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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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Monday, January 17, 2022 3:24 AM Local Time

Jessica Vierling Leads Final 16 Players 

Day 2 of the Choctaw Casino Resorts $1,700 Main Event saw 246 players come into the day with their hopes of making it to the final table of and after 13 hours of play, 16 players remain. Leading the way is Jessica Vierling who bagged 8,735,000 at the end of the night. 

Vierling caught steam in the middle of the day when she turned a set of tens to crack Jason Daly's pocket kings to take a sizeable chip lead over the field and continued to build from there eliminating multiple players throughout the day.

Quan Tran entered Day 2 having a top ten stack and never lost momentum as he bagged (7,205,000) which was good enough to take second in chips heading into Day 3. 

Tran caught a huge break in a hand against Matt Bond that catapulted him past the six-milly mark. Tran flopped trip threes with jack-three of hearts while Bond turned the nut flush with ace-deuce of diamonds. Tran needed help and found it after the board paired on the river to improve his hand to a full house.

Bagging third-place chips was Raul Garza who got off to a slow start but then gained traction nearing the end of the night (5,355,000) while Nate Steuer (3,605,000), and Dan Tomlinson (2,220,000) round out the top five stacks.

Many other well-known players found a bag outside the top five which included three-time circuit ring winner Abraham Araya (1,765,000), WSOP bracelet winner Rick Alvardo (1,330,000), Matthew Wantman (1,180,000), and WSOP bracelet winner Brian Green (720,000).

With 212 slated to get paid, roughly 30 some players needed to exit before racing the money. The action was loaded across the two Day 1 flight and was kicked up a notch today as the money bubble burst shortly before the first break of the day.

Some notable players to make the money include Yoann Gimenez (31st - $8,180), six-time circuit ring winner Max Young (39th - $6,142), three-time WSOP bracelet winner David "The Dragon" Pham (40th - $6,142), three-time circuit ring winner Nick Pupillo (51st - $5,395), seven-time circuit ring winner Vincent Moscati (65th - $4,277), and WSOP bracelet winner Craig Varnell (120th - $3,006).

Shane Vanloon was the final elimination of the night meaning 16 players will be returning tomorrow for the final day and each of them has secured $19,516, but all eyes will be on the $336,412 first-place prize that the eventual champion will be taking home, along with a shiny new ring.

Day 3 will resume Monday, January 17th, with a local start time of 2:00 p.m. Play will pick up at level 28 where blinds will be 40,000/80,000/80,000. Each level will be 60-minutes long and players will receive a 15-minute break after every two levels. 

Make sure to tune in tomorrow and follow along with the live reporting team to find out who will be crowned the new Choctaw Main Event Champion!

Monday, January 17, 2022 2:01 AM Local Time

Shane Vanloon

Shane Vanloon was all in after a     flop from the button and was called by Quan Tran from the big blind. 

Shane Vanloon:   
Quan Tran:   

Both players flopped an ace but Vanloon had kicker issues and neither the   turn nor the   river changed a thing as he made his exit in 17th place for $19,516.

Quan Tran - 7,300,000
Shane Vanloon - Eliminated

Monday, January 17, 2022 1:41 AM Local Time

David Shaw

Jonathan Bennett raised from late position and then called the 910,000 three-bet jam David Shaw made from the cutoff. 

David Shaw:   
Jonathan Bennett:   

It was a classic race with Shaw in the lead with his made hand of eights but had a sweat after the     flop gave Bennett the nut flush draw. 

The turn wasn't a pretty sight for Shaw as the   fell pairing Bennett ace and the   river ended Shaw's tournament in 18th place for $19,516.

Jonathan Bennett - 2,300,000
David Shaw - Eliminated 

Monday, January 17, 2022 1:17 AM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 60,000
Monday, January 17, 2022 1:13 AM Local Time

Main Event players are on their last 15-minute break of the night.

Level 27 follows the break and will be the last level before bagging.

