2018 WSOP Circuit (Sept)

Another South Florida WSOP Circuit in the Books

The World Series of Poker and its award-winning Circuit tour returned to Florida and the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek beginning September 13th and concluding late tonight. The series awarded a total of 13 gold rings and sent two players to its season-ending Global Casino Championship. The first seat went to the Casino Champion Martin Ryan while the second went to the Main Event Champion Dmitrii Perfilev.

Dmitrii Perfilev, WSOP Circuit Main Event Champion
Casino Champion, Martin Ryan

Here is a look at each event winner along with a link to its live updates:

That concludes the WSOP action in South Florida, but the tour returns to Coconut Creek February 7th through the 18th.

Until next time!

Main Event: Dmitrii Perfilev Wins Marathon WSOP Main Event Title

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Main Event
$1,700 No Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 735
Prize Pool: $1,113,525
September 21-24, 2018

Dmitrii Perfilev, WSOP Circuit Main Event Champion

The headliner on the WSOP Circuit series schedule was the $1 Million Guarantee Main Event which played out over two starting flights and two play-down days. The tournament drew pro players from around the world and mixed with our local players to create a great field. Dmitrii Perfilev survived a long battle and defeated SHRP regular Sheddy Siddiqui to earn the Main Event title for nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

The 735 entries easily surpassed the guarantee and they were playing for a $1,113,525 prize pool. The last 81 players earned some of that money, but first, they needed to survive their starting flight. There were 162 players advancing to Day 2 with Harry O’Brien leading followed closely by Joshua Hood.

Other notable players returning included Jonathan Hilton, Spencer Champlin, Brian Hastings. Wally Maddah, Stu Paterson, and reigning SHRP Player of the Year Brett Bader. We also had two former November Niners join Day 2 but neither Jerry Wong nor John Dolan was able to make the final day.

Day 2 saw 17 players move on to the final day of the series. Perfilev built a big lead late in Day 2 and he bagged up the lead even though Corey Bierria cut into at the end of the evening.

Monday afternoon saw a couple quick eliminations before Bierria’s day came to an abrupt end in 15th place after sending several doubles around his table. Jason Wandling, Josias Santos, and Ken Bruno followed suit and Josh Abady’s knockout sent the Main Event to its ten-handed final table.

Paterson took ahold of the chip lead and only another hot run by Perfilev could slow him down. He worked hard throughout the last day but the former Coco Poker Showdown champ had to settle for a fourth-place payout.

The four remaining players exchanged the lead several times over more than two hours before Cesar Solares missed a flush draw to exit in fourth. Harry O’Brien was another tough out and it took three shots for Perfilev to send him out in third place.

He had nearly a two-to-one chip lead against Siddiqui when they began heads-up play and the match did not last long. Siddiqui attempted to get the stack closer but his comeback was cut short in second place.

Perfilev ran hot when he needed and earned his first career WSOP Circuit ring with the Main Event title while taking home $221,691.

Congratulations to Dmitrii and thank you to all our players who made the entire series a success.

Final table results:

1st: Dmitrii Perfilev – $222,691 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Sheddy Siddiqui – $137,298
3rd: Harry O’Brien – $101,219
4th: Cesar Solares – $75,441
5th: Stu Paterson – $56,979
6th: Michael Amato – $43,595
7th: Jordan Schneider – $33,773
8th: Jose Delcid – $26,491
9th: Lloyd Gunther – $21,034
10th: Dustin Murphy – $16,903

Complete WSOP Circuit Main Event results

Main Event: Dimitrii Perfilev Defeats Sheddy Siddiqui for the Title

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 Ante

Dmitrii Perfilev

Sheddy Siddiqui needed to make a move to get back in the match after dropping down to 4,000,000. He moved all in from the button and Dimitrii Perilev called to win the title.

Siddiqui: qhtc
Perfilev: ksjd

Perfilev was ahead, Siddiqui was live, and the board ran out 9c8s3s2h5c to give Perfilev the pot and the tournament. Siddiqui earned $137,298 for his great run to second place while Dimitrii Perfilev collected $222,691 along with the WSOP Circuit ring as the Main Event champion.

Tournament recap to come.

