01/13/18 11:57:43 PM PST
Jared Hemingway Leads the Pack; Grant Hinkle Looking to Defend Title
Jared Hemingway (464,000)
The World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Choctaw Casino Resort is among the largest of the season. The $1,675 no-limit Hold’em tournament attracted 1,249 entries that created a prize pool of $1,873,500. The eventual champion will take home a first place prize worth $332,539. On top of that, the tournament’s winner earns a gold ring and a berth in the prestigious Global Casino Championship where they’ll compete for a WSOP bracelet.
Following two starting flights over two consecutive days, the super-sized field is down to 203 players with Jared Hemingway leading the way..... READ MORE
01/13/18 11:04:35 PM PST
Jeff Trudeau Sneaks in a Double Up at the Buzzer
Jeff Trudeau moves all in for his last 31,000 from the big blind with and gets called by the button's .
The board comes and Trudeau makes a pair of aces to secure his double just before the end of the night.
Jeff Trudeau - 68,000
01/13/18 10:58:41 PM PST
Seven More Hands
With 10 minutes left in the final level of the night, the staff paused the clock and the field will play seven more hands before bagging up for the night.
01/13/18 10:56:26 PM PST
Mel Lyon Scores a Late Night Double Up
There is about 35,000 in the pot on the river with a completed board of and Mel Lyon bets 40,000 out of the small blind. His lone opponent is in the cutoff and thinks for about 30 seconds before moving all in.
Lyon quickly calls and is all in for 81,000. The cutoff shows QhTd and Lyon wins the pot with 4s4h, good for a full house. He doubles up on one of the last hands before the staff pauses the clock and draws for the final number of hands in the night.
Mel Lyon - 196,000
01/13/18 10:52:21 PM PST
Jeff Banghart Eliminated by Sam Brown
Jeff Banghart, who finished runner up in the World Series of Poker Circuit at Horseshoe Hammond, moves all in for his last 39,000 with and Sam Brown quickly calls with having Banghart slightly covered.
The board runs out, and Brown's pocket aces hold, eliminating Banghart.
Sam Brown - 82,000
Jeff Banghart - Eliminated
01/13/18 10:47:02 PM PST
Josh Evans Splits the Uprights
Josh Evans calls an all in for 26,000 and then calls a second all in for 46,000 when a player behind him shoves over the top. He is holding against and .
"I need a queen," says the player holding king-queen.
Evans says nothing and the flop brings a jack, it also brings a straight draw for both his opponents. The turn and river are both blanks and Evans manages to win the hand and eliminate both players.
Josh Evans - 160,000
01/13/18 10:32:35 PM PST
Nick Pupillo Scores a Late Knockout
Nick Pupillo moves all in from late position with and his opponent calls all in with from middle position. The flop comes and Pupillo is still in great shape.
The turn and river change nothing, and Pupillo scores a late night knockout pushing his stack over 100,000.
Nick Pupillo - 120,000
01/13/18 10:30:52 PM PST
Bryan Devonshire Gets Cold Decked, Eliminated by Jacob Seale
With a completed board of , Bryan Devonshire is all in on the river from early position and tables , giving him top full house, but Jacob Seale calls from the hijack and wins the pot with , good for quad fives, and Devonshire is eliminated.
According to another player at the table, Devonshire raised preflop from early position and was called by Seale and a player in the blinds. Devonshire bet the flop, the turn and shoved the river. Seale called every street and the big blind folded on the flop.
The three-time ring winner hits the rail early in the last level of the day and Seale chips up.
Jacob Seale - 160,000
Bryan Devonshire - Eliminated
01/13/18 10:22:00 PM PST
Jason Lang Is an Omaha Player
A player limps from early position and three players limp behind before the big blind shoves all in for 31,000. The first limper calls and so does Jason Lang on the button.
The flop comes [ac,tc,8d] and the first player to act leads for 15,000. Lang shoves all in for 46,000 and his opponent quickly calls showing . Lang had and makes a flush when the comes on the turn.
The river is the and Lang earns a nice pot.
"Risky play," says one of the players at the table.
"I'm not a nit. I don't play a-b-c, I'm an Omaha player," replies Lang
Jason Lang - 200,000
01/13/18 09:54:40 PM PST
The players are on their final 15-minute break of the day .
01/13/18 09:46:42 PM PST
Mel Lyon vs. Grant Hinkle
Grant Hinkle who won this event last year, opens to 5,000 from middle position and Mel Lyon calls from the button. The flop comes , Hinkle bets 5,000 and Lyon calls.
The turn brings the , Hinkle bets 10,000, and Lyon calls again. Both players check the on the river, Hinkle turns over for ace high but is no good against Lyon's .
Mel Lyon - 140,000
Grant Hinkle - 27,000
01/13/18 09:36:31 PM PST
Jared Hemingway Building Piles
A player in early position opens to 7,500 and Jared Hemingway calls in position. Mike Cordell calls from the big blind and the three players see the [kc,qd,3h] flop.
The players checked to Hemingway, who bets 12,000 and Cordell is the lone caller. The turn is the and Cordell checks. Hemingway bets 22,000 and Cordell folds.
Jared Hemingway - 370,000
Michael Cordell - 162,000
01/13/18 09:22:47 PM PST
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz Chipping Up
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz opens to 4,500 from the hijack and gets two callers. The flop comes , the big blind checks, Stybaniewicz bets 7,000, and the button calls.
Both players check the on the turn. The river brings the , Stybaniewicz bets 16,000 and thats enough to take it down.
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz - 73,000
01/13/18 09:09:30 PM PST
Jim Carroll Wins 200,000 Pot, Leaves Gloria Jackson Short
Jim Carroll and Gloria Jackson are heads up with the board reading and Jackson bets 6,000. Carroll asks if she knows she isn't first to act and then puts out 13,000. Jackson calls and the floor verifies the action after being called to the table.
The turn is the and Carroll bets 15,000. Jackson calls. The river is the and Carroll bets 25,000. Jackson goes all in and Carroll calls revealing for a full house. Jackson shows only for a flush.
A few hands later, Jackson is eliminated. Meanwhile, Carroll is now among the chip leaders with three levels left in play tonight.
Jim Carroll - 260,000
Gloria Jackson - Eliminated
01/13/18 09:03:44 PM PST
Josh Reichard Wins a Race
A player in middle position moves all in for 17,500 and Josh Reichard calls out of the big blind. It's a flip with Reichard's up against middle position's .
The flop is and the all in player takes the lead with a pair of jacks. The turn is the , keeping middle position in the lead, but the comes on the river and the eight-time ring winner rivers a full house to scoop the pot and eliminate a player.
Josh Reichard - 58,000
01/13/18 08:53:15 PM PST
Patrick Bell Eliminated by John Bolinger
In one of the bigger pots of the evening Patrick Bell is all in and at risk with against John Bolinger's .
The board runs out and Bolinger's pocket aces hold, eliminating Bell from the tournament, and putting Bolinger among the chip leaders.
John Bolinger - 175,000
Patrick Bell - Eliminated
01/13/18 08:33:47 PM PST
"Gary G" Doubles Up Then Some
Ray Qartomy opens the button to 4,000 and Gebrehiwet Goitom aka Gary G calls from the small blind. The player in the big blind shoves all in for 16,500 and both Qartomy and Goitom both call.
The flop is and Gary G shoves for 45,500. Qartomy folds and Gary G shows against the of the at risk player.
The turn brings the and the river the , completing Gary G's spade flush and sending his opponent to the rail.
Gebrehiwet Goitom - 100,000