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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S CHEROKEE (North Carolina)

Friday, August 11, 2017 to Monday, August 14, 2017

Event #10: $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,553,000
  • Entries: 1,022
  • Remaining: 0
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08/14/17 05:33:52 PM PST (about 100 days and 2 hours ago)
 
Harry Arutyunyan Continues California Dominance in Cherokee With Circuit Main Win
 


 

August 14, 2017 (Cherokee, NC) - On Monday evening, Harry Arutyunyan continued the trend of Los Angeles based players thriving at the World Series of Poker Circuit at Harrah’s Cherokee. Arutyunyan defeated a field of 1,022 entries to earn his first Circuit ring, a seat into next year’s Global Casino Championship and $283,597.

The win is just the latest at the stop of Los Angeles based player winning titles in Cherokee. It comes on the heels of his good friends Sean Yu winning a bracelet in the Global Casino Championship and Nikhil Gera winning a ring earlier in the series. Gregory Armand and Scott Stewart were also Southern California players that took home rings in Cherokee.

“We got rings, bracelets, a global cash, a main cash,” said Arutyunyan pointing to Yu, Gera and Sohale Khalili who were on his rail throughout the final table. “We are taking it all back to L.A.”.... READ MORE

08/14/17 03:26:59 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #170 - Congrats to Harry Arutyunyan, Winner of the Main Event for $283,597!
 


Harry Arutyunyan - Winner of the Main Event

Randy Lowery raises to 325,000 on the button and Harry Arutyunyan defends his big blind. The flop is     and Arutyunyan checks. Lowery bets 300,000 and Arutyunyan calls.

The turn is the   and Arutyunyan checks again. Lowery bets 500,000 and Arutyunyan raises to 1,300,000. Lowery calls. The river is the   and Arutyunyan moves all in. Lowery calls.

Arutyunyan:   
Lowery:   

Arutyunyan had flopped a straight, and he wins over Lowery's two pair. Arutyunyan takes the pot, and now wins his first WSOP Circuit ring, along with $283,597 and a free entry into the 2018 WSOP Global Casino Championship.

Randy Lowery finishes in second place, earning $175,345.

Harry Arutyunyan - 20,400,000
Randy Lowery - Eliminated


Randy Lowery

08/14/17 03:26:09 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #169 - Harry Arutyunyan Takes One
 
Harry Arutyunyan raises to 200,000 on the button. Randy Lowery calls and the flop is    . Lowery checks, Arutyunyan bets 175,000 and Lowery folds. 
08/14/17 03:25:40 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #168 - Randy Lowery Raises and Takes It
 
Randy Lowery raises to 250,000 on the button and Harry Arutyunyan folds. Lowery shows    and takes the pot.
08/14/17 03:25:30 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #167 - One for Randy Lowery
 
Harry Arutyunyan limps on the button and Randy Lowery checks his option. The flop comes     and both players check. On the   turn, Lowery reaches for chips and Arutyunyan folds his cards. 
08/14/17 03:24:04 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #166 - Harry Arutyunyan Gets a Walk
 
Randy Lowery folds his small blind and Harry Arutyunyan gets the walk.
08/14/17 03:23:19 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #165 - Harry Arutyunyan Raises and Takes It
 
Harry Arutyunyan raises to 250,000 on the button and wins.
08/14/17 03:21:41 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Heads-Up Counts
 

With the elimination of Norman McKeldin in third place, Harry Arutyunyan begins heads-up play with Randy Lowery with a more than 4:1 chip lead. They are playing for a gold Circuit ring and the $283,597 top prize.

Harry Arutyunyan - 16,600,000 (160 bb)
Norman McKeldin - 3,800,000 (38 bb)

08/14/17 03:20:37 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #164 - Norman McKeldin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($130,305)
 


Norman McKeldin

Norman McKeldin completes the small blind and Harry Arutyunyan raises to 300,000 out of the big blind. McKeldin calls the flop is    .

