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Monday, October 29, 2018 to Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $68,640
  • Entries: 208
  • Remaining: tbd


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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 12:14 AM Local Time

Dustin Fox 

Roughly a year ago, Dustin Fox received a text from his mother. She told him, “You got it.”

“The craziest part is right before this event last year my mom...” Fox explained. “I was all down on poker. But my mom was just like ‘Use your skill. You got it.’ And the same thing… She texted me the same thing today. ‘You got it.’ Like out of nowhere. And I won again. Which is crazy because I’ve been getting killed all tournament.”

But it wasn’t just smooth sailing for Fox on his way to a second six-max victory in Lake Tahoe. He actually encountered quite a few speed bumps along the way. Six to be exact. In total, Fox bought into this event six time and was down between cash games and tournaments this series.

“I was really sad the whole time, but I was like, I have to keep trying,” Fox said.

But Fox kept his mentality strong and felt good about getting in his money in good spots.

“I just felt good the whole time,” he said. “Even when I was busting. I was getting it in good. I was happy about it.”

Fox cruised through the final table, applying aggression in all the right spots to eventually take down the title.

“There wasn’t like one crazy hand, but I was constantly winning hand after hand,” Fox said. “I was looking at the pay jumps and I’m just raising ever hand.”

With Fox’s win he moves close to the lead for the race for Casino Champion, but unfortunately for him, he has to leave town for a golf tournament. He did say he’ll be back for the main which he plans on winning as well.

For his victory, Fox receives $18,878 and his second World Series of Poker Circuit ring, as well as 50 points towards the Global Casino Championship.

Monday, October 29, 2018 9:59 PM Local Time

Only 7 players remain in Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed. Currently leading the way is Dustin Foxmaking his second cash of the series. But he's followed by Dave Potter who has 676,000. Potter is making his second final table at the Harvey's Lake Tahoe stop and will look to improve on his 3rd place finish in Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Multiflight Re-Entry. Potter already has a ring to his name, locking one up in Southern Indiana earlier this year, so he'll be looking for his second. 

Here's a look at how the final table stacks up: 

Seat 1 - Rick Dugger - 418,000
Seat 2 - Dave Potter - 676,000
Seat 3 - Bradford Jensen - 113,000
Seat 4 - Dustin Fox - 723,000
Seat 5 - James Duke - 609,000
Seat 6 - Steve Ball - 211,000
Seat 7 - Tom Walch - 377,000

The plan is to play down to a winner tonight, so action will continue through. 

Monday, October 29, 2018 5:35 PM Local Time

Registration for Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em six-handed is now closed. This event drew out 208 players, topping the numbers from last year by a good margin. A few new faces have joined the series as well such as last year's Havey's Lake Tahoe Main Event Champion, Maxwell Young who entered this event before busting.

The total prizepool drew in $68,640. For this event, the first place prize will be $18,878 and with that players will also earn a WSOPC gold ring and 50 points towards the Global Casino Championship. An appearance at the final table will earn players at least $3,008 for sixth place while a mincash in the event will be worth $629. 

A full prizepool can be found in the above prizepool tab.


Monday, October 29, 2018 1:58 AM Local Time

Action gets underway for Event #5: No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed at 11 AM and if last year was any indication, this is sure to be a popular event. Last year's iteration of this event brought out 187 entrants and created a prizepool of $56,100. The winner of that event was Dustin Fox, who has made an appearance in Tahoe this year, cashing in Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Multiflight Re-Entry. Fox locked up $15,428 for his victory as well as his first WSOPC ring. 

Here's a look at some of the relevant details for this event: 

  • Buy-in: $400
  • Players begin with 15,000 in tournament chips
  • Blinds start at 25/50
  • Registration remains open until the start of Level 13
  • One re-entry is allowed during the registration period
  • All levels are 30-minutes long. 
  • A 45-minute extended break is scheduled for after Level 12
Monday, October 29, 2018 1:40 AM Local Time