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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - CHOCTAW DURANT (Oklahoma/Dallas)

Friday, November 09, 2018 to Monday, November 12, 2018

Event #11: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $1,352,895
  • Entries: 893
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:40 AM Local Time


Jared Hemingway

Durant, Ok. (11 November 2018) - It’s only fitting that Jared Hemingway bagged up the chip lead on Day 1B of the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw main event. Hemingway already has a runner-up finish in the opening event, a min-cash in the $400 no-limit hold’em one-day and a victory in the $400 no-limit hold’em six-max earlier in the series. Now, after bagging up 484,500 in chips in the second and final flight of the $1,700 no-limit hold’em main event, he’s leading the 183 players that have secured a spot on Day 2... READ MORE

Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:07 AM Local Time
Play has concluded for the night and the players are bagging up their chips. A complete recap will be posted tonight.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:41 PM Local Time
The tournament staff has announced that there will be three-more hands left in the night. 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:40 PM Local Time

Eric Bunch

After a couple of raises preflop, Eric Bunch gets all in out of the big blind for 43,600 against the player in early position. The cards are tabled and Bunch is happy to see his    up against his opponent's   .

The flop comes     and Bunch doesn't have to sweat at all, flopping the nut flush. The turn is the   and the river is the  . Bunch doubles up just before the floor staff drew for the final number of hands.

Eric Bunch - 90,000

Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:38 PM Local Time

A player in middle position movs all in for around starting stack, Chris Staats reshoves for 85,000, and the small blind calls all in for starting stack as well. 

Staats tables    and is racing against middle position's    and the small blind's   .

The board comes       and Staats makes broadway to eliminate both of his opponents. 

Chris Staats - 154,000

Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:27 PM Local Time

Schuyler Thronton opens to 7,000 from early position, Jim Crouch three-bets to 17,000, and the big blind moves all in for around 60,000. Thornton calls and Crouch reshoves for 83,900.

Thornton calls with    and needs to hold against Crouch's    and the big blinds's   

The board comes       and Crouch spikes a ten on the flop to knock the big blind out and double through Schuyler. 

Jim Crouch - 225,000 
Schuyler Thornton - 40,000

Shortly after Thornton moves all in from the blinds with ace queen and loses a race against pocket jacks to be sent to the rail. 

Schuyler Thornton - Eliminated

Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:09 PM Local Time
Level: 15
Blinds: 1,500/3,000
Ante: 500
Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:08 PM Local Time

Lauren Bunch raises to 5,200 from middle position and Josh Vizcarra moves all in for 55,400 from the cutoff. 

Bunch tables    and is off to the races against Vizcarra's   

The board runs out       and Vizcarra spikes a queen on the flop to avoid elimination. 

Josh Vizcarra - 120,000
Lauren Bunch - 80,000

Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:08 PM Local Time

Jean Gaspard raises from middle position and the player in the hijack moves all in for about 30,000. Gaspard calls and it's off to the races with his    against the hijack's   .

The flop is    , changing nothing, but the   on the turn sealed the hand, giving the hijack a full house and leaving Gaspard drawing dead to the   river.

Gaspard loses the pot, doubles up his opponent, and loses about half of his stack.

Jean Gaspard - 43,000

Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:53 PM Local Time

WSOP Bracelet winner Mike Cordell is all in for 15,000 from middle position. The hijack moves all in over the top for 31,200 and the rest of the table folds. 

They turn their hands up and Cordell needs to get lucky with    against   .

The flop comes     and Cordell needs an eight or a club to take the lead. The turn brings the   and Cordell does just that. The river is the   and Cordell winds up with an ace high flush to stay alive. 

Ray Qartomy says "you over-killed that man" as Cordell scoops the pot. 

Mike Cordell - 32,000

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Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:35 PM Local Time
Level: 14
Blinds: 1,200/2,400
Ante: 400
Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:31 PM Local Time

A player under the gun opens to 4,700, Trung Pham raises to 10,300, and Norm Sutch reraises to 27,000. The original raiser folds and Pham calls.

The flop    , and both players check. They both check the   on the turn as well.

The river brings the   and Sutch bets 25,000. Pham calls, Sutch tables    for the winning full house and Pham mucks. 

Norm Sutch - 260,000
Trung Pham - 40,000

Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:11 PM Local Time

Players are back from their final break of the day, which closes registration for the second and final flight of the $1,700 no-limit hold'em main event.

There are 558 entries that came out for Day 1B, which brings the overall field size to 893 entries and a prizepool of $1,525,895. The clock now displays the total number of players remaining from both flights, which currently reads 249 entries, with 60 of those coming from yesterday's flight.

The top 90 spots will finish in the money with a min-cash worth $3,058 and the top spot walking away with $263,815. A complete breakdown of the prizepool will be posted shortly in the 'Prizepool' tab above.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:58 PM Local Time

On a flop of     Stephen Nussrallah bets 9,000 from early position and gets two callers. 

The turn brings the   and Nussrallah bets 15,000 this time. Both of his opponents quickly call.

The river is the   and Nussrallah moves all in for around 40,000 winning himself the pot. 

Stephen Nussrallah - 115,000

Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:55 PM Local Time
Level: 13
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 300
Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:37 PM Local Time
Playeres are on their last fifteen minute break of the night. Registration closes at the end of this break. 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:24 PM Local Time

Bob Mather is all in for around 16,000 on a flop of     with    against Rodney Spriggs's   

The board comes  ,   and Sprigg's pocket eights hold to eliminate Mather. 

Rodney Spriggs- 110,000
Bob Mather - Eliminated 

Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:23 PM Local Time

Sean Yu

Sean Yu raises to 4,200 out of the small blind and Lytle Allen moves all in for about 20,000 out of the big blind. Yu goes into the tank for a little bit, seeming to do some mental math in the meantime, before calling.

Allen shows    and has Yu's    dominated.

That changed on a flop of    , giving Yu top pair and leaving Allen drawing to three outs. The turn is the  , giving Yu trips, but Allen picked up a flush draw.

The river is the   and Allen hits the rail just before the end of the level. He has just a few minutes left to re-enter if he hasn't done so already.

Sean Yu - 153,000
Lytle Allen - Eliminated

Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:57 PM Local Time
Level: 12
Blinds: 800/1,600
Ante: 200
Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:56 PM Local Time

Its heads up to a flop reading    , the big blind checks dark and Fred Ryman bets 14,000 into a pot of around 25,000. The big blind calls.

The turn brings the  , the big blind checks again and Ryman bets 14,000 again. This time the big blind lays it down and Ryman scoops the nice pot.

Fred Ryman - 95,000

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