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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: 27 | Blinds: 40,000/80,000 | Ante: 80,000
  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $2,275,530
  • Entries: 1,502
  • Remaining: 13


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Monday, December 5, 2022 12:51 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 23 minutes ago)


Day 2 of the Harrah's Cherokee $1,700 Main Event saw 151 players come into the day with their hopes of finding a Day 3 birth and after 12 hours of play, just 13 players reached that goal. 

Leading the charge is three-time ring winner Brad Albrinck who bagged 6,760,000 at the end of the night, edging out WSOP bracelet winner Howard Mash who finished in second with 5,380,000.


Shea Quintin ended the night as the only other player to bag north of 5 million (5,140,000), which is good for third in chips as he looks to add his first Circuit ring to his resume.


Ring winner Tyler Phillips, who was chip leader for majority of the later levels, hit a few bumps at the end of the night and finished the evening fourth in chips with 4,375,000.


Rounding out the top five stacks is Brad Wilson who won a few all-in at the end of the evening to take a 3,945,000 stack into Day 3. 

Charlie He was the final elimination of the night departing in 14th place meaning 13 players will be returning tomorrow for the final day.


Each of them has secured $23,500, 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 Main Event ring.

Day 3 will resume Monday, December 5th with a local start time of noon.


Play will pick up at level 28 where blinds will be 50,000/100,000/100,000. Each level will be 60-minutes long and players will receive a 15-minute break after every two levels. 


Day 3 Chip Counts
Day 3 Seat Assignments

Monday, December 5, 2022 12:15 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 60 minutes ago)


Donovan Dean was preflop from the cutoff for 1,500,000 and was called by Charlie He from the hijack. 

Donovan Dean:   
Charlie He:   

Dean was racing for his tournament life and pulled further ahead after the     flop gave him top set, but it also gave He a Broadway draw.

He was unable to complete his straight draw, sending over majority of his stack to Dean, and was eliminated a few hands later in 14th place. 

Donovan Dean - 3,000,000
Charlie He - Eliminated

Monday, December 5, 2022 12:03 AM Local Time (about 2 hours and 11 minutes ago)

Charlie He was all in for 1,850,000 from the big blind and Ryan Van Sanford called from the button. 

Charlie He:   
Ryan Van Sanford:   

It was a flip with He picking up more outs after the     flop gave him a wheel draw. 

The   turn didn't change a thing but the   river completed He's wheel and secured his double-up. 

Charlie He - 3,700,000
Ryan Van Sanford - 850,000

Sunday, December 4, 2022 11:52 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 22 minutes ago)

Erik Carvalho was all in preflop from the big blind for roughly 700,000 and Donovan Dean looked him up from the small blind. 

Erik Carvalho:   
Donovan Dean:   

Carvalho was ahead with his made hand of fives until the     flop hit the felt giving Dean two-pair. 

The   paired the board on the turn and Carvalho needed a five on the river but the   completed the board ending his Main Event run. 

Donovan Dean - 3,500,000
Erik Carvalho - Eliminated

Sunday, December 4, 2022 11:40 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 35 minutes ago)
2) Deividas Daubaris - 3,700,000
3) Ryan Van Sanford - 2,000,000
4) Shea Quintin - 4,700,000
5) Charlie He - 1,675,000
6) Donovan Dean - 2,700,000
7) Erik Carvalho - 710,000
8) Howard Mosh - 6,200,000
9) Brad Wilson - 1,600,000
Sunday, December 4, 2022 11:30 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 44 minutes ago)

Erik Carvalho raised all in for 385,000 from the cutoff and Deividas Daubaris looked him up from the big blind.

Erik Carvalho    
Deividas Daubaris:   

Carvalho was holding the inferior kicker, but the       runout out gave him the better two-pair to keep his Main Event hopes alive. 

Deividas Daubaris - 3,000,000
Erik Carvalho - 800,000

Sunday, December 4, 2022 11:23 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 51 minutes ago)

1) David Moses - 4,100,000
2) Juan Mora - 3,120,000
4) Greg Dalton - 1,724,000
6) Brad Albrinck - 4,000,0000
7) Scott Hall 2,300,000
8) Tyler Phillips - 6,400,000
9) Matt Emmel - 1,800,000  

Sunday, December 4, 2022 11:10 PM Local Time (about 3 hours and 4 minutes ago)
Level: 27
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Sunday, December 4, 2022 11:04 PM Local Time (about 3 hours and 10 minutes ago)

Juan Mora raised from the button, and then called off his 1,715,000 stack after Greg Dalton three-bet jammed for more from the small blind. 

Juan Mora:   
Greg Dalton:   

Mora woke-up with kings once again and enjoyed seeing a king in the window this time around on the     flop. 

The   turn secured the pot for Mora and the dealer dropped the   on the river for good measure. 

Juan Mora - 3,500,000
Greg Dalton - 1,400,000

Sunday, December 4, 2022 10:55 PM Local Time (about 3 hours and 19 minutes ago)


Matt Emmel raised from middle position, Greg Dalton three-bet jammed for 1,245,000 from the button and Johnny Young called off his short stack from the small blind. 

