Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:12 PM Local Time
Michael Trivett Wins WSOPC Planet Hollywood Main Event For $215,943
The 2019/20 World Series of Poker Circuit has now crowned a new champion at Planet Hollywood in the $1,700 Main Event as Michael Trivett emerged victorious, claiming his first WSOP Circuit ring and the top prize of $215,943.
A total of 778 entries came together for the WSOPC Planet Hollywood Main Event but only 16 of them made it to Day 3.
Trivett started the final day third in chips and he took off early as he scored a double knockout within the first level of the day, taking over the chip lead. While he suffered a couple of small setbacks, he was always at, or near the top of the leaderboard. This win marks his first recorded tournament victory, and his biggest cash to date.
"It feels amazing. I've been dreaming of winning one of these for a while. I don't even think I know what's going on right now. My first win, my first six-figure score also. Everything just feels amazing. I'm just overwhelmed with emotions right now," Trivett said after his victory.
The 36-year old poker professional used to play mixed games mostly and only started focusing on No-Limit Hold'em a couple of years ago.
"The first part of my career, I was basically a mixed games player and over the last year or two I've really dugged deep into No-Limit Hold'em. I've used a lot of the skills that I had in mixed games when I moved over to No-Limit Hold'em. I will always continue to play mixed games, I love mixed games, that's where my heart is."
Trivett has been working on his game and today his efforts paid off. He gave credit to poker professional Ryan Laplante who've helped him improve his game and get better.
"I've had coaching from a good friend of mine, Ryan Laplante, over the last couple of years, and just being friends with him, he's taught me a lot. I've just been studying spots and going over spots, any hands that I have questions, I just always bring them up and I seem to always get the right answer."
After achieving his goal of winning a Circuit ring, Trivett plans on continuing to get better at the game.
"I don't really have monetary goals or anything like that. Obviously I would love to win a bracelet, but I just want to keep playing tournaments, keep playing poker, that's my main focus right now, and just continue to get better."
Final Table Results
|1||Michael Trivett||United States||$215,943|
|2||Jim Petzing||United States||$133,462|
|4||Zachary Donovan||United States||$74,098|
|5||Casey Stewart||United States||$56,116|
|6||Jorge Arriola||United States||$42,967|
|7||Ryan Leng||United States||$33,266|
|8||Rubin Chappell||United States||$26,046|
|9||Ben Palmer||United States||$20,626|
Final Table Action
The final table was reached during the second Level of the day and Ben Palmer was the first elimination. He three-bet shoved for his last twenty-four big blinds with tens and Tzu Huang made the call with ace-king suited. The flop gave Huang the lead with a pair of kings and a flush draw and the river improved Huang's hand to a flush while Palmer took an exit in ninth.
Shortly after, Rubin Chappell three-bet jammed with king-queen from the button and Trivett reshoved with aces from the big blind. The board was of no help to Chappell and he was sent to the payout desk in eighth place.
Ryan Leng was the next casualty of the final table. Jim Petzing raised with queen-jack from the button. and Leng called with ten-nine from the big blind. The flop fell jack-nine-four giving a pair of nines to Leng but a pair of jacks to Petzing and Leng fell victim to Petzing when he check-called an all in bet from Petzing on the flop. Petzing held on to the pot, ending Leng's run in seventh place.
Jorge Arriola was the next short stack to make a move when he jammed with nines for his last eleven big blinds only to get snap-called by Tzu Haung who held queens in the big blind. The flop gave Arriola an open-ended straight but the turn and river bricked and he was sent to the exit in sixth.
Arriola was followed to the rail by Casey Stewart. Stewart needed to find a spot to double up and he three-bet shoved with ten-nine suited but saw Trivett instantly call with king-queen suited. Trivett made kings full of jacks and Stewart had to settle for fifth place.
Zachary Donovan was the next elimination. Michael Trivett raised from the cutoff and Jim Petzing three-bet shoved with ace-deuce from the small blind. Donovan called for less from the big blind with queens and Trivett let it go. Donovan was comfortably ahead but the flop brought an ace giving Petzing the lead and that was it for Donovan's run that ended in fourth place.
Three-handed play didn't last long as a tournament cooler took place. Tzu Huang raised from the button and Petzing three-bet jammed for about seventeen big blinds. Trivett reshoved from the big blind and Huang called for less. Huang showed ace-king suited, and Trivett revealed jacks, but both players were behind as Petzing tabled aces. The board ran safe for Petzing and he tripled up while Trivett raked in the side pot eliminating Huang from the Main Event.
