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2016/17 WSOP Circuit - HORSESHOE COUNCIL BLUFFS (Omaha/Iowa)

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 to Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Ring Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $59,400
  • Entries: 198
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4:38 PM Local Time


Event #6
No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Buy-In: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 198
Prize Pool: $59,400

Michael Hahn defeats a tough final table to capture his third career WSOP Circuit gold ring.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (April 5, 2017) -- Michael Hahn has just defeated a 198-player field in the Horseshoe Council Bluffs six max event to win his third career WSOP Circuit gold ring and the top prize of $16,334. This win was coming just 10 days after he won his second career gold ring. Hahn won the Hard Rock Tulsa's $2,200 High Roller event for $61,198.

Hahn reached the unofficial final table of seven players with the third biggest chip stack. The remaining field was stacked with some of the Circuit's best players. The remaining players included nine-time WSOP gold ring winner Maurice Hawkins and seven-time ring winner Josh Reichard. Also joining Hahn at the unofficial final table, was 57-time Circuit casher Neil Scott and Jason Mirza. Mirza, just like Hahn was coming off of successful Hard Rock Tulsa series. Mirza cashed twice at the series, including scoring a runner-up finish.

By the end of Day 1, Hawkins and Ryan Skluzak had hit the rail and the field would be returning with five players for Day 2. Hahn started Day 2 fourth in chips and with less than 20 big blinds. Hahn's confidence wasn't affected after losing some chips at the end of Day 1. He came into Day 2 looking for good spots and he found some early on.

"Hope to find a couple of good spots. The players were really tough," said Hahn about the final table.

After just 15 minutes into Day 2, Hahn found himself heads up against Mirza. Desmonde Thomas had busted in 5th place, Scott in 4th place and Reichard in 3rd place. Hahn and Mirza battled it out for just under an hour before the last river card hit. Hahn shook hands with Mirza, took his winner photo and then jumped straight into Wednesday's Monster Stack event.

Hahn earned 50 Global Casino Championship points for his win and his season total is now sitting at 182.5 points, which is good for a top five spot on the season leaderboard. Just like yesterday's winner Charlie Nguyen, Hahn went from on the bubble area of the standings to a lock for one of the 50-at large bids.

This marked Hahn's 25th career WSOP cash and pushed his career WSOP tournament earnings up to $286,232.


Event #6 was the sixth of 12 gold ring events on the WSOP Circuit schedule at Horseshoe Council Bluffs. The $365 No-Limit Hold'em six max tournament attracted 198 players generating a $59,400 prize pool. The top 21 players were paid.

Day 1 began Tuesday at noon and lasted 21 levels. Day 2 began Wednesday at 2 p.m. with five players remaining. The tournament ended at about 3:10 p.m. at the start of Level 23.

Final table results:

1st: Michael Hahn - $16,334 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Jason Mirza - $10,091
3rd: Josh Reichard - $7,130
4th: Neil Scott - $5,067
5th: Desmonde Thomas - $3,622
6th: Ryan Skluzak - $2,604

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4:17 PM Local Time


Michael Hahn (pictured) has just won the six max event at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs World Series of Poker Circuit. Hahn bested 198 players in the $365 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max tournament to pocket $16,334 and earn his third career WSOP Circuit gold ring. He also earns 50 Casino Championship points for his victory.

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

1st: Michael Hahn - $16,334 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Jason Mirza - $10,091
3rd: Josh Reichard - $7,130
4th: Neil Scott - $5,067
5th: Desmonde Thomas - $3,622
6th: Ryan Skluzak - $2,604

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4:15 PM Local Time


Jason Mirza finished runer-up for $10,091. This marked his 6th career WSOP Circuit cash and second runner-up finish this Circuit season. Mirza recorded a 2nd place finish two weeks ago at the Hard Rock Tulsa stop.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 3:22 PM Local Time

In the first 15 minutes of Day 2, three players have already hit the rail.

3rd place: Josh Reichard - $7,130
4th place: Neil Scott - $5,067
5th place: Desmonde Thomas - $3,622

Michael Hahn and Jason Mirza are left heads up playing for the gold ring. The winner will take home $16,334 and a WSOP Circuit gold ring, while the runner-up finisher will have to settle for $10,091.