Monday, January 17, 2022 1:12 AM Local Time

Table 1:

Seat 1: Jonathan Bennett - 1,500,000
Seat 2: Richard Bennett - 1,350,000
Seat 3: David Shaw - 875,000
Seat 4: Rick Alvarado - 2,000,000
Seat 5: Raul Garza - 5,850,000
Seat 6: Matt Wantman - 1,730,000
Seat 7: Justin Coliny - 525,000
Seat 8: Hayden Fortini - 1,460,000
Seat 9: Brian Green - 710,000

Table 2:

Seat 1: Abraham Araya - 1,300,000
Seat 2: Walter Rodriguez - 1,300,000
Seat 3: Chase Reagan - 3,300,000
Seat 4: Nate Steuer - 1,300,000
Seat 5: Dan Tomlinson - 1,600,000
Seat 6: Shane Vanloon - 1,800,000
Seat 7: Jessica Vierling - 7,000,000
Seat 8: Quan Tran - 6,600,000
Seat 9: Daniel Hughes - 1,100,000

Monday, January 17, 2022 1:00 AM Local Time

William Leffingwell

William Leffingwell raised all in for 600,000 from the hijack and Quan Tran called from the button. 

William Leffingwell:   
Quan Tran:   

Leffingwell was ahead and nothing changed after the     flop hit the felt. 

The   turn was of no consequence to Leffingwell as he was looking good to score a double-up until the   peeled off on the river, pairing Tran and ending Leffingwell's tournament in 19th place for $16,120.

Quan Tran - 6,700,000
William Leffingwell - Eliminated 

Monday, January 17, 2022 12:38 AM Local Time

Philip Chow raised all in for 600,000 from middle position and Raul Garza called from the small blind. 

Philip Chow:   
Raul Garza:   

Chow was dominated and didn't like when he saw an ace appear in the window on the     flop. 

The   turn left Chow needing a lucky lady on the river, but the   completed the board instead and ended his tournament in 20th place for $16,120. 

Raul Garza - 4,100,000
Philip Chow - Eliminated 

Monday, January 17, 2022 12:29 AM Local Time

Jeffrey McKenzie

Jeffrey McKenzie raised all in for 455,000 from the button and Dan Tomlinson looked him up from the big blind. 

Jeffrey McKenzie:   
Dan Tomlinson:   

McKenzie was behind holding live cards and connected with the     flop to take the lead. 

The   turn did give McKenzie a little sweat as it gave Tomlinson more outs with a gutshot straight draw and unfortunately for him, the dealer dropped the   on the river giving Tomlinson Broadway, ending McKenzie's tournament in 21st place for $16,120.

Dan Tomlinson - 1,900,000
Jeffrey McKenzie - Eliminated 

Monday, January 17, 2022 12:22 AM Local Time

Vincent Villarreal

Action on the table folded around to Vincent Villarreal who raised all in for 465,000 from under the gun and Raul Garza called from the cutoff. 

Vincent Villarreal:   
Raul Garza:   

Villarreal was ahead with his made hand of sevens until a jack appeared in the window on the     flop.

The   turn left Villarreal needing a lucky seven on the river but the   came instead and ended his tournament in 22nd place for $13,430.

Raul Garza - 3,000,000
Vincent Villarreal - Eliminated 

Monday, January 17, 2022 12:18 AM Local Time

Dien Le

Dien Le open-jammed under the gun for 400,000 and Quan Tran called from the button. 

Dien Le:   
Quan Tran:   

Le had Tran dominated until the     flop hit the felt pairing Tran's four. 

The   turn was no help to Le as he needed a king to stay alive but the   completed the board on the river and ended his tournament in 23rd place for $13,430. 

Quan Tran - 6,100,000
Dien Le - Eliminated

Monday, January 17, 2022 12:13 AM Local Time

Nicholas Evdos

Nicholas Evdos opened to 125,000 from middle position. Jessica Vierling, in the cutoff, gather some T-100,000 chips and put in a three-bet of 375,000. Action folded back to Evdos who called.

The flop came    . Evdos checked. Vierling continued for 250,000. Evdos called.

