03/26/18 10:40:52 PM PDT
JONATHAN POCHE WINS MAIN EVENT AT THE HARD ROCK TULSA
25 March 2018 (Tulsa, Okla.) - Jonathan Poche is the latest World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event champion after an impressive performance that saw him lead virtually wire to wire. Poche won the Main Event at the Hard Rock Tulsa, earning $216,307 and his second career Circuit ring.
Poche led the event after Day 1A. The tournament had three starting flights, and Flight A had by far the smallest field with 91 entries. In comparison, Flight B hand 230, and Flight C had 400. It’s unusual for a relatively small starting flight to produce the overall chip leader heading into Day 2, but Poche put on a dominating performance, and no one from the later flights could catch him... READ MORE
03/26/18 03:35:43 PM PDT
Jonathan Poche Wins the Hard Rock Tulsa Main Event for $216,307!
Jonathan Poche - Winner of the Tulsa Hard Rock Main Event
Chad Smith raises on the button to 250,000. Jonathan Poche calls from the big blind.
The flop is and Poche checks to Smith who fires a bet of 225,000. Poche calls.
On the turn, Poche opts to lead, making it 475,000. Smith thinks for a bit then decides to call.
The river comes the and Poche shoves with his covering stack. Smith thinks for a bit then calls.
"Deuce," Poche says, showing his . It's good as Smith only has for ace-high.
With that, Poche Wins the Tulsa Hard Rock Main Event and will collect $216,307 for his victory along with a Worlds Series of Poker Circuit gold ring as well as seat in the Global Casino Championship in August.
Chad Smith - The Runner Up
Chad Smith finishes in second place and collects $133,349 for his second place finish.
A full recap will be posted later tonight.
03/26/18 03:25:45 PM PDT
Jonathan Poche Raises River
Jonathan Poche raises to 250,000 from the button and Chad Smith calls.
Both players check the flop, and the turn is the . Smith leads out for 175,000 and Poche calls.
The completes the board on the river and Smith continues for 450,000. Poche then raises to 1,500,000. Smith leans back in his chair, shakes his head, and says, "God, you're running good." Then he folds his cards.
Jonathan Poche - 11,900,000 (119 bb)
Chad Smith - 2,560,000 (25 bb)
03/26/18 03:17:33 PM PDT
Chad Smith Shoves
Jonathan Poche opens with a raise to 250,000 on the button and Chad Smith calls.
The flop is and Smith checks to Poche who bets 275,000. Smith then check-raises, moving all in for right 2,955,000. Poche thinks for a long time then eventually folds, showing a six. Smith flashes a straight flush draw and takes down the pot.
Chad Smith - 3,800,000 (38 bb)
Jonathan Poche - 10,600,000 (106 bb)
03/26/18 03:05:02 PM PDT
Chad Smith Gets a Little Back
Jonathan Poche raises to 200,000 from the button and Chad Smith calls.
Both players check the flop and the turn is the . Smith checks and Poche bets 250,000. Smith calls. Then both players check the on the river.
Smith shows for a pair of queens. Poche taps the table and mucks his cards.
Chad Smith - 3,500,000 (35 bb)
Jonathan Poche - 11,000,000 (110 bb)
03/26/18 03:01:18 PM PDT
More and More for Jonathan Poche
Jonathan Poche opens to 250,000 and Chad Smith calls from the big blind.
The flop is and Smith checks then calls a bet of 275,000 from Poche.
On the turn both players check to see the on the river. Smith then lobs out a bet of 350,000 which Poche calls. Smith shows but it's beat by Poche's for a pair of eights. With that, Poche takes down the pot and extends his lead even more.
Jonathan Poche - 11,800,000 (118 bb)
Chad Smith - 2,600,000 (26 bb)
03/26/18 02:57:31 PM PDT
Jonathan Poche Takes Another One
Jonathan Poche raises to 250,000 from the button and Chad Smith three-bets to 675,000 from the big blind. Poche calls.
The flop is . Smith leads out for 450,000 and Poche calls.
The comes on the turn and Smith now checks. Poche bets 1,050,000. Smith folds face up. Poche says he held . "I was ready to play a pot," he tells Smith.
Jonathan Poche - 10,900,000 (109 bb)
Chad Smith - 3,600,000 (36 bb)
03/26/18 02:54:21 PM PDT
Jonathan Poche Pulling Further and Further Away
From the button Chad Smith raises to 250,000. Jonathan Poche calls from the big blind.
The flop comes down and Poche checks to Smith who bets 350,000. Poche calls.
The turn is the and both players check to see the on the river. There, Poche bets 775,000 and Smith folds quickly allowing Poche to take the pot and pull further away.
Jonathan Poche - 9,900,000 (99 bb)
Chad Smith - 4,500,000 (45 bb)
03/26/18 02:48:23 PM PDT
Jonathan Poche Gets a Little More
Chad Smith raises to 200,000 from the button and Jonathan Poche three-bets to 750,000 from the big blind. Smith calls.
The flop is and Poche continues for 875,000. Smith folds.
