Cody Pack (pictured) wins Event #1 to earn his fourth career gold ring and take the top prize of $117,991.
Tuesday features the Event #4 and #5 final tables as well as Day 1 of Event #6.
Cherokee, N.C. (December 1, 2015)
- Monday saw Cody Pack take down the Harrah's Cherokee opening event for $117,991 and his fourth career gold ring. It has been a memorable year for Pack. He won his first career gold ring here in Cherokee last year and has been on fire ever since. More on Pack's big win can be found on WSOP.com.
Monday's other gold ring winner was Roongsak Griffeth. He entered the Event #3 - $580 No-Limit Hold'em final table as the chip leader and was able to ride is lead to victory. He defeated gold ring winner, Kevin Sherrill, heads-up for the title. The win earned Griffeth his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring and $41,169.
Complete results from Event #3 can be found on WSOP.com.
Looking ahead to Tuesday there will be two more gold ring winners. Event #4 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max and Event #5 - $365 Pot-Limit Omaha are getting close to the final tables and will be done by the end of the day.
James Adams leads Event #4 with 10 players remaining. The returning players are all guaranteed a minimum payout of $2,594 with the eventual champion earning $29,462. Day 2 will begin at 2 p.m.
Here is a look at the chip counts heading into Day 2:
- James Adams - 997,000
- John Warden - 564,000
- Derrick Cutler - 550,000
- Michael Kaczmarek - 499,000
- Sean Stevens - 403,000
- Jimbo Wilson - 304,000
- George Kolerich - 273,000
- David Peay - 267,000
- Sam Sykes - 243,000
- G Thomas Delaino - 168,000
Event #4 updates
Event #5 - $365 Pot-Limit Omaha will see 13 players return for Day 2 and a shot at the gold ring. Day 2 begins Tuesday at 3 p.m. and poker action will continue until a winner is reached. John Holley and Joshua Reichard currently sit fifth and sixth in the chip counts respectively. Both players are looking for their first gold ring in PLO. Holley won his first career gold ring in a PLO/PLH mixed event in 2011.
Here is a look at the top chip counts:
- Dana Blay - 345,000
- Jeff Dodson - 343,000
- Hoang Tu - 220,000
- Brian McDaniel - 197,000
- John Holley - 182,000
Complete Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments can be found on WSOP.com.
There is only one new gold ring event starting Tuesday and that is Event #6 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em. It is a two-day tournament and there is a $50,000 guaranteed prizepool.
Event #6 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em - Day 1 - 11 a.m.
- Players begin with 10,000 chips
- Blinds begin at 25/50
- Registration remains open until the beginning of Level 9 (~3:30 p.m.)
- Re-entry is not allowed
- Levels 1-12 are 30 minutes long, levels 13-21 are 40 minutes long and levels 22+ are 50 minutes long
- There is a one hour dinner break after Level 12 (~6:45 p.m.)
- Day 1 is scheduled to last 21 levels
- Day 2 begins Wednesday at 2 p.m.
- $50,000 guaranteed prizepool
Tuesday's non-gold ring events include:
- 9 a.m. $65 Mega Satellite into Event #6
- 2 p.m. $250 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better (Re-Entry)
- 7 p.m. $135 Nightly No-Limit Hold'em ($10,000 Guarantee)
Here is a look at the Harrah's Cherokee most recent gold ring winners:
Event #1: Cody Pack defeated 2,712 players ($365 NLHE Re-Entry) for $11,7,991
Event #2: Stuart Moody defeated 396 players ($365 NLHE Turbo) for $26,135