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2014/2015 WSOP Circuit - IP BILOXI (Mississippi)

Friday, September 12, 2014 to Monday, September 15, 2014

Event #10A/B: Main Event - No-Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $451,500
  • Entries: 301
  • Remaining: 0
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9/15/2014 5:18:05 PM PST (about 13 hours and 7 minutes ago)
Mohammad Moeini Wins 2014/15 IP Biloxi Main Event ($106,101)


That's all she wrote from the tournament floor, as Mohammad Moeini was able to best Brandon Newsome heads up to earn $106,101 in prize money. On top of the money, Moeini was also awarded with his first World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring and a seat to the season-ending National Championship in May.

The day began with the final nine returning to the felt, each with the hopes of becoming the next WSOP Circuit champion. Moeini held the chip lead at the start of the day, and despite an absolute roller coaster of a final table, he was able to clinch a victory after just seven hours of play.

The first casualty came when Roger Morris ran into Timothy Miles' pocket aces. Morris was unable to improve and he was sent to the rail in ninth place. Tournament regular Corrie Wunstel was eliminated soon after, suffering a three outer from Lance Jones. Following Wunstel out the door were Larry Hirons in seventh, Thomas Doussan in sixth, and Jones in fifth.

Anthony Smith was the next player to fall, unable to improve his ace-three to best Moeini's pocket sevens after a preflop all in confrontation. Despite a fairly even chip distribution to start three-handed play, the next elimination came sooner than expected. Ring winner Timothy Miles fell in third after four-betting all in with ace-queen against Newsome's pocket jacks. The two jacks held through the five card run out and Miles' day was done. He collected $47,647 and was forced to settle just shy of his second ring.

The heads up match between Moeini and Newsome lasted for just about three hours. The chip lead changed hands several times, with neither player truly letting his opponent pull too far ahead. At the end of Level 29, Moeini was finally able to string together a few sizable pots, backing Newsome into the corner. Despite an eleventh hour double from Newsome, he was ultimately unable to regain traction and he fell in second place.

Here's a look at the final table results from the IP Biloxi Main Event:

1st: Mohammad Moeini - $106,101
2nd: Brandon Newsome - $65,603
3rd: Timothy Miles - $47,647
4th: Anthony Smith - $35,194
5th: Lance Jones - $26,422
6th: Thomas Doussan - $20,150
7th: Larry Hirons - $15,608
8th: Corrie Wunstel - $12,272
9th: Roger Morris - $9,793

That does it for our coverage of the IP Biloxi Main Event. Be sure to tune back is as the World Series of Poker Circuit moves to its next location: Horseshoe Southern Indiana.

9/15/2014 5:02:08 PM PST (about 13 hours and 23 minutes ago)
Brandon Newsome Eliminated in 2nd Place ($65,603); Mohammad Moeini Wins!


Mohammad Moeini limps his button and Brandon Newsome checks his option. The flop comes down and Newsome checks to the raiser. Moeini continues 80,000 and Newsome flings forward a call.

The turn is the and Newsome checks for a second time. Moeini fires 115,000, Newsome responds by check-raising all in over the top for approximately 900,000, and Moeini calls.


Moeini is in the lead with a pair of tens against Newsome's pair of eights. The board finishes with the , ensuring Newsome's runner-up finish. He is eliminated from play and will take home $65,603 in prize money.

Mohammad Moeini - 6,000,000
Brandon Newsome - eliminated

9/15/2014 4:55:15 PM PST (about 14 hours and 30 minutes ago)
Pace Changing

With Brandon Newsome still fairly short stacked, the pace of the match is beginning to turn. Newsome has open shipped all in several hands, a stark juxtaposition of the first two hours of the match where a single all in was not announced.

In a recent confrontation, Newsome shipped all in before the flop with and was called by Mohammad Moeini's . The board ran out , however, and the players chopped the pot.

9/15/2014 4:52:40 PM PST (about 14 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Level 30 Started
Level:30  Blinds:40,000/80,000  Ante:10,000
9/15/2014 4:46:07 PM PST (about 14 hours and 39 minutes ago)
Newsome Doubles in Dramatic Fashion

After losing several small hands and one fairly sizable hand, Brandon Newsome is knocked down to just 340,000. Mohammad Moeini raises to 135,000 from the button and Newsome moves all in over the top for 440,000. Moeini calls and the hands are exposed.


