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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 2:40 PM Local Time

Matthew Wantman Eliminated in 15th Place

Action folded around to Raul Garza on the button. He raised to 200,000. Matthew Wantman, in the small blind, moved all in for around 1,100,000. Justin Coliny folded his big blind. It was back on Garza who called.

Garza was in great position with    against Wantman's   .

The flop came    . Garza flopped top pair, but Wantman gained outs with a straight draw.

The turn was the   and the river the  .

Garza took down the pot, sending Wantman to the payout desk.

Raul Garza - 6,800,000
Matthew Wantman - Eliminated

Monday, January 17, 2022 2:32 PM Local Time

Hayden Fortini open-jammed for 660,000 Rick Alvarado snap-called. 

Hayden Fortini:   
Rick Alvarado:   

Fortini was ahead with his made hand and took a huge lead after the     flop gave him a set of fours. 

The   turn left Alvarado drawing dead and Fortini collected his double-up after the dealer dropped a meaningless card on the river. 

Hayden Fortini - 1,400,000
Rick Alvarado - 635,000

Monday, January 17, 2022 2:23 PM Local Time

Brian Green Eliminated in 16th Place 

WSOP bracelet winner Brian Green open-jammed for 520,000 from the hijack and Jonathan Bennett isolated from the cutoff. 

Brian Green:   
Jonathan Bennett:   

Green woke-up with an ace but had kicker-issues and the     flop didn't change a thing. 

The   turn wasn't the worst card for Green as it paired the board bringing possible chop outs, but the   completed the board on the river and ended his tournament in 16th place for $19,516. 

Jonathan Bennett - 2,420,000
Brian Green - Eliminated

Monday, January 17, 2022 2:13 PM Local Time

Dan Tomlinson opened for 200,000 from under the gun and the called the 845,000 three-bet jam Chase Reagan made from the small blind. 

Chase Reagan:   
Dan Tomlinson:   

Reagan was racing for his tournament life and stayed ahead after the       board ran out. 

Chase Reagan - 1,800,000
Dan Tomlinson - 1,000,000

Monday, January 17, 2022 2:00 PM Local Time
The final 16 players have taken their seats meaning Day 3 is officially underway!
Monday, January 17, 2022 2:00 PM Local Time
Level: 28
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Monday, January 17, 2022 12:22 PM Local Time

Abraham Araya - 2011 WSOPC Choctaw Main Event Champ

Day 3 of Ring Event #9: $1,700 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event is incoming. The finale begins at 2:00 p.m. today with 16 players remaining. All eyes will be on the top honors of $336,412, a Circuit gold ring, seat to the Tournament of Champions, and of course a massive banner of the winner's photo to be hung on the balcony of the Choctaw Grand Theater.

Currently sitting in the best position to go the distance is Jessica Vierling who went on a heater during Day 2. Vierling sits with 8,735,000 in tournament chips. Her next closest opponent is Quan Tran with 7,205,000. Gold bracelet winner, and two-time gold ring winner, Brian Green enters Day 3 as the short stack with 720,000.

Another notable name still in the mix is three-time gold ring winner Abraham Araya. Araya is no stranger to the Choctaw feature stage as he won the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event here in January of 2011. In fact, the 54-year-old is striving for his third Choctaw Banner.

- Play resumes with Level 28: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 big blind ante