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Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:53 PM Local Time
Cord Garcia, Winner of Event #8
Cord Garcia just picked up his third Circuit ring by taking down Event #8: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo for $13,098. Garcia now has one WSOP bracelet and three Circuit rings in his collection.
The tournament brought in 84 entries and took 25 levels to complete. Garcia started the final table as the chip leader but he lost the lead the very first hand.
“I doubled somebody up the first hand of the final table so I went back into top four. But then a couple of shorties busted and I got lucky once. It went pretty smooth,” Garcia said after his win.
Garcia defeated Scott Roberts heads-up for the title. Roberts had just won his second Circuit ring in Event #4: $400 No-Limit Hold’em a couple of days ago and he was going for his third ring as well. Both players had close stacks but Garcia doubled up with ace-nine suited against Roberts’ ace-five and it was all over a few hands later.
Garcia is not wasting any time. In fact, he's going straight to take a seat in the High Roller, in search of another title.
“I’m about to register the $2,200 right now. I’m going to literally get the money and register instantly,”
Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:26 PM Local Time
Only 9 players remain in Event #8 and they have combined to the official final table.
Here is a look at the final 9 chip counts and seating assignments:
Seat 1: Tyler Phillips - 187,500
Seat 2: Cord Gracia - 420,000
Seat 3: Nicolas Yunis - 95,500
Seat 4: Zachary Mullennix - 84,000
Seat 5: Eric Salazar - 70,000
Seat 6: Tuan Pham - 104,000
Seat 7: Mark Amaral - 299,500
Seat 8: Scott Roberts - 226,500
Seat 9: Lisa Roberts - 213,500
Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:47 PM Local Time
The registration period has closed for Event #8 with the beginning of Level 13 and the staff finished calculating the payouts.
A total of 84 entry slips were sold for this event creating a prize pool of $43,260. 13 players will be guaranteed a min-cash of $872 and the eventual winner will collect $13,098 and a Circuit ring.
For a full breakdown of the prize pool click here.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:30 AM Local Time
Event #8: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo starts at 11:00 a.m. local time.The slightly increased buy-in provides players with a starting stack of 20,000.
The registration window will be open till the start of Level 13 and players will be allowed unlimited re-entry during that time. This event is scheduled as a one-day affair and a winner will be crowned tonight.
Here is an outline of Event #8:
- Buy-in: $600
- Players begin with 20,000 in tournament chips
- Blinds start at 100/100 - Big blind ante structure
- Registration remains open until the start of Level 13
- Unlimited re-entry during the registration period
- All levels will be 20 minutes long
- The Champion will win a WSOP gold ring
Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:07 AM Local Time