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Saturday, May 4, 2019 2:42 AM Local Time
Michael Sanders, of Russellville, Arkansas, has earned the fourth Circuit gold ring of his career by closing out Event #11, $250 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack 1-Day. Sanders' triumph in this fast-paced, single-day event was worth $13,779.
Sanders found what was the best possible result after busting out of the first flight of the Tunica Main Event. Though he'll play the 1B starting flight of the Main tomorrow, his bustout at about 5 pm gave him plenty of time to late-register the ongoing Event #11, which had begun at 4 pm, and still have a very playable stack.
Sanders ground steadily forward from there except for a major hiccup just outside the final table that left him with just under ten big blinds. "I lost with ace-king against pocket fives," he said. "It ran out queen, jack, seven, king, five. So it was a rollercoaster of emotions after I hit the turn. It was a million-chip pot and it left me with 90,000."
He quickly recovered, however, and after taking down several big pots in the next couple of levels he found himself leading with eight players remaining. From there on he applied the pressure to the shorter stacks as the blinds continued to rise.
Sanders' final opponent was Atlanta's Cynthia Compton, who was well out-chipped when the event reached heads-up play. Compton got the last of her chips in ahead with to Sanders' , but the board ran out all for Sanders -- .
Compton earned $8,514 as the runner-up while Philip Walsh, of Gulfport, MS, took third for $6,177.
Sanders will have a shortish night of sleep before he gives the 1B flight of the Main Event on Saturday, but he's got a freshly reloaded bankroll no matter what.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:59 AM Local Time
Event #11 has played down to its unofficial ten-player final table, led by Erin, Tennessee's Jimmy Milliken with 1,030,000 in chips. Here are the final ten, with seat assignments and chip counts:
Seat 1: Michael Sanders - 265,000
Seat 2: Cynthia Compton - 990,000
Seat 3: Jamie Vickery - 405,000
Seat 4: Jimmy Milliken - 1,030,000
Seat 5: Christos Georgakis - 765,000
Seat 6: Charles Hopkins - 575,000
Seat 7: Philip Walsh - 395,000
Seat 8: Steve Buell - 260,000
Seat 9: Roger Hurst - 460,000
Seat 10: Stanislav Angelov - 700,000
Friday, May 3, 2019 8:13 PM Local Time
Registration has closed for Event #11 and prizepool information has been posted. Here are the topline numbers:
Places Paid: 30
1st Place: $13,779
A complete listing is available under the "Prizepool" tab above.
Friday, May 3, 2019 11:47 AM Local Time
Event #11: $250 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack, gets underway at 4 pm. This event offers a $25,000 prizepool guarantee and features a turbo-styled format. This event includes the following features:
- 20,000 in starting chips
- 20-minute levels
- Late registration until the start of Level 13
- Re-entry event
Prizepool information will be available later tonight.
Friday, May 3, 2019 11:43 AM Local Time