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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S CHEROKEE (North Carolina)

Saturday, August 04, 2018 to Saturday, August 04, 2018

Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $192,720
  • Entries: 584
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, August 5, 2018 6:03 AM Local Time



After coming into the table with the second-most chips and calling a big bluff for her tournament life, Lakisha Slaughter has taken down her first ever tournament. 

Event 3 began at 4PM and finished in the early hours of Sunday morning. With $40,471 up top and a gold World Series of Poker Circuit ring, Slaughter found herself topping a field of 584 entries. 

"I felt like I was due. It was my time" said a shocked Slaughter. She was down to just 125 in chips at the 50/100 level and was basically forced all in from the big blind and never looked back. The newly crowned champion defeated Michael Dempsey in a short heads-up battle, and he settled for a payday worth $25,032 for his deep run. 

Results can be found here, and a full report will be posted on Sunday. 

Sunday, August 5, 2018 2:38 AM Local Time

After about 10.5 hours of play, the final table in Event 3 has come together with $40,471 for first place along with the coveted World Series of Poker Circuit ring. 

Just nine players remain, with Michael Dempsey leading the way with 1,765,000 chips. Not too far behind him is Lakisha Slaughter with 1,715,000 and Christian Pasnik with 1,645,000 to round out the top three counts. 

There are no ring winners at this final table, so this win will be a first for the eventual champion!

Here is a look at how the final table stacks up:

Seat 1: Christian Pasnik - 1,645,000
Seat 2: Lakisha Slaughter - 1,715,000
Seat 3: Tony Huynh - 325,000
Seat 4: Michael Moore - 865,000
Seat 5: Cameron Wilson - 1,120,000
Seat 6: James Holland - 395,000
Seat 7: James Porter - 560,000
Seat 8: Michael Dempsey - 1,765,000
Seat 9: John Shepherd - 370,000

Saturday, August 4, 2018 8:09 PM Local Time

Event 3 is well underway and registration is now closed. 

A total of 584 entries came through the cage for a prize pool of $192,720, paying out 63 spots.

A min-cash is worth $630 but everyone will have their eye on the first-place prize of $40,471 and a World Series of Poker Circuit ring.

Payouts can be found under the Prizepool Tab.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 4:00 PM Local Time

The afternoon tournament today is Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em with $100,000 guaranteed. 

Cards are in the air at 4PM with players getting 15,000 chips playing 20-minute levels. There will be a 10-minute break every five levels and play will conclude once a winner is crowned. 

Here is a look at the details of this event:

  • Cards in the air at 4PM
  • 15,000 starting stack
  • 20-minute levels with a single re-entry
  • Late registration closes at ~7:40PM before the start of Level 11
  • Play concludes once a winner is crowned

Structure can be found here