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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S NEW ORLEANS

Friday, May 18, 2018 to Monday, May 21, 2018

Event #9: $1,675 MAIN EVENT ($750K Guarantee)

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,015,500
  • Entries: 677
  • Remaining: 0
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05/21/18 09:19:13 PM PST (about 8 hours and 49 minutes ago)
 
Jerry Monroe Wins Third Ring in Final Main Event of the Season
 



Jerry Monroe

Jerry Monroe earned one of the final two automatic berths into the 2018 Global Casino Championship on Monday evening. By winning the final main event of the season, Monroe earned a spot in the season-ending bracelet event.

The 41-year-old from Georgia defeated Darren Martin to finish off the 677-entry field in the Harrah’s New Orleans main event. Monroe earned $208,184 for his third.... READ MORE
05/21/18 04:02:01 PM PST (about 13 hours and 7 minutes ago)
 
Jerry Monroe Wins New Orleans Main Event($208,184); Darren Martin Finishes as Runner-Up ($128,816)
 


Jerry Monroe

Darren Martin limps for 100,000, and Jerry Monroe checks his option. The flop comes    , Monroe bets 150,000, and Martin calls.

The turn card is the  , Monroe bets 400,000, Martin moves all in for nearly 4 million, and Monroe quickly calls with    for a flopped two pair, jacks and threes.

Martin turns over   , and he needs to improve to stay alive.

The river card pairs the board with the  , and Monroe wins the pot -- and his third WSOP Circuit Ring -- with a full house, threes full of jacks.

Darren Martin finishes as the runner-up, earning $128,816.

Jerry Monroe wins the $1,675 Main Event, winning $208,184, a WSOP Circuit Ring, and a coveted seat in the 2018 Global Casino Championship. Congratulations to Jerry Monroe!

Today's Finishers:

1st:  Jerry Monroe  -  $208,184
2nd:  Darren Martin  -  $128,816
3rd:  Mike Cohen  -  $94,482
4th:  John Skinner  -  $70,262
5th:  Justin Donato  -  $52,958
6th:  Hugh Cullen  -  $40,447
7th:  Ben Mintz  -  $31,298
8th:  Scott Horvath  -  $24,534
9th:  Donnell Dais  -  $19,477
10th:  Andrew Dennis  -  $15,659
11th:  Pearce Arnold  -  $15,659
12th:  Jeff Banghart  -  $15,659
13th:  Nick Graphia  -  $12,745

Darren Martin

05/21/18 03:57:30 PM PST (about 13 hours and 11 minutes ago)
 
Jerry Monroe Opens Up a Big Lead
 

Darren Martin limps in on the button and Jerry Monroe checks his option in the big blind. The flop is       and Monroe bets 150,000 and Martin calls.

The turn is the   and Monroe bets 300,000. Martin calls and the river is the  . Monroe bets 600,000 and Martin doesn't waste much time before calling.

Monroe shows    , giving him two pair, and Martin frustratedly shows     as he tosses his hand into the muck.

Jerry Monroe - 9,000,000 (90 bb)
Darren Martin - 4,300,000 (43 bb)

05/21/18 03:56:20 PM PST (about 13 hours and 12 minutes ago)
 
Monroe Forces the Fold
 
Jerry Monroe and Darren Martin see a flop of      . Monroe leads out for 150,000, Martin calls and the turn comes  . Martin bets 250,000 and Monroe raises to 600,000. Martin thinks for a good bit before deciding to muck his cards.
05/21/18 03:36:41 PM PST (about 14 hours and 32 minutes ago)
 
Level 31 Started
 
Level:31  Blinds:50,000/100,000  Ante:10,000
05/21/18 03:35:29 PM PST (about 14 hours and 33 minutes ago)
 
Jerry Monroe Has Taken the Lead
 

In the final hand of Level 30, Darren Martin limps for 80,000, and Jerry Monroe checks his option. The flop comes    , Monroe bets 100,000, and Martin calls. The turn card is the  , and both players check.

