2018 WSOP Circuit (Sept)

Event 5: William Watson Wins Coco Gold Ring ($6,805); Ian O’Hara – 2nd Place ($4,211)

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 55

William Watson

Ian O’Hara managed to double up during heads-up play, but ultimately met his fate finishing second.

On the final hand, O’Hara was all-in and claimed strong holdings of askd. Watson’s hand was made, but far from a winner as he turned over 2s2d for a race.

Runout: jh9h7c6htd

O’Hara never paired and his ace-king high was no good. Watson scooped the tournament’s final pot and went down as the champion earning $6,805. O’Hara was given $4,211 for his second-place finish.

Ian O’Hara

A complete report will be posted later this evening. In the meantime, here’s a look at the tournament’s final results:

1st: William Watson – $6,805 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Ian O’Hara – $4,211
3rd: Zo Karim – $2,759
4th: Greg – Paryani – $1,906
5th: Matt Bretzfield – $1,398
6th: John Gorsuch – $1,071

Event 5: Zo Karim – 3rd Place ($2,759)

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 55

Zo Karim

In a blind-versus-blind battle, William Watson (big) and Zo Karim (small) got Karim’s roughly 240,000 chips in the middle preflop.

Watson: 7d7h
Karim: 2c2d

Runout: kd3s3h4sqc

Karim’s deuces were no good and he hit the rail third leaving Watson and Ian O’Hara to battle heads up.

William Watson – 641,000 (53 bb)
Ian O’Hara – 184,000 (15 bb)
Zo Karim – Eliminated in 3rd place ($2,759)

Event 5: Greg Paryani — 4th Place ($1,906)

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 55

Greg Paryani

Greg Paryani shoved the small blind and William Watson called from the big. Start-of-day chip leader Paryani was the at-risk player.

Paryani: actd
Watson: ah3h

Runout: 8d7d3sad2c

Watson hit a pair giving him the best of it. Paryani was eliminated in fourth place earning $1,906.

William Watson – 400,000 (33 bb)
Greg Paryani – Eliminated in 4th place ($1,906)

Event 5: Zo Karim Doubles through Ian O’Hara; O’Hara Doubles through Greg Paryani

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 55

Ian O’Hara was under the gun and raised to 20,000. Zo Karim shoved the big blind and O’Hara called.

Karim: as9h
O’Hara: ksjd

Runout: qhtc8c6hqc

Karim doubled through O’Hara.

———————

A short time late, shortstack O’Hara got his last 113,000 in the middle holding kcqs versus Greg Paryani’s ac4s. The fell two queens giving O’Hara trips and he never looked back doubling through Paryani.

Ian O’Hara – 231,000 (19 bb)
Zo Karim – 220,000 (18 bb)
Greg Paryani – 91,000 (7 bb)

 

Event 5: Ian O’Hara Doubles through William Watson

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 55

Zo Karim raised to 16,000 and Ian O’Hara shoved for 92,000. It folded to William Watson in the big blind and he shoved for more. Karim folded and O’Hara was heads-up for his tournament life versus Watson.

Watson: asah
O’Hara: 4s4c

Runout: 5s4h2hks7s

O’Hara spiked an unlikely set to stay alive and double through Watson.

Ian O’Hara – 216,000 (27 bb)
William Watson – 115,000 (14 bb)

Event 5: Zo Karim Doubles through Ian O’Hara

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 55

Ian O’Hara raised under the gun and it folded to Zo Karim in the big blind. Karim shoved for 79,000 total and O’Hara called.

Karim: 9s9h
O’Hara: qsjs

The runout didn’t improve O’Hara and Karim doubled up.

Zo Karim – 178,000 (22 bb)
Ian O’Hara – 135,000 (16 bb)

Event 5: William Watson Doubles through Ian O’Hara

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 55

There was three-way action between William Watson in the big blind, Zo Karim in the cutoff and Ian O’Hara on the button. The flop fell 9h5d2s and it checked to O’Hara who bet 14,000. Watson check-shoved for 116,000 total and Karim folded. O’Hara called putting Watson at risk.

Watson: jd9c for top pair
O’Hara: 6s5d for a pair of sixes

Turn and river: 7h4h

None of O’Hara’s outs came and Watson doubled through the South Florida pro.

