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2012/13 WSOP Circuit - CHOCTAW DURANT (Oklahoma/Dallas)

Friday, January 18, 2013 to Monday, January 21, 2013

Event #11: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,710,000
  • Entries: 1,140
  • Remaining: 0
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01/21/13 08:40:01 PM PST
Jeff Fielder Wins the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event ($312,080)

Jeff Fielder - WSOP-C Choctaw Durant Main Event Champion

Jeff Fielder began Day 3 of the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event first in chips, and ended the day with all of them, earning him $312,080, a WSOP-C gold ring, and a ticket into the Southern Comfort 100 Proof WSOP National Championship.

At the start of play on Monday, 15 players had their sights on the glory, the gold, and the cash. In the first level of play, three players bowed out, including Kasra Khodayarkhani, Brenda Bassett, and Reginald Roberts.

Roberts busted when he three-bet jammed for 430,000 over an open to 120,000 from Krissi McFarland with the blinds at 20,000/40,000/5,000. McFarland tank-called, and her    was racing against Roberts'   . The     flop gave Roberts a leading pair of kings, but the   turned, giving McFarland a myriad of outs to catch up. The   on the river was one of them, and Roberts was eliminated in 13th place.

The next two players out were Jon Wood, and Lee Abramson. With the blinds at 25,000/50,000/5,000, Abramson opened to 110,000 on the button, and Fielder three-bet to 240,000 from the small blind. Abramson made the call, and the flop fell    . Fielder led out for 200,000, Abramson raised to 450,000, and Fielder moved all in for effectively 975,000. Abramson called.


The turn and river bricked  ,   respectively, and Abramson exited.

The remaining 10 players joined at an unofficial final table, but it only took six minutes to move to the official final table on the main stage. Fielder opened to 110,000 from early position at the same blind level, Bryan Companello three-bet to 250,000, in middle position, and Brant Hale cold four-bet jammed for 600,000. Fielder folded, and Campanello called.


The     flop missed Campanello, and so too did the   on the turn, but the   spiked on the river to give him a winning pair of queens. Hale was out in 10th place, and the official final table was set:

1Doug Ashmore670,000
2Dale Roesel2,320,000
3Cliff Stewart1,110,000
4Jeff Fielder6,560,000
5Drazen Ilich1,100,000
6Bryan Campanello5,155,000
7Matt Kirby2,000,000
8Paul Phillips2,535,000
9Krissi McFarland1,700,000

The first player to bust from the final table was Doug Ashmore. With the blinds at 30,000/60,000/10,000, Ashmore open-jammed for his last 330,000 from middle position. Cliff Stewart, who received an early, fortuitous double at the final table, re-shoved from the hijack seat, and the other players folded.


Stewart had Ashmore crushed, and held as the board ran out      .

Paul Phillips was the next player to exit. Matt Kirby opened to 160,000 on the button with the blinds at 40,000/80,000/10,000. Phillips three-bet to 270,000 from the small blind, and Kirby called. Phillips led out for 215,000 on a flop of    , Kirby tank-called, and the turn was the  . Phillips led again – this time for 305,000 – and Kirby made the call. The   completed the board, and Phillips fired 415,000. Kirby moved all in for effectively 1.6 million, and Phillips tank-called.

Kirby turned over    for the nuts, and Phillips flashed    before hitting the rail.

A few hands later, Stewart was eliminated in seventh place. After being crippled by Campanello, Stewart was all in for less than the big blind with   . Kirby had him at risk with   , and made a pair of sixes on the     flop. He held as the turn ( ) and river ( ) both brought kings, and Stewart was off to the cage to collect his winnings.

The remaining six players then went on dinner break, and on one of the first hands back, Drazen Ilich exited in sixth place. With the blinds at 50,000/100,000/10,000, Fielder opened to 225,000 from the hijack seat, Ilich moved all in for 1.82 million on his direct left, and the action folded back to Fielder, who called.


