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Monday, September 17, 2018 to Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $18,150
  • Entries: 57
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:51 PM Local Time

William Watson

William Watson came out on top of the 55-entry field in the $400 no-limit hold'em at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek to win his first Circuit title after a couple close calls. The poker dealer from Lexington, KY finished third in the 2015 Horseshoe Southern Indiana in 2015 and just finished second in the $600 no-limit hold'em in Cherokee last month.

On Tuesday afternoon, he defeated Ian O'Hara heads-up to earn his first title and earn $6,805 for his efforts. O'Hara earned $4,211 for his runner-up finish.

Official Report

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:18 AM Local Time

Greg Paryani

At the end of the scheduled 18 levels of play, Greg Paryani leads the final five players in the $400 no-limit hold'em. They reached the money in level 17 after Nataliya Iakovleva bubbled, leaving the final six players in the money. John Gorsuch busted in sixth in the last level of the day and received $1,071 for his efforts.

The remaining five players are all chasing Paryani and are guaranteed a cash of at least $1,398, but the eventual winner will take home $6,805. They will return on Tuesday at 2 p.m. to play down to a winner. Here is a look at the seat draw for the final five players:

Seat 1: Matt Bretzfield - 104,000
Seat 2: Greg Paryani - 237,000
Seat 3: William Watson - 140,000
Seat 4: Zo Karim - 153,000
Seat 5: Ian O'Hara - 196,000

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:18 AM Local Time

With about 10 minutes remaining in level 14, with blinds of 1,000/2,000 and a 300 ante, the $400 no-limit hold'em event reached the final 10 players and they have redrawn for seats at the unofficial final table. With one more elimination, the final nine players will be credited with a final table appearance, but only the top six spots will finish in the money.

Here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts for the final 10 players:

Seat 1: Matt Bretzfield - 57,000
Seat 2: Greg Paryani - 26,400
Seat 3: William Watson - 198,100
Seat 4: John Gorsuch - 61,200
Seat 5: Zo Karim - 66,500
Seat 6: Carlos Loving - 80,000
Seat 7: Ian O'Hara - 140,000
Seat 8: Stephen Bierman - 103,000
Seat 9: Nataliya Iakovleva - 45,500
Seat 10: Michael Laake - 53,300

Monday, September 17, 2018 11:25 PM Local Time

The staff finished calculating the payouts and with 55 entries, the top six spots will get paid. A min-cash is worth $1,071 and the eventual winner will walk away with $6,805. Here is a look at the payouts:

1st: $6,805
2nd: $4,211
3rd: $2,759
4th: $1,906
5th: $1,398
6th: $1,071

They are scheduled to play through level 18 before bagging up and coming back at 2 p.m. on Tuesday if a winner isn't crowned before that.

Monday, September 17, 2018 11:02 PM Local Time

The players are back from their break and level 13 is underway, which closes registration for the fifth event of the series. There are 55 entries in the $400 no-limit hold'em, which generated a prizepool of $18,150. The staff is calculating the payouts and they will be released shortly. There are 15 players remaining. 

Monday, September 17, 2018 6:18 PM Local Time
Players are back from their first break of the day and are returning to blinds of 75/150 with a 25 ante. There are currently 33 entries in the field, but registration is still open for several hours. Here is a look at the structure for the day's action:
Monday, September 17, 2018 12:17 AM Local Time

The WSOP Circuit stop at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek closes in on the halfway point of the series with its fifth of 12 ring events getting underway on Monday afternoon. The $400 no-limit hold'em gets cards in the air at 4 p.m. and here are the details:

  • Players start with 15,000 in tournament chips
  • Day 1 is scheduled for 18, 30-minute levels
  • There are 10-minute breaks after every four levels and a 30-minute dinner break at the completion of level 8
  • Late registration and unlimited re-entry is open until the start of level 13 (~10:50 p.m.)
  • The players who make it through the day will return on Tuesday at 2 p.m. to play down to a winner