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2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Grand Victoria Casino (Chicago, IL)

Thursday, April 11, 2024 to Saturday, April 13, 2024

WSOPC Event #11: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: tbd
  • Entries: tbd
  • Remaining: tbd


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Friday, April 12, 2024 11:13 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 24 minutes ago)

There are 30 players left on the final break of the night, meaning that the field is just one elimination away from reaching the money.


During the last few levels Rich Alsup zoomed up the counts. Michael Estes has taken the chip lead with a big stack of well over 500,000.

Notable counts at the last break.
Michael Estes - 670,000
Brett Reichard - 270,000
Rich Alsup - 245,000 (pictured)
Jeremy Drewery - 215,000
Aaron Massey - 130,000

Friday, April 12, 2024 9:02 PM Local Time (about 3 hours and 34 minutes ago)

Registration for Day 1B of the Main Event is now over. The field attracted 190 total entries, of which about 54 remain.

Total entries: 190
Places paid: 29
10% stopping point: 19 players

In the last few levels, Mark Fink was able to collect a good sized pot with a full boat.

A few chip counts of notable players at the end of registration are below. Event #10 winner Amit Srivastava has had a solid day so far as he sits with a large stack.

Amit Srivastava - 275,000 (pictured)
Michael estes - 225,000
Aaron Massey - 90,000
Angela Jordison - 62,000
Aaron Flores - 53,000

Friday, April 12, 2024 5:24 PM Local Time (about 7 hours and 12 minutes ago)

The field is up to 176 on dinner break with several new familiar faces taking aim at the growing Main Event prizepool. Play will resume at ~6:30.

There was a dramatic hand won by Jerry Mason in the last few levels that left him happy to just still be around and as of dinner break he still is!

Selected chip counts at the dinner break are below. Angela Jordison is a notable player who has a decent stack as we head to dinner.

Angela Jordison - 135,000 (pictured)
Scott Bohlman - 88,000
Aaron Flores - 83,000
Kanj Chehade - 60,000
Richard Ali - 45,000
Ravi Raghavan - 45,000
Hamid Izadi - 43,000
Angela Gambino - 40,000
Aaron Massey - 35,000

Friday, April 12, 2024 3:28 PM Local Time (about 9 hours and 9 minutes ago)

As the winds pick up outside near the Windy City, the second break of the day sees the amount of entries up to 159. Angela Gambino (pictured) who won the High Roller event last time the circuit was in Grand Victoria is one of the players off to a good start as she has already more than doubled her stack.

Ryder Phillips was another player who has a good stack following a hand where he rivered a nut flush.



Friday, April 12, 2024 1:31 PM Local Time (about 11 hours and 6 minutes ago)

On the first break of the day, the tournament clock shows 133 entries.

Some of the players who have been spotted in action on Day 1B include... Ravi Raghavan, Richard Ali, Charles Johnson, Angela Gambino, Tom Koral. Caleb King, Buck Bucceri and Angela Jordison.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, April 12, 2024 11:22 AM Local Time (about 13 hours and 15 minutes ago)
Day 1B is underway will 58 entries on the clock at the very start.
Friday, April 12, 2024 10:03 AM Local Time (about 14 hours and 33 minutes ago)


With one flight down, there are two more to go, and the next one kicks off at 11 a.m. local time.

The first of three opening flights saw 134 entrants on Thursday. Two more starting flights take place today and Saturday, respectively, followed by Day 2 on Sunday and Day 3 Monday, both at noon. Day 1s are scheduled to play 17 40-minute levels or stop once 10% of the field remains, whichever comes first. Any survivors at that point will advance to Day 2.

Here’s a look at other key elements of the event:

  • $1,700 buy-in / 40,000 chips
  • 40-minute levels on Day 1, 60-minute levels on Days 2 and 3
  • Registration during opening flights is open until the start of Level 13 (approximately 8:45 p.m.)
  • Players are allowed 2 re-entries per opening flight
  • The final 15% of Day 1's will be in the money
  • Players receive a 15-minute break after levels 3,6,12,15,19,21,25 and 27
  • Players receive a 60-minute dinner break after Level 9 on Day 1A and 1B (approximately 5:30 p.m.)
  • Day 1A players must forfeit their chips before bagging if they wish to play Day 1B

The November 2023 Grand Victoria Casino Main Event was the last one played here and drew 652 entries. Stephen Song conquered the field to win his fourth ring and the $183,508 grand prize. 

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