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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - BALLY'S LAS VEGAS

Sunday, March 31, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

Event #14: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $43,560
  • Entries: 132
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:38 PM Local Time

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Event #14
No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
Buy-In: $400
Total Entries: 132
Prizepool: $43,560

Michael Fernandez has defeated a 132-player field in Event #14: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo at the Bally's Las Vegas World Series of Poker Circuit to earn $12,205 and his second career WSOP Circuit ring.

"It was a grind, but it was a lot of fun," said Fernandez.

This is Fernandez's second time in the WSOP Circuit winner circle. He won his first Circuit ring in 2017 at the Harveys Lake Tahoe stop. Fernandez only has three career WSOP cashes, so he has more wins now than non-win in-the-money finishes

"The first final table I was super nervous," said Fernandez. "I thought at this final table I was a lot more calm."

Fernandez's calm state definitely paid as he found himself up against a tough heads up opponent in Kindah Sakkal. Sakkal has already won a WSOP Circuit ring this week at Bally's and is a tough elimination. Sakkal's runner-up finish earned her $7,538 and put her in the lead for the Bally's Casino Championship with 90 points.

Fernandez works for the Federal Reserve bank in San Francisco, but still finds some time for poker trips. He plans to return to Vegas this summer to play in the World Series of Poker at the Rio. He said that he plans on coming to Vegas for the opening weekend of the series to play in the inaugural "Big 50", which is $5,000,000 guaranteed event with a $500 buy-in. Also to note, everyone's first entry into the Big 50 is rake-free, adding additional value to Fernandez and all others playing in the tournament.

"Lot of fun, great venue," said Fernandez. "I've never played in tournament's here at Bally's. I really liked that they set this up in the event center here."

 Final table results:

1st: Michael Fernandez - $12,205 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Kindah Sakkal - $7,538
3rd: Stephen Buell - $5,441
4th: Yoav Richter - $3,998
5th: Michael Castas - $2,989
6th: Michael Burns - $2,272
7th: Frederik Tveit - $1,756
8th: Steven Stowe - $1,3,79
9th: Michael Burns - $1,101

Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:46 PM Local Time

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Michael Fernandez has just won the 14th event at the Bally's Vegas World Series of Poker Circuit. Fernandez bested 132 players in the $400 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Re-Entry event to pocket $12,205 and earn his second career WSOP Circuit gold ring.

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

1st: Michael Fernandez - $12,205 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Kindah Sakkal - $7,538
3rd: Stephen Buell - $5,441
4th: Yoav Richter - $3,998
5th: Michael Castas - $2,989
6th: Michael Burns - $2,272
7th: Frederik Tveit - $1,756
8th: Steven Stowe - $1,3,79
9th: Michael Burns - $1,101

Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:48 PM Local Time

Registration has closed in the one-day turbo event. The tournament drew 132 entries to generate a $43,560 prizepool. The top 15 finishers will cash with everyone reaching the money guaranteed a minimum $735 payout. The tournament's champion will score $12,205, a WSOP Circuit ring and 50 Casino Championship points.

This event features 20 minute levels and is scheduled to wrap up today.

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

Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:53 AM Local Time

Event #14 starts at noon. Here are the key details:

  • Unlimited Re-entry
  • Late registration and re-entry are available until the beginning of Level 13
  • This event uses the Big-Blind Ante format
  • Players start with 15,000 in chips
  • This is scheduled as a one-day event.
  • All levels are 20 minutes in length.
  • There will be a 15-minute break after levels 6, 12, 24, and 30.
  • There will be a 45-minute break after Level 18.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:50 AM Local Time
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