William Watson – 296,000 (37 bb)
Ian O’Hara – 260,000 (32 bb)

Event 5: William Watson Doubles through Zo Karim

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 55

William Watson open-shoved the cutoff for 69,000 and Zo Karim jammed the button for more. Ian O’Hara and Greg Paryani folded their blinds and Karim had Watson at risk.

Watson: qcqh
Karim: jsjd

Runout: ts8c6sqs6c

Watson’s set of queens was best and he doubled through Karim.

William Watson – 151,000 (25 bb)
Zo Karim – 92,000 (15 bb)

Event 5: Matt Bretzfield — 5th Place ($1,398)

$400 NLH (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 55

Matt Bretzfield

Ian O’Hara limped the small blind and Matt Bretzfield shoved about 100,000 from the big. O’Hara received a rough count and called putting Bretzfield at risk.

Bretzfield: ahqh
O’Hara: ad7d

Runout: kstc4s7h4d

O’Hara spiked a three-outer on the turn to improve to a pair and eliminate Bretzfield in fifth place.

Ian O’Hara — 294,000 (49 bb)
Matt Bretzfield — Eliminated in 5th place ($1,398)

Event 5: Five Remain from 55 Starting; Play Resumes at 2pm

$400 NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 5 of 55

Greg Paryani pictured on Day 1

From 55 starting only five remain in Event 4, yesterday’s 4pm $400 buy-in ring event. They are in the money and Greg Paryani tops the action with a stack of 237,000. It’s a tough crew left with the likes of Ian O’Hara and Zo Karim also contending.

Seating assignments with chip counts:

Seat 1: Matt Bretzfield – 104,000
Seat 2: Greg Paryani – 237,000
Seat 3: William Watson – 140,000
Seat 4: Zo Karim – 153,000
Seat 5: Ian O’Hara – 196,000

Remaining payouts:

1st: $6,805 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $4,211
3rd: $2,759
4th: $1,906
5th: $1,398

Updates results:

6th: John Gorsuch – $1,071

Cards go in the air at 2pm and we’ll provide updates all the way through to a champion.

Monster Stack: First Break Update; Halfway There

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 5: 100/200 with a 25 Ante
Entries: 151

Francis Margaglione

Cards are in the air following the first break of the day. With more than 150 players in the game, the $100,000 guaranteed Monster Stack is over halfway to its guarantee.

With deep, 30,000-chip stacks, the tournament is still growing as the blinds and antes continue to increase. Seminole regular Francis Margaglione owns one of the largest stacks in the room (more than 70,000) while current Casino Championship leader John DePersio is one of the newest buy-ins to the game.

Monster Stack: First Timer Cory Waaland

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 4: 75/150 with a 25 Ante
Entries: 134

Seven-time ring winner Cory Waaland

“First time here,” Cory Waaland said taking his seat at Table 38.

With that, the seven-time ring winner makes his Seminole Casino Coconut Creek debut. On top of his seven titles, Waaland owns 53 cashes and is creeping up on $500,000 in earnings on the WSOP Circuit alone. A resident of South Carolina, Waaland had a deep run in last September’s event at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, finishing 13th in a $580 buy-in six-max tournament.

He hopes for more of the same here in Coconut Creek as players prep to go on their first break.

Monster Stack: Triple Digits Late in Level 2

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 2: 50/100
Entries: 103

We’re less than two levels into the day and already the field has hit 100 entries. With 30,000-chip stacks, there’s plenty of play and players often wait until the later levels to take their shots in the game. The $100,000 guarantee is drawing some talent with yesterday’s newly minted ring winner Martin Ryan among those in the early going.

Martin Ryan

Ryan had a busy day yesterday, winning Event 3 before registering Event 4. From there, he found the felt and got in Event 5 before ultimately busting again and taking the rest of the day off.

Monster Stack: Tuesday Poker in South Florida

$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 1: 25/50
Entries: 48

One of the most anticipated events of the 2018 World Series of Poker Circuit is underway in the Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Event 6, a multi-flight Monster Stack with $100,000 guaranteed, has a $400 buy-in and sees players log 30- and 45-minute levels.

The first of two flights is going now and here’s a look at the details:

11AM: Event 6 Day 1A – $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

The second flight is slated to follow tomorrow also at 11am and players will work through the same schedule as today’s players.

Updates will be available throughout the day right here at SeminoleCoconutCreekPoker.com.

