Maurice Hawkins (pictured) returns for Day 2 of the Main Event with a top 10 stack and chance to win the event for the second consecutive year.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (April 9, 2017) – Flight B of the Main Event is complete. The two starting flights drew a combined 271 entries to generate a $406,500 prizepool. The winner will earn $97,561 and a free seat to the 2017 Global Casino Championship. Day is scheduled to begin Sunday at 12 p.m.

Day 2 will begin with 50 players remaining and the top 30 will cash. Ross Clare will enter Day 2 as the overall chip leader after bagging 525,500 chips in Flight A. Bagging the biggest stack in Flight B was Sam De Silva with 316,500 chips. The defending champion in this event, Maurice Hawkins, bagged a top 10 stack.

Top five Day 2 chip counts:

1st: Ross Clare – 525,500
2nd: Sam De Silva – 316,500
3rd: J.R. Douglass – 229,500
4th: James Devaney – 227,000
5th: Bob Beck – 223,000

Main Event Day 2 Chip Counts

Here is a look at Sunday’s schedule at Horseshoe Council Bluffs:


 Gold Ring Events:

Returning Events:

Event #10: $1,675 MAIN EVENT (Flight B) - 12 p.m.

  • Ross Clare leads with 50 players remaining
  • The winner will earn $97,561, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and a free seat to the 2017 Global Casino Championship
  • The top 30 players will cash
  • Day 2 starts at the beginning of Level 16: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
  • All remaining levels are 60-minutes long
  • Day 2 Table Draw

Event #11: $365 No-Limit Hold’em - 2 p.m.

  • The winner will receive $11,675 and a WSOP Circuit gold ring
  • Day 2 starts at the beginning of Level 16: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
  • Day 2 chip counts

New Events:

Event #12: $365 No-Limit Hold’em (30-minute levels) - 12 p.m.

  • Players start with 10,000 tournament chips
  • Blinds begin at 25/50
  • Players are allowed unlimited re-entry
  • Registration remains open until the start of Level 9 (4:30 p.m.)
  • All levels are 30 minutes long
  • There is a one-hour dinner break after Level 12 (6:30 p.m.)
  • This is one-day event

Other Tournaments:

  • 9 a.m. - $65 satellite into Even #12
  • 10 a.m. - $135 Seniors event (age 50+) (non-ring)
  • 7 p.m. - $135 Nightly No-Limit Hold’em

Casino Championship:

Maxwell Young is in the lead in the Casino Championship. Young has reached three final tables to earn 82.5 points over the course of the series. There is only event left to enter that player can earn points in and that is Event #12, which begins Sunday at noon.

Council Bluffs Casino Championship Standings


Completed Ring Events:

Event #1: $365 No-Limit Hold’em: Rod Novotny defeated 175 players to earn $14,176

Event #2: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty: Kennii Nguyen defeated 151 players to earn $8,154

Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry: Josh Reichard defeated 646 players to earn $39,731

Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo: Brandon Fish defeated 197 players to earn $15,366

Event #5: $365 No-Limit Hold’em: Charlie Nguyen defeated 180 players to earn $14,582

Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed: Michael Hahn defeated 198 players to earn $16,334

Event #7: $365 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better: Scott Sharpe defeated 111 players to earn $9,989

Event #8: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack: Tyree Johnson defeated 344 players to earn $23,737

Event #9: $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em: Blair Hinkle defeated 77 players to earn $26,181


For the full schedule of events here at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs series or for more information on the WSOP Circuit, please use the links below.