The flop comes down , pairing Moeini's ace and causing Newsome to stand up from the table. The dealer produced the on the turn, pairing Newsome king and giving him a bit of hope to stay alive.

"There's always a sweat," chimed someone from the rail.

That sweat turned into a double up for Newsome, as the rolled off on the river, giving him a winning two pair and allowing him to live to see another day. The chips were shipped across the table and the match plays on.

Brandon Newsome - 900,000 (15 BBs)
Mohammad Moeini - 5,100,000 (85 BBs)

9/15/2014 4:24:54 PM PST (about 14 hours and 1 minutes ago)
Newsome Gets Caught with Nine High

Mohammad Moeini calls from the button and Brandon Newsome checks the big blind.

The flop comes and Newsome checks. Moeini makes it 125,000 and Newsome beats him into the pot three betting to 250,000. Moeini calls.

Both players check the turn.

The river falls the and Newsome bets 400,000. Moeini calls.

"Good call," Newsome says tabling 9-5 for a missed straight.

Moeini tables and wins the pot with trips.

Mohammad Moeini - 4,320,000 (72 BBs)
Brandon Newsome - 1,700,000 (28 BBs)

9/15/2014 3:57:51 PM PST (about 14 hours and 28 minutes ago)
The Heads-Up Setting

IP Biloxi Main Event

Brandon Newsome pictured left, Mohammad Moeini pictured right

9/15/2014 3:45:11 PM PST (about 15 hours and 40 minutes ago)
Newsome Regains Chip Lead

Picking up with the action on a board of , a sizable pot is already brewing in the middle. Brandon Newsome has first action and moves 500,000 past the betting line Mohammad Moeini calls and allows the to drop down on the river.

Newsome fires 500,000 one last time, sending Moeini deep into the tank. Well over two minutes pass before Moeini kicks his cards into the muck. Newsome picks up the pot and regains the chip lead.

Brandon Newsome - 3,250,000 (54 BBs)
Mohammad Moeini - 2,750,000 (45 BBs)

9/15/2014 3:37:51 PM PST (about 15 hours and 48 minutes ago)
Newsome Back Over Two Million

Brandon Newsome limps his button and Mohammad Moeini checks from the big blind. The flop comes down and Moeini fires 125,000. Newsome calls and the two see the on the turn. Moeini slows down, check-calling a bet of 200,000 from Newsome.

The river brings the and both players check. Newsome shows for two pair of kings and sevens. Moeini mucks and Newsome takes the pot.

Brandon Newsome - 2,450,000 (40 BBs)
Mohammad Moeini - 3,550,000 (59 BBs)

9/15/2014 3:27:35 PM PST (about 15 hours and 58 minutes ago)
Level 29 Started
Level:29  Blinds:30,000/60,000  Ante:10,000
9/15/2014 3:00:34 PM PST (about 15 hours and 25 minutes ago)
Moeini Takes a Big One

Mohammad Moeini makes it 150,000 from the button and Brandon Newsome clicks it back to 300,000 from the big blind. Moeini flats and the flop comes down . Both players check and the falls on fourth street.

Newsome checks for a second time and Moeini fires 175,000. Newsome comes over the top with a check-raise to 500,000 and Moeini moves out a call.

"Check dark," says Newsome before the river is dealt.

The dealer produces the and Moeini checks it back. Newsome shows for a pair of sixes and is ultimately bested by Moeini's .

Mohammad Moeini - 4,940,000 (98 BBs)
Brandon Newsome - 1,060,000 (21 BBs)

9/15/2014 2:41:43 PM PST (about 16 hours and 44 minutes ago)
Newsome Clawing Back

Mohammad Moeini raises to 125,000 from the button and Brandon Newsome calls from the big blind. The flop comes and Newsome takes the lead for 205,000. Moeini calls and the hits the felt on the turn.

Newsome quickly announces a bet of 500,000, sending Moeini deep into the tank. Almost three minutes pass while Moeini ponders his action. Ultimately, he opts to fold and Newsome takes down the pot.

Brandon Newsome 2,750,000 (55 BBs)
Mohammad Moeini - 3,250,000 (81 BBs)

9/15/2014 2:34:00 PM PST (about 16 hours and 51 minutes ago)
Moeini's Queens are Good

Brandon Newsome opens the button for 125,000 and Mohammad Moeini three bets to 275,000 from the big blind. Newsome calls.

