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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - HORSESHOE COUNCIL BLUFFS (Iowa/Omaha area)

Sunday, April 01, 2018 to Sunday, April 01, 2018

Ring Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em 1-Day Re-entry

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $45,000
  • Entries: 150
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, April 2, 2018 2:59 AM Local Time

David Gutfreund - Event #4 Winner

David Gutfreund has just come away with the Event #4 Circuit title after an extremely expedient finish, even for a turbo. The field dropped from four players to just one in a matter of minutes.

Firstly, a three-way all in occurred between the short stack, Chris Gfell, Bruce Waltke and Gutfreund preflop. Waltke's pocket kings were ahead when the three hands were revealed. However, Gutfreund paired his ace on the flop and held on till the river, granting him a double knockout.

Then, during the second hand of heads-up action, a pair over pair situation materialized. Gutfreund, who now held a dominating chip lead, got it all in with pocket sevens against the pocket threes of his final opponent, Chris Bibb. When the final card hit, Gutfreund let out a piercing roar of triumph.

The 56-year-old, who has nearly $800,000 in live tournament earnings, takes home $12,596, 50 Casino Championship points, and his first gold ring. Last season, Gutfreund placed second at Palm Beach Kennel Club, so a win on the World Series of Poker Circuit was a satisfying achievement for the Chicago native.

Official Report

Monday, April 2, 2018 1:17 AM Local Time

Eleventh place has hit the rails and Event #4 is down to an unofficial final table.Between all ten finalists, no one has over 20 big blinds. Two-time gold ring winner Lee Rzentkowski is the technical chip leader at the moment, however it is only by a slight margin.

While Rzentkowski is going for his third Circuit gold ring, and second of the 2017/18 season, Chris Bibb and Bruce Waltke are each striving for their second gold ring.

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

Seat 1: Bruce Waltke - 160,000 (13 bbs)
Seat 2: Deborah Phillips - 40,000 (3 bbs)
Seat 3: Ryan Phan - 146,000 (12 bbs)
Seat 4: Jeffery Rozier II - 205,000 (17 bbs)
Seat 5: Glen Goldsmith - 70,000 (5 bbs)
Seat 6: Chris Bibb - 125,000 (10 bbs)
Seat 7: Kyle McKinney - 118,000 (9 bbs)
Seat 8: Chris Gfell - 200,000 (16 bbs)
Seat 9: David Gutfreund -209,000 (17 bbs)
Seat 10: Lee Rzentkowski - 228,000 (19 bbs)

- Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante

Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:42 PM Local Time

Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Re-Entry attracted 150 entrants, on the dot. Exactly 10% of the field will record a WSOP cash, stemming from the $45,000 prizepool. The eventual champion will be awarded $12,596, 50 Casino Championship points, and a Circuit gold ring.

Here is a basic outline of the one-day tourney:

Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:39 PM Local Time
Saturday, March 31, 2018 7:38 PM Local Time

In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger from his role in Jingle All the Way... "It's turbo time." Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Re-Entry begins Sunday at 3:00 p.m. It is the first, of two, one-day tournaments here at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Circuit series.

The speedy, 20-minute levels make for a fast-paced game and smaller registration window. However, during the registration period any player who has been eliminated will be allowed to re-enter an unlimited amount of times.

Here is a quick rundown of Event #4:

  • Players start with 10,000 in tournament chips
  • Blinds start at 25/50
  • Registration is open until the start of Level 9 (~5:45 p.m.)
  • All levels will be 20-minutes in lenght
  • There will be a 15-minute break after Levels 6, 18, and 24
  • A 30-minute dinner break is scheduled for after Level 12
  • This is a one-day tournament
  • The champion will be awarded a WSOP gold ring
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