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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - BALLY'S LAS VEGAS

Monday, March 25, 2019 to Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Multi-Flight

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $162,360
  • Entries: 492
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:51 PM Local Time

Stanley Lee

26 March, 2019 (Las Vegas) – Stanley Lee became the latest WSOP Circuit ring winner Tuesday night. In just his second career Circuit cash, Lee finished in first place, earning $33,506.

“It feels great, but it’s just another day at the office,” said Lee, a 32-year old professional poker player from Connecticut. He seemed a little less detached as he recalled the end of the final table, though. “For a minute I though he was going to make the monster comeback,” he said, chuckling a bit. When Lee was heads up against Ed O’Connell (who would finish runner up), Lee won a big all-in confrontation to take a huge lead. Before that hand, the stacks had been nearly equal, and O’Connell was left with about eight big blinds. But after a series of double-ups, some of which involved all-in suckouts, O’Connell was back up to about 50 big blinds. Lee still held the lead, though, and soon secured his victory.

Lee almost didn’t even play this event. It was a last-minute decision for him to come to Bally’s, and he bought in near the end of the late-registration period, taking his seat with just 15 big blinds. He made the most of it, though, and ended up with his first ring.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:22 PM Local Time

Stanley Lee has just won his first WSOP Circuit ring with a victory in Event #5. He earns $33,506 for the first-place finish.

A full report on Lee's victory will be posted shortly.

For full results, click the RESULTS tab, above.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:41 PM Local Time

There are now 10 players left, and they've combined to the unofficial 10-handed final table.

Seat Player Chips
1 Stanley Lee 500,000
2 Sundiata Devore 367,000
3 Martin Zamani 500,000
4 Jared Jaffee 315,000
5 Mihail Florin Popa 596,000
6 Ed O'Connell 1,350,000
7 Ryan Ko 1,400,000
8 Benjamin Thomas 158,000
9 Irene Carey 818,000
10 Brett Shaffer 1,327,000
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:07 PM Local Time

The 32 players who advanced to Day 2 have now taken their seats. At the start of play, the payouts for the remaining places were announced.

All 32 of the remaining players are guaranteed a payout of at least $1,430, and the eventual winner will earn $33.506.

A  full payout structure is available in the PRIZEPOOL tab, above.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:16 AM Local Time

Day 1 has wrapped up in Event #5 with Flight B and Flight C bagging nearly simultaneously. Flight B saw 16 players survive and Flight C had six players bag. That brings the total Day 2 field to 32 players. They will compete for the remainder of the prizepool starting Tuesday at 3 p.m. Day 2 payouts will be announced Tuesday before the start of play. Everyone remaining is guaranteed a minimum payout of $1,430.

Flight A's Mihail Popa (537,000) will be returning for Day 2 with the chip lead. Rounding out the top five counts heading into Tuesday are Austin Apicella (516,000), Hank Sitton (423,000), Ryan Ko (417,000) and Ken Nagai (372,000).

Complete Day 2 chip counts and the table draw can be found above under the "Reports" tab.

Day 1 results can be found above under the "Results" tab.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:17 AM Local Time

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:05 AM Local Time

Flight B Payouts:
(209 Entries - $68,970 prizepool)

10th - 12th: $1,308
13th - 15th: $1,077
16th - 18th: $900
19th - 21st: $764


Flight C Payouts:
(105 entries - $34,650 prizepool)

6th: $1,858
7th: $1,429
8th: $1,119
9th: $892
10th - 12th: $723

All flights are scheduled to play through Level 20 or until 5% of the starting field remains, whichever comes first. Flight B will stop if the field reaches 11 players remaining before the end of Level 20 and Flight C will stop at six players remaining if that point is reached before the end of Level 20.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:53 AM Local Time

Registration in all flights are now closed. The tournament drew 492 entries to generate a $162,360 prizepool.

Flight A - 178 entries
Flight B - 209 entries
Flight C - 105 entries

All surviving players will return Tuesday at 3 p.m. for Day 2 of the tournament.

Monday, March 25, 2019 7:16 PM Local Time

Flight A drew 178 entries to generate a $58,740 prizepool. Flight A along with the other two starting flights will each play into the money on Day 1. Flight A will pay the top 18 finishers.

Each flight will have their own payout structure based on the number of entries. Day 2 payouts will then be calculated tomorrow based on how many players remain and how much money is left over from the Day 1 prizepools. Everyone reaching Day 2 is guaranteed a payout of at least $1 more than the largest Day 1 payout.

Flight A payouts:

9th: $1,400
10th - 12th: $1,134
13th - 15th $933
16th - 18th: $780

All flights are scheduled to play through Level 20 or until 5% of the starting field remains, whichever comes first.

Monday, March 25, 2019 6:53 PM Local Time

Flight C is the final flight in Event #5 and it begins at 7 p.m. Flight C will be played as a turbo flight and have 20 minute long levels. Players that prefer a slower structure can still hop in Flight B, which is currently in Level 8. Flight B is following the structure sheet with 30 minute long levels on Day 1.

Registration will remain open until the start of Level 13 for both Flight B and Flight C. The last possible chance to register will be at about 11:30 p.m., which is when Flight C is scheduled to hit Level 13.

Here is a look at the registration numbers:

- Flight A closed registration with 178 entries
- Flight B clock shows 174 entries at the start of Level 8
- Flight C starts in 10 minutes

The tournament features unlimited re-entry. Anyone eliminated from the tournament can re-enter in the same flight if registration is still open, or any of the later flights. Even players cashing in Flight A can jump into Flight C if they are eliminated before the end of the night.

All flights are scheduled to play through Level 20 or until 5% of the starting field remains, whichever comes first.

Sunday, March 24, 2019 5:55 PM Local Time

The first of three starting flights in Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em $100,000 Guarantee is Flight A and it is set to begin at 11 a.m. Players unable to make it that early can opt to play in Flight B starting at 3 p.m. or Flight C at 7 p.m. Flight C will be played as a turbo and levels will be 20 minutes long. More information on the tournament can be found below and on the structure sheet.

11 a.m. / 3 p.m. / 7 p.m. - Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Multi-Flight

  • $100,000 Guarantee
  • Three starting flights
  • Unlimited re-entry
  • Late registration and re-entry are available until the beginning of Level 13 for each flight
  • This event uses the Big-Blind Ante format
  • Players start with 15,000 in chips
  • This is scheduled as a two-day tournament
  • Day 2 will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday
  • Levels 1-22 are 30 minutes in length. After that, all levels are 45 minutes
  • Levels for Flight 1C are all 20 minutes long
Sunday, March 24, 2019 5:25 PM Local Time