The river card pairs the board with the  , Monroe bets 100,000, and Martin calls. Monroe shows    to win the pot with trip fours, and Martin mucks.

Jerry Monroe  -  7,415,000  (74 bb)
Darren Martin  -  6,125,000  (61 bb)

Monroe has the chip lead as the blinds increase to 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 ante.

05/21/18 03:27:57 PM PST (about 14 hours and 41 minutes ago)
 
Updated Chip Counts
 

Here are the approximate chip counts for the final two players as they near the end of Level 30:

Darren Martin  -  6,950,000  (87 bb)
Jerry Monroe  -  6,590,000  (82 bb)

05/21/18 03:26:43 PM PST (about 14 hours and 42 minutes ago)
 
Monroe Bets a Milly on the River
 

Both players limp to a flop of       and both player check. The turn comes  , Darren  Martin bets 150,000 and Jerry Monroe calls. The river comes  , Martin bets 300,000 and Monroe raises to a million even.

Martin calls holding     for two pair, but Monroe showed him bad news with     for trips.

05/21/18 03:23:48 PM PST (about 14 hours and 45 minutes ago)
 
Darren Martin Breaks the Streak at Eight to Get Some Chips Back
 

Jerry Monroe limps for 80,000, Darren Martin raises to 380,000, and Monroe quickly calls.

The flop comes    , Martin bets 550,000, and Monroe folds. Monroe had won the previous eight hands, but Martin finally breaks that streak to get a handful of his chips back.

Darren Martin  -  7,550,000  (94 bb)
Jerry Monroe  -  5,990,000  (75 bb)

05/21/18 03:20:19 PM PST (about 14 hours and 48 minutes ago)
 
Eight in a Row for Jerry Monroe
 

Jerry Monroe limps for 80,000, and Darren Martin checks his option. Both players check to the turn on a board of     , Martin checks, Monroe bets 200,000, and Martin folds. Monroe takes his seventh pot in a row.

Jerry Monroe  -  6,290,000  (79 bb)
Darren Martin  -  7,250,000  (91 bb)

The next hand, Darren Martin limps for 80,000, and Jerry Monroe checks his option. Both players check to the river on a board of      . Monroe says "Ten high" as he shows   , but Martin mucks as he's unable to beat it. Monroe wins his eighth pot in a row.

Jerry Monroe  -  6,380,000  (80 bb)
Darren Martin  -  7,160,000  (90 bb)

When this streak began for Monroe, he was down more than 2-to-1 in chips, and after winning eight straight hands, he's narrowed the gap to just 10 big blinds.
05/21/18 03:16:04 PM PST (about 14 hours and 53 minutes ago)
 
Six in a Row for Jerry Martin to Narrow the Gap
 

Jerry Monroe limps for 80,000, and Darren Martin checks his option. The flop comes    , Martin checks, Monroe bets 80,000, and Martin folds. Monroe takes his fifth pot in a row.

Jerry Monroe  -  5,840,000  (73 bb)
Darren Martin  -  7,700,000  (96 bb)

The next hand, Darren Martin limps for 80,000, Jerry Monroe raises to 380,000, and Martin thinks for a bit before he calls. The flop comes    , Monroe bets 500,000, and Martin thinks for a while before he folds. Monroe takes his sixth pot in a row.

Jerry Monroe  -  6,230,000  (78 bb)
Darren Martin  -  7,310,000  (91 bb)

05/21/18 03:10:57 PM PST (about 14 hours and 58 minutes ago)
 
Four in a Row for Jerry Monroe
 

Darren Martin raises to 240,000, and Jerry Monroe calls. The flop comes    , Monroe checks, Martin bets 225,000, and Monroe check-raises to 600,000. Martin folds, and Monroe takes his fourth pot in a row.

