Monday, August 28, 2017 9:54 PM Local Time
Jeremy Meacham - Foxwoods Main Event Winner - $156,735
After falling just short two times in a row, Jeremy Meacham is now a World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner. Meacham won the Main Event at Foxwoods, earning $156,735.
Meacham is a 30-year old professional poker player from Oak Bluffs, MA. Meacham has a very special history with Foxwoods casino, and specifically the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Main Event at Foxwoods. The last three years Meacham has not only cashed this event, but has final tabled it. In 2015 he placed 6th for $28,556, in 2016 he took 3rd for $66,930, and today he finally secured the win for $156,735.
“The third time’s the charm, I guess,” Meacham said after the event concluded. “It feels good to finally get there. Sixth, third, and first is a nice little progression.”
Meacham ended Day 1A as the chip leader with 289,000. He was nearly the overall chip leader heading into Day 2, except poker pro Galen Hall inched just ahead of him in Day 1B when Hall eliminated Meacham’s brother Henry the last hand of the night.
“Sort of ironic,” Meacham said about Hall’s Day 1B performance. “He knocked my brother out to take the lead just ahead of me, and I went on to win the tournament.”
Meacham came into the final table second in chips with 1,500,000, just behind chipleader Mike Azzaro (2,690,000). Azzaro was ultimately eliminated in 4th Place ($52,488), and after the elimination of Bob Ricciuti in 3rd place ($70,713), Meacham went heads up with Sean Thomson. Heads-up play lasted just over two hours, and concluded when Meacham shoved all in with pocket twos, and Thomson called with ace-queen. Thomson flopped a queen, but Meacham flopped a set of twos to secure the win.
Foxwoods was the second Circuit stop of the new season, and in addition to the prize money and the Circuit ring, Meacham also won a free entry into the 2017/2018 WSOP Global Casino Championship.
The tournament started with 486 entries, and the top 54 made the money. Other players finishing in the money include Christoher Leong (43rd Place), Dave Stefanski (39th Place), Greg Himmelbrand (27th Place), JeWook Oh (25th Place), Mike Dentale (18th Place), Cory Waaland (11th Place), Ralph Massey (8th Place), Galen Hall (5th Place) and Mike Azzaro (4th Place).
Monday, August 28, 2017 7:06 PM Local Time
Jeremy Meacham is the WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event Champion
Jeremy Meacham shoves all in from the button with a covering stack. Sean Thomson calls quickly.
The flop puts Meacham in a commanding lead when it comes pairing Thomson, but giving Meacham a set. The on the turn seals it, leaving Thomson drawing dead. The is the river but it changes nothing. Thomson is eliminated in 2nd place, collecting $96,957.
Sean Thomson is the runner up and collects $96,957 for his finish
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:48 PM Local Time
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:38 PM Local Time
Players are now in the midst of a 15-minute break and will return shortly.
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:37 PM Local Time
Sean Thomson limps on the button and Jeremy Meacham checked his option. The flop comes and both players check.
The is the turn card and Meacham checks to Thomson. Thomson bets 105,000. Meacham check-raises to 400,000 and Thomson calls.
On the river, Meacham leads out with a bet of 1,400,000 and Thomson promptly folds allowing Meacham to take the pot.
Jeremy Meacham - 6,570,000 (66 bb)
Sean Thomson - 3,150,000 (32 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:35 PM Local Time
Sean Thomson opens the button to 260,000, and Jeremy Meacham defends his big blind.
The flop is . Meacham checks, Thomson continues for 110,000, and Meacham calls. Both players check through the turn, and the river is the . Meacham checks again, Thomson bets 325,000, and Meacham calls.
Thomson shows for queens and tens, but Meacham rivered a better two pair with .
Jeremy Meacham - 5,825,000 (58 bb)
Sean Thomson - 3,895,000 (39 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:17 PM Local Time
Sean Thomson limps on the button and Jeremy Meacham checks his option. Both players then check on the flop.
The comes on the turn and Thomson leads out with a bet of 130,000 which Meacham calls.
On the river, Thomson leads out one more time, betting 400,000. Meacham calls, but is dismayed to see Thomson's for two pair, and he earns the pot.
Sean Thomson: 4,650,000 (47 bb)
Jeremy Meacham: 5,150,000 (52 bB)
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:13 PM Local Time
Sean Thomson opens the button to 210,000, and Jeremy Meacham three-bets to what looks like 700,000 in the big blind. It's never counted, though, as Taylor quickly four-bet shoves and Meacham quickly calls to put himself at risk for 2,860,000.
The board runs out clean for Meacham, coming . He doubles up with ace-high, retaking the chip lead in the process.
Jeremy Meacham - 5,740,000 (57 bb)
Sean Thomson - 3,980,000 (40 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:11 PM Local Time
Jeremy Meacham opens the button to 255,000, and Sean Thomson three-bets to 800,000 in the big blind. Meacham four-bet shoves for about 2,750,000, and Thomson calls to put him at risk.
The flop brings the possibility of a chop into play, and Meacham asks for a high card. Instead, it's the , which is even better. He just needs to fade a nine to avoid elimination, and he does so with the blank river.
Jeremy Meacham - 2,750,000 (28 bb)
Sean Thomson - 6,970,000 (69 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:05 PM Local Time
Sean Thomson raises to 210,000 on the button. Meacham calls from the big blind.