Fielder had his friend dominated, and held as the flop, turn, and river came      . Ilich fell just short of the Casino Championship – he needed a fourth-place finish or better – but still earned a nice payday ($63,202). Speaking of which, Andrew Robinson earned a seat in the National Championship for finishing as the WSOP-C Choctaw Durant Casino Champ.

Meanwhile, McFarland was vying to be the first female ever to win a WSOP-C Main Event, but two hands before dinner break left her hurting. After Ilich busted, she called a four-bet shove from Campanello with   . Campanello's    had her crushed, and he held as the board ran out      , sending McFarland home in fifth place.

By the start of four-handed play, Kirby had amassed a large chip lead. That all changed when Fielder doubled through him with two kings. Campanello started the action by raising to 200,000 from first position. Kirby three-bet to 405,000 on the button, and Fielder cold four-bet jammed for 4.72 million from the big blind. Campanello folded, and Kirby snap-called.


The cowboys held as the board came      , and Fielder assumed the chip lead.

Campanello's stack resembled a yoyo during four-handed play, oscillating back and forth. He could never get anything going though, and busted when he four-bet jammed for 2.9 million over a 560,000-chip three-bet from Kirby with the blinds at 60,000/120,000/20,000. Kirby snap-called with   , which dominated Campanello's   .

The board ran out      , and Campanello hit the rail in fourth place. Kirby ascended back into the chip lead with the knockout, and extended his lead as three-handed play began.

Dale Roesel's stack plummeted during three-handed play, and finally he four-bet shoved for two million over a three-bet to 585,000 from Fielder. Fielder quickly called with   , which had Roesel's    crushed. The     flop didn't change much, but the   on the turn gave Roesel outs to chop. The   blanked on the river however, and Roesel was eliminated in third place.

Kirby began heads-up play with a 2:1 chip lead against Fielder, but on the first hand, the two switched places. With the blinds at 70,000/140,000/20,000, Kirby raised to 280,000 on the button, and Fielder three-bet to 740,000. Kirby responded with a four-bet to 1.68 million, Fielder called, and the flop fell    . Fielder checked, Kirby fired 1.45 million, and Fielder check-raised all in for 5.52 million. Kirby thought for no more than 20 seconds, then called.


Fielder held as the turn and river came  ,   respectively, and the massive 14 million-chip pot was pushed his way.

Fielder extended his lead over the next few hands, and then won a flip to end it all. Kirby opened to 280,000 on the button, Fielder three-bet to 880,000, and Kirby four-bet to 1.88 million. Fielder moved all in, and Kirby quickly called.


The     flop may have missed Kirby, but he now had outs to counterfeit Fielder's pair. Unfortunately for him, the turn and river bricked  ,   respectively, and Fielder was the champion.

Final Table Results

1stJeff Fielder$312,080
2ndMatt Kirby$192,751
3rdDale Roesel$143,230
4thBryan Campanello$107,730
5thKrissi McFarland$82,092
6thDrazen Ilich$63,202
7thCliff Stewart$49,265
8thPaul Phillips$38,834
9thDoug Ashmore$30,951

With the win, Fielder more than doubled his career lifetime earnings, and added a second WSOP-C ring to his trophy collection.

"This one has diamonds," he said with a grin.

Fielder has locked up a seat in the Southern Comfort 100 Proof WSOP National Championship, which will take place on May 21 at Harrah's New Orleans. The next WSOP-C stop begins on Jan. 24 at Harrah's Tunica, and PokerNews will be brining you live updates from the Main Event beginning on Feb. 1st.

Thank you for following our coverage from this event, congratulations to Jeff Fielder, and good night from Durant, Oklahoma.

01/21/13 07:48:31 PM PST
Stay Tuned for Our Final Recap from Choctaw

The 2012/2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant is now in the books with Jeff Fielder as the champion. Stay tuned for our full recap of the Day 3 action.

01/21/13 07:41:49 PM PST
Matt Kirby Eliminated in 2nd Place ($192,751)

Matt Kirby - 2nd Place

Jeff Fielder began the day with the largest stack, and now he's finished it with all the chips.