McKeldin checks, Arutyunyan bets 200,000, McKeldin check-raises to 800,000, Arutyunyan moves all in and McKeldin snap-calls. In the blink of an eye, all the chips were in the middle and McKeldin tables   , good for top pair and a flush draw, and needed to improve against Arutyunyan's   .

Arutyunyan and his rail were calling for black cards and got their wish as the board ran out with the   and the  . McKeldin takes home $130,305 for his third place finish and Arutyunyan starts heads-up play against Randy Lowery with a massive chip lead.

Harry Arutyunyan - 16,600,000
Norman McKeldin - Eliminated

08/14/17 03:17:55 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #163 - Norman McKeldin Doubles Through Harry Arutyunyan
 

Harry Arutyunyan raises to 250,000 on the button and Norman McKeldin moves all in out of the big blind for 2,190,000. Arutyunyan calls and the cards are tabled.

Arutyunyan shows    and is flipping against McKeldin's   .

The board runs out       and McKeldin's pair wins the flip to double up.

Norman McKeldin - 4,400,000
Harry Arutyunyan -11,200,000

08/14/17 03:15:35 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #162 - Harry Arutyunyan
 
Harry Arutyunyan raises to 275,000 out of the small blind and Randy Lowery folds the big blind.
08/14/17 03:15:04 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #161 - Harry Arutyunyan
 
Norman McKeldin completes the small blind and Harry Arutyunyan raises to 200,000 out of the big blind. McKeldin calls and the flop is    . McKeldin checks and Arutyunyan bets 150,000. McKeldin folds.
08/14/17 03:14:27 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #160 - Harry Arutyunyan Adds to Chip Lead
 

Harry Arutyunyan raises to 225,000 on the button and Norman McKeldin calls in the big blind. On the     flop, both players check. The turn is the   and McKeldin checks. Arutyunyan bets 200,000 and McKeldin calls. On the   river, McKeldin checks again, Arutyunyan bets 350,000, and McKeldin calls again. 

Arutyunyan shows    for top two pair to win the pot and add to his chip lead. 

08/14/17 03:13:14 PM PST (about 100 days and 4 hours ago)
 
Hand #159 - Randy Lowery Bets the River
 

Harry Arutyunyan raises to 275,000 out of the small blind and Randy Lowery calls from the big blind. They flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and both players check again.

The river is the   and Arutyunyan checks again. Lowery bets 400,000 and Arutyunyan folds.

08/14/17 03:09:40 PM PST (about 100 days and 5 hours ago)
 
Hand #158 - Norman McKeldin
 
Randy Lowery raises 225,000 on the button and Norman McKeldin three-bets to 700,000 out of the small blind. Everybody folds and McKeldin wins the pot.
08/14/17 03:08:01 PM PST (about 100 days and 5 hours ago)
 
Hand #157 - Walk
 
Norman McKeldin gets a walk in the big blind.
08/14/17 03:07:32 PM PST (about 100 days and 5 hours ago)
 
Hand #156 - Randy Lowery
 
Norman McKeldin limps in on the button and Harry Arutyunyan completes from the small blind. Randy Lowery raises to 400,000 out of the big blind. McKeldin and Arutyunyan both fold. Lowery mucks his hand and wins the pot.
08/14/17 03:06:45 PM PST (about 100 days and 5 hours ago)
 
Hand #155 - Walk
 
Harry Arutyunyan gets a walk in the big blind.
08/14/17 03:06:29 PM PST (about 100 days and 5 hours ago)
 
Hand #154 - Harry Arutyunyan
 
Harry Arutyunyan raises to 225,000 on the button and wins the blinds and antes.
08/14/17 03:05:49 PM PST (about 100 days and 5 hours ago)
 
Hand #153 - Randy Lowery Wins With Bottom Pair
 

Harry Arutyunyan limps in from the small blind and Randy Lowery checks his option in the big blind. The action is checked to the river as the board runs out      . Arutyunyan bets 175,000 and Lowery calls.

Lowery wins the pot with   .



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