The flop is and both players check to see the on the turn. Meacham checks. Thomson puts out a bet of 110,000. Meacham check-raises, making it 300,000 to go. Thomson thinks about it for a little bit, then folds his hand, allowing Meacham to take down the pot.
Jeremy Meacham - 2,850,000 (36 bb)
Sean Thomson - 6,870,000 (86 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 5:55 PM Local Time
Jeremy Meacham is doing his best to stay in this heads-up match, and he's continued to chip his way upward following his most recent double.
In the first of a two-hand series, Meacham limps the button, and Sean Thomson checks his option in the big blind. The flop is , and Thomson check-calls a bet of 100,000. The turn is the , and this time, Thomson check-folds to a second Meacham barrel.
Thomson limps his button one hand later, and Meacham raises to 375,000. Thomson calls. They check it all the way down as the board runs out , and Meacham wins the pot with for ace-high.
Thomson's lead, which was once approaching 8:1, is now barely 2:1.
Jeremy Meacham - 3,125,000 (31 bb)
Sean Thomson - 6,595,000 (66 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 5:45 PM Local Time
Meacham is down to 1,260,000 to start the hand. Sean Thomson starts with the button and she shoves all in. Meacham thinks about it for a bit, then calls.
The flop comes putting Meacham in a commanding position and he holds up through the on the turn and the on the river, allowing him to double up.
Jeremy Meacham - 2,540,000 (25 bb)
Sean Thomson - 7,180,000 (72 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 5:32 PM Local Time
Monday, August 28, 2017 5:24 PM Local Time
Jeremy Meacham completes from the button, and Sean Thomson checks his option in the big blind.
The flop is , and both players check. The turn is the . Thomson checks again, and Meacham bets 210,000. Thomson calls, then checks again on the river. When Meacham bets another 350,000, though, Thomson check-raises all in.
Meacham has about 1,100,000 chips left behind his bet, and he spends a couple minutes in the tank before surrendering his cards into the muck.
Thomson wins the pot, and he now has a chip lead of nearly 8:1.
Sean Thomson - 8,620,000 (108 bb)
Jeremy Meacham - 1,100,000 (14 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 5:18 PM Local Time
Sean Thomson limps from the small blind and Jeremy Meacham checks his option.
The flop comes down and Meacham checks. Thomson leads out with a bet of 80,000. Meacham raises, making it 250,000. Thomson calls.
On the turn Meacham open shoves all in with a covering stack and Thomson instantly calls.
Meacham had flopped top two pair, but the turn made Thomson a straight. Thomson avoids Meacham's full house outs on the river and that earns him a massive double up, back into the chip lead.
Sean Thomson - 7,620,000 (95 bb)
Jeremy Meacham - 2,100,000 (26 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 5:06 PM Local Time
Sean Thomson opens the button to 205,000, and Jeremy Meacham defends his big blind.
The flop is , and both players check. The turn is the . Meacham checks again, Thomson bets 130,000, and Meacham check-raises to 375,000. Thomson calls. The river is the . Meacham takes a brief pause, then moves all in for 2,490,000. Thomson instantly calls to put Meacham at risk.
Meacham has it, though; he shows for trip queens, and it's good. Thomson's are exposed as he pays off his debt, sending a big chunk of his stack and the chip lead to his opponent.
Jeremy Meacham - 6,160,000 (77 bb)
Sean Thomson - 3,560,000 (45 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 4:55 PM Local Time
On the button, Sean Thomson raises to 205,000. Jeremy Meacham defends from the big blind.
The flop is and both players check to see the on the turn. On the turn, Meacham checks and Thomson bets 130,000. Meacham calls.
on the river, Meacham checks again, Thomson bets 325,000. Meacham sighs, then tosses in one chip to call. Thomson lifts his hand and looks as if he is about to muck, but instead reluctantly turns over for queen high. Meacham showed and that's enough to earn him the pot and to make up some distance between him and Thomson.
Jeremy Meacham - 3,550,000 (44 bb)
Sean Thomson - 6,170,000 (77 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 4:47 PM Local Time
There hasn't been much of a feeling-out period during the early stages of this heads-up duel, as most pots are being contested fairly aggressively. Jeremy Meacham is the primary aggressor so far, and he's making his moves out of position, for the most part.
In a recent hand, Sean Thomson opens the button to 205,000, and Meacham plunks down a big three-bet that's never counted. Thomson instantly folds.
Two hands later Thomson opens to the same 205,000, and Meacham flats this time. They both check through the flop, and the turn pairs the board with the . Meacham checks again, Thomson bets 160,000, and Meacham check-raises with another stack that goes uncounted. Thomson surrenders quickly once again, and Meacham wins the pot.
Jeremy Meacham - 2,925,000 (37 bb)
Sean Thomson - 6,795,000 (85 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 4:40 PM Local Time
Jeremy Meacham - 2,685,000 (34 bb)
Sean Thomson - 7,035,000 (88 bb)
Monday, August 28, 2017 4:39 PM Local Time
On the second hand back from break, Bob Ricciuti (pictured) open shoves all in from the button with a stack of roughly 1,350,000. Sean Thomson quickly calls from the big blind.
The flop is not giving Ricciuti any improvement, but the on the turn gives him a few extra outs to a flush. The on the river is unfortunately not one of them and he hits the rail in 3rd place, taking home $70,713 for his efforts.
Bob Ricciuti - Eliminated