In what would be the last hand of the 2012/2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event, Matt Kirby opened for 280,000 and was met by a three-bet to 880,000 by Fielder. Kirby responded by four-betting 1.88 million, Fielder moved all in, and Kirby snap-called.


Like we've seen so many times throughout the tournament, it was a race; however, this time it was one for $120K in prize money. Everyone in the room was on their feet and surrounding the table as the dealer put down the     flop. Kirby missed, but he did pick up counterfeit options.

The dealer burned and turned the  , giving Kirby even more counterfeit outs, but the   river was not one of them. Fielder had rivered a full house to eliminate Kirby in second place for $192,751, nearly four times his previous top score of $52,085.

*Learn more about Kirby in his recent interview with PokerNews.

Jeff Fielder22,800,0007,850,000
Matt Kirby0-7,850,000
01/21/13 07:20:08 PM PST
Two for Fielder, One for Kirby

Matt Kirby had the button, and opened to 290,000. Jeff Fielder three-bet to 550,000, and Kirby called. The flop fell    , Fielder led out for 725,000, and Kirby folded.

Fielder opened to 280,000 on the button, Kirby called, and the dealer fanned    . Both players checked. The turn was the  , Kirby led out for 305,000, and Fielder called. The river was the  , and both players knuckled. Fielder showed    for a pair of nines, and won the pot.

Fielder had the button, and opened to 280,000. Kirby three-bet to 660,000, Fielder called, and the flop came    . Kirby led out for 675,000, and won the pot.

Jeff Fielder14,950,000640,000
Matt Kirby7,850,000-640,000
01/21/13 07:11:06 PM PST
Fielder Doubles in First Hand of Heads-Up Play

Matt Kirby's 2-1 chip lead didn't last long, just one hand in fact.

On the very first hand of heads-up play, Kirby raised to 280,000 from the button only to have Jeff Fielder three-bet to 740,000 from the big blind. Kirby pushed back with a four-bet to 1.68 million, Fielder called, and the flop came down    .

Fielder checked, Kirby bet 1.45 million, and Fielder moved all in. Kirby thought for about 15 seconds and called with   , which was in bad shape against the    of Fielder. The crowd was on its feet to sweat the turn, which came the harmless  . Kirby needed a queen on the river to claim victory, and while it was paint, the   was not quite it.

With that, Fielder is now the one with a 2-1 chip lead.

Jeff Fielder14,310,0007,155,000
Matt Kirby8,490,000-7,155,000
01/21/13 06:59:37 PM PST

The two remaining players are on break. We will begin Level 35 in around 10 minutes.

Matt Kirby15,645,0001,695,000
Jeff Fielder7,155,0002,305,000
01/21/13 06:56:17 PM PST
Dale Roesel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($143,230)

Dale Roesel - 3rd Place

Dale Roesel opened for a standard raise from the button only to have Jeff Fielder three-bet to 585,000 from the small blind. Matt Kirby folded the big, and Roesel slid his entire stack of about 2 million in the pot. Fielder beat him in and the cards were turned up:


Both players held an ace, but Fielder's king kicker had him way out in front. The     flop was about as dry as they come for Roesel, but his rail came to life when the   appeared on the turn to put out chop options. "Deuce," a few spectators could be heard saying. Much to their disappointment, as well as that of Roesel, the   blanked.

Roesel was eliminated in third place and will take home $143,230.

Dale Roesel0-2,000,000
01/21/13 06:42:17 PM PST
Now Kirby Takes from Fielder

Matt Kirby

Jeff Fielder limped from the small blind and Matt Kirby opted to exercise his option from the big with a raise to 320,000. Fielder called and then proceeded to check-call bets of 350,000 and 675,000 on the     flop and   turn respectively.

When the   peeled off on the river, Fielder checked for a third time and then called when Kirby led out for a healthy 1 million. Kirby tabled    for two pair and it was good as Fielder shook his head and mucked.

Matt Kirby13,950,0002,350,000
Jeff Fielder4,850,000-2,350,000
01/21/13 06:40:01 PM PST
Kirby Takes from Roesel

Matt Kirby opened for 240,000 on the button and Dale Roesel called from the small blind. Jeff Fielder folded the big, which meant it was heads-up action to the     flop. Both players checked, the   turned, and Roesel bet 260,000. Kirby called and then bet 450,000 when Roesel checked the   river.

