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2019/20 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S LAS VEGAS The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 to Thursday, December 19, 2019

Event #10: $2,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller

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  • Buy-in: $2,200
  • Prizepool: $172,000
  • Entries: 86
  • Remaining: tbd


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Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:57 PM Local Time
Awwad Hooks Blais for KO

William Blais

Ryan Awwad open-jammed for 39,500 from early position and William Blais called holding 38,500 on the button.

Ryan Awwad:   
William Blais:   

Blais was behind and at risk but couldn't find a third snowman with the       runout ending his tournament.

Ryan Awwad80,00020,000
William Blais0
Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:44 PM Local Time
3 Table Redraw
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
11Ryan Awwad60,000
12Charlie Dawson300,000
13Joe Mckeehen50,000
14Chris Ferguson104,000
15William Blais40,000
16Michael Marder121,000
17Ricky Guan65,000
18Andrew Kaplan45,000
21Pavel Milanov55,000
22Nitis Udorpim130,000
23Peter Park75,000
24Ryan Hohner130,000
25Bob Slezak170,000
26Asher Coniffl30,000
27Marle Cordeiro160,000
28Michael Rositto15,000
31Calvin Anderson105,000
32Barb Visher160,000
33Brett Apter6150,000
34Joo Park200,000
35Patrick Troung100,000
36Fred Conforti160,000
37Paul Petten40,000
38Kevin Ayow40,000
Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:22 PM Local Time
Massey Eliminated by Apter

Aaron Massey

There was all in action preflop between Brett Apter from the cutoff and Aaron Massy on the button with Massey's stack at risk.

Brett Apter:   
Aaron Massey:   

Massey was ahead with his made hand until the     flop paired Apter's queen.

The   turn was no help to Massy as he needed to spike a third snowman to stay alive.

The   completed the board on the river giving both players the flush but Apter's was better eliminating Massey from the tournament.

Brett Apter145,00059,500
Aaron Massey0-30,000
Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:15 PM Local Time
Udorpim Wins Flip to Double Through Riali

Nitis Udorpim

Nick Riali opened for 7,000 on the button and Nitis Udorpim three-bet jammed for 79,000 from the small blind. Action folded back around to Riali who thought for a moment then called.

Nick Riali:   
Nitis Udorpim:   

Riali was ahead with his made hand and nothing changed after the     flop.

The   turn however put Udorpim in a commanding lead and Riali needed to spike the river to eliminate Udorpim.

Unfortunately for Riali, the river fell the   giving Udorpim two-pair and the double up leaving Riali with just one 500 chip.

Nitis Udorpim160,000141,000
Nick Riali500-98,000
Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:04 PM Local Time
Mancilla Eliminated by Cordeiro

Brian Mancilla

There was all in action preflop between Brian Mancilla from middle position and Marle Cordeiro from the big blind with Mancilla's 11,500 stack at risk.

Brian Mancilla:   
Marle Cordeiro:   

Mancilla was behind and didn't receive any help from the     flop.

The   turn was no help to Mancilla nor was the   river and he was eliminated from the tournament.

Marle Cordeiro51,200
Brian Mancilla0-27,500
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:56 PM Local Time
Rockets Hold for Ayow to Snag Double Through Anderson

Kevin Ayow

Fred Conforti opened for 6,500 from the cutoff and Kevin Ayow three-bet all in for 26,000 from the small blind. Action was on Calvin Anderson who called from the big blind while Conforti got out of the way.

Kevin Ayow:   
Calvin Anderson:   

Both players woke up with premium hands in the blinds but Ayow held the better one holding aces and doubled up after the       runout.

Frederick Conforti145,000-13,500
Calvin Anderson101,00054,500
Kevin Ayow49,800
Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:37 PM Local Time
Prize Pool Information Released

The $2,200 High Roller attracted 86 entries through two starting days and created a $172,000 prize pool. A total of 13 places will be paid a minimum of $3,745 with the winner of the event will taking home $252,084 along with a coveted gold ring and 50 Casino points.

WSOP Circuit Durant Main Event Payouts

PlacePrize Money
Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:24 PM Local Time
Joe Walters Captures First Ring in Event #1: $250 No-Limit Hold'em

Joe Walters

While PokerNews is here offering live updates from the Main Event and High Roller, we'd be remiss if we didn't tell you about the full schedule of side events that have been playing out over the past week at the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Las Vegas.

In Event #1: $250 NLH, 362 runners created a $72,400 prize pool that was paid out to the top 55 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Steve Foutty (11th - $1,075), James Nortier (13th- $886), Anthony Cirrito (19th - $634), Joseph Young (27th - $505), and Chris Wallace (36th - $436).

