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2022/23 WSOP Circuit - Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)

Friday, December 02, 2022 to Sunday, December 04, 2022

WSOPC Event #12: $1,700 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

EVENT IN PROGRESS:Level: 18 | Blinds: 5,000/10,000 | Ante: 10,000
  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $2,275,530
  • Entries: 1,502
  • Remaining: 131


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Sunday, December 4, 2022 12:40 PM Local Time (about 0 minute ago)

Thierry Quintin raised under the gun, and then called the 60,000 three-bet jam James Maddox made from middle position. 

James Maddox:   
Thierry Quintin:   

Maddox was ahead holding a premium hand with pocket kings and the     flop didn't change a thing. 

The turn, however, came the  , pairing Quintin's ace and leaving Maddox needing a king on the river. 

Unfortunately for Maddox, the   completed the board and ended his Main Event run. 

Thierry Quintin - 685,000
James Maddox - Eliminated

Sunday, December 4, 2022 12:31 PM Local Time (about 9 minutes ago)

Matt Johnson open-jammed from middle position with roughly 10 big blinds and Tyler Phillips isolated from the small blind. 

Matt Johnson:   
Tyler Phillips:   

Johnson was dominated and the     flop was no help. 

The turn was even worse for Johnson as it came the  , leaving him drawing dead to the   river.

Tyler Phillips - 400,000
Matt Johnson - Eliminated

Sunday, December 4, 2022 12:17 PM Local Time (about 23 minutes ago)
Level: 18
Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 10,000
Sunday, December 4, 2022 12:16 PM Local Time (about 25 minutes ago)

 Steven Ruighaver raised under the gun, and then called the 40,000 three-bet jam Thomas Gregory (pictured above) made from the cutoff.

Thomas Gregory:   
Steven Ruighaver:   

Gregory was behind holding the inferior pocket pair, and the       runout ended his Main Event run.

Steven Ruighaver - 200,000
Thomas Gregory - Eliminated

Sunday, December 4, 2022 12:10 PM Local Time (about 30 minutes ago)

Action on the table quickly folded to two-time ring winner Ryan Phan who tossed his 34,000 stack in the middle from the cutoff and Josh Levin isolated from the button. 

Ryan Phan:   
Josh Levin:   

Phan woke-up with a premium hand but it wouldn't matter, as the     flop paired Levin's ace while the   turn followed by the   river ended Phan's Main Event. 

Josh Levin - 160,000
Ryan Phan - Eliminated

Sunday, December 4, 2022 12:01 PM Local Time (about 39 minutes ago)
The remaining 151 players have taken their seats and cards have been dealt out for Day 2 of the Main Event!
Sunday, December 4, 2022 12:00 PM Local Time (about 40 minutes ago)
Level: 17
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 8,000
Sunday, December 4, 2022 8:43 AM Local Time (about 3 hours and 57 minutes ago)


The $1,700 Main Event at Harrah's Cherokee tallied 1,502 total entries and generated a whopping $2,275,530 prize pool through two starting flights and the time has arrived for both fields to combine under one roof.


Through the first two flights, 151 players were able to find a Day 2 birth, and those players will return to action today with their sights set on the final table.


Top 10 Stacks After Day 1 Flights

1) Deividas Daubaris - 927,000
2) Christopher Mo - 907,000
3) Amy Patel - 863,000
4) Changlong Zeng - 841,000
5) Donovan Dean - 796,000
6) Chase Stephens - 716,000
7) Chris Meyers - 704,000
8) Kareem Marshall - 643,000
9) Thierry Quintin - 642,000
10) David Moses - 639,000


Outside the top 10 are still plenty of formidable contenders still left in contention which include Youssef Aly (625,000), Brett Apter (451,000), Preston McEwen (423,000), Elanit Hasas (364,000), Eric Salazar (362,000), Will Givens (347,000), Hamid Izadi (284,000), and Walker Miskelly (250,000) will try and make their way up the mountain hoping to make a Day 3 birth.


Play will begin at noon local time with blinds picking up at level 17, where blinds are 4,000/8,000/8,000. The plan is to play ten 60-minute levels with 15-minute breaks between every two. 


A 60-minute dinner break will take place at the end of level 23 and all remaining by night's end will bag up for the final day. 


The survivors of Day 2 will come back for Day 3 on Monday at noon local time and will play down to an eventual champion.


A min-cash will be paying $3,488, but all eyes will be on the $356,963 first-place prize that the eventual champion will be taking home, along with a shiny new gold ring.


A list of the remaining payout structure can be found here


Follow along with the live reporting team throughout the rest of the Main Event!


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