1st: Dmitrii Perfilev – $222,691 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Sheddy Siddiqui – $137,298

Main Event: Heads-Up Underway

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 Ante
Players remaining: 2 of 735

Dmitrii Perfilev

After a short break to prepare for heads-up play, Sheddy Siddiqui and Dmitrii Perfilev sat down to play it out for the WSOP Circuit Main Event title with Perfilev holding a nearly two-to-one lead.

Seat 3: Dmitrii Perfilev – 14,525,000 (48 bb)
Seat 5: Sheddy Siddiqui – 7,525,000 (25 bb)

Sheddy Siddiqui

Main Event: Harry O’Brien – 3rd Place ($101,219)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 Ante
Players remaining: 2 of 735

Harry O’Brien

Sheddy Siddiqui folded his button and Harry O’Brien moved all in for 2,600,000. Dmitrii Perfilev quickly called, once again trying to knock the determined O’Brien out.

Perfilev: adkh
O’Brien: ah8d

O’Brien was dominated again but he’s come back before. The acas3d flop was no help, the 4h turn left him drawing thin, and O’Brien’s great run came to an end after the js turn.

Dmitrii Perfilev – 14,525,000 (48 bb)
Harry O’Brien – Eliminated in 3rd place ($101,219)

Main Event: Harry O’Brien Doubles Through Dmitrii Perfilev

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 34: 120,000/240,000 with a 40,000 Ante
Players remaining: 3 of 735

Harry O’Brien

Sheddy Siddiqui folded his button and Harry O’Brien moved all in from the small blind for 2,025,000. Dmitrii Perfilev called with a chance to get the tournament heads-up.

O’Brien: ahts
Perfilev: ac6c

O’Brien was dominant but the kc9s2c meant he needed to dodge clubs the rest of the way. The 4d turn was safe and he doubled after the 9d river.

Harry O’Brien – 4,100,000 (17 bb)
Dmitrii Perfilev – 9,650,000 (40 bb)

Main Event: Dmitrii Perfilev Back on Top

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 34: 120,000/240,000 with a 40,000 Ante
Players remaining: 3 of 735

Dmitrii Perfilev

Sheddy Siddiqui opened to 480,000 from the button and Dmitrii Perfilev defended in the big blind to a kd6s4s flop. Perfilev checked, Siddiqui bet 400,000 and Perfilev called.

The turn came 4c, Perfilev checked again, Siddiqui bet another 900,000 and Perfilev called. One last check from Perfilev after the js river and Siddiqui slid out a healthy 2,400,000 bet. After a couple minutes, Perfilev called the big bet and his kh3h was good enough to take the pot against Siddiqui’s qh8c for the lead.

Dmitrii Perfilev – 10,500,000 (43 bb)
Sheddy Siddiqui – 7,400,000 (30 bb)

Main Event: Back in Action

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 34: 120,000/240,000 with a 40,000 Ante
Players remaining: 3 of 735

The dinner break is complete and the three remaining players are back in their seats. Next stop, heads-up for the WSOP Circuit Main Event ring after the next elimination.

Seat 3: Dmitrii Perfilev – 5,050,000 (21 bb)
Seat 5: Sheddy Siddiqui – 10,025,000 (42 bb)
Seat 9: Harry O’Brien – 6,975,000 (29 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $222,691 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $137,298
3rd: $101,219

Main Event: Late Dinner Counts

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 34: 120,000/240,000 with a 40,000 Ante
Players remaining: 3 of 735

Level 33 came to an end shortly after Cesar Solares was eliminated and the three remaining players are taking a one-hour dinner break.

Sheddy Siddiqui holds a big lead and will be the favorite to earn his first WSOP Circuit ring.

Seat 3: Dmitrii Perfilev – 5,050,000 (21 bb)
Seat 5: Sheddy Siddiqui – 10,025,000 (42 bb)
Seat 9: Harry O’Brien – 6,975,000 (29 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $222,691 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $137,298
3rd: $101,219

Main Event: Cesar Solares – 4th Place ($75,441)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 30,000 Ante
Players remaining: 3 of 735

Cesar Solares

Sheddy Siddiqui opened to 450,000 from under the gun and picked up calls from Cesar Solares on the button and Dmitrii Perfilev in the big blind. Perfilev and Solares checked the as8h5h flop and Solares announced: “all in”. Perfilev quickly folded and Siddiqui called just as quickly.