When the heads-up portion of play started, Trivett had a slight lead but he didn't waste time and quickly started applying pressure, raking in pot after pot. Although Jim Petzing put up a strong fight, he was eventually down to twelve big blinds and after a limp from Trivett with nines, he shoved with threes and got instantly called. Petzing couldn't find any help to stay alive and he was eliminated in second place.
Here's a look at all those who captured gold rings at the WSOPC Planet Hollywood stop:
|Event #1: $250 NLH||684||$136,800||Tom Tran||$25,431|
|Event #2: $400 NLH||359||$118,370||Jeffrey Stephens||$25,348|
|Event #3: $400 Bounty NLH||169||$38,870||Bryce Cox||$9,967|
|Event #4: $400 NLH||230||$75,900||Luis Pauyac Martinez||$17,965|
|Event #5: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha||136||$44,880||Antonello Perrini||$11,891|
|Event #6: $400 NLH 6-Handed||230||$75,900||Tal Avivi||$17,968|
|Event #7: $250 Tag Team||174||$17,400||Dylan Ecret and Dustin Brown||$2,582|
|Event #8: $400 NLH Double Stack||426||$140.580||Gino Levrini||$29,164|
|Event #9: $400 Monster Stack||617||$203,610||Jeffrey Gotts||$38,228|
|Event #10: $250 Seniors||249||$49,800||James Clark||$11,527|
|Event #11: $250 NLH Turbo||267||$53,400||Carlos Restrepo||$12,454|
|Event #12: $1,700 Main Event||778||$1,178,670||Michael Trivett||$215,943|
|Event #13: $400 NLH||63||$25,000||Jeff Turton||$8,151|
|Event #14: $400 NLH||115||$37,950||Scott Cunningham||$10,489|
|Event #15: $2,200 High Roller||115||$230,000||Bruce Russell||$63,580|
That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of the WSOPC Planet Hollywood $1,700 Main Event but stay tuned to PokerNews as a winner will be crowned soon in the $2,200 WSOPC Planet Hollywood High Roller.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:30 PM Local Time
Jim Petzing Eliminated in 2nd Place ($133,462)
Michael Trivett limped from the small blind and Jim Petzing moved all in for about 3,000,000. Trivett snap-called and the players turned over their hands.
The board ran out and Trivett stayed ahead, eliminating Petzing in 2nd place for $133,462 and winning the WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Main Event.
|Michael Trivett||23,340,000||3,200,000 |
|Jim Petzing||0||-2,300,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:08 PM Local Time
Sevens Are Good for Trivett
Jim Petzing limped from the small blind and Michael Trivett checked.
The flop came and Trivett threw in a bet of 300,000 that Petzing called.
The turn brought the and this time, Trivett checked. Petzing bet 800,000 and Trivett check-called.
The completed the board and both players checked. Trivett tabled and Petzing tossed his cards in the muck.
|Michael Trivett||20,140,000||2,400,000 |
|Jim Petzing||2,300,000||-3,300,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:02 PM Local Time
Petzing's Shove Gets Through Once More
On a flop reading , Jim Petzing checked from the big blind and Michael Trivett bet 300,000. Petzing check-called.
The turn was the and Petzing check-called another bet of 600,000 from Trivett.
The completed the board and Petzing moved all in for 2,345,000. Trivett thought for a long while, then let it go.
|Michael Trivett||17,740,000||-700,000 |
|Jim Petzing||5,600,000||700,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:56 PM Local Time
Petzing Shoves on the Turn
Jim Petzing limepd from the small blind and Michael Trivett checked from the big blind.
The flop fell and Trivett threw in a bet of 300,000 that Petzing called.
The dealer burned and turned the and Trivett checked. Petzing moved all in for about 3,100,000 and Trivett snap-folded.
|Michael Trivett||18,440,000||500,000 |
|Jim Petzing||4,900,000||-500,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:43 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:32 PM Local Time
The remaining two players are on a 15-minute break.
|Michael Trivett||17,940,000||-500,000 |
|Jim Petzing||5,400,000||500,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:29 PM Local Time
Petzing Gets a Fold
Michael Trivett raised to 400,000 from the button and Jim Petzing called from the big blind.
The dealer fanned a flop of and Petzing check-called a bet of 300,000 from Trivett.
The turn was the and this time, Petzing led out with a bet of 400,000 that Trivett called.
The completed the board and Petzing fired a bet of 1,000,000. Trivett let it go.
|Michael Trivett||18,440,000||600,000 |
|Jim Petzing||4,900,000||-600,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:24 PM Local Time
Trivett Takes Some More From Petzing
Michael Trivett raised to 400,000 from the button and Jim Petzing called from the big blind.
