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Thursday, March 3, 2016 10:34 PM Local Time
Las Vegas (3 March, 2016) – Richard Mullen won his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring Wednesday night at Bally’s Las Vegas. Mullen finished in first place in Event #7: $365 No-Limit Hold’em, earning $16,128.
Mullen felt like he was really in the zone throughout the final table. “It’s all kind of a blur right now,” he said after his victory. “I ran pretty good early on, don’t really remember the rest.”
After thinking for a moment, he added, “It was tough playing against Ari, for sure.” He’s referring to Ari Engel, perhaps the most well-known face at the final table. Engel, among other impressive accomplishments, has earned seven WSOP Circuit rings (tied for second all-time). This was also his second final table here at Bally’s, and he finished in third place at both of them.
Mullen, who hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, came to Las Vegas just to play poker. He arrived on Tuesday, just in time for this event, and his poker trip is off to a great start.
The tournament started on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. with 215 players. Twelve made it to Day 2, which began at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. After Day 2 started, two players were eliminated within the first 10 minutes, and the remaining players combined to a single table. Mullen officially earned his victory at about 8:15 p.m.
Full results from the event are available in the Results Tab, above.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 8:25 PM Local Time
Richard Mullen finished first place in Event #7: $365 No-Limit Hold'em. He earns $16,128 and his first WSOP Circuit ring.
A full report on the event will be posted no later than Thursday.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 3:14 PM Local Time
After two quick bustout, there are now 10 players left, and they've combined to a single table.
12th Place - Allen Kessler - $1,207
11th Place - Jake Reeser - $1,207
Full results so far are available in the RESULTS Tab
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 3:12 PM Local Time
Ari Engel leads heading into Day 2
The 12 remaining players have taken their seats, and Day 2 is officially underway.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 8:29 AM Local Time
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 3:38 AM Local Time
Day 1 will wrap up in a little more than an hour.
There are currently 16 players remaining, and chip counts heading into Day 2 will be posted Wednesday morning.
Players who advance to Day 2 will return at 3:00 p.m. to play down to a winner.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 11:53 PM Local Time
Ari Engel - fresh off a third-place finish in Event #4 - is still in contention in this tourney
The 48 remaining players have returned from dinner break. They'll play six more levels before bagging up for the night.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 8:57 PM Local Time
Registration has closed, and there are officially 215 entries.
The top 24 players will make the money. A min-cash is worth $595, and the winner will earn $16,128.
Here are the final table payouts. For a full list of payouts click the Prizepool Tab, above, or click the image below.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:16 PM Local Time
Players are now on their first break. There are 190 players so far, and late registration is open for about another two hours.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:11 PM Local Time
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 2:17 PM Local Time
Event #7: $365 No-Limit Hold'em begins at 4:00 PM today.
- Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips.
- Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 (about 8:15 p.m.).
- Blinds start at 25/50.
- There is a 60-minute dinner break after Level 12 and shorter breaks every two hours.
- Players who advance to Day 2 will return at 2 p.m. on Wednesday to play down to a winner.