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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - RIO LAS VEGAS

Saturday, February 23, 2019 to Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Event #12: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $1,442,280
  • Entries: 952
  • Remaining: 0

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:49 AM Local Time

 
Viet Vo, Champion of the Rio Main Event

February 26th, 2019 (Las Vegas, NV) – Viet Vo is the newest World Series of Poker Main Event winner after topping a field of 952 entries to take home the Rio Main Event title of the WSOP Circuit, along with his second Circuit ring and $274,030. The final day was a roller coaster for Vo, as were his emotions after taking down the tournament.

‘’It feels good. I’ve been wanting this for a long time. I got second in the Main Event in Chicago three years and a half ago. I got 11th last year in the Main Event at the Bicycle Casino two months ago. I bubbled the final table. To finally be able to close it out today, it feels good.’’...READ MORE


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:10 AM Local Time

 
Viet Vo wins his second Circuit ring

Viet Vo moves all in and Sohale Khalili calls for his last 3,100,000 chips. 

Khalili is at risk and well ahead with   , up against Vo's   

The flop comes     and Vo takes the lead, pairing his jack. The turn is the   and the river is the   to eliminate Khalili and give Vo his second Circuit ring. 

Viet Vo - WSOP Circuit Rio Main Event Champion ($274,030)
Sohale Khalili - Eliminated in 2nd place ($169,497)



Sohale Khalili

A full recap will be posted shortly.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:58 AM Local Time

Sohale Khalili completes from the small blind and Viet Vo checks his option from the big blind. The flop comes    , Vo bets 500,000 and Khalili calls. 

The turn is the   and Vo checks. Khalili bets 500 and Vo check-raises to 1,275,000. Khalili calls. 

The river is the   and Vo looks over at Khalili's stack before announcing a bet of 2,100,000. Khalili folds. 

Viet Vo - 24,850,000 (49 bb)
Sohale Khalili - 3,750,000 (7 bb)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:53 AM Local Time

Sohale Khalili limps from the small blind. Viet Vo, in the big blind, checks.

A flop reading     is dealt. Vo checks. Khalili bets 600,000. Vo check-calls.

The turn is the  . Vo checks again. Khalili continues with a bet of 800,000. Vo calls again.

The   fills up the board and is checked around. Vo shows    and Khalili mucks.

Viet Vo - 22,760,000 (45 bb)
Sohale Khalili - 5,800,000 (11 bb)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:49 AM Local Time
Level: 37
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:43 AM Local Time
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:40 AM Local Time

With 2,000,000 in the pot on a board of     , Sohale Khalili bets 700,000. Viet Vo calls. 

The river brings the   and Khalili bets 1,800,000. Vo moves all in for 9,275,000 and Khalili tosses in a single chip to call. "It's all over" says the rail behind Khalili. 

Unfortunately for Khalili, Vo tables    for eights full of sixes, crushing his    for eights full of fives. 

Viet Vo - 22,900,000 (57 bb)
Sohale Khalili - 5,700,000 (14 bb)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:30 AM Local Time

Sohale Khalili limps from the small blind. Viet Vo checks.

The flop comes     and is checked through to the   turn. Vo bets 625,000. Khalili calls.

The   fills up the river. Vo checks. Khalili bets 1,300,000. Vo calls. Khalili shows    for trips and Vo mucks.

Sohale Khalili - 18,525,000 (46 bb)
Viet Vo - 10,035,000 (25 bb)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:21 AM Local Time

Sohale Khalili completes from the small blind and Viet Vo checks his option. The dealer fans a flop of     and both players check to see the   on the turn. Vo checks, Khalili bets 600,000 and Vo check-raises to 1,425,000. Khalili calls.

The river is the   and Vo announces a bet of 2,400,000. Khalili goes deep into the tank and eventually calls.

Vo tables    for a flush and Khalili mucks.

Viet Vo - 14,000,000 (35 bb)
Sohale Khalili - 14,600,000 (36 bb)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:15 AM Local Time

 
Peter Lockwood

Sohale Khalili opens to 1,100,000 on the button. Peter Lockwood, in the big blind, three-bet shoves for 4,500,000. Khalili calls and the cards are tabled.

Sohale Khalili:   
Peter Lockwood:   

The board runs       and Khalili takes down the pot, sending Khalili to the rail in 3rd place for a $125,103 payday.

Sohale Khalili - 19,300,000 (48 bb)
Peter Lockwood - Eliminated

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:59 AM Local Time

Sohale Khalili completes from the small blind and Viet Vo raises to 1,000,000 from the big blind. Khalili calls. 