Roesel made the call, but once again he discovered the bad news that Kirby had got there on the river as his    made a straight. Roesel flashed    for two pair and then mucked his hand.

Matt Kirby11,600,000700,000
Jeff Fielder7,200,000-200,000
Dale Roesel4,000,000-400,000
01/21/13 06:31:15 PM PST
Kirby Cold Four-Bets

Dale Roesel opened to 250,000 on the button, Jeff Fielder three-bet to 585,000 from the small blind, and Matt Kirby cold four-bet to 1.32 million from the big blind. Roesel immediately folded, and Fielder asked the dealer to pull the bets in. He did, and field called.

Both players checked on the flop (   ), the turn ( ), and the river ( ). Fielder turned over    for two pair, and Kirby mucked.

Matt Kirby10,900,000-1,400,000
Jeff Fielder7,400,0001,300,000
01/21/13 06:28:10 PM PST
Kirby Runs Over Roesel with a Wheel

Dale Roesel limped on the button and Jeff Fielder did the same from the small blind. Matt Kirby checked his option in the big and all three players saw a flop of    . Two checks put action on Roesel, and he promptly bet 130,000.

Two calls were made, the   turned, and Roesel bet 185,000 after action folded to him. Fielder folded, but Kirby opted to come along for the ride. When the   completed the board on the river, Kirby led out for 375,000 and Roesel quickly called. Kirby tabled    for a rivered wheel, and a frustrated Roesel flashed    before mucking his hand and saying, "You always get there."

Matt Kirby12,300,0001,730,000
Jeff Fielder6,100,000-500,000
Dale Roesel4,400,000-1,850,000
01/21/13 06:17:02 PM PST
Two Hands

Matt Kirby opened to 240,000 on the button, Dale Roesel called in the small blind, and Jeff Fielder three-bet to 540,000 from the big blind. Kirby called, and so too did Roesel.

The dealer fanned    , and the action checked to Kirby, who fired 800,000. Both players folded.

An orbit later, Roesel raised to 250,000 out of the small blind. Fielder called, and both players checked on a flop of    . The turn was the  , Roesel led for 125,000, and Fielder called.

The   completed the board, and Roesel led again - this time for 365,000. Fielder folded, and Roesel showed   .

Matt Kirby10,570,000-1,030,000
Jeff Fielder6,600,000-200,000
Dale Roesel6,250,0001,850,000
01/21/13 06:08:56 PM PST
Bryan Campanello Eliminated in 4th Place ($107,730)

Bryan Campanello - 4th Place

Bryan Campanello has been working with a short stack for quite awhile, but his hopes of making a comeback have come to an end courtesy of Matt Kirby.

It happened when Campanello opened for 240,000 from the button and Kirby three-bet to 560,000 from the small blind. The big got out of the way, and Campanello moved all in for approximately 2.9 million. Kirby snap-called with    and had Campanello's    in dire straights.

The     flop was terrible for Campanello as it paired Kirby's king, which meant he needed either running straight or flush cards to stay alive. The dealer burned and turned the  , and just like that Campanello's hopes of winning the WSOP Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event went out the door.

The   was put out on the river as Campanello shook hands with the remaining three players. He will take home $107,730 for his efforts.

Matt Kirby11,600,0004,800,000
Jeff Fielder6,800,000-1,140,000
Dale Roesel4,400,000-340,000
Bryan Campanello0-2,970,000
01/21/13 06:02:26 PM PST
Roesel's Turn to Double

Dale Roesel doubles

Dale Roesel opened to 250,000 from first position, Jeff Fielder three-bet to 650,000 on his direct left, and the action folded back to Roesel, who moved all in for 2.21 million. Fielder tank-called.


The flop fell    , giving both players a pair and the same straight draw. The turn was the  , changing nothing, and the   bricked on the river.

Roesel doubled to over 4.7 million chips, while Fielder fell to 7.94 million.

