Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:25 PM Local Time
Josh Reichard Wins Ring #6
Pot-Limit Omaha Re-Entry
Buy-In: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 227
Prize Pool: $68,100
Josh Reichard wins his sixth gold ring and first in pot-limit omaha.
MILWAUKEE (February 7, 2017) -- Josh Reichard now needs two hands for his WSOP Circuit gold ring collection. He has just won Event #5: $365 Pot-Limit Omaha Re-Entry at the Potawatomi Circuit for his sixth career gold ring. It is Reichard's second gold ring of the season and first in the game of pot-limit omaha.
"I feel incredibly fortunate. I ran really good today," said Reichard. "It's PLO; you know you got to win flips."
Day 2 of the tournament began with 13 players and Reichard was 5th in chips. He worked his way up to being second in chips by the time the field got down to the final six players. He said he got short during three-handed play, but got lucky a couple of times to escape elimination. When play got heads-up he found himself with about a 3.5:1 chip disadvantage to The Nguyen. That's when Reichard's wife, Ashley, showed up.
"As soon as she got here I doubled once to get just over even, and then I doubled again to win. She brought a little lady luck with her," said Reichard.
Reichard's win earned him $17,021, which pushes his career WSOP earnings over the $300k mark. Nguyen had to settle for the second place payout of $10,523.
It doesn't matter to Reichard if he gets two cards or four, if the structure is fast or slow, or if the game is full ring or six max. He has proven to be successful in many forms and games of poker on the Circuit. Reichard has now won a gold ring in pot-limit omaha, limit omaha 8 or better, no-limit hold'em six max, no-limit hold'em turbo, and has won two rings in standard full ring no-limit hold'em Circuit events.
wanted to win a PLO [tournament] because I think it means something to
have a vast majority of games in your arsenal," said Reichard.
Reichard is now tied for seventh on the all-time gold rings list with four other players. He is three gold rings behind current ring leader Alex Masek. This marked Reichard's 11th cash this season and second gold ring victory. He now has 192.5 Global Casino Championship points this season, which will be plenty to qualify him for the 2017 Global Casino Championship. He has played in the Global Casino Championship (formerly known as the National Championship) four times in the past, but has never cashed.
Reichard lives in Janesville, Wisconsin and calls Potawatomi one of his home casinos.
"It's nice to take one down in my home casino," said Reichard. "Home court advantage seems real."
Reichard plans to take tomorrow off, but then return to play in the $2,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller on Thursday and this weekend's $1,675 Main Event.
Event #5 was the fifth of 12 gold ring events on the WSOP Circuit schedule at Potawatomi. The $365 pot-limit omaha re-entry tournament attracted 227 players generating a $68,100 prize pool. The top 24 players were paid.
Day 1 began Monday at 4 p.m. and lasted 16 levels. Day 2 began Tuesday at 2 p.m. with 13 players remaining. The tournament ended at about 7:30 p.m.
Final table results:
1st: Josh Reichard - $17,021 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: The Nguyen - $10,523
3rd: Matthew Johnson - $7,659
4th: Michael Younan - $5,664
5th: Thy Tran - $4,254
6th: Zachariah Polasky - $3,245
7th: Joe Leibman - $2,513
8th: Dale Menghe - $1,975
9th: Jeffrey Brown - $1,575
Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.