WSOP Circuit Day 6 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 6 Day 1A – $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

2PM: Event 5 Day 2 – $400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

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 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

4PM: $250 Main Event Satellite

  • 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

Event 5: Greg Paryani Leads Going into Day 2

$400 NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 5 of 55

Greg Paryani

Event 5 drew 55 players and there were still five players around when play came to an end for Day 1. With six getting paid, they made the money in the early morning hours and SHRP regular John Gorsuch cashed out in sixth place before they bagged up their chips for a Day 2 return.

Greg Paryani leads with tough players Ian O’Hara, Zo Karim, Matt Bretzfield and William Watson trying to chase him down.

Seat 1: Matt Bretzfield – 104,000
Seat 2: Greg Paryani – 237,000
Seat 3: William Watson – 140,000
Seat 4: Zo Karim – 153,000
Seat 5: Ian O’Hara – 196,000

1st: $6,805 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $4,211
3rd: $2,759
4th: $1,906
5th: $1,398

Results:

6th: John Gorsuch – $1,071

Event 4: Mark Stephen Edwards Wins Second WSOP Circuit Ring

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event 4
$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 153
Prize Pool: $50,490
September 17, 2018

Mark Stephen Edwards, Event 4 Champion

The first Monday of the WSOP Circuit series had a fast-paced tournament on the schedule to award a title and some nice money all in one day. Event 4 was a $400 Double Stack Turbo tournament that drew 153 entries and Mark Stephen Edwards came from behind to win his second career WSOP Circuit ring.

Those entries created a prize pool worth $50,490 and the last 18 players shared some piece of that money. There were only 27 players remaining when they went on dinner and in the money not long after.

It was a tough field and former SHRP champ Angelo Miele held the chip lead when they formed the final table. But his advantage quickly disappeared after a series of tough hands that sent him out in ninth place.

Former WSOP bracelet and WSOP Circuit ring winner Tristan Wade was the most accomplished player to make the final table but he could not run up his short stack. He laddered up as others dropped out and he finished in fifth place.

Edwards was one of the shorter stacks at the start of the final table but won a big race early to double. He rode his growing stack to a heads-up battle with Francis Margaglione, another multiple SHRP champ, and they swapped the lead several times.

In the end, Edwards outlasted Margaglione to take the title. Margalione earned $8,425 but was disappointed to not win his first WSOP Circuit ring while Edwards took home $13,632. This is his second career WSOP Circuit ring with his first coming back in 2008.

Event 4 results:

1st: Mark Stephen Edwards – $13,632
2nd: Francis Margaglione – $8,425
3rd: Stephen Diamantas – $6,064
4th: Stephen Nussrallah – $4,445
5th: Tristan Wade – $3,315
6th: Aaron Thivyanathan – $2,516
7th: Michael Rosenberg – $1,942
8th: Mark “Bud” Wiser – $1,523
9th: Angelo Miele – $1,215
10th: Russell Ramuten – $984
11th: Charles Rizzo – $984
12th: Raymond Millard – $984
13th: Harold Klein – $810
14th: Michael Perrone – $810
15th: Raveesh Asnani – $810
16th: George Duffield – $677
17th: Brett Feder – $677
18th: Andrew Levine – $677

Event 5: Final Table Lineup

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 10 of 55

The $400 No Limit Hold’em event made it down to the final table after less than eight hours of play but they still have some work to do. William Watson leads the final table but only six of these ten will take home some money.

Seat 1: Matt Bretzfield – 57,000 (29 bb)
Seat 2: Greg Paryani – 26,400 (13 bb)
Seat 3: William Watson – 198,100 (99 bb)
Seat 4: John Gorsuch – 61,200 (31 bb)
Seat 5: Zo Karim – 66,500 (33 bb)
Seat 6: Carlos Loving – 80,000 (40 bb)
Seat 7: Ian O’Hara – 140,000 (70 bb)
Seat 8: Stephen Bierman – 103,000 (52 bb)
Seat 9: Nataliya Iakovleva – 45,000 (23 bb)
Seat 10: Michael Laake – 53,300 (27 bb)

Event 5 payouts:

1st: $6,805 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $4,211
3rd: $2,759
4th: $1,906
5th: $1,398
6th: $1,071

Event 5: Prize Pool and Payouts

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante | Structure
Players Remaining: 11 of 55

While Event 4 was playing down a champion, Event 5 closed registration and neared the final table. The $400 buy-in tournament drew 55 entries to create a prize pool worth $18,150.