Jeff Fielder7,940,000-1,610,000
Dale Roesel4,740,0001,590,000
01/21/13 05:58:09 PM PST
Kirby Fighting Back

Dale Roesel opened for 255,000 under the gun and all three of his opponents called. Two checks on the     flop put action on Roesel, and he continued for 650,000. Jeff Fielder and Bryan Campanello both folded, but Matt Kirby opted to check-raise all in. It was enough to get the job done as Roesel conceded the hand. With that, Kirby chipped up to 5.2 million.

In the very next hand, Fielder opened for 250,000 under the gun and Kirby and Roesel called from the small and big blind respectively. With two checks in front of him on the     flop, Fielder continued for 360,000. Kirby then check-raised to 1 million, Roesel folded, and Fielder made the call, bringing about the   turn. Kirby moved all in for roughly 4.5 million and Fielder gave it up.

Jeff Fielder9,550,000-1,545,000
Matt Kirby6,800,0002,825,000
Dale Roesel3,150,000-2,075,000
01/21/13 05:52:48 PM PST
Fielder Grabs a Small One

After squeezing all in twice, Matt Kirby opened to 240,000 from under the gun. Jeff Fielder called out of the small blind, and the dealer fanned    . Fielder check-called a 255,000-chip bet from Kirby, and both players checked on the turn ( ) and the river ( ).

Fielder rolled over    for a pair of fives, and won the pot.

Jeff Fielder11,095,000395,000
Matt Kirby3,975,000-225,000
01/21/13 05:35:45 PM PST
Campanello Doubles Through Kirby in Last Hand Before Break

Bryan Campanello doubles

Action folded to Bryan Campanello in the small blind and he moved all in for 1.465 million. Matt Kirby looked down at    and quickly called. Campanello tabled    and it was off to the race.

Kirby hasn't been running well in Level 33, and this hand was no exception as the     hit Campanello. Neither the   turn nor   river helped Kirby catch back up, and he watched a big portion of his chips sent to Campanello.

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Jeff Fielder11,000,000-400,000
Dale Roesel5,225,000-325,000
Matt Kirby3,475,000-1,225,000
Bryan Campanello2,970,0001,350,000
01/21/13 05:26:52 PM PST
The Rich Get Richer

Bryan Campanello opened to 200,000 from first position, Jeff Fielder defended his big blind, and the flop fell    . Fielder checked, Campanello continued for 165,000, and Fielder called.

The turn was the  , both players checked, and the river was the  . Fielder led for 580,000 - roughly a pot-sized bet - and Campanello made the call. Fielder tabled    for a flopped full house, and Campanello scrunched his face before mucking.

Jeff Fielder11,400,0001,670,000
Bryan Campanello1,620,000-1,210,000
01/21/13 05:18:14 PM PST
Roesel's Turn to Double

Matt Kirby raised to 235,000 after action folded to him in the small blind and Dale Roesel defended from the big. The     flop saw Kirby bet 280,000, Roesel call, and the   peeled off on the turn.

This time Kirby checked, and Roesel seized the opportunity to bet 390,000. Kirby responded by moving all in and Roesel snap-called off for 2.195 million with   . Kirby then showed    and was drawing dead. The meaningless   was put out on the river and Roesel doubled through Kirby.

Dale Roesel5,550,0002,750,000
Matt Kirby4,700,000-2,200,000
01/21/13 05:11:46 PM PST
Huge Double for Fielder

Jeff Fielder

Bryan Campanello opened to 200,000 from the first position, Matt Kirby three-bet to 405,000 on the button, and Jeff Fielder cold four-bet jammed for 4.72 million from the big blind. Campanello folded, and Kirby instantly called.


Kirby flopped a sweat when the dealer fanned    , but the turn and river both bricked  ,   respectively.

Fielder shipped a massive double and now sits with over 9.7 million chips. Kirby slipped down to 5.9 million.

Jeff Fielder9,730,0005,030,000
Matt Kirby6,900,000-4,900,000
Bryan Campanello2,830,000-1,615,000
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