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

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 to Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Ring Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Re-entry

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $47,700
  • Entries: 159
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 7:11 PM Local Time

Tim McReynolds - Event #6 Winner

Tim McReynolds has just won his second Circuit title of the season, adding another piece of World Series of Poker gold to his collection. The 73-year-old Attorney outlasted a field of 159 entrants in Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max Re-Entry to earn $13,358 and add to his third gold ring.

Six-handed tournaments have been very fruitful for McReynolds lately. Including some smaller nightly competitions and satellites, he has topped four in a row now. McReynolds raked in his largest WSOP score back in February at the Rio Las Vegas Circuit. There, he won Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max for $17,899 and his second gold ring.

It did not take McReynolds long to scoop gold ring number three, and at his local casino, Horseshoe Council Bluffs, no less. The Nebraska native picked Texas Hold'em to keep his mind sharp after being diagnosed with encephalopathy, a disease that alters brain function.

Since then, McReynolds had a successful liver transplant that completely cured the illness. However, even after being cured, McReynolds continued playing poker and decided to enlist in the teaching services of Bernard Lee (pictured). With Lee's aid, an aggressive style, and strong will, McReyonlds has soared to impressive, new heights in the world of poker.

Official Report

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:19 PM Local Time

Day 2 of the Six Max has been rolling just over an hour now. Two players have been knocked out since the start of play:

Curtis Biloki - Eliminated in 5th place ($3,063)
Duane Gerleman - Eliminated in 6th place ($2,202)

Four competitors still remain in the hunt for $13,358 and a Circuit gold ring.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 2:51 AM Local Time


Time has run out on Level 21 and a full, official final table remains. The six finalists have bagged up their chip stacks in preparation for Day 2, which begins tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.

During the last level of the night, counts around the table began to even out. Then, with the last hand of a big swing happened. Duane Gerleman and Shawn Douglass, each holding a king for top pair, got all the chips in the middle on the flop. Gerleman dominated Douglass with an ace kicker, but a ten hit on the river, providing Douglass with two pair and a huge double.

Gerleman will now have a tougher time capturing his fifth gold ring, as he will enter the final leg with the shortest stack in play. On the other hand, Douglass will begin Day 2 as chip leader.

Here are exact chip counts for the five finalists:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1:23 AM Local Time

The unofficial final table has been determined, encompassing the final seven players. A few familiar faces sit around the final battleground. David Danielson is making his second final table appearance of the series, as is Shawn Douglass who just finished fifth in Event #5 less than 24 hours ago.

Four-time gold ring winner Duane Gerleman is also on his second final table appearance thus far and, yet again, he enters the home stretch as overall chip leader. Gerleman holds nearly 600,000. His next closest opponent, Tim McReynolds sits with 281,000. All around, players have an average of 27 big blinds.

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

Seat 1: Zachariah Polasky - 207,000 (25 bbs)
Seat 2: Duane Gerleman - 591,000 (73 bbs)
Seat 3: Andrew Johnson - 147,000 (18 bbs)
Seat 4: Tim McReynolds - 281,000 (35 bbs)
Seat 5: Shawn Douglass - 150,000 (18 bbs)
Seat 6: David Danielson - 119,000 (14 bbs)
Seat 7: Curtis Biloki - 85,000 (10 bbs)

- 41 minutes left in Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 7:41 PM Local Time

With registration closed for Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max Re-Entry the final starting field number stands at 159 entrants. A prizepool of $47,700 was created for the six-handed tournament.

The top 18 finishers will record a WSOP cash. At the moment, there are 26 players remaining. Being eight spots away from the payouts, a money bubble is looming. However, it will have to wait till after the 60-minute dinner break.

Here is a look at some info for Event #6:

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Monday, April 2, 2018 7:49 PM Local Time
Monday, April 2, 2018 7:48 PM Local Time

Day six at Horseshoe Council Bluffs kicks off with the No-Limit Hold'em Six Max, appropriately deemed Event #6. This six-handed tournament allows players to re-enter an unlimited amount of times during the registration period, which closes at approximately 4:30 p.m. Scheduled as a two-day endeavor, the event will cease Day 1 after Level 21 and all who remain will return Wednesday to determine a winner.

Here are some more details on 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 is 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 a 15-minute break after Level 4, 8, 15, 18, and 24
  • A 60-minute dinner break is scheduled after Level 12
  • Day 2 will resume at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday
  • The winner will receive a WSOP gold ring