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Day 1B of Main Event Highlights Saturday at Choctaw

Durant, OK (21 Jan 2017) Please see below for a recap of Friday's Event as well as a look forward to Saturday. 

 Friday Recap:

Event #11A: $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event ($1 Million Guarantee)

After 15 levels of play Day 1A of the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Casino $1,675 Main Event came to a close. Rocky Le ended the day with the chip lead (356,000), setting the pace for tomorrow's final Flight B.

Le steadily built his stack over the course of the day, but pushed over the 300,000 mark during the last level of the night when he cracked a player's pocket aces with . Le is the only player to have passed the 300,000 chip mark today.

Previous WSOP Choctaw Main Event Champion Abraham Araya is coming in second with 270,500. Rounding out the top five are: WSOP bracelet winner David "ODB" Baker (231,000), Collin Grubaugh (225,000), and John Reynolds (219,500).

Other notables to make it through to Day 2 in the first flight included: Marshall White (217,000), Benjamin Perez (196,000), Josh Reichard (194,000), reigning WSOP Choctaw Main Event champion Andy Philachack (187,000), Justin Gardenhire (179,500), Daniel Lowery (179,500), Salvatore DiCarlo (107,500), Josh Turner (94,500), La Sengphet (75,000), and previous WSOP Choctaw Main Event Champion Jose Montes (68,000).

There were a total of 557 entries for Day 1A, and at the end of the night just 100 remained.

A few of the players that did not make it through to Day 2 were: current Choctaw Casino Champion points-leader Nathanael Kogel, Circuit regulars Neil Scott and Jesse Capps, Circuit ring winners Corey Bierria, Sean Berrios, Jorge Nieto, Michael Sanders, Maurice Hawkins, Valentin Vornicu, Allen Kessler, and Carter Myers, and WSOP bracelet winners Kevin Eyster, Ben Keeline, Mike Cordell, Adrian Buckley, and Jonathan Hilton. They will all have the chance to try again in tomorrow's Flight B.

All advancing players will return to play Day 2 on Sunday at 12:00 pm, along with any players making it through in tomorrow's Day 1B. Tomorrow's second and final flight begins at 12:00 noon, with registration open until the start of Level 13.

For a complete list of chip counts, please see

Saturday Schedule


9:00 AM - $250 Last Chance Satellite for Main Event - Win a seat into the $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
1:00 PM - $65 Mega Satellite for Event #12 - Win a seat into the $365 No-Limit Hold'em One-Day

Ring Events:

12 PM - $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Flight B

  • Players start with 20,000 in tournament chips
  • Day 1A is scheduled to play 15 40-minute levels
  • Registration is open until the start of Day 2 (start of Level 13)
  • There are 15-minute breaks after every three levels of play (every two hours of play), with a 60-minute dinner break after level 9
  • Day 2 will resume on Sunday at 12:00pm and will play down to a final table of until the conclusion of Level 25, whichever comes first.
  • Day 3 will resume on Monday at noon, and play down to a winner.
  • Structure Sheet

Other Tournaments:

4:00 PM - $250 No-Limit Hold'em $100,000 Guarantee. Structure Sheet.
7:00 PM - $125 No-Limit Hold'em. Structure Sheet.

Completed Events

Event #1: $365 No-Limit Hold'em - Jorge Nieto bests a field of 1,096 players for $60,005.

Event #2: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry ($1 Million Guaranteed)

Event #3: $365 Congress (5-Card Omaha High Low)

Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em One-Day

Event #5: $365 No-Limit Hold'em

Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max

Event #7: $365 No-Limit Hold'em

Event #8: $365 No-Limit Hold'em

Event #9: $365 No-Limit Hold'em

Event #10: $580 No-Limit Hold'em One-Day

For the full schedule of events here at Choctaw Casino and/or for more information on the WSOP Circuit, please use the links below.


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