Monday, January 17, 2022 11:05 PM Local Time
Quan Tran Takes Down Choctaw Main Event for First Circuit Ring and $336,412
Quan Tran is the latest Main Event champion of the 2021/2022 World Series of Poker Circuit season after he topped a massive field of 1,411 entries to walk away with the Choctaw Durant $1,700 Main Event title, a $336,412 top prize, and a seat into the 2022 Tournament of Champions.
Tran came into the final day second in chips and eliminated four players to start off the day to take the chip lead into the final table where he eliminated three of eight opponents. The final table dominance secured Tran's first gold ring, which was a very special moment for him, and taking down over $336,000 to go along with it was rewarding as well...
Monday, January 17, 2022 10:43 PM Local Time
Quan Tran - First Place
During the first hands of heads-up, Raul Garza began with the button and the small blind. He limped in. Quan Tran, in the big blind, raised to 1,300,000. Garza called.
The flop came . Tran wasted no time in announcing "all in."
Garza paused for a bit, then put down some chips to call, and tabled . Across the table, Tran turned up a higher pocket pair, .
The Dealer dropped out the on the turn, then the last card of the Main Event, the .
Tran's rail erupted once again as he was official deemed the World Series of Poker Choctaw Circuit Main Event Champion.
Quan Tran - 42,330,000
Raul Garza - Eliminated
Raul Garza - Runner-Up
Monday, January 17, 2022 10:28 PM Local Time
Jessica Vierling Eliminated in 3rd Place
All three players paid the big blind to see the flop, which came .
Quan Tran, from the big blind, bet 600,000. Raul Garza folded. Jessica Vierling ripped in her final 3,100,000 and Tran called.
Vierling tabled . Tran flipped over . "I have the nine!" Tran exclaimed as his rail began to cheer.
The turn was the and the river the . Tran took down the pot, his rail erupted, and Vierling's Main Event came to an end.
Quan Tran - 35,930,000
Jessica Vierling - Eliminated
Monday, January 17, 2022 10:06 PM Local Time
There was already around 2,000,000 in the middle and a flop reading . Quan Tran, in the small blind, was head up against Jessica Vierling on the button.
Tran checked. Vierling bet 600,000. Tran called. The turn was the .
Tran checked again. Vierling bet 1,000,000. Tran called again. The river was the .
Tran checked for a third time. Vierling checked it back and Tran was visibly upset. He stood up and revealed his cards, showing . Tran was hoping for a bet from Vierling on the river, but still scoops the pot and extends his chip lead.
Quan Tran - 27,000,000
Jessica Vierling - 4,600,000
Monday, January 17, 2022 10:00 PM Local Time
Quan Tran raised to 700,000 on the button. Raul Garza defended his small blind with a call and Jessica Vierling did the same in the big blind.
All three players checked the flop and turn, leaving a completed board that read .
Garza bet 500,000. Vierling folded. Tran called. Garza tabled for two pair queens and eights. Tran followed by flipping over for a better two pair.
Quan Tran - 24,500,000
Raul Garza - 10,450,000
Monday, January 17, 2022 9:50 PM Local Time
Monday, January 17, 2022 9:49 PM Local Time
Hayden Fortini Eliminated in 4th Place
Hayden Fortini raised to 550,000 from the cutoff only to have Quan Tran three-bet to 1,500,000 from the button.
Action folded back around to Fortini who four-bet jammed for 11,750,000 and Tran called holding 300,000 more in chips.
Both players held the same hand and were expecting a chop until the flop gave Tran the diamond flush draw.
The sweat didn't last long as the dealer dropped the on the turn, completing Tran's flush and left Fortini drawing dead to the river.
Quan Tran - 23,775,000
Hayden Fortini - Eliminated
Monday, January 17, 2022 9:14 PM Local Time
Nate Steuer Eliminated in 5th Place
Nate Steuer raised all in for 1,975,000 from the cutoff and Raul Garza isolated with a 4 million three-bet from the button.
Steuer was racing for his tournament life and fell behind after the flop paired Garza's king.
The turn wasn't the worst card for Steuer as it gave him more outs with an open-ended straight draw, but the paired the board on the river and ended his tournament in fifth place for $93,926.
