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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - CHOCTAW DURANT (Oklahoma/Dallas)

Friday, November 10, 2017 to Monday, November 13, 2017

Event #11: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,362,000
  • Entries: 908
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 3:57 AM Local Time


Dan Lowery is one of the most successful players on the World Series of Poker Circuit. Before Monday, he already won five Circuit rings and hundreds of thousands of dollars on the Circuit alone. On Monday evening, Lowery crossed off the elusive main event win off the poker checklist.

The Arkansas native won his sixth Circuit ring after defeating a 908-entry field in the $1,675 no-limit hold’em main event to win $258,784 at Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. Lowery’s poker talent was never in question by anybody who has seen the 43-year-old play, but with six previous main event final tables and three runner-up finishes, he felt that he needed to come out on top.

Despite having five prelim wins under his belt, he felt pressure to close this out. It was the first time he ever felt pressure on the felt.... READ MORE

Monday, November 13, 2017 8:38 PM Local Time

 

Dan Lowery

Dan Lowery raises to 4,000 from the button and Walter Rodriguez moves all in for a little over 2 million. Lowery snap-calls.

Lowery:   
Rodriguez:   

Rodriguez's pocket pair is out in front and remains ahead following the     flop, but Lowery has picked up a straight draw.

The   turn changes nothing and Rodriguez will need to dodge a three or an ace on the river to double up. But the   hits the turn, improving Lowery to a pair of aces, and giving him the Main Event title.

Walter Rodriguez (below) finishes in second place for $160,062.

Monday, November 13, 2017 8:31 PM Local Time

Walter Rodriguez limps from the button and Dan Lowery checks his option.

The flop is     and both players check. The   falls on the turn and Lowery check-calls a bet of 160,000 from Rodriguez.

The turn is the   and both players check.

Lowery flips    for a pair of fours, but Rodriguez holds    for a pair of sevens.
Monday, November 13, 2017 8:28 PM Local Time

Dan Lowery calls from the button and Walter Rodriguez checks his option.

The flop is     and Rodriguez checks. Lowery bets 225,000 and Rodriguez folds.

Monday, November 13, 2017 8:28 PM Local Time
Walter Rodriguez limps in on the button. Dan Lowery shoves from the big blind. Rodriguez folds and Lowery takes down another pot.
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Monday, November 13, 2017 8:26 PM Local Time
Walter Rodriguez gets a walk in the big blind. 
Monday, November 13, 2017 8:26 PM Local Time

After Walter Rodriguez limps in from the button, Dan Lowery checks his option and the players see a     flop.

Both players check the flop to see a   turn card. Lowery bets 375,000 and Rodriguez calls.

The   completes the board and Lowery bets 980,000. Rodriguez calls and Lowery shows    for quad kings. Rodriguez held    for a full house, kings full of sixes.

Dan Lowery - 16,140,000 (100 bb)
Walter Rodriguez - 2,020,000 (12 bb)
Monday, November 13, 2017 8:21 PM Local Time

Dan Lowery limps in on he button and Walter Rodriguez checks his option.

The flop is     and both players check. The   is the turn and once again, both players check. The   falls on the river and for a third time, both players check.

Rodriguez flips    for a pair of threes. Lowery held    for ace-high, and Rodriguez takes it down.

Monday, November 13, 2017 8:20 PM Local Time

Walter Rodriguez opens to 320,000. Dan Lowery reraises, making it 850,000. Rodriguez calls. 

The flop is     and Lowery checks. Rodriguez bets 800,000 and Lowery calls. 

On the   turn, Lowery checks again. Rodriguez bets 1,500,000. Lowery thinks for about 15 seconds, then moves all in. Rodriguez mucks his    face up, frustratedly. 

Dan Lowery - 15,000,000 (94 bb)
Walter Rodriguez - 3,200,000 (20 bb)

Monday, November 13, 2017 8:19 PM Local Time
Walter Rodriguez gets a walk in the big blind. 
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Monday, November 13, 2017 8:18 PM Local Time
Dan Lowery gets a walk in the big blind. 
Monday, November 13, 2017 8:17 PM Local Time

Dan Lowery limps in on the button and Walter Rodriguez raises it up to 480,000. Lowery calls. 

The flop is     and both players check. On the   turn, Rodriguez leads out with a bet of 320,000. Lowery calls. 

The river is the   and both players check again. Rodriguez shows    and his ace-high is good to take down the pot.

Monday, November 13, 2017 8:17 PM Local Time
Walter Rodriguez raises on the button and Dan Lowery folds.
Monday, November 13, 2017 8:17 PM Local Time
Walter Rodriguez gets a walk in the big blind.
Monday, November 13, 2017 8:16 PM Local Time

Walter Rodriguez limps in on the button and Dan Lowery checks his option in the big blind. The flop is     and Lowery checks. Rodriguez bets 250,000 and Lowery calls.

Both players check the   turn and the   comes on the river. Lowery checks and Rodriguez bets 475,000. Lowery calls. Rodriguez shows   , good for a flush, and Lowery mucks.

"I had a big ace and a heart draw," says Lowery. "I didn't know how I was beat, but I just thought I was."

Walter Rodriguez - 5,700,000 (35 bb)
Dan Lowery - 12,400,000 (77 bb)

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Monday, November 13, 2017 8:12 PM Local Time

Dan Lowery raises to 400,000 on the button and Walter Rodriguez calls out of the big blind. The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the  .

Rodriguez bets 350,000 and Lowery calls. The river is the   and both players check. Lowery wins the pot with   .

Monday, November 13, 2017 8:11 PM Local Time

Walter Rodriguez raises to 400,000 on the button and Dan Lowery calls out of the big blind. The action gets checked to the river on a board of      .

On the river, Lowery leads out for 200,000 and Rodriguez calls. Lowery shows   , good for second pair, and Rodriguez mucks his hand.

Monday, November 13, 2017 8:09 PM Local Time

Dan Lowery limps in on the button and Walter Rodriguez checks his option in the big blind. The flop is     and Rodriguez checks. Lowery bets 160,000 and Rodriguez calls.

The turn is the   and Rodriguez checks again. Lowery bets 210,000 and Rodriguez folds.

Monday, November 13, 2017 8:08 PM Local Time
Walter Rodriguez raises to 420,000 on the button and Dan Lowery three-bets to 960,000 out of the big blind. Rodriguez folds and Lowery takes it.
Monday, November 13, 2017 8:07 PM Local Time

Dan Lowery raises to 400,000 on the button and Walter Rodriguez calls. The flop is Jd9s6d and Rogriguez checks. Lowery raises to 1,300,000 and Lowery folds.

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