3rd place - Josh Reichard



4th place - Neil Soctt



5th place - Desmonde Thomas

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 3:38 AM Local Time
End of Day 1
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 3:38 AM Local Time


Day 1 has ended with five players remaining in the six max event. Josh Reichard (pictured) will be returning for Day 2 of the tournament third in chips and with a shot to become only the sixth player in Circuit history to win eight WSOP Circuit gold rings. Reichard won his 7th career ring earlier this week in the series' multi-flight re-entry event. The $39k top prize was the largest of his WSOP career.

Michael Hahn will be competing for his third career ring and the other three are all after their first.

Day 2 will get underway Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Day 2 chip counts:

Seat 1: Michael Hahn - 202,000
Seat 2: Neil Scott - 150,000
Seat 3: Jason Mirza - 705,000
Seat 4: Desmonde Thomas - 489,000
Seat 5: Josh Reichard - 434,000

- Day 2 starts at the beginning of Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante

- All remaining levels are 50 minutes long

Day 1 results can be found above under the "Results" tab.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 3:03 AM Local Time


Ryan Skluzak is headed to the payout desk in 6th place to collect $2,604. This was Skluzak's third cash and second final table of the series. He finished in 7th place in Event #2: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:33 AM Local Time


Maurice Hawkins has been eliminated in 7th place for $1,882. He will have to wait another day for a shot at a 10th gold ring. Hawkins intends on playing in tomorrow's Monster Stack to try defend his title in the event.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:31 AM Local Time

The six max event  has reached the unofficial final table of seven players. It is tough field remaining with the players left holding a combined 18 WSOP Circuit gold rings (Maurice Hawkins 9, Josh Reichard 7, and Michael Hahn 2).

A win for Hawkins would give him sole possession of the all-time rings lead. He currently is tied for the top spot with Alex Masek and Valentin Vornicu. Hawkins has a tough rode ahead as he starts as the unofficial final table's short stack with less than four big blinds.

Here is a look at the unofficial final table seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Michael Hahn - 330,000 (41 bb)
Seat 2: Neil Scott - 170,000 (21 bb)
Seat 3: Jason Mirza - 413,000 (51 bb)
Seat 4: Maurice Hawkins - 26,000 (3 bb)
Seat 5: Desmonde Thomas - 393,000 (49 bb)
Seat 6: Josh Reichard - 272,000 (34 bb)
Seat 7: Ryan Skluzak - 373,000 (46 bb)

- 29 minutes remain in Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 7:47 PM Local Time

Six max players are on their one-hour dinner break. The clock reads that there are 42 players remaining from the 198-player starting field. When players return from dinner, they will play nine 40-minute levels before bagging for the end of Day 1.

Cards will be back in the air at 7:31 p.m. local time

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:47 PM Local Time

Registration has closed for the six max event with 198 entries, making it the largest singe-flight event thus far in the series. The prizepool amounted to $59,400 and the winner will earn $16,334. In addition to the biggest cash prize, the winner will receive a WSOP Circuit gold ring and 50 Casino Championship points. The top 21 spots are set to get paid with the 21st place finisher taking home $544.

Six Max Payout Structure:


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 12:19 AM Local Time
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 12:13 AM Local Time

The series' only six-handed event gets underway Tuesday at noon. It is the first of two new gold ring events to begin on Tuesday. The second ring event on the day is Event #7: $365 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better and it begins at 5 p.m.

Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max – 12 p.m.

  • Players start with 10,000 tournament chips
  • Blinds begin at 25/50
  • Players are allowed unlimited re-entry
  • Registration remains open until the start of Level 9 (4:30 p.m.)
  • Levels are 1-12 are 30 minutes long, levels 13-21 are 40 minutes long and all remaining levels are 50 minutes long
  • There is a one-hour dinner break after Level 12 (6:30 p.m.)
  • The entire tournament is played six-handed
  • Day 1 will last 21 levels
  • Day 2 will begin Wednesday at 2 p.m.