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

Monday, April 02, 2018 to Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Ring Event #5: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $38,700
  • Entries: 129
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 3:27 AM Local Time

Bhaskar Setti - Event #5 Winner

A champion has been crowned with six minutes left in the final Level of Day 1. It is Bhaskar Setti scooping the last pot of Event #5: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry. The 44-year-old, originally from India, has just conquered 129 entrants and a tough final table to win $10,838 and his first World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring.

Henry Gingerich was Setti's heads-up opponent. Gingerich, who already has two cashes during the series, takes away $6,697 and 37.5 Casino Championship points, bringing his total to 65 points. Setti also earns 50 points toward his existing sum, giving him a total of 72.5 points.  Interestingly enough, with their recent finishes, the two adversaries rank first and second in the Horseshoe Council Bluffs race for Casino Champion.

Setti attributes his triumph to Yashveen Mudireddy, his friend and poker mentor. Mudireddy has one gold ring himself, a trophy he captured back in 2105 at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Circuit. After taking up poker around five years ago, Setti now boasts a ring of his own, but says he could not have done it without the help of Mudireddy.

Another attributing factor for Setti is family. Setti lives in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife and two kids. The husband and father owns an IT consulting business. He loves to play poker as a hobby and does it for the fun, not for the money.

Official Report

Monday, April 2, 2018 11:46 PM Local Time

With 15 minutes remaining in Level 17, Event #5 has reached the unofficial final table. Henry Gingerich finds himself in the chip lead with a stack worth 260,000. Gingerich is making his second final table appearance of the series, a feat also being achieved by Bhaskar Setti, Paul Cogliano, and Lee Rzentkowski.

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

Seat 1: Jonathan Tamayo - 100,000 (25 bbs)
Seat 2: Mike Lagana - 53,000 (13 bbs)
Seat 3: Paul Cogliano - 91,500 (22 bbs)
Seat 4: Joshua Clinkenbeard - 92,500 (23 bbs)
Seat 5: Bhaskar Setti - 202,500 (50 bbs)
Seat 6: Henry Gingerich - 260,000 (65 bbs)
Seat 7: David Hengen - 81,500 (20 bbs)
Seat 8: Mo Nuwwarah - 147,000 (36 bbs)
Seat 9: Shawn Douglass - 45,000 (11 bbs)
Seat 10: Lee Rzentkowski - 208,500 (52 bbs)

- 15 minutes left in Level 17: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante

Day 1 play is scheduled to cease at the end of Level 21. However, since the field is already on the home stretch, an extra level or two could be implemented in order to deem a Champion tonight.

Monday, April 2, 2018 7:20 PM Local Time

Prizepool numbers for Event #5 became available shortly after the close of registration. The No-Limit Hold'em tourney drew 129 entrants, accumulating a $38,700 payout sum that will reward the top 15 finishers.

With 27 players remaining, the field has just performed a three-table redraw. The milestone comes right before the 60-minute dinner break. Following the break, Level 13 will get underway.

Here is an outline of Event #5:

Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:40 PM Local Time
Sunday, April 1, 2018 10:39 PM Local Time

Monday's proceedings at Horseshoe Council Bluffs commence at 10:00 a.m with the $250 Seniors Event, which features entries age 50 and up. Then, at noon, Event #5: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry makes way. Opposed to the Seniors tournament, Event #5 provides players with a chance to earn additional Casino Championship points by cashing.

The two-day ring event features unlimited re-entry up to the start of level when registration cuts off. Day 1 is scheduled to play through 21 levels and Day 2 will resume at 2:00 p.m. the following day.

Here are is a breakdown of Event #5:

  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips
  • Blinds start at 25/50
  • Day 1 is scheduled to play through 21 levels
  • Registration remains open until the start of Level 9 (~4:30 p.m.)
  • Unlimited re-entry is allowed during the registration period
  • Levels 1-18 are 30-minutes long and Levels 19+ are 45-minutes long
  • There will be a15-minute break after Levels 4, 8, 15, 18, 24, and 27
  • A 60-minute dinner break is scheduled for after Level 12
  • Day 2 resumes at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday
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