Friday at Harrah's Cherokee saw Sal DiCarlo (pictured) win Event #9 for nearly $40k and his first gold ring.
Cherokee, N.C. (April 23, 2016) – Sal DiCarlo was Friday's gold ring winner at Harrah's Cherokee. He defeated a 363 player field in Event #9 - $580 No-Limit Hold'em to win his first WSOP Circuit gold ring and $39,938. DiCarlo had one runner-up finish and two third place finishes coming into the tournament. According to DiCarlo, the win is a monkey off of his back.
Friday was the start of the $1 million guaranteed Main Event. Flight A of the Main Event drew 405 players and had 74 advance to Day 2. Flight A's chip leader was Seville Hale. Saturday is Flight B and it begins at 11 a.m. Players are allowed one re-entry.
There is one more gold ring event starting Saturday and that is Event #11 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo. It is a one-day event with a $50,000 guaranteed prizepool. The turbo starts at 4 p.m. and registration will remain open until the start of Level 9. More on Saturday's gold ring events can be found below.
Here is look at Friday's gold ring events:
11 a.m. - Event #10 - $1,675 Main Event ($1,000,000 Guarantee) - Flight B
- Registration remains open until the start of Level 13
- Players are allowed one re-entry per starting flight
- 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
- Day 1 is scheduled to play 15 levels
- There will be a one hour dinner break after Level 9 (5:30 p.m.)
- Day 2 begins Sunday at 12 p.m.
- $1,000,000 guaranteed prizepool
- Flight A Chip Counts
4 p.m. - Event #11 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo ($50,000 Guarantee)
- Registration remains open until the start of Level 9
- Re-entry is not allowed
- Players start with 10,000 tournament chips
- Blinds begin at 25/50
- All levels are 20 minutes long
- There will be a 30 minutes dinner break after Level18
- This is a one-day event
Event #5 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max - Kevin Sherrill defeated 431 players to earn $29,739
Event #6 - $580 Pot-Limit Omaha – Brandon Allen defeated 187 players to earn $24,312
Event #7 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em – Joseph Mattingly defeated 331 players to earn $22,840
Event #8 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack - Donovan Dean defeated 961 players to earn $22,840
Event #9 - $580 No-Limit Hold'em - Sal DiCarlo defeated 363 players to earn $39,938
Chistopher Carey is the leader in the Casino Championship with three events remaining. He has three cashes for a combined 62.5 points.
Casino Championship leaderboard
9 a.m. - $250 Main Event Satellite (re-entry)
10 a.m. - $135 Ladies Event (re-entry)
2 p.m. - $65 mega satellite in Event #11 (re-entry)
7 p.m. - $135 Nightly No-Limit Hold'em (re-entry) - $10,000 Guarantee
the full schedule of events here at Harrah's Cherokee or for
more information on the WSOP Circuit, use the links below.