The last six spots will be paid with a min-cash worth $1,071 and the Event 5 champ will walk away with $6,805 along with the WSOP Circuit ring.

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event 5
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 55
Prize Pool: $18,150
September 17, 2018

1st: $6,805 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $4,211
3rd: $2,759
4th: $1,906
5th: $1,398
6th: $1,071

Event 4: Mark Stephen Edwards Defeats Francis Margaglione for 2nd Ring

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 32: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 Ante

Mark Stephen Edwards

Mark Stephen Edwards gradually took the lead from Francis Margaglione in his pursuit of another WSOP Circuit ring. Margaglione was down to 975,000 and open-shoved his button. Edwards checked his cards and quickly called.

Edwards: asjh
Margaglione: kc3h

Margaglione was live with a chance to double but Edwards moved further ahead on the js5d4h flop. The 8h turn left Margaglione looking for one of three kings in the deck but the river blanked th to send the rest of the chips to Edwards.

Margaglione took home $8,425 for his second place finish while Edwards banked $13,632 along with his second career WSOP Circuit ring.

1st: Mark Stephen Edwards – $13,632
2nd: Francis Margaglione – $8,425

Event 4: Dead Heat

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 31: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 153

Francis Margaglione and Mark Stephen Edwards are playing the patience game with both picking their spots to pick up chips.

Margaglione had a chance to end it when Edwards was all in with the board reading 4c3c2c3s2d. Margaglione folded, showed 2s for the bottom boat, and Edwards showed 5s. We will find out later if Edwards had it.

Francis Margaglione – 2,350,000
Mark Stephen Edwards – 2,240,000

Event 4: Francis Margaglione Doubles Through Mark Stephen Edwards

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 29: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 153

Francis Margaglione (left) versus Mark Stephen Edwards (right)

Our heads-up players took a short break after Stephen Diamantas was eliminated and Mark Stephen Edwards extended his lead when they returned.

Soon after, Francis Margaglione got his last 1,185,000 in the middle from the button and Edwards called with a chance to get his second WSOP Circuit ring.

Margaglione: acks
Edwards: ad8d

Margaglione was in great shape for the double and the diamonds did not come in play on the jh9s3d3s2c board to give him a small lead.

Francis Margaglione – 2,380,000
Mark Stephen Edwards – 2,210,000

Event 4: Stephen Nussrallah (4th Place) and Stephen Diamantas (3rd Place) Eliminated

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 28: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 Ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 153

Stephen Diamantas

Stephen Nussrallah exited the tournament on the heels of Tristan Wade and two hands later Stephen Diamantas was all in for ~300,000. Francis Margaglione had Diamantas at risk with a chance to get heads-up for the ring.

Diamantas: qs8d
Margaglione: ackd

Diamantas had two live cards but Margaglione improved on the kh5s4h board. The td turn and 2s river were no help and Diamantas was gone in third place.

Francis Margaglione – 1,700,000
Stephen Diamantas – Eliminated in 3rd place ($6,064)
Stephen Nussrallah – Eliminated in 4th place ($8,425)

Stephen Nussrallah

Event 4: Tristan Wade – 5th Place ($3,315)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 28: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 Ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 153

Tristan Wade

Two bust outs hit quickly. Michael Rosenberg went out in sixth when his asqs lost to Stephen Diamantas’ kdjh on a qh6s6d6ckh board and Tristan Wade was at risk soon after.

Mark Stephen Edwards opened to 105,000 from the cutoff and Wade moved all in from the button for 610,000. The blinds released and Edwards thought for a minute before he called.

“I hope you have nines,” Edwards said.

He did not.

Wade: 8c8h
Edwards: tdts

Wade was dominated and couldn’t find a save on the adjd2hqdah board to send the WSOP bracelet/WSOP Circuit ring winner out in fifth place.

Event 4: Michael Rosenberg – 7th Place ($1,942)

$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 27: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 Ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 153

Michael Rosenberg

Michael Rosenberg opened the action, then called all in for 325,000 after Stephen Diamantas shoved from the cutoff.

Rosenberg: as4h
Diamantas: qdqh

Rosenberg needed a lot of help but found none as the board came 7c5s3s9c4d to send him out in seventh place.

Stephen Diamantas – 640,000
Michael Rosenberg – Eliminated in 7th place ($1,942)

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