In the end, it was Missouri native Joe Walters who collected every chip in play to capture his first ring along with a $14,838 payday.

Walters won his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring for taking down the opening event at the Harrah's Las Vegas World Series of Poker Circuit. Walters also has the honor of calling himself the first Harrah's Las Vegas Circuit ring winner this decade. The last time the WSOP Circuit was at this property was in 2005.

"It feels good," said Walters. "It was my goal at the beginning of the year to earn a ring."

This marks Walters third Circuit cash of the season and fourth of his career. He made a deep run at the new Ameristar St. Charles stop in September in a $600 No-Limit Hold'em event, but fell just short of the final table, finishing in 11th place for $1,292.

Final Table Results

1Joe WaltersLee's Summit, Missouri$14,838
2Mark LiedtkeManassas, Virginia$9,192
3April BeardPark City, Utah$6,649
4Michael SouzaSan Diego, California$4,884
5Michael MacarlePhoenix, Arizona$3,645
6Whitney LangwellEugene, Oregon$2,769
7Michael SenterLas Vegas, Nevada$2,129
8John RobertsonLas Vegas, Nevada$1,667
9Robert WidoLindenhurst, Illinois$1,328
Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:15 PM Local Time
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Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:07 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

Day 2 of the $2,200 High Roller at Harrah's Las Vegas is underway. Registration has now closed and the tournament clock reads 86 total players meaning an extra nine players have joined the field.

Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:17 PM Local Time
Champion to be Crowned Today in $2,200 High Roller at Harrah's Las Vegas

Harrah's Las Vegas

The second and final day of the $2,200 High Roller at Harrah's Las Vegas is now upon us as 30 players are returning at 2 p.m. local time to play down to the eventual winner, who will claim the first-place cash as well as a shiny new ring.

Registration is still open until the start of play and the event should be adding a few more runners before the cards hit the felt, adding to an already impressive prize pool.

Coming into the final day atop the chip chart is Fred Conforti with 158,500 chip count. Conforti is a Chicago native that looks to add his first WSOPC ring to his resume.

Many familiar faces remain in the field including Bob Slezak (119,000), MMichael Rossitto (112,500), Joey Weissman (98,000), Michael Marder (91,000), Brett Apter (85,500), Asher Conniff (79,500), and Chris Ferguson (77,500).

Day 2 Schedule

Play will restart at level 13 with blinds of 1,000/2,000/2,000. Levels are 40 minutes in length with a 15-minute break coming after every three levels of play and a dinner break depending on the length of play and players' needs.

High Roller Day 2 Structure

LevelDurationSmall BlindBig BlindBB Ante
1340 minutes1,0002,0002,000
1440 minutes1,0002,5002,500
1540 minutes1,5003,0003,000
Beak 15    
1640 minutes2,0004,0004,000
1740 minutes2,5005,0005,000
1840 minutes3,0006,0006,000
Break 15    
1940 minutes4,0008,0008,000
2040 minutes5,00010,00010,000
2140 minutes6,00012,00012,000
Break Dinner    
2240 minutes8,00016,00016,000
2340 minutes10,00020,00020,000
2440 minutes10,00025,00025,000
Break 15    
2540 minutes15,00030,00030,000
2640 minutes20,00040,00040,000
2740 minutes25,00050,00050,000
Break 15    
2840 minutes30,00060,00060,000
2940 minutes40,00080,00080,000
3040 minutes50,000100,000100,000
Break 15    
3140 minutes60,000120,000120,000
3240 minutes80,000160,000160,000
3340 minutes100,000200,000200,000

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all of the coverage until a champion is crowned, so stay tuned as the action unfolds.


Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:55 AM Local Time
Day 2 Seating Assignments
11Richard Rice71,000
13Joseph McKeehen43,000
14Chris Ferguson77,500
16Michael Marder91,000
17Asher Conniff79,500
18Jonathan Tamayo28,500
21Nick Riali98,500
22Nitis Udornpim19,000
24Ryan Hohner83,500
25Bob Slezak119,000
26Vincent Moscoti18,000
27George Peten62,000
28Joey Weissman98,000
31Calvin Anderson46,500
33Brett Apter85,500
34Tyler Phillips84,000
35Peter Park72,000
36Frederick Conforti158,500
41Justin Gochoco37,500
42Patrick Truong57,500
44Barb Visher131,500
45Pavel Milanov115,500
46Joo Park42,500
48Jovan Sudar58,000
51Charlie Dawson101,500
53Brian Mancilla27,500
54Nader Arfai78,000
56Michael Rossito112,500
57Ryan Awwad74,000
58Andrew Kaplan137,000