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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - RIO LAS VEGAS

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $67,650
  • Entries: 205
  • Remaining: 0

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:03 AM Local Time

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Event #6
No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
Buy-In: $400
Total Entries: 205
Prizepool: $67,650

Ashley Sleeth is a World Series of Poker Circuit champion. Sleeth defeated a 205-player field in Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo of the Rio Las Vegas WSOP Circuit to earn $17,586 and her first career WSOP Circuit ring. The $17,586 score was the largest of Sleeth's WSOP career, slightly edging out the $17,243 cash she won in the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event.

"I'm feeling awesome!," said Sleeth.

Sleeth is originally from Loxahatchee, Florida, but now lives in Las Vegas and plays poker full time. Sleeth used to play cash games, but said that she now exclusively plays tournaments. She has a full poker schedule ahead that includes more WSOP Circuit events and the World Series of Poker summer series, which begins May 28 right here at the Rio.

Sleeth's tournament started out with good fortune on her side as she was able to crack an opponent's aces with her ace-king to double up. She said that from that point on she ran good and ended up at the final table with the second largest stack. Sleeth had a healthy stack, but still found herself in a tough position as the player on her direct left was the chip leader.

"I had a bigger stack to my left. I kind of was handcuffed at the beginning [of the final table], but then I opened and he shoved all in when I had aces, so then I doubled up through him," said Sleeth.

Sleeth took the chip lead with that hand and rode it all the way to victory.

Sleeth was introduced to poker by her now  fiancé and 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up finisher Jesse Sylvia. Sleeth took a job with "Run It Once Poker" and served as their content manager for a couple years. She said that her time with the training site helped grow her game and the transition into playing poker full time.

"I am really committed to tournaments now, and I am really excited about it," said Sleeth.

Although Sylvia has the clear cut WSOP tournament earnings edge over Sleeth, Sleeth has claimed the bragging rights of being the first one of the two to take home World Series of Poker hardware. That's the way it stands now, but with a full schedule ahead of them both, the second ring or first bracelet may not be far off. The big question is, who is going to be hoisting the hardware in their next winner photo?

Final table results:

1st: Ashley Sleeth - $17,586 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Christian Smith - $10,865
3rd: Scott Cooper - $7,845
4th: Christina Read - $5,762
5th: Maxx Dansky - $4,305
6th: Ivan Zarate - $3,271
7th: Jason Seitz - $2,527
8th: Bobby Poe - $1,984
9th: Reuben Peters - $1,583

Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:12 PM Local Time

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Ashley Sleeth has just won the sixth event at the Rio Las Vegas World Series of Poker Circuit. The local poker pro bested 205 players in the $400 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Re-Entry event to pocket $17,586 and earn her first career WSOP Circuit gold ring. She also earns 50 Casino Championship points for her victory.

More on Sleeth's win will be made available shortly. In the meantime, here's a look at the final table results:

1st: Ashley Sleeth - $17,586 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Christian Smith - $10,865
3rd: Scott Cooper - $7,845
4th: Christina Read - $5,762
5th: Maxx Dansky - $4,305
6th: Ivan Zarate - $3,271
7th: Jason Seitz - $2,527
8th: Bobby Poe - $1,984
9th: Reuben Peters - $1,583

Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:59 PM Local Time

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Ivan Zarate leads with eight players remaining

The turbo is down to the final eight players. They are all competing for the top payout of $17,586 and a WSOP Circuit ring. For making it this far, everyone remaining is guaranteed a payout of at least $1,984. Here is a look at the remaining players and their current chip counts:

Seat 1: Jason Seitz - 310,000 (12 bb)
Seat 2: Christian Smith - 405,000 (16 bb)
Seat 3: Maxx Dansky - 375,000 (15 bb)
Seat 4: Scott Cooper - 170,000 (7 bb)
Seat 5: Ashley Sleeth - 689,000 (28 bb)
Seat 6: Ivan Zarate - 755,000 (31 bb)
Seat 7: Bobby Poe - 220,000 (9 bb)
Seat 8: Christina Read - 440,000 (18 bb)

- 20 minutes remain in Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 24,000 big blind ante

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:12 PM Local Time

Registration has closed in Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo with 205 entries, which generated a $67,650 prizepool. The top 21 players will cash with the winner taking home $17,586, a WSOP Circuit ring and 50 Casino Championship points. Everyone reaching the money is guaranteed a minimum payout of $750.

The complete payout structure can be found above under the "Prizepool" tab.

This is a one-day tournament. The clock currently reads that 63 players remain in Level 14. There is a 45-minute dinner break scheduled after the completion of Level 18.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:36 AM Local Time

Event #6 at the Rio Las Vegas Circuit gets underway at 12:00 p.m.

  • Players begin with 15,000 tournament chips
  • The big blind ante format will be used
  • Blinds begin at 25/50
  • All levels are 20 minutes in length
  • Players are allowed unlimited re-entry
  • Late registration will remain open until the start of Level 13 (roughly 4:30 p.m.)
  • This is scheduled as a one-day event
  • All players cashing will receive Casino Championship points
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:35 AM Local Time