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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 #7: $365 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $27,000
  • Entries: 90
  • Remaining: 0


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

Sean Moore - Event #7 Winner

Sean Moore has just scooped the final Omaha Hi-Lo pot against his heads-up opponent, Ace Rowely. The 46-year-old from Omaha, Nebraska finishes as the last man standing in Event #7 to win $8,640, his first World Series of Poker gold ring, and, most importantly, vindication.

Moore began playing poker for a living back in 2005, but the career path took a detour in 2009. That is when Moore rejoined the workforce, selling insurance with his old man. After a long stint with the family business, Moore has only recently decided to get back into life as a professional poker player.

The gold-ring triumph provides Moore with a sense of justification toward the decision and is also a ray of redemption. Moore now lays claim to six WSOP cashes, majority of which came from the Horseshoe Council Bluffs series. Although it not a huge quantity, all six cashes are top-ten finishes, begging the fact that it was just a matter of time before Moore broke through to the winner's circle.

Official Report

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 5:41 PM Local Time

Day 2 of Event #7 has been rolling since 3:00 p.m. and the unofficial final table has now been set, following the bust out of Josh Reichard in the 11th position.

Paul Cogliano started the day as second in chips and now enters the final ten players with the outright chip lead. This is Cogliano's third top-ten appearance since the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Circuit began and he is in great shape to scoop his 4th cash of the series.

The official final table bubble and money bubble are now in play. Only the last nine competitors will record an official WSOP final table appearance and earn a payday. A 9th-place finish is worth $860 and up top sits $8,640 for first place.

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

Seat 1: John Harms - 94,000 (18 bbs)
Seat 2: Ace Rowley - 106,000 (21 bbs)
Seat 3: Paul Cogliano - 135,500 (27 bbs)
Seat 4: Glen Goldsmith - 99,500 (19 bbs)
Seat 5: Duster Ellis - 83,000 (16 bbs)
Seat 6: Kristian Olsen - 68,000 (13 bbs)
Seat 7: Robert Williams - 73,000 (14 bbs)
Seat 8: Sean Moore - 110,000 (22 bbs)
Seat 9: JR Reiss - 36,500 (7 bbs)
Seat 10: Ed Conradt - 96,000 (19 bbs)

- 5 minutes remaining in Level 18: 2,500/5,000 blinds

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 3:16 AM Local Time


Two full tables remained at the end of Day 1. This means Day 2 will see 18 players return, each looking to make their mark on Event #7. The advancing bunch is still nine spots from the money. Only the official final table of nine will secure a payday and Casino Championship points.

John Harms bagged up the largest stack with 119,500 in tournament chips. Harms just barely edged out Paul Cogliano, by 2,000, for the chip leader position. Another notable survivor in the mix is Josh Reichard. The Wisconsin native is striving for a record-tying 10th gold ring.

The Omaha Hi-Lo finale gets underway at 3:00 p.m.

Here is a look at how the chip counts currently stand:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 10:53 PM Local Time

A prizepool has been released for the Omaha Hi-Lo ring event. There were 90 entries enlisted at the end of registration, which brought in a prizepool of $27,000. Exactly 10% of the field will record a WSOP cash and first-place will take home $8,640 along with a WSOP gold ring.

Here is a look at the basic info for Event #7:

Monday, April 2, 2018 8:11 PM Local Time
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Monday, April 2, 2018 8:10 PM Local Time

Tuesday's evening ring event brings about the first change in game-type. Omaha hits the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Circuit scene at 5:00 p.m. and will hold registration up till the start of Level 9.

Event #7: $365 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo grants players the option to re-enter one time during the registration period. The Limit-betting tournament is scheduled as a two-day tournament. Day 2, which begins on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., will lead to another gold-ring winner.

Here is a breakdown of Event #7:

  • Players start with 10,000 in tournament chips
  • Blinds start at 25/50
  • Day 1 is scheduled to play through 16 levels
  • Registration remains open until the start of Level 9 (~9:30 p.m.)
  • One re-entry is allowed during the registration period
  • Levels 1-16 are 30-minutes long, Levels 17-21 are 40-minutes long and Levels 22+ are 50-minutes long
  • There will be a break after Levels 4, 8, 12, 19, 22, and 26
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.
  • The winner will receive a WSOP gold ring