,000 and Phonphornwithoon quickly called.

Phonphornwithoon: 8h7c
Merlin: AhTs

Merlin flopped a pair of tens but he was drawing dead to Phonphornwithoon’s turned ten-high straight. The meaningless 4h hit the river and Merlin had to settle for second place money while Phonphornwithoon title top honors.

1st: Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – $16,720 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Elliott Merlin – $10,335

Elliott Merlin

Event 5: Heads-Up Underway

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 209

Wancop Phonphornwithoop (left) versus Elliott Merlin (right)

The WSOP Circuit ring made its appearance on the table and the heads-up match for the title is underway with Wancop Phonphornwithoop holding a massive lead.

Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – 5,500,000 (110 bb)
Elliott Merlin – 775,000 (16 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $16,720 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $10,335

Event 5: Pasquale Caiazza – 3rd Place ($7,285)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 209

Pasquale Caiazza

Pasquale Caiazza open-shoved from the button for 900,000 to get a fold from Elliott Merlin in the small blind but a call from Wancop Phonphornwithoon in the big.

Phonphornwithoon: JcJs
Caiazza: KhQd

It was another race and Caiazza missed the Ad5s2c flop. He had added some chop outs on the 4s turn but the 8s river sent him out in third place.

Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – 5,500,000 (110 bb)
Pasquale Caiazza – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($7,285)

Event 5: Irene Carey – 4th Place ($5,239)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 209

Irene Carey open-shoved from the button and it folded to Pasquale Caiazza in the big blind. He called with a smaller stack and at risk.

Caiazza: Ah3h
Carey: Kd9d

Caiazza was ahead for the double up and improved to a pair of threes on the Qs6h3d flop. The board finished with the 5s turn and 4d river and Caiazza doubled up.

Carey was left with a little more than one big blind and was eliminated on the next hand.

Pasquale Caiazza – 920,000 (18 bb)
Irene Carey – Eliminated in 4th Place ($5,239)

Event 5: Robbie Beck – 5th Place ($3,845)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 209

Robbie Beck

Robbie Beck open-shoved for 230,000 and Wanlop Phonphornwithoon kept the pressure on with a three-bet shove with his monster stack. Everyone else folded and it was heads-up.

Phonphornwithoon: AhQs
Beck: As5s

Beck was dominated and could not find a save as the dealer ran it out Ts9h3s3cAc.

Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – 3,300,000 (83 bb)
Robbie Beck – Eliminated in 5th Place ($3,845)

Event 5: Raymond Grell – 6th Place ($2,882)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 209

Raymond Grell

Wanlop Phonphornwithoon and Raymond Grell were heads up with the board reading JhJs8s9c. Phonphornwithoon checked, Grell bet 170,000 and Phonphornwithoon check-raised him all in. Grell called after a minute to thing about it.

Phonphornwithoon: QdTd – queen-high straight
Grell: KsJc – trip jacks

Phonphornwithoon turned the straight against Grell’s trip jacks and Grell could not find a full house on the 3h river to go out in sixth place.

Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – 3,100,000 (78 bb)
Raymond Grell – Eliminated in 6th Place ($2,882)

Event 5: Ken Brosnahan – 7th Place ($2,207)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 209

Action folded to Irene Carey on the button and she put in a big barrel of 25k chips announcing “all in”. She had both blinds covered and Ken Brosnahan called for his last 210,000 from the big blind.

Carey: Ah3h
Brosnahan: KdJd

Carey was ahead in the hand and stayed that way on the Td9s4s2h7h board to eliminate Brosnahan in seventh place.

Irene Carey – 1,600,000 (40 bb)
Ken Brosnahan – Eliminated in 7th Place ($2,207)

Event 5: Stephen Vecchio – 8th Place ($1,727)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 209

Robbie Beck opened to 85,000 from early position, Stephen Vecchio three-bet shoved for 275,000 and Wanlop Phonphornwithoon called. Beck folded and the hands were tabled.

Phonphornwithoon: TsTh
Vecchio: AhJs

It was a race and Vecchio needed to catch up with his over cards. The dealer spread the Kd8d6c4hKs board and it was not good enough to keep him in the game.

Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – 1,730,000 (58 bb)
Stephen Vecchio – Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,727)

Event 5: Gil Aboodi and Yue Wang Eliminated by Wanlop Phonphornwithoon

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 209

Gil Aboodi

Gil Aboodi open-shoved for 65,000 and Yue Wang reshipped for 220,000. Wanlop Phonphornwithoon raised it up to 500,000 and the rest of the table folded.

Phonphornwithoon: AdQs
Wang: Ah5h
Aboodi: Kd3d

Phonphornwithoon was ahead for the double knockout and his hand stayed best as no one connected on the 9h8s4cTs2h board.

Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – 1,385,000 (46 bb)
Yue Wang – Eliminated in 9th Place ($1,382)
Gil Aboddi – Eliminated in 10th Place ($1,131)

Yue Wang