Seven-time gold ring winner and gold bracelet owner, Kyle Cartwright, going for his 4th Circuit Main Event title.
December 2, 2018 (Cherokee, N.C.) -- The World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Harrah's Cherokee is among the largest of the season. The $1,700 no-limit Hold’em tournament attracted 1,127 entries that created a prize pool of $1,707,405. Of those 1,127 only 15 player remain as Day 2 comes to a close.
Thanks to a huge pot during the last level of the night, bracelet winner Kyle Cartwright will bring the big stack into the event's final day. Cartwright bagged up 4,750,000 giving him more than 79 big blinds at the Day 3 starting level.
Past champion Jacob Bazeley is still in the hunt for his second Harrah's Cherokee Main Event title.
Here's how the final fifteen stack up:
The day began with Ryan McKnight sitting atop the counts. McKnight parlayed his big stack into a 22nd place finish worth $11,370. McKnight was eliminated when his pocket kings got cracked by Trey Walton's flush on the river.
The list of those who fell during Day 2 is a long one littered with bracelet winners, ring winners, and other tournament poker standouts.
Bracelet winners that failed to advance to the elusive Day 3 are Will Givens, Warren Sheaves, Ryan D'Angelo, Ken Aldridge, and Keven Stammen.
The bubble arrived during the second level of the day, with Tim Kane earning the unfortunate title of Bubble Boy. Kane was eliminated in a huge pot when he ran set under set to Day 3 finalist Virgil Beddingfield. His departure left the 117 remaining players in the money.
Some of those who cashed but did not last the night include Adam Hendrix, Brock Wilson, Brett Bader, Krzysztof Stybaniewicz, Irene Carey, Jean Gaspard, Peter Vitantonio and TK Miles who finished third in this event last April.
The fifteen players who did survive the long day will return to action on Monday to play down to a winner. Blinds will be 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante when play resumes, putting the average stack at a lofty 41 big blinds.
Everyone left is guaranteed to earn at least $20,301, but there's much more to play for than that. The winner will collect the series' most desirable ring and the top payout of $311,616. On top of that, the tournament’s winner earns a berth in the prestigious Global Casino Championship where they’ll compete for a WSOP bracelet.
Day 3 begins at 12 PM local time.