Both players check the flop.

The turn comes the and Moeini checks. Newsome bets 200,000. Moeini calls.

The board completes on fifth street with the . Both players check.

Newsome announces "two pair" and shows . Moeini tables for a better two pair and takes the pot.

Mohammad Moeini - 3,550,000 (71 BBs)
Brandon Newsome - 2,470,000 (49 BBs)

9/15/2014 2:16:00 PM PST (about 16 hours and 9 minutes ago)
Moeini Chipping Up

Mohammad Moeini limps his button and Brandon Newsome makes it 100,000 from the big blind. Moeini calls to see a flop. Both players check and the hits the turn. Newsome fires 125,000, Moeini sticks around, and the finishes the board.

Newsome checks, prompting Moeini to quickly fire out 200,000. Newsome folds his hand and Moeini takes down the pot.

Mohammad Moeini - 2,400,000 (48 BBs)
Brandon Newsome - 3,600,000 (72 BBs)

9/15/2014 2:10:59 PM PST (about 16 hours and 15 minutes ago)
Level 28 Started
Level:28  Blinds:25,000/50,000  Ante:5,000
9/15/2014 1:57:16 PM PST (about 16 hours and 28 minutes ago)
Break Time

Players are now on a 10-minute break.

9/15/2014 1:51:27 PM PST (about 17 hours and 34 minutes ago)
Approximate Heads up Chip Counts

With the elimination of Timothy Miles in third place, Brandon Newsome has seized a sizable lead over start-of-day chip leader Mohammad Moeini. Heads up play begins with approximately five minutes left in Level 27.

Brandon Newsome - 4,500,000 (112 BBs)
Mohammad Moeini - 1,500,000 (37 BBs)

9/15/2014 1:50:02 PM PST (about 17 hours and 35 minutes ago)
Timothy Miles Eliminated in 3rd Place ($47,647)


Timothy Miles raises his button to 90,000 and it folds around to Brandon Newsome in the big blind. Newsome cuts out a three-bet to 240,000 and Miles goes into the tank.

After a moment, Miles announces a four-bet all in for about 1.6 million total. Miles calls and the hands are turned over.


The hands are exposed to find the two flipping for Miles' tournament life. The flop comes down , keeping Newsome's pocket jacks out in front. The falls on fourth street, meaning Miles needs an ace or a queen on the river in order to double and stay alive.

The dealer taps the table and produces the on the river, eliminating Miles from play as the third place finisher for $7,647.

Brandon Newsome - 4,500,000 (112 BBs)
Timothy Miles - eliminated

9/15/2014 1:27:53 PM PST (about 17 hours and 58 minutes ago)
Anthony Smith Eliminated in 4th Place ($35,194)

Action folds around to Mohammad Moeini in the small blind who announces an all-in raise. Anthony Smith calls for his own tournament life of approximately 600,000 from the big blind.


The board runs out , keeping Moeini's pocket sevens out in front. Smith is eliminated in fourth place and collects $35,194 for his finish.

Mohammad Moeini - 1,400,000 (35 BBs)
Anthony Smith - eliminated

9/15/2014 1:20:49 PM PST (about 17 hours and 5 minutes ago)
Newsome Takes Chip Lead

Mohammad Moeini raises to 90,000 from the button and Brandon Newsome calls out of the big blind. The two see a flop of and Newsome check-calls a continuation bet of 150,000.

The turn is the and Newsome checks for a second time. Moeini checks it back and the hits the river. Both players check again, allowing Newsome to show for top pair. Moeini mucks and Newsome is pushed the pot, allowing him to take the chip lead.

Brandon Newsome - 2,450,000 (61 BBs)
Mohammad Moeini - 780,000 (19 BBs)

9/15/2014 1:18:01 PM PST (about 17 hours and 7 minutes ago)
Newsome Flops a Set in a Limped Pot

Brandon Newsome calls from the small blind and Timothy Miles checks his option in the big blind. They're heads up to the flop.

The board comes and Newsome leads for 75,000. Miles calls.

The turn brings the and Newsome checks. Miles makes it 100,000. Newsome three bets to 300,000. Miles calls.

"Check dark," Newsome says as they head to fifth street.

Miles checks behind when the falls on the river. Newsome rolls over for a flopped set and takes the pot.

Brandon Newsome - 2,000,000 (50 BBs)
Timothy Miles - 2,125,000 (53 BBs)

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