The flop comes    , Khalili checks, Vo bets 575,000 and Khalili calls. The turn brings the   and Khalili leads out for 900,000. Vo goes into the tank and raises to 2,500,000. Khalili calls. 

The river is the   and Khalili moves all in. "F*ck! You got six-seven?!" exclaims Vo. Eventually, he folds. "I gotta show this one man" says Khalili, tabling    for a bluff. Vo reaches forward and grabs his cards from the muck, revealing    for seven-high. "Why you gotta pull the trigger there man?" laughs Vo. 

Sohale Khalili - 17,275,000 (43 bb)
Viet Vo - 7,000,000 (17 bb)
Peter Lockwood - 4,325,000 (10 bb)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:51 AM Local Time

Viet Vo opens to 850,000 on the button. Sohale Khalili, in the big blind, calls.

The flop comes    . Sohali checks. Vo bets 675,000. Sohali check-calls.

The dealer burns and turns the   that is checked around to the   river. Both players opt to check. Khalili shows    and Vo reveals    for two pair to win the pot.

Viet Vo - 11,500,000 (28 bb)
Sohale Khalili - 11,100,000 (27 bb)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:41 AM Local Time
Level: 36
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 400,000
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:40 AM Local Time

Sohale Khalil opens to 800,000 on the button and Peter Lockwood moves all in for 3,225,000 from the big blind. Khalili asks for a count and tosses in some chips to call.

Lockwood:   
Khalili:   

The board runs out       and Lockwood holds to double. "You've been really patient!" exclaims Vo. 

Peter Lockwood - 6,800,000 (22 bb)
Sohale Khalili - 11,500,000 (38 bb)
Viet Vo - 10,300,000 (34 bb)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:30 AM Local Time

Sohale Khalili limps from the small blind. Viet Vo checks. 

The flop is    . Khalili checks. Vo bets 300,000. Khalili check-calls.

The turn brings the   and is checked around to the   river. Khalili bets 800,000. Vo calls. Khalili shows    for a flush and Vo mucks.

Sohale Khalili - 15,500,000 (51 bb)
Viet Vo - 6,300,000 (21 bb)

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:21 AM Local Time

Sohale Khalili opens to 700,000 on the button and Peter Lockwood calls from the big blind. The dealer fans a flop of    , Lockwood checks and Khalili bets 600,000. Lockwood mucks. 

Khalili flashes the   and rakes in the pot, extending his lead further to almost half of the chips in play. 

Sohale Khalili - 13,500,000 (45 bb)
Peter Lockwood - 6,000,000 (20 bb)
Viet Vo - 9,100,000 (30 bb)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:13 AM Local Time

Sohale Khalili limps from the small blind. Viet Vo checks.

Players see a flop of     that is checked around to the   turn. Sohale bets 400,000. Vo calls.

The   river completes the board. Sohale bets 800,000. Vo quickly calls. Khalili shows    and Vo reveals    to win the pot.

Viet Vo - 9,800,000 (32 bb)
Sohale Khalili - 9,100,000 (30 bb)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:03 AM Local Time

Sohale Khalili completes from the small blind and Viet Vo checks his option from the big blind. The flop comes     and Khalili leads out for 300,000. Vo calls. 

The turn is the  , Khalili checks, Vo bets 500,000 and Khalili calls. The river brings the   and Khalili checks again. Vo bets 950,000 this time and Khalili calls. 

Vo tables    and Khalili mucks. 

Viet Vo - 7,150,000 (23 bb)
Sohale Khalili - 11,150,000 (37 bb)
Peter Lockwood - 9,950,000 (33 bb)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:58 PM Local Time

Sohale Khalili limps from the small blind. Viet Vo, in the big blind, raises to 1,000,000. Khalili adds the remainder to call.

A flop reading     is dealt and checked to the   turn. Khalili bets 1,000,000. Vo folds.

Sohale Khalili -  13,100,000 (43 bb)
Viet Vo - 5,560,000 (18 bb)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:53 PM Local Time

Sohale Khalili opens to 600,000 on the button and Viet Vo three-bets to 2,150,000 from the small blind. Khalili asks for a count and then folds. 

A couple of hands later, Peter Lockwood opens to 700,000 on the button and Sohale Khalili three-bets to 2,300,000 from the small blind. Lockwood folds. 

The aggression continues pre-flop with very few flops seen so far. 

Peter Lockwood - 11,200,000 (37 bb)
Sohale Khalili - 10,500,000 (35 bb)
Viet Vo - 5,500,000 (18 bb)

 

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