Joshua Turner (pictured) won his fourth career WSOP gold ring Friday at the Horseshoe.
Council Bluffs, Iowa (April 8, 2016) -- Friday featured Flight A of the Main Event. It drew 143 entries and had 29 players survive. The flight's chip leader was recent gold ring winner, Maurice Hawkins, who manged to bag 245,000 chips. Flight B begins Saturday at noon and will allow registration until the start of Level 13. Chip counts from Flight A can be found here.
The only gold ring winner on Friday at the Horseshoe was Joshua Turner. Turner defeated a field of 124 players in Event #10 - $580 No-Limit Hold'em to earn $17,359 and his fourth career WSOP Circuit gold ring. Be sure to look for Turner in Saturday's Flight B of the Main Event.
Here is look at Saturday's gold ring events:
12 p.m. - $1,675 Main Event (Flight B)
- Registration remains open until the start of Level 13 (9:45 p.m.)
- Players start with 20,000 tournament chips
- Blinds begin at 25/50
- Levels 1-15 are 40 minutes long and all remaining levels are 60 minutes long
- One re-entry is allowed
- There is a one hour dinner break after Level 9 (6:30 p.m.)
- Day 1 will last 15 levels
- Day 2 begins Sunday at noon
- The winner will earn a free seat into the 2016 Global Casino Championship
Event #1 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em - Doug Hutcheson defeated a field of 179 players to earn $14,500.
Event #2 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty - Mark Fink defeated a field of 141 entries to earn $7,898.
Event #3 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry - Duane Gerleman defeated a field of 743 entries to earn $44,577.
Event #4 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em (One-Day) - Tommy Hoard defeated a field of 118 entries to earn $10,617.
Event #5 - $365 Limit Omaha 8 or Better - Scott Buller defeated a field of 117 entries to earn $10,531.
Event #6 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em - Jason Seitz defeated a field of 120 entries to earn $10,801.
Event #7 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max - Jacob Phillips defeated a field of 153 entries to earn $12,853.
Event #8 - $365 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better - Adrian Jimenez defeated a field of 89 entries to earn $8,545.
Event #9 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack - Maurice Hawkins defeated a field of 265 entries to earn $19,477.
Event #10 - $580 No-Limit Hold'em - Joshua Turner defeated a field of 124 entries to earn $17,359
Doug Hutcheson still remains in the lead of the Casino Championship standings, but his lead got cut into today. Shaun Burnett finished runner up in Event #10 - $580 and has tied Hutcheson in the standings. Hutcheson holds the tiebreaker over Burnett because he has more in tournament earnings during the series.
Casino Championship Standings
9 a.m. - $250 mega satellite (re-entry) to Main Event
5 p.m. - $135 Ladies Event
7 p.m. - $135 Nightly No-Limit Hold'em (re-entry)
For the full schedule of events here at Horseshoe Council Bluffs or for more information on the WSOP Circuit, use the links below.