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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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Friday, January 14, 2022 9:24 PM Local Time

David Larson raised to 4,500 from the cutoff, the button player called and Nathan Hays defended his big blind. 

The     flop was checked to the button player who fired out 3,500 and only Hays called to see the   pair the board on the turn. 

Action went check-check and the   completed the board on the river. Hays led out for 10,000 and his opponent quickly called. 

Hays rolled over    for trip nines to scoop the pot. 

Nathan Hays - 101,300
David Larson - 51,400

Friday, January 14, 2022 9:19 PM Local Time

Two-time gold ring winner Bart Bogard opened to 4,500 from under the gun. Vaibhav Patel called in middle position. Barbara Sargent called from the cutoff.

Garrett Patrick, winner of Ring Event #4 this series, three-bet shoved. Patrick effectively covered everyone in the hand.

Bogard folded. Patel got out of the way. Sargent decided to call and a showdown commenced.


The board ran out      . Sargent won the flip and doubled through Patrick.

Barbara Sargent - 88,600
Garrett Patrick - 130,000

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

Action quickly folded to Chris Smith who raised to 5,000 from the button and was called by the small blind player, along with defending champ Dustin Schoonover from the big blind. 

The flop came     and action was checked to Smith who continued for 6,100. The small blind quickly folded while Schoonover raised to 15,000.

Smith wasted no time in mucking his hand and Schoonover collected the pot to go over 100k. 

Dustin Schoonover - 112,300
Chris Smith - 93,200

Friday, January 14, 2022 8:52 PM Local Time
Level: 12
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 2,000
Friday, January 14, 2022 8:51 PM Local Time

David "The Dragon" Pham, in the lojack, was heads up against the hijack with a flop reading    .

Pham bet an unseen amount. The opponent to his left raised to 25,100. Pham shipped in a substantial re-raise and some confusion ensued.

The bets from each player were very close in proximity. Pham began breaking down his chips, attempting to siphon the pot-committed chips into the middle. The Dealer got involved and nearly combined the two bets. Eventually, the 25,100 from each player was moved into the middle, leaving behind Pham's additional raising chips.

The hijack ignored the exact amount and simply shoved over the top of Pham. Pham, with less chips called. Both players hesitated to turn their cards up.

The hijack eventually showed   . He was outkicked by Pham's   .

The turn and river brought the   and  , respectively. Big Slick held.

Pham counted out his remaining chips behind. The total came out to 66,600. He was awarded the pot and the extra 66,600 from his opponent.

David Pham - 188,200

Friday, January 14, 2022 8:40 PM Local Time

Maury Solano raised to 3,200 from middle position, Tim Garles called from the cutoff and the big blind defended. 

The     flop was checked to Solano who continued for 3,800 and only Garles called to see the   fall on the turn. 

Solano checked to Garles who fired out 11,500. After getting a confirmed amount, Solano raised to 80,000 and Garles called off his 25,000 stack. 

Tim Garles:   
Maury Solano:   

Garles flopped top pair but was drawing dead after Solano turned the nut-straight and the   river ended his tournament.

Maury Solano - 150,000
Tim Garles - 0

Friday, January 14, 2022 8:27 PM Local Time

Max Young raised to 3,200 from early position and was called by Adam Hendrix from the hijack before the big blind squeezed for 15,000. 

Young quickly mucked his hand while Hendrix reluctantly called, and the two players tabled their hands.

Adam Hendrix:   

It was a classic race with Hendrix looking to connect with either of his two over cards but the     flop gave his opponent a full house. 

The   turn left Hendrix drawing dead and the   completed the board on the river. 

Max Young - 62,300
Adam Hendrix - 33,200

Friday, January 14, 2022 8:13 PM Local Time
Level: 11
Blinds: 800/1,600
Ante: 1,600
Friday, January 14, 2022 8:13 PM Local Time

There is a flop reading    . Lori Gansel, winner of Ring Event #6 here at Choctaw Durant, checked from under the gun. A middle-position player checked.

The button moved jammed for just under 15,000. Gansel called. The third player in the hand folded.

The all-in player showed    and Gansel turned up   .

The board completed with the  , then the  . Gansel's opponent rivered a straight after flopping an open-ender and Gansel had to pay the price.

