2018 WSOP Circuit – February

Event 6: Day 1 Ends with Five Players and Dimitry Agrachov Leading

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Returning to Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 148

Dimitry Agrachov

After 21 levels of play, the Event 6 field was reduced from 148 entries to only five players remaining with a chance at the Six-Max ring. They battled it out at the five-handed table for more than 90 minutes without anyone heading to the payout desk and they show no signs of changing.

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Big 4 champion Dimitry Agrachov will return for Day 2 with the chip lead followed closely by eight-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Ari Engel and Gary Lucci looking for his second WSOPC win. Bryce McVay is sitting at his second final table of the series but he is one of the two shorter stack along with Steve Hagar.

They will return to The Pavilion at 1 pm Wednesday afternoon to continue playing down to the Six-Max champion.

Seat 1: Steve Hagar – 169,000 (14 bb)
Seat 2: Gary Lucci – 458,000 (38 bb)
Seat 3: Bryce McVay – 176,000 (15 bb)
Seat 4: Ari Engel – 468,000 (39 bb)
Seat 5: Dimitry Agrachov – 503,000 (42 bb)

By chip count:

  1. Dimitry Agrachov – 503,000 (42 bb)
  2. Ari Engel – 468,000 (39 bb)
  3. Gary Lucci – 458,000 (38 bb)
  4. Bryce McVay – 176,000 (15 bb)
  5. Steve Hagar – 169,000 (14 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $21,088 + Gold Ring
2nd: $13,037
3rd: $9,396
4th: $6,800
5th: $4,940

Results so far:

6th: Greg Baird – $3,601
7th: Carey Pickus – $2,634
8th: Edward Novak – $2,634
9th: Matthew Lambrecht – $1,933
10th: Anthony Abdo – $1,933
11th: Kammar Andries – $1,424
12th: David Carpenter – $1,424
13th: Gerald Fehr – $1,052
14th: Howard Darnold – $1,052
15th: Carlos Loving – $1,052

Event 6: Ari Engel Moving Up

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 148

Ari Engel

Ari Engel is picking up chips late in the day without a major showdown.

After a few small preflop pick ups, he limped his small blind and Dimitry Agrachov checked his big blind to the 8h6d3s flop. Engel checked, Agrachov bet 10,000 and Engel check-raised to 32,000. Agrachov called, Engel bet 41,000 and Agrachov abandoned his hand.

It was four-ways on the next hand to the Ah9h2c flop and Agrachov and Steve Hagar checked. Gary Lucci bet 15,000 and only Engel came along to the Th turn. Lucci checked, Engel bet another 15,000 and Lucci released his hand.

No big hands as Engel quietly moved into second place behind Agrachov.

Seat 1: Steve Hagar – 250,000 (25 bb)
Seat 3: Gary Lucci – 355,000 (36 bb)
Seat 4: Bryce McVay – 165,000 (17 bb)
Seat 5: Ari Engel – 480,000 (48 bb)
Seat 6: Dimitry Agrachov – 520,000 (52 bb)

Event 6: Last Level Counts

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 148

Event 6 moved into Level 21 and it will be the last 45 minutes of the day. Those with a stack in 45 minutes will bag them up and return to play out the rest of the final table tomorrow afternoon.

Seat 1: Steve Hagar – 300,000 (30 bb)
Seat 3: Gary Lucci – 395,000 (40 bb)
Seat 4: Bryce McVay – 154,000 (15 bb)
Seat 5: Ari Engel – 302,000 (30 bb)
Seat 6: Dimitry Agrachov – 620,000 (62 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $21,088 + Gold Ring
2nd: $13,037
3rd: $9,396
4th: $6,800
5th: $4,940

Event 6: Dimitry Agrachov Versus Gary Lucci

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 148

Dimitry Agrachov opened to 18,000 from the button and Gary Lucci defended in the big to the 8d7d5d flop. Lucci checked, Agrachov bet 20,000 and Lucci called.

Lucci checked again after the 9s turn and Agrachov checked behind. One last check from Lucci on the 3d river and Agrachov bet 45,000.

Lucci took a minute to think and called the bet. Agrachov rolled over the Ad first for the nut flush followed by another race ace Ah.

“I had you on the flop,” Lucci told him before he showed the table his 8h7h. Lucci continued to slide while Agrachov moved into the lead.

Dimitry Agrachov – 630,000 (79 bb)
Gary Lucci – 255,000 (32 bb)

Event 6: Bryce McVay Doubles Through Gary Lucci

$580 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 148

Bryce McVay

Action folded to Gary Lucci on the button and he opened to 18,000. Bryce McVay looked at Lucci’s stack, then Ari Engel’s stack, and moved all in from the small blind. Lucci asked for a count and called after hearing 129,000.

McVay: AsQc
Lucci: 7s7d

McVay missed the KdTd8d flop but picked up a flush draw/gutshot draw. He paired his ace on the Ac turn and had his double when the 8s river completed the board.

Bryce McVay – 272,000 (27 bb)
Gary Lucci – 385,000 (39 bb)

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