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Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:20 PM Local Time
Local grinder takes home $12,070 for his win in $580 No-Limit Hold’em.
Las Vegas, NV. (August 28, 2016) — Dale Beaudoin is beginning to run out of room on his hand for all of the Circuit rings he’s won over the years.
Beaudoin won his third career WSOP Circuit ring and $12,071 on Sunday night after besting a field of 71 players in the $580 no-limit hold’em.
“It feels nice [to win a third],” said Beaudoin after his win. “Especially since I don’t try too hard at these.”
Beaudoin clarified that he spends more of his time playing both cash and tournaments locally in Las Vegas and California, rather than traveling all over in search of tournament scores. He may not travel a ton for tournament poker, he still finds fulfillment in claiming a win and taking home the hardware.
“I like having the trophy at the end,” said the 29-year-old poker pro. “Obviously, there are so many people that come out to try and win a ring that maybe wouldn’t if there was no ring. And definitely the [Global Casino] Championship is huge too. Once you get that ring, you want to get in the $10K freeroll and take a shot at half a million or whatever. I think the rings validate things for sure.
The former bartender moved out to Vegas to take up poker full-time and has had plenty of success doing it. Along with his three rings, he’s got almost $400,000 in career tournament winnings and is a successful cash-game player as well.
Even with all of his success in live tournaments, sometimes the variance causes him to have extended breaks where he will stick only with cash games.
“I’ll go through periods where I play a bunch and then get sick of them,” said Beaudoin. “If you brick like five or ten of them in a row, you’re kind of like “OK, I’m over tournaments,’ and then you kind of get back to them again.
Beaudoin hasn’t had an easy path to either of his recent wins. When he won his second ring last March at the Bicycle Casino, Beaudoin had to go through four-time ring winner Scott Stewart heads-up.
This time, he had to go through Bracelet winner Ryan Welch. Welch had direct position on Beaudoin for the entirety of the final table, but Beaudoin found a way to accumulate chips throughout final table. Beaudoin held the chip lead when the two squared off in their heads-up match.
Beaudoin used that chip lead to his advantage and finished off Welch in about 15 minutes. Welch took home $7,468 for his runner-up finish.
Along with the prize money and the third ring, Beaudoin took the inside track to the Casino Champion title. He earned 50 points for his win and is tied with Hayden Aalvik, who won the $365 no-limit hold’em re-entry, atop the leaderboard. The early win and top spot on the leaderboard may change Beaudoin’s future plans for the rest of the series.
“Now that I won this one, maybe I’ll continue with this stop and see if I can win the stop or whatever,” said Beaudoin.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:25 PM Local Time
The $580 no-limit hold'em is down to its final 10 players and they have redrawn for seats at the unofficial final table. While they are down to one table, they are still not in the money. Only the top eight players will take home a cash. In order to get points towards the Global Casino Championship, players must finish in the money.
Blinds are currently 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante and here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts for the final 10 players:
Seat 1: Chris Back - 41,000
Seat 2: Dale Beaudoin - 121,500
Seat 3: Ryan Welch - 92,500
Seat 4: Robert Matthews III - 67,000
Seat 5: Michael Lipscomb - 40,000
Seat 6: Michael Sneideman - 171,500
Seat 7: Daniel Marin - 32,000
Seat 8: Jerrimie Pacheco - 160,000
Seat 9: Brandon West - 74,000
Seat 10:Srini Godavarthy - 43,000
Sunday, August 28, 2016 5:03 PM Local Time
The top eight players will take home a payday in the $580 no-limit hold'em event. The eight spot will earn $1,418, but the winner will take home $12,071 and a Circuit ring.
Here's a look at the payouts:
Sunday, August 28, 2016 4:34 PM Local Time
Players are back from their second break of the day and level 9 is underway. Late registration and re-entry has closed and the field size has been finalized. 71 players took their shot at a Circuit title in this event, which generated a prizepool of $35,500.
Payout information is being calculated by the cage and will be posted when it is finalized. Blinds are 300/600 with a 100 ante and there are currently 36 players remaining.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 2:29 PM Local Time
The players in the $580 no-limit hold'em are back from their first break and there are 58 entries in the field thus far. Cody Pack, Ben Palmer, Vincent Moscati, and David Jackson are among those who are taking their shot at a ring in this event.
Level 5 is currently underway and blinds are 100/200 with a 25 ante. Lat registration and re-entry is still open for another couple hours.
Here is a look at the structure for the rest of the day (Note: Dinner break will take place after level 12):
Sunday, August 28, 2016 8:07 AM Local Time
The second ring event of the WSOP Circuit series at Planet Hollywood gets underway on Sunday at noon with a $580 no-limit hold'em event. This is scheduled to be a two-day event and will have unlimited re-entries.
Here are the details:
- Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips
- Day 1 is scheduled to last 18 levels
- The first 12 levels are 30 minutes each
- Levels 13-18 will be 40 minutes each
- There are 15-minute breaks after every two hours of play
- There is a 60-minute dinner break at the end of level 12
- Late registration and re-entry will remain open until the start of level 9 (~4:15 p.m.)