Jonathan Poche - 8,800,000 (88 bb)
Chad Smith - 5,700,000 (57 bb)
03/26/18 02:43:25 PM PDT
Level 31 Started
|Level:||31 ||Blinds:||50,000/100,000 ||Ante:||10,000|03/26/18 02:42:55 PM PDT
Jonathan Poche Makes a Straight
Jonathan Poche opens with a raise to 210,000 and Chad Smith calls from the big blind.
The flop comes down and both players check.
On the turn, Smith leads with a bet of 225,000 which Poche calls.
The river is the and Smith check. Poche leads out with a bet of 625,000 and Smith calls after giving it some thought.
Smith shows his while Poche has for a rivered straight. He takes down the pot and evens up the chip counts a bit.
Jonathan Poche - 7,400,000 (92 bb)
Chad Smith - 7,200,000 (90 bb)
03/26/18 02:34:42 PM PDT
Cards Back in the Air
Cards are now back in the air at level 30 with blinds of 40,000/80,000 and an ante of 10,000
03/26/18 02:26:13 PM PDT
Chad Smith and Jonathan Poche are now on a short 15-minute break and will return shortly to finish out the last few minutes of level 30 before bumping up the blinds.
03/26/18 02:24:56 PM PDT
Mashir Khan Eliminated in 3rd Place ($98,308)
From the button Chad Smith opens to 190,000. Mashir Khan calls from the big blind.
The flop is and Khan leads out with a bet of 250,000. Smith then raises, making it 600,000. Khan thinks for a second, then announces that he's all in. Smith leans back in his chair, sighs, and starts to think. After about a minute he calls the shove for about 3 million chips, putting Khan at risk, having him covered by just a bit.
Smith has the best hand with his over pair, but Khan can catch a seven, eight, or five to take the lead away. The turn is the which changes nothing, and the river is the which doesn't change anything either. That means that Smith will take down the pot and for his 3rd place finish, Khan will take home $98,308.
Chad Smith - 8,100,000 (101 bb)
Mashir Khan - Eliminated
03/26/18 02:11:03 PM PDT
Chad Smith Gets Some Back
Chad Smith limps from the button, and Jonathan Poche completes from the small blind. Mashir Khan checks from the big blind, and it's a family pot.
The flop is and Poche leads out for 160,000. Khan quickly folds, then Smith calls.
The turn is the and Poche continues for 330,000. Smith calls again.
The completes the board on the river and Poche now checks. Smith checks behind.
Poche has a pair of eights, but Smith wins with two pair.
Chad Smith - 3,600,000 (45 bb)
Jonathan Poche - 6,550,000 (81 bb)
03/26/18 02:04:17 PM PDT
Josh Turner Eliminated in 4th Place ($73,272)
Action folds around to the small blind where Josh Turner moves all in for 660,000. Mashir Khan is in the big blind and he drops into the tank.
"Bad call," Khan says before putting in the chips to put Turner at risk.
Despite making what he thinks is a bad call, Khan is still ahead and leads with jack high. There is a in the window on the flop, but the rest rolls out with the and the keeping Khan in the lead. Turner is left drawing dead on the turn which gives Khan trips. The river is the and that will earn Khan the win and the pot pushing him to 4,350,000 chips.
Turner will take home $73,272 for his run in the main event.
Mashir Khan - 4,350,000 (54 bb)
Josh Turner - Eliminated
03/26/18 01:54:13 PM PDT
Counterfeit Saves Chad Smith
Mashir Khan limps from under the gun and Chad Smith limps from the button. Jonathan Poche completes from the small blind and Josh Turner checks his option in the big blind.
The flop is and it's checked around to Smith on the button. He bets 150,000. Poche then check-raises to 450,000. Turner and Khan quickly fold, then Smith calls.
The two players see the fall on the turn. Poche continues for 550,000. Smith thinks for a minute, then pushes all in, and Poche quickly calls.
Poche is ahead with his two pair, but the river is the . Both players end up with two pair, aces and kings, with an eight kicker, and they chop the pot.
Jonathan Poche - 7,600,000 (95 bb)
Chad Smith - 2,400,000 (30 bb)
03/26/18 01:39:35 PM PDT
Jonathan Poche On Fire; Chad Smith Slipping Fast
Jonathan Poche raises to 180,000 from under the gun and Chad Smith calls from the big blind.
The flop comes down and Smith checks, then calls a bet of 215,000 from Poche.
The turn is the and Smith check-calls another bet from Poche, this time for 425,000.
Both players check on the river.
"I missed," Smith says, showing . Poche has a pair of sixes as well, but with a better kicker, showing and allowing him to take down another big pot while Smith slips to juts over 2 millions.
Jonathan Poche - 7,600,000 (95 bb)
Chad Smith - 2,300,000 (29 bb)
03/26/18 01:32:04 PM PDT
Jonathan Poche Extends His Lead
Chad Smith raises to 200,000 from the small blind and Jonathan Poche calls from the big blind.
The flop is and Smith continues for 150,000. Poche calls again.
The turn is the and Smith now checks. Poche bets 325,000 and Smith calls, bringing the on the river. Both players check.
Poche wins with his pair of kings, and he adds to his lead.
Jonathan Poche - 6,100,000 (76 bb)
Chad Smith - 2,800,000 (35 bb)
03/26/18 01:26:55 PM PDT
Level 30 Started
|Level:||30 ||Blinds:||40,000/80,000 ||Ante:||10,000||