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2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Harrah's Cherokee (North Carolina)

Friday, February 23, 2024 to Sunday, February 25, 2024

WSOPC Event #12: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

EVENT IN PROGRESS:Level: 26 | Blinds: 40000/80000 | Ante: 80000
  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $2,513,385
  • Entries: 1,659
  • Remaining: 20

EVENT UPDATES

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Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:58 PM Local Time (about 17 minutes ago)
The field is two players off a pay jump and two table redraw. As such, no one wants to be the next two players eliminated. While their pace of play hasn't slowed much, Tables 4 and 15 have much more deliberate rates of play than Table 5.
Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:45 PM Local Time (about 30 minutes ago)

We missed all the action but caught all the clock on this hand. The board was           and Matthew Osorio bet 400,000 on the river into a pot of approximately 800,000. Zak VanKeuren went deep into the tank.

After a while, Maurice Hawkins told VanKeuren he had two more minutes before he was going to call the clock on him. VanKeuren acknowledged, apologized and said he was close.

"I've got such a dusty hand," he said out loud. But he finally mucked and said, "Show the bluff."

Osorio obliged and turned up     for a busted diamond draw.

Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:28 PM Local Time (about 47 minutes ago)

 

Atlanta restauranteur Fikret Kovac was having a pretty smooth Main Event run...until he wasn't.

He lost a bunch of chips to Rabu Roscot in a Ax Qx vs Ax Jx showdown where Roscot drilled a jack on the river. Then just a couple hands later got in a blind vs blind situation against Andrew Moreno.

Kovac:    
Moreno: 5x 5x

The board ran           and Kovac went from the top half of the chip counts to eliminated.

Moreno - 5.9 million

Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:17 PM Local Time (about 58 minutes ago)

Zachary Gilbert opened to 160,000, Michael Wang raised enough to put Gilbert in and he called - 325,000.

Gilbert:    
Wang:    

The board ran          , Gilberts big slick was best and he doubled to around 725,000. Wang sits safely with 4.7 million.

Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:05 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 10 minutes ago)
Level: 26
Blinds: 40000/80000
Ante: 80000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, February 25, 2024 9:54 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 21 minutes ago)
Two more levels are in the books and the field is on break. There are 23 players remaining in the event.
Sunday, February 25, 2024 9:07 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 8 minutes ago)

Here's how the final 27 players are seated and stacked.

Table 4

  1. Eddie Blumenthal - 800,000
  2. Michael Wang - 2,745,000
  3. David Dowdy - 2,120,000
  4. Richard Malone - 645,000
  5. Maurice Hawkins - 2,700,000
  6. Peter Ng - 2,425,000
  7. Zachary Gilbert - 850,000
  8. Matthew Osorio - 3,100,000
  9. Rubin Chappell - 1,200,000

Table 5

  1. Ryan D'Angelo - 2,600,000
  2. Tyler Barnes - 5,200,000
  3. Dale Roesel - 970,000
  4. Ryan Brown - 2,000,000
  5. Chris Mo - 4,100,00
  6. Guiseppi Betta - 340,000
  7. Leif Force - 2,400,000
  8. David Yue - 3,300,000
  9. Zak VanKeuren - 5,700,000

Table 15

  1. Fikret Kovac - 2,680,000
  2. Morgan Petro - 1,300,000
  3. Adam Hendrix - 5,600,000
  4. Jeremiah Fitzpatrick - 2,100,000
  5. Gabriel Andrade - 1,300,000
  6. Rabu Roscot - 2,200,000
  7. Chris Meyers - 2,000,000
  8. Nilesh Choudhany - 3,595,000
  9. Andrew Moreno - 4,000,000
Sunday, February 25, 2024 8:50 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 25 minutes ago)
The field is down to 27 player and they're done a complete redraw. Full counts and seating assignments to follow.
Sunday, February 25, 2024 8:26 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 48 minutes ago)

Dale Roesel and David Dowdy went to a raised flop of      . Dowdy checked, Roesel bet 100,000 and Dowdy check-raised to 300,000. Roesel looked him and called to see the   turn. Dowdy fired out 500,000 and Roesell let his cards go.

Dowdy - 2.4 million
Roesel - 670,000

Sunday, February 25, 2024 8:12 PM Local Time (about 3 hours and 3 minutes ago)

Joey Lebrun got in a preflop raising war that saw them both put in 280,000. The flop came      , VanKeuren checked, Lebrun bet 160,000 and VanKeuren check-raised to 480,000. Lebrun took a few beats before moving all in and VanKeuren called.

VanKeuren:    
Lebrun:    

The board finished    , VanKeuren made his flush and Lebrun was eliminated.

VanKeuren - 4.1 million

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, February 25, 2024 7:53 PM Local Time (about 3 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Cards are flying following the dinner break. There are 33 players remaining and they will do a full redraw at 27.
Sunday, February 25, 2024 7:53 PM Local Time (about 3 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Level: 24
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 50000
Sunday, February 25, 2024 6:52 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 23 minutes ago)
The field of 33 players are headed on a 60-minute dinner break. 
Sunday, February 25, 2024 6:51 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 24 minutes ago)

Based on the table talk and pile of chips in the middle, we missed some significant action between Chris Meyers and Ryan D'Angelo. The board was           and we arrived to see both players check the river.

D'Angelo tabled     and Meyers took the sizable pot with    .

Meyers - 2.25m
D'Angelo - 600,000

Sunday, February 25, 2024 6:40 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 35 minutes ago)

There was over 1 million in the pot on the turn with a board of        . Zak VanKeuren moved all in for 1.46 million and Kovac went deep into the tank. He looked at VanKeuren a few times before folding the   face up.

"I think I had you beat," Kovac said.

VanKeuren showed the   and said, "Then why didn't you call?"

A third player said out loud, "The deadman's hand..." referring to Ax 8x.

"Once I see I your ace, I know I had you beat," Kovac said.

VanKeuren shrugged and stacked 3 million after the hand.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, February 25, 2024 6:17 PM Local Time (about 4 hours and 58 minutes ago)

We found Maurice Hawkins and Peter Ng on a flop of       - the two big stacks at their table. Ng bet 440, Hawkins called and a third player got out of the way. The turn came  , Ng moved all in and Hawkins slid his cards to the dealer.

Ng - 2.53 million
Hawkins - 3 million

Sunday, February 25, 2024 5:55 PM Local Time (about 5 hours and 20 minutes ago)
The field rolled into the last level before dinner break with 45 players across five tables. They just made a pay jump to $6,884 and once they reach the final 36 spots, payouts increase every three positions.
Sunday, February 25, 2024 5:53 PM Local Time (about 5 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Level: 23
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 40000
Sunday, February 25, 2024 5:37 PM Local Time (about 5 hours and 38 minutes ago)

We found a big pot between David Dowdy and Khoi Nguyen. They were on the turn with a board of        , Dowdy bet 225,000 and Nguyen raised to 450,000. Dowdy called, the river came   and both players checked.

Nguyen tabled    , Dowdy mucked and Nguyen chipped up to 2.22 million, while Dowdy slipped to 1.65 million.

Sunday, February 25, 2024 5:22 PM Local Time (about 5 hours and 53 minutes ago)

 

James "TeslaPoker" Meadows was short-stacked and took a shot shoving it in with    . Unfortunately, Peter Ng found pocket jacks on the button, min-raised to 440,000 and the blinds released.

The board ran          , Meadows didn't improve and tapped the table. Peter Ng is chasing David Yue for the chip lead.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
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