Lori Gansel - 59,200

Friday, January 14, 2022 8:10 PM Local Time

David "The Dragon" Pham raised to 2,800 from the hijack and was called by both the blinds. 

The     flop was checked to the big blind player who fired out 5,000 and only Pham called to see the   turn.

The big blind led out for 7,500 and then called off their 20,000 stack after Pham raised to 25,000.

David Pham:   

Pham flopped the nut-straight and luckily for him, his opponent didn't hold a diamond as the   river ended their tournament.

David Pham - 68,700
Friday, January 14, 2022 7:57 PM Local Time

There was heads-up action between Phil Mader from the cutoff and his opponent from late position with a      board showing. 

Mader raised to 17,000 after his opponent fired out 7,000. Mader's opponent called and the   paired the board on the river. 

Action went check-check and the two players revealed their hands. Mader rolled over    for top two-pair and it was good enough as his opponent tossed    into the muck. 

Phil Mader - 68,700
Friday, January 14, 2022 7:45 PM Local Time

Randall Campbell raised from middle position and Tim Garles defended his big blind to see a     flop. 

Both players checked and the dealer dropped the   on the turn. Garles led out for 4,000 and Campbell called to see the   complete the board on the river. 

Garles checked his action and quickly folded after Campbell fired out 5,000.

Randall Campbell - 76,500
Tim Garles - 28,700

Friday, January 14, 2022 7:31 PM Local Time
Level: 10
Blinds: 600/1,200
Ante: 1,200
Friday, January 14, 2022 6:30 PM Local Time

Day 1A players in the Choctaw Main Event are on a hour-long dinner break.

There are nearly 550 entries thus far. Play will resume with Level 10 upon the players return.

Friday, January 14, 2022 6:15 PM Local Time

After the player under the gun limped-in, David Larson raised to 3,300 from the button. Walter Rodriguez called from the small blind, as did the player under the gun and the dealer dropped a     flop. 

Action was checked to Larson who continued for 3,500 and only Rodriguez called to see the   fall on the turn. 

Rodriguez check-called Larson's 8,500 bet and the   paired the board on the river. 

Action went check-check and Rodriguez showed    to win the pot.

Walter Rodriguez - 83,500
David Larson - 37,800

Friday, January 14, 2022 6:11 PM Local Time

WSOP bracelet winner Kevin Eyster raised from late position and was called by the cutoff player before Simon Webster three-bet to 6,200 from the small blind. 

Action folded back to the cutoff player who called, bringing action heads-up to the     flop.

Webster led out for 5,000 and his opponent quickly mucked their hand giving him the pot.

Friday, January 14, 2022 5:51 PM Local Time
Level: 9
Blinds: 500/1,000
Ante: 1,000
Friday, January 14, 2022 5:33 PM Local Time

Three-time gold ring winner Steven Snyder opened to 2,000 from under the gun. A player in middle position shoved. Action folded back around to Snyder who snap called and almost simultaneously tabled   . The all-in player flipped over   .

A showdown commenced. The flop came    . Snyder fell way behind and began to pull out chips. The   turn and   river were inconsequential.

The Dealer confirmed a count of 15,400 for the all-in player. Snyder paid up but still sits above starting stack.

Steven Snyder - 50,100

Friday, January 14, 2022 5:30 PM Local Time

The hijack player opened for 2,000 only to have the cutoff three-bet jam for 18,000. Austin Lewis called from the button while the initial raiser folded and the two hands were revealed.

Austin Lewis:   

It wasn't a pretty sight for Lewis after the cards were tabled but the     flop put him in the lead with a set of queens.

Lewis needed to fade any king or club and did as the board completed with running    to secure him the elimination.

Austin Lewis - 101,400

Friday, January 14, 2022 5:21 PM Local Time

There was three-way action after a     flop and action was checked to John Montgomery in early position.

With over 5,000 already in the middle, Montgomery fired out 3,200 and was called by the hijack before the player under the gun raised to 11,500.

Montgomery three-bet all in for 43,600 and got a quick fold from the hijack while the player under the gun snap-called.

John Montgomery:   

Montgomery was out in front after flopping a set of nines and neither the   turn nor the   river changed a thing as he collected his double-up.

John Montgomery - 95,800