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2019/20 WSOP Circuit - POTAWATOMI (Milwaukee)

Thursday, February 06, 2020 to Friday, February 07, 2020

Event #9: $1,125 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,125
  • Prizepool: $151,000
  • Entries: 151
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, February 7, 2020 7:29 PM Local Time


Sam Cosby

Event #9
No-Limit Hold'em 
Buy-In $1,125
Total Entries: 151
Prizepool: $151,000

For the second time, Sam Cosby reigned supreme on the World Series of Poker Circuit stage. The 29-year-old Poker Pro topped 151 entrants for $39,250 in Event #9: $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em at Potawatomi.

Out of the 151 entries only 20 players made it through to the second day, and once the unofficial final table was reached, it was a who’s who as eight of the final ten players all had at least one ring to their name.

Cosby, who went into the unofficial finale table second in chips, gradually built his stack and watched as his opponents left one-by-one until he was the last one standing.

It feels great to win in a second ring in such a short period of time,” said a humble Cosby.

Cosby is most well known in the poker world as part of the media, but recently transitioned to the other side of the felt. “I don’t really do anything else. This is basically what I do now. I do love the live reporting side. I won’t lie and say I don’t miss it because I do. I’m a poker fanboy at heart,” smiled Cosby.

“A lot of poker dealers and poker reporters are people that want to be close to poker. They’re either poker fans or poker dreamers. I’ve always wanted to make a run at it and now we’re making a run at it.”

In talking about his poker goals, Cosby has his sights on something bigger than a Circuit ring. “I’m chasing points to qualify for the Global Casino Championship – that’s my big goal for the year. I think I have a good shot at it now.”

Since stepping away from his reporting days in July 2019, Cosby has amassed over $150,000 in career WSOP earnings and currently sits in 20th place in on the 2019/2020 leader board for the Global Casino Championship.

Friday, February 7, 2020 3:05 PM Local Time

Ring winner John Sun leads the stacked unofficial final table with 639,000.

Seat 1: Sam Cosby - 617,000
Seat 2: Brett Reichard - 320,000
Seat 3: Mike Shin - 289,000
Seat 4: Dan Dombrowski - 575,000
Seat 5: John Sun - 639,000
Seat 6: Eric Eklund - 130,000
Seat 7: Michael Moncek - 494,000
Seat 8: James Kilarjian - 217,000
Seat 9: Evan Bethyo - 120,000
Seat 10: Nicola DiTropani - 393,000

Friday, February 7, 2020 1:00 PM Local Time

Players have taken their seats and cars are in the air for Event #9 Day 2 restart. There are 20 players still in the hunt for the WSOP Circuit gold ring and top prize of 39,250. The remaining players are in the money.

Three-time ring winner Brett "Pops" Reichard, topped the chip counts at the end of Day 1 with 556,000. Day 2 will continue with 40-minute blind levels and the $1,125 buy-in champion will be crowned today.

Chip Counts

- Play resumes with Level 18: 3,000/6,000/6,000

Friday, February 7, 2020 12:30 AM Local Time

Day 1 attracted 151 entries and at the end of the day 20 advanced with three-time ring winner Brett "Pops" Reichard leading the way with 556,000

Day 2 action will RESTART at 1 p.m. from level 17. 


Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:01 PM Local Time

Registration has closed with 151 entries bringing the total prizepool to $151,000 with total of 23 spots being paid.

First-Place: $39,250
Min-Cash: $1,868


Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:09 AM Local Time

The second-largest buy-in tournament of the Potawatomi Circuit kicks-off Thursday morning as Event #9: $1,125 No-Limit Hold 'em makes way at 11 a.m.

Players will receive 25,000 in chips to begin with, and are allowed unlimited re-entry during the registration period which is scheduled to close at the start of Level 13. Day 1 will consist of seventeen 40-minute levels with Day 2 resuming play on Friday at 1:00 p.m.


Here is a full list of details on Event #9:

  • Players will start with 25,000 in tournament chips.
  • Blinds will last 40-minutes in length.
  • The big blind ante will come into play after level 1. 
  • There will be a break after levels 3, 6, 12, 15, 16, and 20.
  • This is a re-entry event. If a player is eliminated during the registration period that player may re-enter the same event.
  • Registration will be open until the beginning of level 13.
  • Day 1 will play through 17 levels.
  • Day 2 will resume Friday at 1:00 PM. 
  •  All “ring” events qualify to earn points for the 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship.