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Monday, April 30, 2018 4:23 PM Local Time
Nicholas Verderamo - Event #3 Winner
While 27-year-old Nicholas Verderamo is not a professional poker player, he puts up results like one. Verderamo had a massive amount of success at last year’s Horseshoe Baltimore World Series of Poker Circuit stop, locking up his first ring, and missing out on the Casino Championship by just a few points. He’s following that up with another strong showing at this year’s series as well.
Verderamo took home his first ring in last year’s Monster Stack event, taking home $27,126 and how he’s following that up with a win in Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold’em (30-Minute Levels) w/ Re-Entry. He doesn’t travel the circuit, but he manages to find success in Baltimore almost every year.
“In a similar tournament last year I got fifth, and it really hurt because if I would’ve gotten third, I would’ve been casino champ,” Verderamo said. “That’s the goal this series.”
It wasn’t an easy final table for Verderamo by any means though. He came into three-handed play as the short stack but was able to hang on and turn that into a victory.
“I was at 200k and they were each at 600k,” Verderamo said. “I was able to grind it, won a coin flip. I was against two good players, and we were three handed a long time. The final table went kind of quick, but the final three was quite the ride.”
Verderamo works as an actuary, calculating insurance risk, and he says that it helps him with poker in a big way.
“It’s so much expected value, and variance,” Verderamo said about his job. “I essentially analyze risk for a living and that’s the most important part of poker, I’d say.”
Verderamo doesn’t plan to leave his job for the felt anytime soon, but did say that he’ll be chasing the Casino Championship once again at this stop and he’ll be heading to Vegas this summer for some World Series of Poker action.
For his victory, Verderamo takes home $11,254 and his second World Series of Poker Circuit ring.
A full list of results can be found here.
Monday, April 30, 2018 3:42 PM Local Time
Nicholas Verderamo has emerged victorious in Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em (30-Minute Levels) Re-Entry for $11,254 on Day 2. This is Verderamo's second circuit ring after being victorious in last year's Monster Stack event at this very same stop.
A full recap of the event will be posted shortly. A full list of results can be found in the results tab.
Monday, April 30, 2018 1:04 PM Local Time
Currently only 6 players remaining in Event #3. Leading the way is Jay Walker, a World Series of Poker first time casher, also looking for his first win and his first wing. Also making an appearance at the final table is Nicholas Verderamo who is looking for this second World Series of Poker Circuit ring. Verdamo made the final table of this event last year as well, coming 5th for $2,882. He can improve on that finish this year by outlasting just two players. As a reminder, players are playing for the first place prize of $11,254.
Here are some other relevant details about this event:
- Day 2 will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 30.
- Action will start in level 19 with blinds of 3,000/6,000 and an ante of 1,000
- Jay Walker is currently leading the way with 400,000 chips. A full list of chip counts can be found here.
- Players are currently guaranteed at least $2,097 for 6th place. A full list of payouts can be found here.
- Results for this event, up to 7th place, can be found here.
Monday, April 30, 2018 2:31 AM Local Time
Four more players were eliminated to end the night in Event #3. Of those who fell were Raffaele Recchia, Timothy Bishop, Christopher Butler, and Anthony Collurafici. Currently, 6 players remain and they will all return on Monday, April 30th at 1 p.m. to play down to a winner. Still up for grabs is the first place prize of $11,254. All players are currently guaranteed a payday of at least $2,097. Currently leading the way is Jay Walker with 400,000 chips. Walker made a late night surge to surpass Nicholas Verderamo for the chiplead. This is Waker's first World Series of Poker cash.
Current chip counts for the final 6 players can be found here. A list of current results can be found under the results tab.
Monday, April 30, 2018 2:03 AM Local Time
Nicholas Verderamo is the Current Chip Leader of Event #3
The final table of Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em (30-Minute Levels) w/ Re-Entry has been reached. Currently 10 players remain with each player guaranteed a payout of at least $824. Currently leading the way is Nicholas Verderamo who is looking for his second World Series of Poker Circuit ring after winning his first last year at the same series. Last year, Verderamo also made the final table of a similar event where he came 5th for $2,882. Also making the final table is Timothy Bishop who is at his second final table of the series, earning his third cash in three events. Bishop is making a run at the points leaderboard and with a strong finish, could end up on top after this event.
Here's how the final 10 players currently stack up:
Seat 1 - Ray Medlin Jr. - 102,000
Seat 2 - Christopher Butler - 81,500
Seat 3 - Timothy Bishop - 38,500
Seat 4 - Colin Bando - 72,500
Seat 5 - Anthony Collurafici - 60,500
Seat 6 - Robert Lasky - 88,500
Seat 7 - Raffaele Recchia - 82,000
Seat 8 - Nicholas Verderamo - 348,500
Seat 9 - Jay Walker - 360,000
Seat 10 - Thomas Larson - 106,500
Monday, April 30, 2018 1:10 AM Local Time
The field has been cut down to 15 players from the original 134 entries and all players are now guaranteed a payout of at least $679. Among those in the money is Timothy Bishop who is working on his third cash in as many events. Players will continue playing down with just over two levels left to go in the night and will continue down past the final table should they reach that mark. Up top is the first place prize of $11,254 and a World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:00 PM Local Time
Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em (30-Minute Levels) w/ Re-Entry is now out of the registration period and has drawn out a total of 134 entries and re-entries. With that, players created a prizepool of $40,200. The top 15 players will be paid for this event with a min cash being worth $679. The eventual winner of the event will collect $11,254 for their victory as well as a World Series of Poker Circuit ring.
Many notables have shown up on Sunday for the last event of the weekend with players such as Allen Kessler, Wendy Freedman, Alex Rocha, Cory Smith, Tyler Phillips and Ryan Phan all joining the fray. Many of these players are trying to rack up leaderboard points in an effort to qualify for the Global Casino Championship which will take place at Harrah's Cherokee in August.
A full list of payouts can be found in the prizepool tab above.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 1:17 PM Local Time
Action is set to kick off at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, for Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry w/ 30-Minute Levels. Last year, a similar event (Event #8) brought out 140 runners, bringing the prizepool to $42,000. Robert Hankins was the eventual winner of that event, taking home his 8th circuit ring and the first place prize of $11,759.
Here are some relevant details for the event:
- Players will start with 10,000 in tournament chips.
- Blinds start at 25/50.
- Day 1 is scheduled for 18, 30-minute levels
- Late Registration is open until the start of level 9 (~8:30 p.m.)
- There are unlimited re-entries available during the registration period.
- Players will have a 15-minute break every four levels
- Day 2 will commence on Monday, April 30th at 1 p.m. where players will play down to a winner.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 1:10 PM Local Time