Jerry Monroe  -  5,530,000  (69 bb)
Darren Martin  -  8,030,000  (100 bb)

05/21/18 03:07:26 PM PST (about 14 hours and 1 minute ago)
 
Jerry Monroe Wins Another One
 

Darren Martin limps for 80,000, and Jerry Monroe checks his option. The flop comes    , Monroe checks, Martin bets 125,000, and Monroe thinks for a bit before he calls. The turn card is the  , and both players check.

The river card is the  , Monroe bets 300,000, and Martin calls. Monroe shows    to win the pot with a rivered pair of tens, and Martin mucks.

Jerry Monroe  -  5,055,000  (63 bb)
Darren Martin  -  8,505,000  (106 bb)

05/21/18 02:54:45 PM PST (about 14 hours and 14 minutes ago)
 
Monroe Wins a Showdown
 

Jerry Monroe and Darren Martin limp to a flop of      . Martin bets 85,000, Monroe calls and the turn  . Martin check-calls 100,000 and the river comes  . Monroe shows pocket jacks and Martin mucks.

Jerry Monroe  -  4,540,000  (57 bb)
Darren Martin  -  9,000,000  (113 bb)

05/21/18 02:44:17 PM PST (about 14 hours and 24 minutes ago)
 
Jerry Monroe Gets Tricky With Jacks
 

Jerry Monroe limps in on the button and Darren Martin checks his option in the big blind. They both check a flop     and the   comes on the turn.

Martin bets 100,000 and Monroe calls. The river is the   and Martin bets 125,000. Monroe calls. Martin shows    and Monroe wins the pot with   .

Jerry Monroe - 4,000,000 (50 bb)
Darren Martin - 9,500,000 (115 bb)

05/21/18 02:41:15 PM PST (about 14 hours and 27 minutes ago)
 
Darren Martin Rivers a Straight
 

Jerry Monroe limps for 80,000, and Darren Martin checks his option. Both players check to the turn on a board of     , Martin checks, Monroe bets 100,000, and Martin calls.

The river card is the  , Martin bets 275,000, and Monroe quickly calls. Martin shows    to win the pot with a king-high straight, and Monroe mucks, saying he had two pair.

Darren Martin  -  9,765,000  (122 bb)
Jerry Monroe  -  3,775,000  (47 bb)

05/21/18 02:35:48 PM PST (about 15 hours and 33 minutes ago)
 
Official Chip Counts
 

Here are the official chip counts from the break for the final two players:

Darren Martin  -  9,605,000  (120 bb)
Jerry Monroe  -  3,935,000  (49 bb)

05/21/18 02:33:26 PM PST (about 15 hours and 35 minutes ago)
 
Level 30 Started
 
Level:30  Blinds:40,000/80,000  Ante:10,000
05/21/18 02:23:32 PM PST (about 15 hours and 45 minutes ago)
 
Break Time
 
Two more levels passed and the two remaining players are on a 15-minute break.
05/21/18 02:20:00 PM PST (about 15 hours and 49 minutes ago)
 
Heads-Up Chip Counts
 

After the elimination of Mike Cohen in third place, here are the updated chip counts for the final two players, along with the remaining prizepool and the players who were eliminated earlier today:

Darren Martin  -  9,575,000  (160 bb)
Jerry Monroe  -  3,965,000  (66 bb)

1st:  $208,184
2nd:  $128,816

3rd:  Mike Cohen  -  $94,482
4th:  John Skinner  -  $70,262
5th:  Justin Donato  -  $52,958
6th:  Hugh Cullen  -  $40,447
7th:  Ben Mintz  -  $31,298
8th:  Scott Horvath  -  $24,534
9th:  Donnell Dais  -  $19,477
10th:  Andrew Dennis  -  $15,659
11th:  Pearce Arnold  -  $15,659
12th:  Jeff Banghart  -  $15,659
13th:  Nick Graphia  -  $12,745

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