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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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Monday, November 13, 2017 12:49 PM Local Time

On the button, Dan Lowery opens with a raise to 110,000. Mason Vieth is the only caller from the small blind.

Both players check the     flop. The turn is the   and Vieth leads out with a bet of 200,000. Lowery calls. 

On the   river, Vieth checks. Lowery moves all in and Vieth folds quickly. Lowery shows    and takes down the pot. 

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:48 PM Local Time

Action folds to Dan Lowery who limps in the from the small blind. He and Mason Vieth check down the     flop, as well as the   turn and the   river. 

Lowery shows his    and that earns him the pot with his pair of sixes.

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:46 PM Local Time

Kevin Eyster opens with a raise to 90,000 from early position. Nick Schwarmann calls from the cutoff. Venkata Chinta follows along from the small blind and Dan Lowery from the big blind. 

The flop is     and action checks to Eyster who bets 120,000. Schwarmann raises, making it 325,000 and action folds back to Eyster who moves all in. Schwarmann groans then calls. 


The board completes with the   and the   which secures the double up for Eyster.

Kevin Esyter - 1,800,000 (45 bb)
Nick Schwarmann - 1,600,000 (42 bb)

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:41 PM Local Time

Kevin Eyster moves all in for 640,000 from middle position and for the second time in three hands, no one calls Eyster's pre-flop shove.

Kevin Eyster - 745,000 (18 bb)

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:39 PM Local Time

From under the gun, Venkata Chinta raises to 90,000 and Jonathan Hanner calls in the hijack.

The flop is     and Chinta bets 100,000. Hanner quickly folds.

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Monday, November 13, 2017 12:38 PM Local Time
In the first hand of nine-handed play, Kevin Eyster moves all in for about 570,000 from the hijack and no one calls.
Monday, November 13, 2017 12:36 PM Local Time


Jonathan Bennett

Mason Vieth moves all in from middle position for 675,000 and Jonathan Bennett moves all in from the hijack for 675,000. Everybodfy else gets out of the way and the cards are tabled.

Bennett shows    and has Vieth's    dominated.

The flop is    , which keeps Bennett in the lead, but gives Vieth a lot of equity with a flush draw. The turn is the  , which fills Vieth's flush draw and leaves Bennett drawing dead to the   river. Bennett is eliminated in 10th place and earns $20,090 for his efforts.

Vieth drags the pot and the final nine players are all officially at a final table and guaranteed at least $24,952. Hand-for-hand coverage will start and go on for the rest of the final table. 

Mason Vieth - 1,450,000 (36 bb)
Jonathan Bennett - Eliminated

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:35 PM Local Time

Jared Hemingway opens with a raise to 100,000 from early position. Kevin Eyster reraises, making it 300,000 from the big blind. Hemingway calls. 

The flop is     and Eyster moves all in with a covering stack. Hemingway doesn't think long before deciding to call. 


The   on the turn is safe for Eyster, but the   on the river is not. It gives Hemingway a better two pair and he is able to steal the double up away, leaving Eyster as one of the shortest stacks on the table. 

Kevin Esyter - 570,000 (14 bb)
Jared Hemingway - 1,850,000 (46 bb)

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:31 PM Local Time

Kevin Eyster opens with a raise to 100,000 from under the gun. Nick Schwarmann reraises, making it 255,000 from middle position. Eyster calls. 

The flop is     and both players check. They check again on the   turn. 

On the   river, Eyster checks again. Schwarmann bets 280,000. Eyster drops into the tank for a bit, but eventually calls. Schwarmann shows    and Eyster quickly mucks. 

Nick Schwarmann - 2,300,000 (58 bb)
Kevin Eyster - 1,600,000 (40 bb) 

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:26 PM Local Time

From middle position, Kevin Eyster raises to 90,000 and Chance Steed, who is seated directly to Eyster's left, calls.

The pair see a     flop and both check. The turn is the   and Eyster checks. Steed bets 150,000. Eyster calls.

The river is the   and Eyster checks once again. Steed bets 400,000 and Eyster calls. Steed shows    for two pair, aces and jacks with a ten kicker, but Eyster tables    for two pair, aces and jacks with a queen kicker.

Kevin Eyster - 2,000,000 (50 bb)
Chance Steed - 1,070,000 (26 bb)
Monday, November 13, 2017 12:17 PM Local Time

Action folds to Kevin Eyster who open shoves all in for 735,000. Action folds to the small blind where Nick Schwarmann calls without hesitation. 


