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2016/17 WSOP Circuit - POTAWATOMI (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Saturday, February 11, 2017 to Saturday, February 11, 2017

Event #10: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $79,800
  • Entries: 266
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:31 PM Local Time

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Event #10
No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
Buy-In: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 266
Prize Pool: $79,800

Wisconsin native Byron Ziebell wins his first career gold ring at his home casino.

MILWAUKEE (February 12, 2017) -- Byron Ziebell has won Potawatomi's only turbo event of the series. He defeated a 266-player field in just under 11 hours to earn $19,547 and his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring. The victory also earned Ziebell 50 Casino Championship points. Prior to this win, Ziebell had two cashes this series for 15 points. His total of 65 points now is good for the lead in the Casino Championship with only three events still yet to finish.

Ziebell has a chance to add points to his total in the Main Event. He bagged in Day 1A of the Main Event on Friday, but has a lot of work to do to make it to the money. He will be returning for Day 2 120th in chips out of the 132 remaining players. Only the top 72 will earn a cash and points. Ziebell said that he intends to play in Event #11: $580 No-Limit Hold'em Sunday afternoon if he busts in the Main Event.

Ziebell said he felt comfortable at the final table, but acknowledged the luck factor involved in turbos. He said that there is not a lot of post-flop play and it's about picking hands and going with them.

"Back when I used to play online, I used to play a lot of turbos," said Ziebell. "I actually specialized in 180-man turbos."

Ziebell is an accountant and a professional poker player. He is an accountant for three months a year and a poker player for the other nine months. He works as an accountant during tax season and his first day back to accounting work is scheduled for this Monday. He said that he may have to push back that start date to Tuesday as he tries to chase points to secure the Casino Champion title.

Ziebell is a native of Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Potawatomi is his home casino and he mainly plays 2/5 cash games when the World Series isn't in town.

This marked his 10th career WSOP cash. He now has nine cashes on the Circuit and one out in Las Vegas. His one cash in Vegas was a final table finish. He finished in 6th place in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event in 2015 for $17,821. It was Ziebell's largest career WSOP cash up until this one. This cash pushed Ziebell's career WSOP tournament earnings over the $50,000 mark.

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Event #10 was the tenth of 12 gold ring events on the WSOP Circuit schedule at Potawatomi. The $365 no-limit hold'em turbo tournament attracted 266 players generating a $79,800 prize pool. The top 27 players were paid.

It was a one-day event. The tournament began at 4 p.m. Saturday and ended at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday on the last hand of Level 28.

Final table:

1st: Byron Ziebell - $19,547 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Mark Agne - $12,080
3rd: Eric Eklund - $8,728
4th: John Ruggles - $6,423
5th: Elizabeth Kiepert - $4,812
6th: Robert Downs - $3,667
7th: Johanssy Joseph - $2,841
8th: Kyle Kramer - $2,237
9th: Cody Brinn - $1,789

Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:11 AM Local Time

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Byron Ziebell (pictured) has just won the turbo event at the Potawatomi World Series of Poker Circuit. The accountant/poker player bested 266 players in the $365 no-limit hold'em turbo tournament to pocket $19,547 and earn his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring. He also earns 50 Casino Championship points for his victory, which gives him 65 points in the series and the lead in the Casino Championship with just three events remaining.

A full report on Ziebell's win will be made available tomorrow. In the meantime, here's a look at the final table results:

1st: Byron Ziebell - $19,547 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Mark Agne - $12,080
3rd: Eric Eklund - $8,728
4th: John Ruggles - $6,423
5th: Elizabeth Kiepert - $4,812
6th: Robert Downs - $3,667
7th: Johanssy Joseph - $2,841
8th: Kyle Kramer - $2,237
9th: Cody Brinn - $1,789

Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:01 AM Local Time

The final table has been reached in the turbo event. The final nine players are all guaranteed a payout of at least $1,789. The winner will take home $19,547, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and 50 Casino Championship points. In the one seat, making his second final table of the series, is Kyle Kramer. Kramer will take the lead in the Casino Championship chip if he can finish in 2nd place or better. This is Byron Ziebell's third cash of the series. He can take the lead in the Casino Championship with a win and and a win only.

Final table chip counts:

Seat 1: Kyle Kramer - 238,000 (11 bb)
Seat 2: Mark Agne - 164,000 (8 bb)
Seat 3: Robert Downs - 310,000 (15 bb)
Seat 4: Elizabeth Kiepert - 480,000 (24 bb)
Seat 5: Eric Eklund - 622,000 (31 bb)
Seat 6: Cody Brinn - 247,000 (12 bb)
Seat 7: John Ruggels - 196,000 (9 bb)
Seat 8: Johanssy Joseph - 173,000 (8 bb)
Seat 9: Byron Ziebell - 174,000 (8 bb)

- 18 minutes remain in Level 24: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante

Up-to-date results can be found above under the "Results" tab.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:11 PM Local Time

Registration has closed in the turbo event and it ended up drawing 266 entries. The prizepool totaled $79,800 with $19,547 reserved for the top finisher. Besides the top cash prize, the winner will take home a WSOP Circuit gold ring and 50 Global Casino Championship points. The 27 spots will be paid and everyone reaching the money will be guaranteed a payout of at least $645.

Final table payouts:

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The complete payout list can be found above under the "Prizepool" tab.

The turbo is a one-day event. This event will finish in the early morning hours of Sunday morning. Level 9 has just been completed and players are headed on a 30-minute extended break.

Friday, February 10, 2017 11:26 PM Local Time
Turbo Structure
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Friday, February 10, 2017 11:20 PM Local Time

Potawatomi's only turbo event of the series begins today at 4 p.m.

Event #10: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo (1 Re-Entry) – 4 p.m.

  • Players start with 10,000 tournament chips
  • Blinds start at 25/50
  • Registration remains open until the start of Level 9 (6:50 p.m.)
  • Players are allowed one re-entry
  • All levels are 20 minutes long
  • There is a 30-minute extended break after Level 9
  • This is a one-day event