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2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Commerce Casino (Los Angeles, CA)

Thursday, May 16, 2024 to Saturday, May 18, 2024

WSOPC Event #8: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $2,222,505
  • Entries: 1,467
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, May 20, 2024 8:43 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 9 hours ago)

 
Jessica Vierling Commerce Main Event Winner Photo Jessica Vierling Commerce Main Event Winner PhotoALICIA SKILLMAN

It's been an incredible week for women in poker. Jessica Vierling just capped it off by winning one of the biggest WSOP Circuit Main Events in history for $328,273 at The Commerce Casino and Hotel in Los Angeles, California. 

Vierling came into the final day of action second in chips, but nothing could stand between her and the final Circuit Main Event title of the season. 

Jessica Vierling Commerce Main Event Winner Photo Jessica Vierling Commerce Main Event Winner Photoby Alicia Skillman

WSOP Commerce Main Event final table results

Place Player Prize
 1  Jessica Vierling $328,273
 2 Christian Roberts $218,807
3 Cooper Feltham $154,959
 4 James Pilpa $111,325
 5 Stephen Sharrah $81,148
 6 Amit Shah $60,029
 7 Edward Pak $45,076
 8 Jared Greiner $34,365
 9 Johnny Bromberg $26,607
 10 Audley Harrison $13,570

Action of the day

A total of 15 players came into Day 3 with $13,579 locked up. Nine players were eliminated before the livestream coverage began. 

Once on stream, Vierling seemed to have all the right moves early and often, most of which featured timely aggression and situational awareness of the highest prowess. She wasn't afraid to mix it up with other big stacks, firing multiple barrels when others may have given up.

"Did you have any idea that you were going to take the ring?" asked tournament director Jonathan Ing. 

"No," she laughed. "I mean, when I started running like that with aces and kings I thought maybe," she said.

A pivotal hand took place against James Pilpa when Pilpa flopped middle set against Vierling's top pair. Pilpa attempted to lay the trap on both the turn and river. Unfortunately for him, Vierling didn't bite on the turn, and then she made the backdoor nut flush on the river. Winning that pot gave her over half the chips in play going into three-handed play.

She entered heads-up play with Christian Roberts holding a nearly 5:1 chip lead. Only a few hands in, Roberts picked the absolute worst time to run a big bluff with jack high as Vierling had flopped trips. She called a check-raise and two more barrels, letting Roberts seal his own fate.

Jessica Vierling Heads up With Christian Roberts Jessica Vierling Heads up With Christian Robertsby Alicia Skillman

"I was in a downswing for five months," said the newly crowned champion. "This is incredible."

Women dominate the first Circuit stop at The Commerce

This series, there have now been four ring winners who were women here at The Commerce, an impressive result given the typical ratio of men to women players in the fields.

When Natalie Bode talked to her about that success, Vierling only had one perfect thing to say: "Let's go girls!"

Jessica Vierling Signs the Commerce Felt Jessica Vierling Signs the Commerce Feltby Alicia Skillman

We saw Christina Gollins win the $600 Housewarming, Sally Stephens win the $400 Seniors Event on Mother's Day, and Kathy Chang win the $600 HORSE.  Now, Vierling has put the ultimate stamp on this stop by winning the big one.

A dramatic entry into the Tournament of Champions

Jessica Vierling has secured her spot into the upcoming $1 million freeroll Tournament of Champions happening here at The Commerce from May 22-24. Along with all other ring and bracelet winners of this past season, she's earned a free entry into the event.

The Commerce and GG Poker will stream all the action from that exciting event on their YouTube channel as they did this Main Event and others. 

Even more exciting is the winner of the Tournament of Champions will take home the first WSOP bracelet of the season as we head into summertime in Vegas.

Jessica Vierling celebrates with her rail Jessica Vierling celebrates with her railby Alicia Skillman

Congratulations to Jessica Vierling on her incredible performance as the newest WSOP Main Event champion!

Monday, May 20, 2024 10:23 AM Local Time (about 3 days and 19 hours ago)

We'll have all tournament updates from Day 3 on our Instant Live feed when the stream begins. You can also watch that live stream directly from our feed.

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Monday, May 20, 2024 10:13 AM Local Time (about 3 days and 19 hours ago)

We're back today for Day 3 action at The Commerce Casino and Hotel!

Late last night, 15 players bagged up after 27 levels of play. Today, they come back to play to a winner. All the action will be on the GG Poker YouTube channel, and we'll also house the stream on Instant Live.

Edward Pak leads the field, but many talented players are on his heels. 

Main Event Day 3 Chip Counts

1 Edward Pak 7,530,000 9 Raymond Ho 3,825,000
2 Jessica Vierling 6,670,000 10 Stephen Sharrah 2,160,000
3 James Pilpa 6,430,000 11 John Smith 2,130,000
4 Christian Roberts 6,405,000 12 Vrezh Oganisyan 2,075,000
5 Johnny Bromberg 5,005,000 13 Audley Harrison 1,650,000
6 Jared Greiner 4,185,000 14 Sang Bo Sim 1,555,000
7 Leo Vaisbutg 4,070,000 15 Cooper Feltha 1,095,000
8 Amit Shah 4,015,000


 

One fun player to watch is 2000 Olympic Boxing champion Audley Harrison. "I'm down n chips," said Harrison. "But like the Phoenix, I shall rise to claim the crown."

Audley Harrison Audley HarrisonALICIA SKILLMAN

Also in play is John Smith, he is famous for his heads-up prowess with multiple deep runs in that format at WSOP Las Vegas. If he gets heads up in this thing, look out to his competitor. 

John Smith John Smithby Alicia Skillman

The action begins at noon with a yet-to-be-determined delay on stream. We'll cover all the action from here bringing you the biggest hands, eliminations, chip counts, and more from the floor.