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2021/22 WSOP Circuit - Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)

Friday, January 14, 2022 to Friday, January 14, 2022

WSOPC Event #9: No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $2,137,665
  • Entries: 1,411
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:59 AM Local Time


 Cody Bartlett Bags Top Stack After Day 1A

The opening flight of the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant $1,700 Main Event is officially in the books! A total of 565 entries entered the first flight, but after a hard stop was reached at the beginning of Level 16, only 91 players found a Day 2 birth.

For majority of the evening, Alex Nguyen was looking like a lock to end the night as chip leader as he held over 600k for the last few levels until his pocket tens were wheeled out the door by Cody Bartlett, catapulting him to the top with 545,500. 

Securing the second spot was Sean Lee, who started stacking late in the evening and ended with 446,500. Right behind Lee was Rusty Fenoglio (439,000), followed Andrew Dickerson (378,500) while David Shaw (369,000) rounded out the top five.

Other notable players to put chips in a bag at the end of Day 1a included a handful of WSOP bracelet winner's David "The Dragon" Pham (208,000), Craig Varnell (178,500), Will Givens (127,000), and Brian Green (100,000), with defending champ Dustin Schoonover finding a bag as well (250,500).

The 91 surviving players from Day 1a will come back Sunday, January 16th, and will be joined the survivors of Saturday's Day 1b flight in a combined field for Day 2.

Some of the notables playing on Day 1a but not making it through were Andy Robinson, Will Berry, Daniel Lowery, Josh Reichard and Kevin Eyster.

All those names are eligible to fire two more bullets and enter the Day 1b flight as the WSOPC Choctaw Durant Main Event allows one re-entry per flight. The second starting flight will kick off at noon tomorrow.

Follow along with the live reporting team throughout the rest of the Main Event!

Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:18 AM Local Time
Day 1A Ends
Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:18 AM Local Time

Four minutes into the last level of the night, a knockout occurred, reducing the field from 92 to 91 players remaining.

This prompted a hard stop at 16% of the starting field. Day 1A players are currently bagging up their chips.

The 91 survivors will return Sunday at 12:00 p.m. for Day 2.

Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:06 AM Local Time
Level: 16
Blinds: 2,500/5,000
Ante: 5,000
Friday, January 14, 2022 11:52 PM Local Time
Main Event players are on their final 15-minute break of the evening. Action is scheduled for one more 40-minute level but the hard stop at 91 players is in sight with 92 players remaining.
Friday, January 14, 2022 11:42 PM Local Time

Phil Mader had a rough few levels as he watched his 200k stack dwindle down to nothing. After losing with a set of tens to a rivered straight, he was seen leaving his seat with a completed board of       board showing. 

Mader's cards were still tabled, and he was showing    for a flopped two-pair from the small blind but his opponent from the hijack held    for a better rivered two-pair.

Phil Mader - 0

Friday, January 14, 2022 11:41 PM Local Time

An open raise to 11,000 came from middle position. The Choctaw Circuit Main Event defending champion Dustin Schoonover defended his big blind with a call.

The flop came    . Schoonover checked. His opponent moved all in for just over 40,000. Schoonover called.

The turn was the   and the river the  .

With   , Schoonover spiked his club-flush on the river. His opponent's inferior hand was quickly mucked and the pot was pushed toward the Oil CEO.

Dustin Schoonover - 218,000

Friday, January 14, 2022 11:29 PM Local Time

A player from late position raised to 10,000 and was called by Barb Sargent from the hijack, Jeff Banghart from the cutoff, along with Bart Bogard from the big blind. 

The flop came    , action was checked to Sargent who fired out 22,000 and only Banghart called to see the   turn. 

Sargent quickly moved all-in and Banghart snap-called. 

Barb Sargent:   
Jeff Banghart:   

Sargent flopped top pair/kicker but was drawing dead after the Banghart turned the flush and the   river eliminated her from the tournament. 

Jeff Banghart - 289,000
Barb Sargent - 0

Friday, January 14, 2022 11:12 PM Local Time
Level: 15
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 4,000
Friday, January 14, 2022 11:04 PM Local Time

There was a flop reading     and around 40,000 in the pot already.

Alex Nguyen bet and was called by a player in middle position. Mauricio Solano shoved for around 80,000. Nguyen called. Action was back on the middle-position player who thought for a bit, then mucked his cards.

Nguyen flipped over   . Solano was drawing to diamonds with   .

The turn was the   and the river was the  . Nguyen's Cowboys scored the knockout and added to his already-massive stack.

Alex Nguyen - 548,000

Friday, January 14, 2022 11:02 PM Local Time

A player from early position raised to 12,000 and only Gil George called from the cutoff. 

The      board was checked to the   river where the initial raiser led out for 15,000 and then called the 30,000 raise from George. 

George quickly rolled over    to win the pot with jacks and fours. 

Gil George - 140,000

Friday, January 14, 2022 10:50 PM Local Time

Action folded to the hijack player who raised to 7,500 only to have Kevin Duddlesten three-bet jam from the button. Action folded back to the initial raiser who called off their 50,000 stack and the two players tabled their hands. 

Kevin Duddlesten:   

Duddlesten was ahead with his made hand of tens and the     flop didn't change a thing. 

The   turn brought possible chop outs if another heart were to fall on the river but luckily for Duddlesten, the   completed the board and secured him the elimination. 

Friday, January 14, 2022 10:34 PM Local Time
Level: 14
Blinds: 1,500/3,000
Ante: 3,000
Friday, January 14, 2022 10:34 PM Local Time

The small blind led out on the turn for 25,000. The board red     .

Max Young, with the button in front of him, raised to 50,000. The small blind called.

The river was the  . The small blind bet 75,000. Young slid in a call.

The small blind had    for a Broadway straight. Young tabled    and his rivered full house was good for a sizable pot. The six-time gold ring winner increased his stack to over 300,000.

Max Young - 336,000

Friday, January 14, 2022 10:14 PM Local Time

Action folded around to the button player who raised to 5,000 only to call the 15,000 three-bet Hao Le made from the big blind. 

Once the     flop hit the felt, Le continued for 12,500 and his opponent quickly mucked their hand. 

Hao Le - 200,000

Friday, January 14, 2022 10:12 PM Local Time

A player from middle position raised and Matthew Wantman three-bet jammed for 34,000 from the hijack.

Action folded to the big blind player who called off their stack holding less, and the initial raiser called having both players covered. 

Big Blind:   
Matthew Wantman:   

Wantman was trailing both players until the     flop hit the felt giving him trip aces. 

The   turn was of no consequence to Wantman and the   river improved his hand to a full house, securing him the triple-up. 

Matthew Wantman - 103,000

Friday, January 14, 2022 9:53 PM Local Time

Main Event players have returned from their break meaning, registration for Day 1A is now closed with the tournament clock reading 565 total entries with 180 players remaining.

Friday, January 14, 2022 9:52 PM Local Time
Level: 13
Blinds: 1,500/2,500
Ante: 2,500
Friday, January 14, 2022 9:32 PM Local Time
Players are on another 15-minute break. All T-100 chips will be raced off during this break. 
Friday, January 14, 2022 9:28 PM Local Time

Action quickly folded to Kami Hudson who raised to 5,600 from the button and only the small blind player called. 

The flop came     and Hudson's opponent check-called her 5,100 continuation bet bringing about the   turn.

Action was checked to Hudson once again but this time she took down the pot with an uncontested 8,000 bet. 

Kami Hudson - 91,200