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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S ATLANTIC CITY

Thursday, March 14, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 2019

Event #9: $400 Omaha Hi-Lo Eight or Better

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $39,600
  • Entries: 120
  • Remaining: 0
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Friday, March 15, 2019 9:01 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 16 hours ago)


Michael Cimino, Winner of Event #9

Michael Cimino is the champion of Event #9, $400 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, at Harrah’s Atlantic City after defeating a field of 120 runners.

Cimino finished third in this same event last season, and today, he managed to close it out.

“I feel great. My wife told me this morning if I get the pig in the cage that I was going to win the tournament and I got the pig in the cage,” Cimino said after his victory.

Although Cimino doesn’t play poker for a living, he is a poker dealer and is part of the poker community. Indeed, his poker skills are apparent. Just a few days ago, he got second in Event #2, $400 No-Limit Hold’em multi-flight event. His friend, Tom Gottlieb, ended up defeating him for the title and the ring. But today, he managed to get his own.

 “I got second in Event #2, I played against my friend Tom. We’re poker buddies and he beat me and that’s fine. I was happy for Tom. Now I got my ring. I’m very happy about that. I wanted the ring.”

The field wasn’t an easy one, and Cimino confirms it.

“I ran really well. It wasn’t easy. We played five-handed for about over two hours before somebody got knocked out. They were all good players. I just got the best cards for the day.”

 Cimino collects $11,888 for his first-place finish, along with his 1st Circuit ring.
Friday, March 15, 2019 2:51 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 22 hours ago)

Only 10 players remain in Event #9. They have redrawn for seats at the unofficial final table.Leading the way is Kevin Johnson with 416,000.

Here is a look at the final 10 chip counts:

Seat 1: Mark Wileezek - 79,000
Seat 2: Andrew Fiederlein - 115,000
Seat 3: Filippos Stavrakis - 121,000
Seat 4: Jon Tower - 86,000
Seat 5: Daniel Vitiello - 166,000
Seat 6: Michael Cimino - 225,500
Seat 7: Robert Camano - 177,000
Seat 8: Kevin Johnson - 416,000
Seat 9: Matthew Stevens - 85,500
Seat 10: John Creed - 342,000

Friday, March 15, 2019 10:00 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 3 hours ago)

A winner will be crowned today in Event #9. Cards will be in the air at 1 p.m. local time. With 17 players remaining, we are close the money.

Here is a look at the chip counts and seats assignments of the 17 survivors:

Rank First Name Last Name Chips T S
1 Kevin Johnson 261,000 40 2
2 Mark Wileczek 146,000 38 6
3 John Creed 143,000 38 2
4 Dennis McGlynn 131,000 38 4
5 DNR DNR 111,500 40 8
6 Jon Tower 111,000 38 7
7 DNR DNR 86,000 40 7
8 Filippos Stavrakis 81,000 40 4
9 Leonard August 71,500 40 5
10 Daniel Vitiello 61,000 38 9
11 John Nidhiry 56,500 38 5
12 Andrew Fiederlein 55,500 38 3
13 Metin Esen 50,000 40 1
14 Timothy Dalessandro 36,000 40 3
15 DNR DNR 23,000 38 8
16 Michael Cimino DNR 38 1
17 Bob Carano DNR 40 9
Friday, March 15, 2019 3:52 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 9 hours ago)

Day 1 of Event #9 is in the books. Out of 120 entrants, only 17 remain. Leading the way is Kevin Johnson with 261,000. The remaining players are five eliminations away from reaching the money.

They will be returning on Friday March 15th, at 1 p.m. local time, to continue to battle it out until a winner is crowned.

End-of-day chip counts can be found under the "Reports" tab above.

Friday, March 15, 2019 1:12 AM Local Time (about 11 days and 11 hours ago)

Prizepool information for the Event #9 was released. The tournament attracted 120 entries creating a prizepool of $39,600 which will pay out the top 12 finishers. The winner will take home $11,880 while a min-cash will be worth $827.

A full breakdown of the prize structure is available in the PRIZEPOOL tab, above.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:01 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 23 hours ago)

The only Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better tournament of the Circuit Stop at Harrah's Atlantic City kicks off at 5 PM. This event is a two-day event and features unlimited re-entry.

Here is a look at the details:

  • Players start with 15,000 in tournaments chips.
  • Levels will be of 30-minute for the first 20 levels and 45-minutes for the rest of the tournament.
  • Late registration will be available until the start of Level 13.
  • There will be a 15-minute break after Levels 4, 8, 16, 20, 23, and 27.
  • The survivors of Day 1 will return on Friday March 15th at 1:00 p.m. to continue to battle it out.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:01 PM Local Time (about 12 days and 1 hour ago)