The board runs out       which keeps Eyster in the lead the whole way. Schwarmann is forced to cut out the chips to send over to Eyster who doubles back to over 1,000,000 chips.

Kevin Eyster - 1,560,000 (39 bb)
Nick Schwarmann - 1,600,000 (40 bb)

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

The main event is down to its final 10 players and they have redrawn for seats at the unofficial final table. With one more elimination, the final nine players will be credited with an official WSOP Circuit final table.

There are about 35 minutes remaining in the current level with blinds of 2,000/4,000 and a 500 ante.

Here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts for the final 10 players:

Seat 1: Walter Rodriguez - 2,280,000
Seat 2: Venkata Chinta - 930,000
Seat 3: Dan Lowery - 4,200,000
Seat 4: Mason Vieth - 600,000
Seat 5: Jonathan Bennett - 600,000
Seat 6: Kevin Eyster - 550,000
Seat 7: Chance Steed - 1,050,000
Seat 8: Jonathan Hanner - 2,890,000
Seat 9: Jared Hemingway - 1,900,000
Seat 10: Nick Schwarmann - 2,500,000

Monday, November 13, 2017 12:10 PM Local Time

Srinivasa Vadlamudi

Dan Lowery opens to 100,000 from middle position. Kevin Eyster calls, as does Venkata Chinta, before action folds to Srinivasa Vadlamudi in the big blind. Vadlamudi three-bets to 360,000 and it's back to Lowery who moves all in for more than two million, which is the largest stack at the table.

Eyster and Chinta quickly fold, but it's back to Vadlamudi who takes a  moment but calls.


The flop is     and Vadlamudi's kings are out in front, but Lowery has picked up a flush draw. The turn is the  , completing Lowery's flush and putting him ahead. The   completes the board and Vadlamudi is eliminated.

Dan Lowery - 3,805,000 (95 bb)
Srinivasa Vadlamudi - Eliminated
Monday, November 13, 2017 12:01 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, November 13, 2017 12:01 PM Local Time
Cards are in the air for the final day of the Main Event.
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Monday, November 13, 2017 11:05 AM Local Time

Jonathan Hanner - Current Chip Leader of the Choctaw Durant Main Event 

Only 11 players remain as the final day of the Choctaw Durant Main Event is set to begin at Noon, and leading the pack is Jonathan Hanner. Hanner was able to bag up just under 3 million chips on Sunday night / Monday morning which was enough to put him just ahead of Walter Rodriguez for the tournament chip lead.

Still in the hunt though are Day 1a and 1b chip leaders, Nick Schwarmann and Dan Lowery. The two were able to back up the third and fourth biggest stacks left and are both looking to turn that into a final table appearance and more. Lowery is especially hoping to improve on his best finish here at Choctaw Durant, as he has come runner up in this very event several years ago. He's definitely in a position to do so as he has amassed a mountain of chips to bring into the final day of play. 

Schwarmann on the other hand had a rollercoaster of a day on Sunday. He began as one of the chip leaders, but quickly fell into the middle of the pack. At one point, he had to hit a two outer to survive against Charles Mitchell when they both flopped trip tens, but Mitchell held the better kicker. He was able to turn it around though, and bag one of the biggest stacks left in the tournament. Schwarmann has yet to capture a WSOP circuit ring, but has come close several times, with runner up finishes in both circuit events, and at the World Series of Poker where he came runner up in a bracelet event as well. 

Here's a look at the chip counts coming into play:

Day 3 Chip Counts:

Jonathan Hanner - 2,970,000
Walter Rodriguez - 2,790,000
Dan Lowery - 2,490,000
Nick Schwarmann - 2,265,000
Chance Steed - 1,830,000
Srinivasa Vadlamudi - 1,315,000
Jared Hemingway - 1,040,000
Venkata Chinta - 1,020,000
Kevin Eyster - 905,000
Mason Vieth - 865,000
Jonathan Bennett - 695,000

Action is set to begin at noon on Monday where players will begin in level 27 with blinds of 20,000/40,000 and an ante of 5,000. Players are guaranteed at least $20,090, everyone is chasing the $258,784 first place prize, WSOP Circuit Ring, and seat in the WSOP Global Casino Championship. With 11 players remaining, following the first elimination, players will redraw for the final table.

Be sure to follow for all of the Day 3 action.