Action was back on Emmel who called having both players covered. 

Johnny Young:   
Greg Dalton:   
Matt Emmel:   

Young held the best of the three made hands until the     flop gave Dalton top set. 

The   turn didn't change a thing, nor did the   river as Dalton secured the pot while Young made his exit from the Main Event. 

Greg Dalton - 3,200,000
Matt Emmel - 1,650,000
Johnny Young - Eliminated 

Sunday, December 4, 2022 10:45 PM Local Time (about 3 hours and 29 minutes ago)


Howard Mash raised from the cutoff and then called the 625,000 all in raise Ken Christopher made from the small blind. 

Ken Christopher:   
Howard Mash:   

Christopher was ahead until the     flop paired Mash's queen. 

The   turn left Christopher needing an ace on the river, but the   completed the board and ended his Main Event. 

Howard Mash - 6,000,000
Ken Christopher - Eliminated

Sunday, December 4, 2022 10:35 PM Local Time (about 3 hours and 40 minutes ago)


Deividas Daubaris raised to 125,000 from the cutoff and then called the 480,000 three-bet jam Eric Salazar made from the button. 

Deividas Daubaris:   
Eric Salazar:   

Salazar didn't like seeing he was out-kicked Daubaris and for good reason, as the       runout ended his Main Event run. 

Deividas Daubaris - 2,700,000
Eric Salazar - Eliminated

Sunday, December 4, 2022 10:27 PM Local Time (about 3 hours and 47 minutes ago)

Brad Albrinck opened for 125,000 from under the gun and was called by David Moses before Juan Mora three-bet jammed for 945,000 from the cutoff.

Action folded back to Albrinck who mucked his hand while Moses called. 

Juan Mora:   
David Moses:   

Mora was out in front with the better made hand and an eight did appear in the window on the     flop, but a king was hiding underneath keeping Mora out in front. 

Mora needed to doge the case eight and did as the   turn followed by the   river completed the board securing his double-up. 

David Moses - 3,500,000
Brad Albrinck - 2,900,000
Jose Mora - 2,000,000

Sunday, December 4, 2022 10:09 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 5 minutes ago)
Level: 26
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 60,000
Sunday, December 4, 2022 9:57 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 17 minutes ago)
Main Event players are on their final 15-minute break of the evening. 
Sunday, December 4, 2022 9:56 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 18 minutes ago)

Feature Table

1) Ken Christopher - 1,100,000
2) Deividas Daubaris - 2,600,000
3) Eric Salazar - 1,200,000
4) Thierry Quintin - 3,200,000
5) Charlie He - 3,000,000
6) Donovan Dean - 2,000,000
7) Erik Carvalho - 1,300,000
8) Howard Mosh - 2,600,000
9) Brad Wilson - 1,000,000


Table 8

1) David Moses - 4,100,000
2) Juan Mora - 1,120,000
3) Ryan Van Sanford - 2,500,000
4) Greg Dalton - 1,500,000
5) Johnny Young - 700,000
6) Brad Albrinck - 2,000,0000
7) Scott Hall 4,000,000
8) Tyler Phillips - 5,000,000
9) Matt Emmel - 4,000,000 

Sunday, December 4, 2022 9:41 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Tyler Phillips - 5,100,000
David Moses - 4,100,000
Greg Dalton - 1,500,000
Eric Salazar - 1,175,000
Ken Christopher - 1,100,000
Brad Wilson - 955,000
Sunday, December 4, 2022 9:38 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 36 minutes ago)


Bob Cole (pictured above) open-jammed under the gun for 650,000 and Erik Carvalho called off his 625,000 stack from the small blind. 

Erik Carvalho:   
Bob Cole:   

Carvalho held the best starting hand but had a sweat after the     flop gave Cole a Broadway draw. 

Luckily for Carvalho, neither the   turn nor the   river changed the outcome, and he collected his double-up. 

Cole was left with just 25,000 and was eliminated the very next hand in 21st place for $15,925.

Erik Carvalho - 1,300,000
Bob Cole - Eliminated

Sunday, December 4, 2022 9:24 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 51 minutes ago)


2017 Cherokee Main Event champ Charles Johnson was all in preflop for 800,000 from the button and was called by Ryan Van Sanford from middle position.

Charles Johnson:   
Ryan Van Sanford:   

Johnson was racing for his tournament life and kept the lead after the     flop hit the felt. 

Unfortunately for Johnson, Sanford hit the running wheel as the   fell on the turn, followed by the   river and ended his Main Event in 24th place for $13,313.

Ryan Van Sanford - 2,400,000
Charles Johnson - Eliminated 

Sunday, December 4, 2022 9:17 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 58 minutes ago)

Johnny Young raised all in for 430,000 from the cutoff and Donovan Dean looked him up from the big blind. 

Johnny Young:   
Donovan Dean:   

Young was behind holding live suited cards and took the lead after the     flop paired his queen. 

The   turn was of no consequence to Young's hand, nor was the   river as it secured his double-up. 

Donovan Dean - 2,500,000
Johnny Young - 900,000