The turn was the  . Evdos checked again. Vierling fired a second barrell, sliding out 550,000. Evdos gripped a small stack of chips and announced "all in" as he set them in the middle.

Vierling called the shove of nearly 1,000,000. She turned up    for top pair. Evdos tabled   , drawing to a multitude of outs.

However, the river was the  . Evdos did not hit and he is sent to the payout desk while Vierling soars to an even higher chip lead.

Jessica Vierling - 8,400,000
Nicholas Evdos - Eliminated

Sunday, January 16, 2022 11:56 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 50,000
Sunday, January 16, 2022 11:48 PM Local Time

Raul Garza raised to 125,000 from the hijack and then called the 860,000 three-bet jam Matt Bond made from the small blind. 

Matt Bond:   
Raul Garza:   

Bond was behind holding two over cards but didn't like when a nine appeared in the window on the     flop. 

The   turn wasn't a card Bond wanted to see as it gave Garza a full house leaving him drawing dead the   river which ended his tournament in 25th place for $11,285.

Raul Garza - 2,800,000
Matt Bond - Eliminated 

Sunday, January 16, 2022 11:37 PM Local Time

There was heads-up action between Walter Rodriguez from middle position and Roy Hall from the big blind with a      board showing. 

With over 250,000 already in the middle, Hall moved all-in for 485,000 and after some careful consideration, Rodriguez called. 

Roy Hall:   
Walter Rodriguez:   

Rodriguez made the correct call and the   river ended Hall's tournament in 26th place for $11,285. 

Walter Rodriguez - 2,000,000
Roy Hall - Eliminated 

Sunday, January 16, 2022 11:25 PM Local Time

Vincent Villarreal raised all in for 495,000 from middle position and Isai Coello called off holding the exact same amount directly to his left. 

Isai Coello:   
Vincent Villarreal:   

Both players woke-up with premium hands but Villarreal's was better and the       runout ended Coello's tournament in 27th place for $11,285.

Vincent Villarreal - 1,000,000
Isai Coello - Eliminated 

Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:54 PM Local Time

Table 1:

Seat 1: Richard Bennett - 975,000
Seat 2: Nate Steuer - 1,500,000
Seat 3: Matt Wantman - 1,730,000
Seat 4: Roy Hall - 425,000
Seat 5: Jeff McKenzie - 980,000
Seat 6: Rick Alvarado - 2,600,000
Seat 7: Walter Rodriguez - 1,720,000
Seat 8: Dan Tomlinson - 600,000
Seat 9: Jonathan Bennett - 1,300,000

Table 2:

Seat 1: Chase Reagan - 2,250,000
Seat 2: Jessica Vierling - 4,500,000
Seat 3: Dien Le - 300,000
Seat 4: Shane Vanloon - 2,100,000
Seat 5: William Leffingwell - 700,000
Seat 6: David Shaw - 1,700,000
Seat 7: Philip Chow - 800,000
Seat 8: Nicholas Evdos - 1,400,000
Seat 9: Quan Tran - 5,200,000

Table 3:

Seat 1: Raul Garza - 830,000
Seat 2: Hayden Fortini - 1,600,000
Seat 3: Justin Coliny - 1,500,000
Seat 4: Matt Bond - 425,000
Seat 5: Vincent Villarreal - 450,000
Seat 6: Isai Coelco - 630,000
Seat 7: Brian Green - 1,200,000
Seat 8: Abraham Araya - 1,400,000
Seat 9: Daniel Hughes - 1,500,000

Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:49 PM Local Time
Level: 25
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 40,000
Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:35 PM Local Time
The remaining 30 players are on a 15-minute break
Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:28 PM Local Time

Jessica Vierling raised from the cutoff and then called the 200,000 three-bet jam Matthew Bray made from the button. 

Matthew Bray:   
Jessica Vierling:   

Vierling had Bray dominated and the     flop paired her six. 

The   turn did give Bray some hope with a wheel draw but the   river ended his tournament. 

Jessica Vierling - 5,100,000
Matthew Bray - Eliminated