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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - RIO LAS VEGAS

Saturday, February 16, 2019 to Sunday, February 17, 2019

Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $102,300
  • Entries: 310
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, February 18, 2019 5:05 PM Local Time


Neil McFayden 
 

17 February, 2019 (Las Vegas, Nev.) – Neil McFayden became the latest WSOP Circuit ring winner on Sunday, winning Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em at the Rio in Las Vegas. McFayden earned $23,605 for his victory.

“I’m in shock, really. I’m exhausted, but very happy. It was a very tough final table. It took a long time. We played nine-handed for about two and a half hours. I think that took its toll on everyone. I though everyone played really well. I hit hands at crucial times, and I got very lucky all in a couple times when I could’ve easily busted.”

The tournament was event tougher for McFayden than for most players because of his travel schedule on the way to Vegas. “I flew in from London on Friday night,” he said. “And I registered on Saturday, and I was still on British time. So I was very, very tired towards the end of Day 1. I think I was just trying to focus. Today I was short a lot, so I was just trying to hang in. And I picked the right times to get my chips in.”

Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:39 PM Local Time

Neil McFayden has just won his first WSOP Circuit ring after a marathon final table. He earns $23,605 for the victory.

Full results are available in the RESULTS tab, above.

A full report on McFayden's victory will be posted tomorrow.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:56 PM Local Time

The tournament is down to 10 players, and they've combined to the unofficial final table:

Seat - Player - Chips

1 - Samuel Rojas - 194,000
2 - Marcus Moss - 345,000
3 - Royce Baker - 322,000
4 - Robert Georato - 313,000
5 - Eric Berggren - 838,000
6 - Michael Mastrangelo - 475,000
7 - Neil McFayden - 400,000
8 - Luke Flack - 1,300,000
9 - Jim Agate - 255,000
10 - Matt Silva - 181,000

Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:10 AM Local Time

Flight B has wrapped up for the night. They reached the hard stop at nine players with 13:37 remaining in Level 19.

Three players from Flight B made the money, and full results from both Day 1 flights are now available in the RESULTS tab, above.

The 20 remaining players will return at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday to play down to a winner. Chip counts and seat assignments for all players are available in the REPORTS tab.

Payouts for the remaining players will be announced before the start of play on Day 2.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:25 AM Local Time

Flight B drew 117 entries, generating a prizepool of $38,610. The top 12 players will make the money, but there's a hard stop at 9 players, so at most three people will be paid out tonight.

Here are the Flight B payouts.

FINISH PRIZE
10 $807
11 $807
12 $807

 

The two flights combined drew 310 players, creating a prizepool worth $102,300.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:05 AM Local Time

Flight A played the full 20 levels and finished with 11 players. Chip counts for advancing players are available in the REPORTS tab, above.

Here are results for players who finished in the money in Flight A:

Place First Last Prize
12 Kent Lundmark $1,208
13 Grant Elmer $995
14 Darren Martin $995
15 Eric Bergen $995
16 Andrew Silverman $832
17 Stephen Foutty $832
18 Mikhail Glushankov $832
19 Wayne Harmon $706
20 Mark Liedtke $706
21 Andrew Robbins $706

 

Across the room, Flight B has just returned from dinner break, and the Flight B prizepool will be announced shortly.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:34 PM Local Time

Flight A is back from dinner break, and registration is officially closed. There are 193 entries, generating a flight prizepool of $63,690.

Play will continue until the end of Level 20 or until 10 players remain. Here are the potential payouts for tonight:

FINISH PRIZE
11 $1,208
12 $1,208
13 $995
14 $995
15 $995
16 $832
17 $832
18 $832
19 $706
20 $706
21 $706

 

The clock currently shows 54 players remaining with 15 minutes left in Level 13.

Friday, February 15, 2019 7:24 PM Local Time

Event #2 of 14 of the Rio Las Vegas Circuit gets underway at noon with the start of Flight A. Flight B starts at 5 p.m.

  • $75,000 Guaranteed Prizepool
  • Two starting flights - Flight A begins at noon and Flight B starts at 5 p.m.
  • Players begin with 15,000 tournament chips
  • The big blind ante format will be used
  • Blinds begin at 25/50
  • Levels 1-22 are 30 minutes long and all levels 23 and beyond are 45 minutes long
  • Players are allowed unlimited re-entry
  • Late registration will remain open until the start of Level 13 for both starting flights
  • Each Day 1 flight will last 20 levels or until 5% of the field remains
  • Day 2 is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • All players cashing will receive Casino Championship points
Friday, February 15, 2019 6:53 PM Local Time