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.
Here is a look at each event winner along with a link to its live updates:
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
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
$1,700 Main Event (Single Re-Entry) $1M Guaranteed | Payouts Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 Ante
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.
Perfilev was ahead, Siddiqui was live, and the board ran out 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.