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

Saturday, April 08, 2017 to Sunday, April 09, 2017

Ring Event #11: $365 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $41,700
  • Entries: 139
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, April 10, 2017 12:29 AM Local Time

Duane Gerleman

Event #11
No-Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 139
Prize Pool: $41,700

Duane Gerleman wins a gold ring at Council Bluffs for the third consecutive season.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (April 9, 2017) -- Just two days after Blair Hinkle won his fourth Council Bluffs gold ring, Duane Gerleman matched the feat and captured his fourth gold ring at the western Iowa property. Gerleman defeated a 139-player field in Event #11: $365 No-Limit Hold'em to earn $11,675.

"I can't believe I can't get one someplace else," said Gerleman.

Last season Gerleman came close to winning a ring outside of Council Bluffs. He finished runner-up in a Horseshoe Tunica gold ring event.

This marked Gerleman's 45th career WSOP cash. He won his first career gold ring 2012. Then he won one in 2015 and 2016. Last year's gold ring victory was his largest. He defeated a 743-player field in the multi-flight re-entry event, which was the record for Iowa's largest poker tournament at the time. He earned $44,577 for that win.

Gerleman is planning to hit Vegas this summer to play in a few gold bracelet events at the Rio. He intends to play the Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event and the seniors event. His 2012 gold ring came in Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better and he has also found success in seniors events. He has cashed in the gold bracelet seniors event three times in his career, including two top 30 finishes.

Gerleman is farmer from Ridgeway, Iowa. He owns three farms and is in the process of selling them and starting his retirement. It is a process that takes years, but once it is finished he is looking forward to having more time for poker and maybe getting a few more shots at gold outside of his home state.

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Event #11 was the eleventh of 12 gold ring events on the WSOP Circuit schedule at Horseshoe Council Bluffs. The $365 No-Limit Hold'em tournament attracted 139 players generating a $41,700 prize pool. The top 15 players were paid.

Day 1 began Saturday at 5 p.m. and lasted 15 levels. Day 2 began Sunday at 2 p.m. with 14 players remaining. The tournament ended at about 9:45 p.m. midway through Level 24.

Final table results:

1st: Duane Gerleman - $11,675 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Gregory Armand - $7,217
3rd: Doc Hanson - $5,209
4th: Swadeep Mishra - $3,828
5th: Neil Scott - $2,861
6th: Jason Seitz - $2,175
7th: Robert Michel - $1,682
8th: Travis Reed - $1,321
9th: Martin Ryan - $1,055

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017 11:18 PM Local Time

Duane Gerleman (pictured) has just won the eleventh ring event at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs World Series of Poker Circuit. The Iowan farmer bested 139 players in the $365 No-Limit Hold'em tournament to pocket $11,675 and earn his fourth career WSOP Circuit gold ring. He also earns 50 Casino Championship points for his victory.

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

1st: Duane Gerleman - $11,675 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Gregory Armand - $7,217
3rd: Doc Hanson - $5,209
4th: Swadeep Mishra - $3,828
5th: Neil Scott - $2,861
6th: Jason Seitz - $2,175
7th: Robert Michel - $1,682
8th: Travis Reed - $1,321
9th: Martin Ryan - $1,055

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017 12:14 PM Local Time
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Sunday, April 9, 2017 1:30 AM Local Time

There are two levels remaining in Day 1 and the clock reads that there are 27 players remaining. The top 15 will get paid and everyone that reaches the money will guarantee themselves a cash of at least $704. The eventual champion will take home $11,675 and a WSOP Circuit gold ring.

Day 2 will get underway at 2 p.m. at the start of Level 16: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante

Day 2 chip counts will be posted before the start of play.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:21 AM Local Time
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Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:15 AM Local Time

Event #11: $365 No-Limit Hold'em -  5 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 (9:30 p.m.)
  • Levels 1-12 are 30 minutes long, levels 13-21 are 40 minutes long and all remaining levels are 50 minutes long
  • There is no dinner break on Day 1
  • Day 1 will last 15 levels
  • Day 2 is scheduled to start Sunday 2 p.m.