The flop fell and was checked through to the turn and to the river. Both players checked again. Trivett tabled for a pair of sixes and Petzing mucked.
|Michael Trivett||17,840,000||2,340,000 |
|Jim Petzing||5,500,000||-2,340,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:21 PM Local Time
|Michael Trivett||15,500,000||2,660,000 |
|Jim Petzing||7,840,000||-2,660,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:11 PM Local Time
Tzu Huang Eliminated in 3rd Place ($98,912)
Tzu Huang raised to 450,000 from the button and Jim Petzing three-bet jammed for 3,415,000 from the small blind. Michael Trivett reshoved from the big blind for about 15,300,000 and Huang called for less, putting at risk about 5,500,000.
The runout was and Petzing tripled up while Trivett raked in the side pot, eliminating Huang from the tournament in 3rd place for $98,912.
|Michael Trivett||12,840,000||-3,260,000 |
|Jim Petzing||10,500,000||7,000,000 |
|Tzu Huang||0||-6,100,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:05 PM Local Time
Trivett Takes From Petzing
On a flop reading , Jim Petzing checked from the big blind and Michael Trivett bet 300,000 from the button. Petzing check-raised to 800,000 and Trivett added the remainder to call.
The turn brought the and Petzing fired a bet of 800,000 that Trivett called.
The completed the board and Petzing fired another bet of 800,000. Trivett called. Petzing showed for a pair of queens but that wasn't good enough as Trivett turned over to win the pot with a pair of kings.
|Michael Trivett||16,100,000||5,000,000 |
|Jim Petzing||3,500,000||-2,200,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:49 PM Local Time
Zachary Donovan Eliminated in 4th Place ($74,098)
Michael Trivett opened to 400,000 from the cutoff and Jim Petzing three-bet jammed for about 2,700,000 from the small blind. Zachary Donovan called for less from the big blind and Trivett let it go.
Donovan was ahead, however the flop fell giving Petzing the lead with a pair of aces. The turn and river filled up the board and Petzing took down the pot with aces and nines, eliminating Donovan in 4th place for $74,098.
|Jim Petzing||5,700,000||2,600,000 |
|Zachary Donovan||0||-2,300,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:41 PM Local Time
|Michael Trivett||11,100,000||2,000,000 |
|Tzu Huang||6,100,000||-300,000 |
|Jim Petzing||3,100,000||-500,000 |
|Zachary Donovan||2,300,000||-1,500,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:35 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:32 PM Local Time
Trivett Folds to Huang
Michael Trivett limped from the small blind and Tzu Huang checked.
The dealer fanned a flop of and action went check-check to the turn. Trivett checked again but Huang bet 575,000. Trivett check-called.
The filled up the board and Trivett checked for a third time. Huang fired a bet of 1,000,000 and Trivett went deep into the tank, staring at his opponent, but chose to fold.
|Michael Trivett||9,100,000||-2,100,000 |
|Tzu Huang||6,400,000||1,800,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:25 PM Local Time
|Michael Trivett||11,200,000||-500,000 |
|Tzu Huang||4,600,000||-700,000 |
|Zachary Donovan||3,800,000||-100,000 |
|Jim Petzing||3,600,000||500,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:13 PM Local Time
Trivett Extends his Lead
Zachary Donovan limped from the small blind and Michael Trivett checked.
A flop reading was dealt and Donovan bet 160,000. Trivett called.
The turn was and was checked through to the river. Donovan threw in a bet of 275,000 and Trivett called. Donovan tabled and Trivett turned over to win the pot with queens and tens.
|Michael Trivett||11,700,000||2,600,000 |
|Zachary Donovan||3,900,000||-900,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:51 PM Local Time
Donovan's Kicker Plays
Tzu Huang raised to 320,000 from the button and Zachary Donovan called from the big blind.
The dealer fanned a flop of and Donovan check-called a bet of 300,000 from Huang.
The turn fell the and action went check-check to the river. Donovan checked again but Huang fired 500,000. Donovan check-called. Huang showed for kings and queens with a seven kicker but Donovan revealed for kings and queens with an eight kicker to win the pot.
|Tzu Huang||5,300,000||-1,900,000 |
|Zachary Donovan||4,800,000||1,625,000 |
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:40 PM Local Time
Four-Bet Takes It for Trivett
Michael Trivett raised to 320,000 from the cutoff and Tzu Huang three-bet to 825,000 from the button. Trivett responded by four-betting to 2,000,000 and Huang gave it some thought, but chose to fold.
|Michael Trivett||9,100,000||300,000 |
|Tzu Huang||7,200,000||-490,000 |