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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - PLANET HOLLYWOOD (Las Vegas)

Sunday, April 01, 2018 to Monday, April 02, 2018

Event #12: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $41,400
  • Entries: 138
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, April 2, 2018 8:22 PM Local Time

Event #12
No-Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $365
Total Entries: 138
Prizepool: $41,400

Leo Worthington-Leese has won $11,589 and his first WSOP Circuit ring after a long heads up battle against Chris Herrin in Event #12: $365 No-Limit Hold'em. The tournament drew 138 players to generate a $41,400. Worthington-Leese finished the first day as the chip leader with 11 players remaining. After a rocky start to Day 2, Worthington-Leese found some momentum and rode it to his first WSOP victory. Herrin, who was also pursuing his first Circuit ring, had settle for the runner-up prize of $7,165. This marked Herrin's 25th career WSOP cash (10 WSOP, 15 Circuit).

"It feels good. I came back to Day 2 as chip leader. Had a bit of rough start at the final, but then picked up some momentum at the end, especially four-handed," said Worthington-Leese.

Worthington-Leese is professional poker player from Brighton, England. In addition to playing poker professionally, Worthington-Leese runs a staking and coaching business called "Unstable Stable".

Worthington-Leese has only one WSOP cash prior to this one. Last November, he cashed in the World Series of Poker Europe €10,350 Main Event. He cashed in 57th place for €16,710.

"I loved it." said Worthington-Leese about the WSOPE Main Event. "It was a good experience playing a $10k. I have played a lot $1ks and $2ks at home, but it was different. It was a different world being surrounded by all of the superstars in poker. It was really fun."

Worthington-Leese ran up a stack on the first three days of the tournament before it came to an end.

"I was disappointed," said Worthington-Leese. " I came into the money like 5th in chips out of 70 left and then crashed and burned for an hour on Day 4. I felt bad about it for a long time, but I feel good about it now. It was a great experience."

Worthington-Leese came to Vegas a few weeks ago for a long stretch of poker tournaments and cash games sessions. Prior to this, Worthington-Leese was in Japan for a few months. He said he came to Vegas for a change of scenery. His travels will continue because he plans to go back home to England for about a month before returning to play this summer at the World Series of Poker at the Rio. Worthington-Leese plans to play in the $10,000 Main Event for the first time in his career.

Worthington-Leese is the third international player to win a ring at this series. Canadians Bill Hamilton and Ghislain Pigeon won rings in Events #3 and Event #8.

Final table results:

1st: Leo Worthington-Leese - $11,589 + Circuit gold r
2nd: Chris Herrin - $7,165
3rd: Charlie Nguyen - $5,172
4th: John Denny - $3,800
5th: Steve Karp - $2,841
6th: Bret Winograd - $2,160
7th: Peter Vitantonio - $1,670
8th: James Hoeppner - $1,312
9th: Samuel Lee - $1,047

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

Monday, April 2, 2018 5:27 PM Local Time

Leo Worthington-Leese has just won the 12th event at the Planet Hollywood World Series of Poker Circuit. The British professional poker player bested 138 players in the $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry event to pocket $11,589 and earn his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring. He also earns 50 Casino Championship points for his victory.

More on Worthington-Leese's win will be made available shortly. In the meantime, here's a look at the final table results:

1st: Leo Worthington-Leese - $11,589 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Chris Herrin - $7,165
3rd: Charlie Nguyen - $5,172
4th: John Denny - $3,800
5th: Steve Karp - $2,841
6th: Bret Winograd - $2,160
7th: Peter Vitantonio - $1,670
8th: James Hoeppner - $1,312
9th: Samuel Lee - $1,047

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

Monday, April 2, 2018 12:30 AM Local Time

Day 1 has come to a close with 11 players remaining. Here are the chip counts and seat assignments  to start Day 2.

Day 2 begins Monday at 1:00 p.m.

Rank First Name Last Name Chip Count T S
1 Leo Worthington-Leese 198,000 50 2
2 Peter Vitantonio 194,000 45 4
3 Bret Winegrad 193,000 50 8
4 Charlie Nguyen 160,000 45 6
5 James Hoeppner 143,000 45 5
6 Chris Herrin 138,000 50 7
7 Doug Tucker 91,000 45 9
8 Samuel Lee 80,000 45 1
9 John Denny 72,000 45 8
10 Luis Isaac Olsen 71,000 50 3
11 Steve Karp 50,000 50 6
Sunday, April 1, 2018 6:10 PM Local Time

Registration has closed and the payouts have been announced. The 138 entries generated a prizepool worth $41,400. The top 15 players will make the money.

A min-cash is worth $699, and the winner will earn $11,589.

Sunday, April 1, 2018 8:48 AM Local Time

Event #12: $365 No-Limit Hold'em starts at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Players start with 20,000 in tournament chips.
  • Blinds start at 25/50.
  • Day 1 is scheduled for 18 levels, 30 minutes each.
  • Levels will increase to 45 minutes on Day 2.
  • Late registration is open until the start of Level 9 (roughly 5:30 p.m.)
  • There is unlimited re-entry during the registration period.
  • There will be a 30-minute break after Level 12, and shorter breaks after Levels 4, 8, and 15.
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Sunday, April 1, 2018 8:46 AM Local Time