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2019/20 WSOP Circuit - CHOCTAW DURANT (Oklahoma/Dallas)

Sunday, July 28, 2019 to Monday, May 13, 2019

Ring Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold'em (1 Day)

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $92,400
  • Entries: 280
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, July 29, 2019 1:37 AM Local Time


 Patrick Wagner

California native Patrick Wagner has taken down the final WSOP Circuit ring at Choctaw, Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold’em (1-Day), earning $21,414. For Wagner, this will be his second WSOP ring, adding to the one he earned two years ago in a $250 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors event.

The moments following his victory, Wagner was even-keeled, “I play a lot of small poker tournaments over the years and won a few. No emotion really up or down. I like winning, I’m excited to win so I wont say I’m not however there’s no weight lifted off my shoulders.”

Wagner’s win came at the end of a hard-fought, wee-hours duel against a very experienced 27-year-old in Nick Pupillo. The road to victory was not easy as Pupillo has two rings of his own and nearly one-million in career WSOP earnings.

In the determining hand of the night, Wagner called Pupillo’s three-bet all-in with 7s-4s against his 7x-6x. The dealer tabled an interesting flop of 5s-As-4x, giving both players a piece of the board. The turn and river fell Jx – Ax and Pupillo did not improve, leaving Wagner the victor. Wagner was not shy in giving his thoughts on his decision, “He had been shoving quite a bit, he shoved the last six of seven hands. I actually folded quite a bit to him so that was probably a horrible call but I picked-up a slight tell that he was just making a move, and I could tell. At that point we were 60-40 on the chips and we flipped back-and-forth and I just wanted to play it out.”

This victory is a good send-off for Wagner as he plans on retiring within the next month. The Richardson, Texas resident and long-time AT&T Accountant will ride-off into the sunset with a phenomenal performance and victory in the final Choctaw ring event. 

Sunday, July 28, 2019 10:38 PM Local Time
Event #13 has reached an official nine player Final Table. Below are the seat assignments and chip counts as well as the payouts for the remaining players.
Seat 1 - Blake Whittington - 415,000
Seat 2 - Rick Braun - 360,000
Seat 3 - Nick Pupillo - 675,000
Seat 4 - Robert Irby - 80,000
Seat 5 - Benjamin Thomas - 185,000
Seat 6 - Reggi Trotter - 290,000
Seat 7 - Hank Sitton - 385,000
Seat 8 - Katherine Bowen - 920,000
Seat 9 - Patrick Wagner - 800,000
1st - $21,414
2nd - $13,233
3rd - $9,370
4th - $6,756
5th - $4,961
6th - $3,712
7th - $2,830
8th - $2,201
9th - $1,745
Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:03 PM Local Time

Registration has closed and the prizes have been announced:

Total Entries: 280
Total Prizepool: $92,400
Placed Paid: 42

First Place: $21,414
Min-Cash: $561

A full breakdown of the prize structure is available in the PRIZEPOOL tab, above.
Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:34 PM Local Time
Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:32 PM Local Time

Sunday features the final ring event of the Choctaw Durant Circuit series. Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold'em begins at 2:00 p.m. and a champion will be crowned by the end of the day. Players will be allowed unlimited re-entry during the registration period, which stays open till the start of Level 9.

Here is a quick rundown of Event #13: 

  • Players start with 15,000 in tournament chips
  • Blinds start at 100/100 with Big Blind Ante beginning in Level 2
  • There are 20-minute levels for the duration of the tournament
  • One-day event and is playing down to a winner
  • There are breaks after every six levels of play with dinner break after Level 18
  • Late registration and unlimited re-entry is open until the start of level 9 (~4:45 p.m.)
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