Siddiqui: ah8s
Solares: jh9h

Siddiqui was ahead with aces up but needed to fade the hearts to send Solares out. The 6d turn gave Solares gutshot outs but the river blanked qs to give Siddiqui the pot while Solares was eliminated in fourth place.

Sheddy Siddiqui – 9,300,000 (47 bb)
Cesar Solares – Eliminated in 4th Place ($75,441)

Main Event: Harry O’Brien Doubles Through Dmitrii Perfilev Part II

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 30,000 Ante
Players remaining: 4 of 735

Harry O’Brien

Cesar Solares folded his hand under the gun, Harry O’Brien moved all in from the button for 2,660,000 and Dmitrii called from the small blind.

Perfilev: qhqc
O’Brien: 7d7c

O’Brien was in rough shape this time, no race with this hand, but he found one of his two outs on the river when the board ran ad9d2h8c7s for another double up.

Harry O’Brien – 5,500,000 (27 bb)
Dmitrii Perfilev – 6,125,000 (30 bb)

Main Event: Harry O’Brien Doubles Through Dmitrii Perfilev

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 30,000 Ante
Players remaining: 4 of 735

Harry O’Brien

Short stacked Harry O’Brien open-shoved for 1,750,000 from under the gun, Dmitrii Perfilev called on the button, and the blinds folded.

O’Brien: ahkd
Perfilev: 8s8c

O’Brien needed to win the race to double up but missed the js6h2c flop. The 9h turn left O’Brien with six out on the river and he got there when it came kh for the double.

Harry O’Brien – 3,920,000 (19 bb)
Dmitrii Perfilev – 6,700,000 (33 bb)

Harry O’Brien drags his double

Main Event: Dmitrii Perfilev and Cesar Solares Trade the Lead

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 32: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 Ante
Players remaining: 4 of 735

Dmitrii Perfilev

The two biggest stacks at the table went to battle in a couple hands the ultimately saw no significant change in position. Perfilev temporarily gave up the lead when he sent 1,400,000 across to Sheddy Siddiqui.

A few hands later, Cesar Solares limped from under the gun and Perfilev three-bet to 700,000 from the small blind. Solares called, the flop came kc9d2c, and Perfilev bet 560,000.

Solares called, the turn was 7s, and Perfilev cut out a big stack for a 1,475,000 bet. Solares took several minutes to think it through, told Perfilev “you’re too good”, and released the big pot.

Seat 3: Dmitrii Perfilev – 9,400,000 (59 bb)
Seat 5: Sheddy Siddiqui – 5,000,000 (31 bb)
Seat 8: Cesar Solares – 6,300,000 (39 bb)
Seat 9: Harry O’Brien – 1,350,000 (8 bb)

Main Event: Updated Counts

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 32: 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 Ante
Players remaining: 4 of 735

There was a pause in the action after Stu Paterson was eliminated; one for a break and the other a slow down in the pace with some big pay jumps. Dmitrii Perfilev leads with Cesar Solares not far behind, Sheddy Siddiqui in good shape, and Harry O’Brien needing to make a more soon at the four-handed table.

Seat 3: Dmitrii Perfilev – 7,600,000 (48 bb)
Seat 5: Sheddy Siddiqui – 4,800,000 (30 bb)
Seat 8: Cesar Solares – 7,500,000 (47 bb)
Seat 9: Harry O’Brien – 1,950,000 (12 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $222,691 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $137,298
3rd: $101,219
4th: $75,441

Main Event: Stu Paterson – 5th Place ($56,979)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 31: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 Ante
Players remaining: 4 of 735

Stu Paterson

Action folded to Stu Paterson in the small blind and he moved all in for 1,090,000 and Dmitrii Perfilev quickly called with another huge hand shortly after he knocked out Michael Amato.

Perfilev: qhqd
Paterson: qcts

Paterson needed a lot of help to stay in the game and he had a sweat after the td3d3s flop. The 5h turn was no help and the former Coco Poker Open Champ was eliminated in fifth after the ac river.

