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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - FOXWOODS (Connecticut)

Friday, August 24, 2018 to Monday, August 27, 2018

Event #10: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $786,285
  • Entries: 519
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:10 PM Local Time

On the river with a completed board of      , Zachary Donovan moves all in from middle position against Stephen Santareas in early position. Donovan shoves for effectively Santareas' remaining 228,000, which is about a pot-sized bet.

Santareas goes into the tank for a little bit before calling. Donovan shows   , giving him a pair of sixes after missing his straight draw, and Santareas wins the pot with   , giving him a flush.

Santareas earns a huge double up and moves into the chip lead. He apologizes to Donovan for anything that might have been interpreted as a slowroll as the dealer counts down his stack.

Stephen Santareas - 690,000
Zachary Donovan - 100,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:55 PM Local Time

Bhavin Patel opens to 9,000 and Allen Kessler moves all in for 60,000. Patel thinks about it shortly before calling with pocket tens. It's a classic race as Kessler tables ace queen. 

The flop comes     and Patel takes a huge lead.The board comes bricks for Kessler and he is eliminated. 

Bhavin Patel - 191,000
Allen Kessler - Eliminated

Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:51 PM Local Time

The player on the button limps in and Vinh Dang completes the small blind. Luke Vrabel moves all in out of the big blind for 50,000, the button calls and Dang folds.

It's a flip with Vrabel's    up against the button's   . The board comes       and Vrabel's fours win the flip to double up.

Luke Vrabel - 108,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:47 PM Local Time

On a board reading     , Soheb Porbandarwala check-raises to 28,000 into a pot of around 20,000. Kurt Lichtman makes it 60,000 from late position and Porbandarwala calls. 

The river brings the  , Porbandarwala checks, and Lichtman bets 50,000. Porbandarwala goes into the tank for a few minutes and eventually decides to call. 

Lichtman tables    for trip nines and Porbandarwala mucks. 

Kurt Lichtman - 300,000
Soheb Porbandarwala - 140,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:39 PM Local Time

Daniel Podheiser moves all in from the cutoff for about 65,000 and Bob Champagne moves all in on the button for about 100,000. Everybody else gets out of the way and the cards are tabled.

It's a race situation with Podheiser's    up against Champagne's   .

The board runs out       and Champagne wins the flip to eliminate Podheiser.

Bob Champagne - 170,000
Daniel Podheiser - Eliminated

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Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:35 PM Local Time

Matthew Pierce moves all in for 55,500 from middle position and Steve Saranteas calls from the button. Pierce turns over    and needs to improve against Saranteas's   

The board comes       and Pierce winds up with two-pair to avoid elimination. 

Matthew Pierce - 120,000
Steve Saranteas - 340,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:31 PM Local Time

On a flop of    , Billy Mical gets all in from middle position for about 50,000 against Vinh Dang in the big blind. Dang shows    and is in the lead, but needs to fade a lot of cards against Mical's   .

The turn is the  , giving Mical even more equity, but the river is the  . Mical's flush draw and overcard bricks off and Dang wins the pot to eliminate Mical about halfway through the first level of the day.

Vinh Dang - 365,000
Billy Mical - Eliminated

Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:26 PM Local Time

Allen Kessler moves all in for his last 22,000 from the small blind on a flop of     and Nick Pupillo calls from the big blind.

Kessler turns over    for top pair, and Pupillo says "I'm the worst" as he tables   

The turn brings the   and Nick Palma goes "You are the worst!"

The   hits the river giving Kessler the winning full house and the table erupts. Palma says to Pupillo "You're lucky that king came otherwise your friendship is ruined." 

Allen Kessler - 50,000
Nick Pupilo - 350,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:03 PM Local Time
Cards are in the air for Day 2 of the WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event.
Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:03 PM Local Time
Level: 16
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 500
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Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:23 AM Local Time


Today is Day 2 of the WSOP Circuit Main Event at Foxwoods. A total of 507 entries put more than $768,000 in the prize pool, and the 000 survivors are set to return today for the run to the final table.

Mike Cohen (pictured) had a fine showing on Day 1B, turning his 30,000-chip starting stack into 506,000 by night's end. He's the overall leader entering today, followed by Day 1A big stack Zach Donovan (459,500)

Other familiar faces near the top include Stephen Song (440,000), Nicholas Pupillo (342,500), James Magner (338,500), Carlo Sciannameo (272,500) and James Campbell (262,000).

The field will play 10 one-hour levels today with a dinner break after the sixth. The day's first order of business is bursting the money bubble, and the prizepool will be released early in the day. The goal is to play down to a final table. The eventual champion will likely take home a first place prize worth $130,000. On top of that, the tournament’s winner earns a gold ring and a berth in the prestigious Global Casino Championship where they’ll compete for a WSOP bracelet.

Cards go in the air at 12:00 p.m., and live updates will be posted here throughout the day.

Day 2 Seating Assignments