Dmitrii Perfilev – 9,700,000 (80 bb)
Stu Paterson – Eliminated in 5th place ($56,979)

Event 12: Greg Baird Wins Coco’s Final Ring and $11,385; Martin Ryan Takes Casino Champion Honors

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event 12
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 115
Prize Pool: $37,950
September 23-24, 2018

Event 12 champion, Greg Baird

(Coconut Creek, FL) – The 12th and final ring event of the World Series of Poker Circuit concluded Monday evening at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The $400 buy-in, two-day No Limit Hold’em event was conquered by Greg Baird. Baird, a Naples resident by way of Chicago, earned $11,385 along with his first ring.

Officially recognized as Event 12, this was a two-day tournament that kicked off Sunday afternoon at 4pm. It drew 115 entries generating a total prize pool worth $37,950. Following 18 levels on Day 1, the field narrowed to nine remaining and Baird atop the counts. Second in the rankings was Martin Ryan who, earlier this series, won a $1,125 ring event. His deep run in this $400 event officially locked up Casino Champion honors for the Trinidad resident and he was able to rest easy without a sweat in the 12-tournament race.

Coco Casino Champion, Martin Ryan

The restart moved fast with Baird needing only about four hours to maneuver through the final nine and claim gold on Day 2. Ryan, meanwhile, bowed out fifth tacking a few bonus points on his to Casino Championship tally.

In the end, the headline went to Baird who added to an already impressive resume that now includes over $180,000 in reported earnings.

This concludes the 2018 WSOP Circuit in Coconut Creek, but the tour returns in February for another “12 rings in 12 days” series.

Event 12 final results:

1st: Greg Baird – $11,385
2nd: Mike Parekh – $7,037
3rd: Daniel Chalifour – $5,010
4th: Johnathan Curtis – $3,639
5th: Martin Ryan – $2,696
6th: Stephen Harris – $2,035
7th: Wayne Lovell – $1,565
8th: Aaron Lasater – $1,226
9th: Huicun Qiao – $978
10th: David Yerushalmi – $793
11th: Abraham Araya – $793
12th: Zyad Qasem – $793

Main Event: Michael Amato – 6th Place ($43,595)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 31: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 Ante
Players remaining: 5 of 735

Michael Amato

Cesar Solares opened to 240,000 and Dmitrii Perfilev three-bet to 675,000. Solares folded and Perfilev quickly called with a monster.

Perfilev: ahas
Amato: adkc

Amato was in trouble with big slick, caught a piece of the kdjh9d flop, but could not improve on the 3s turn or 5s river to go out sixth place.

Dmitrii Perfilev – 8,625,000 (72 bb)
Michael Amato – Eliminated in 6th place ($43,595)

Main Event: Jordan Schneider – 7th Place ($33,773)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players remaining: 6 of 735

Jordan Schneider

Jordan Schneider was down to only 180,000 and moved all in from the hijack for 180,000. Only Michael Amato came along from the button with a chance to send another player out.

Amato: asts
Schneider: ah4c

Schneider was dominated and could not find a comeback on the kskh5s3hqd board to exit in seventh place.

Michael Amato – 3,660,000 (36 bb)
Jordan Schneider – Eliminated in 7th place ($33,773)

Main Event: Michael Amato Doubles Through Dmitrii Perfilev

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players remaining: 7 of 735

Dmitrii Perfilev opened to 200,000 from the button and Michael Amato moved all in from the small blind. Sheddy Siddiqui folded his big blind and Perfilev called after a minute’s thought.

Amato: kcqd
Perfilev: ac6h

Amato was live and hit the qhjs2d flop to take the lead. The 4h turn was safe and he had his final table double after the tc river.

Michael Amato – 3,480,000 (35 bb)
Dmitrii Perfilev – 3,080,000 (31 bb)

Main Event: Jose Delcid – 8th Place ($26,491)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players remaining: 7 of 735

Jose Delcid

Sheddy Siddiqui opened the action and Jose Delcid three-bet shoved fo~450,000 from the big blind. Siddiqui called with the bigger stack to put Delcid at risk.

Siddiqui: ah5c
Delcid: 6c4c

Delcid needed to connect with his live cards but they both hit the adqh6d flop. The 2d turn was no help and Delcid was eliminated after the qd river.

Sheddy Siddiqui – 3,600,000 (36 bb)
Jose Delcid – Eliminated in 8th place ($26,421)

Main Event: Lloyd Gunther – 9th Place ($21,034)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players remaining: 8 of 735

Lloyd Gunther

Sheddy Siddiqui opened to 200,000 from the hijack and Lloyd Gunther moved all in for 1,135,000 from the cutoff. Cesar Solares called from the button and Siddiqui folded.

Solares: qcqh
Gunther: ksth

Gunther needed help against the queens but found no love on the 9h5d4s8h6s board to go out in ninth place.

Cesar Solares – 4,800,000 (48 bb)
Lloyd Gunther – Eliminated in 9th place ($21,034)

Main Event: Dustin Murphy – 10th Place ($16,903)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players remaining: 9 of 735

Dustin Murphy

Dustin Murphy opened to 200,000 from under the gun and picked up calls from Jose Delcid, Sheddy Siddiqui, and Lloyd Gunther (the latter two in the blinds). Siddiqui and Gunther checked the qd9c4c flop and Murphy bet 315,000. Delcid folded and Siddiqui check-raised all in for 2,100,000. Gunther folded and Murphy said “I don’t think I can fold this.”

He called all in at risk and had a draw.

Siddiqui: ahqs
Murphy: ac8c

Siddiqui was ahead with top/top and needed to dodge the remaining clubs to send Murphy out. The 6d turn changed nothing and Murphy was sent off the final table after the 9d river.

Sheddy Siddiqui – 4,500,000 (56 bb)
Dustin Murphy – Eliminated in 10th place ($16,903)

Main Event: Final Table Underway

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players remaining: 10 of 735

The WSOP Circuit Main Event final table is set with ten players remaining with a chance to walk away with the title. Stu Paterson leads the way followed by Cesar Solares and Sheddy Siddiqui.

Seat 1: Jordan Schneider – 1,390,000 (17 bb)
Seat 2: Jose Delcid – 2,100,000 (26 bb)
Seat 3: Dmitrii Perfilev – 1,625,000 (20 bb)
Seat 4: Michael Amato – 2,300,000 (29 bb)
Seat 5: Sheddy Siddiqui – 2,450,000 (31 bb)
Seat 6: Lloyd Gunther – 1,650,000 (21 bb)
Seat 7: Dustin Murphy – 1,850,000 (23 bb)
Seat 8: Cesar Solares – 3,600,000 (45 bb)
Seat 9: Harry O’Brien – 2,325,000 (29 bb)
Seat 10: Stu Paterson – 3,820,000 (48 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $222,691 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $137,298
3rd: $101,219
4th: $75,441
5th: $56,979
6th: $43,595
7th: $33,773
8th: $26,491
9th: $21,034
10th: $16,903

Main Event: Josh Abady – 11th Place ($16,903)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players remaining: 10 of 735

Josh Abady

Josh Abady open-shoved his short 610,000 stack from under the gun and Cesar Solares did not think too long before moving all as well for 2,000,000 from cutoff. The button and blinds released and the hands were tabled.

Solares: qsqh
Abady: ad5c

Abady was in trouble and missed the jhtc7h3s6s board to exit in 11th place. Tournament staff paused the clock and they are redrawing seats for the final table.

Cesar Solares – 2,825,000 (35 bb)
Josh Abady – Eliminated in 11th place ($16,903)

Main Event: Ken Burno – 12th Place ($16,903)

$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1M Guaranteed
 | Payouts
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players remaining: 11 of 735

Ken Bruno

Ken Bruno open-shoved for 440,000 from the cutoff and Lloyd Gunther reshoved his stack from the small blind to get a big blind fold.

Gunther: qhqd
Bruno: 8c7c

Bruno needed a lot of help to stay in the game but Gunther improved on the qs6s5d flop. Bruno was open-ended but the 7d turn and ad river were no help.

Lloyd Gunther – 2,250,000 (37 bb)
Ken Bruno – Eliminated in 12th place ($16,903)

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