Raul Garza - 12,000,000
Nate Steuer - Eliminated
Monday, January 17, 2022 9:02 PM Local Time
Jessica Vierling raised to 500,000 from the hijack. Nate Steuer called in the small blind. Raul Garza three-bet to 4,450,000 from the big blind. The re-raise left Garza with just 500,000 behind.
Vierling folded. Steuer contemplated for a bit, then announced "all-in," having Garza covered.
Garza called and turned up to Steuer's dismay. Steuer threw down his .
The board ran out . Garza's Big Slick held for the full double. Steuer paid up 4,950,000 total.
Raul Garza - 10,650,000
Nate Steuer - 2,000,000
Monday, January 17, 2022 8:53 PM Local Time
Quan Tran limped-in from the cutoff and then called the 2,675,000 three-bet jam Nate Steuer made from the button.
Steuer had Tran dominated and the flop gave him a spade flush draw.
The paired the board on the turn bringing possible chop outs but the completed the board on the river and secured hsi double-up.
Quan Tran - 9,600,000
Nate Steuer - 5,500,000
Monday, January 17, 2022 8:43 PM Local Time
Monday, January 17, 2022 7:41 PM Local Time
The final five players are on a 60-minute dinner break.
Monday, January 17, 2022 7:39 PM Local Time
There was four-way action after a flop and action was checked to Quan Tran who fired out 2.1 million into a 2 million pot from the button.
Raul Garza raised all in for 2,785,000 from the big blind and action folded back to Tran who called.
Garza flopped top pair but had a sweat as Tran held the heart flush draw.
Luckily for Garza, the turn followed river improved his had to a full house and secured his double-up.
Jessica Vierling - 14,800,000
Hayden Fortini - 10,645,000
Quan Tran - 8,320,000
Raul Garza - 7,830,000
Monday, January 17, 2022 7:36 PM Local Time
Jessica Vierling opened to 400,000 from the cutoff. Hayden Fortini three-bet to 1,400,000. Vierling called.
Both players checked the flop. They checked the turn as well, completing the board with the .
On the last betting round, Vierling dropped in 1,100,000. Fortini called, and before he could even put his chips down, Vierling tabled . Fortini finished the 1.1 million call, the proceeded to send his cards to the muck.
Jessica Vierling - 14,300,000
Hayden Fortini - 10,150,000
Monday, January 17, 2022 6:58 PM Local Time
There was heads-up action between Jessica Vierling from the small blind and Hayden Fortini from the big blind with a board showing.
With over 2.1 million already in the middle, Vierling check-raised to 3.3 million after Fortini fired out 1.4 million. Action was back on Fortini who three-bet jammed for 5,610,000 and Vierling called.
Fortini was way ahead after flopping a set of threes as Vierling needed a six to score the elimination.
Luckily for Fortini, the river secured his double-up.
Hayden Fortini - 13,200,000
Jessica Vierling - 8,100,000
Monday, January 17, 2022 6:40 PM Local Time
Monday, January 17, 2022 6:25 PM Local Time
Jonathan Bennett Eliminated in 6th Place
Jonathan Bennett open-jammed under the gun for 780,000 and action folded to Nate Steuer who decided to look him up from the big blind.
Bennett was ahead until the flop hit the felt giving Steuer trip kings.
The turn gave Bennett a little hope if another ace were to fall on the river, but the completed the board and ended his Main Event in sixth place for $73,224.
Nate Steuer - 2,875,000
Jonathan Bennett - Eliminated
Monday, January 17, 2022 6:00 PM Local Time
Rick Alvarado Eliminated in 7th Place
Rick Alvarado raised to 350,000 from middle position and Jessica Vierling three-bet to 740,000 from the button.
Action folded back to Alvarado who four-bet jammed for roughly 4 million and Vierling snap called.
Alvarado was way behind after jamming into Vierling's ace and the flop didn't change a thing.
The turn paired Alvarado giving him some hope as it paired his jack, but the completed the board on the river and ended his tournament in seventh place for $57,547.
Jessica Vierling - 14,000,000
Rick Alvarado - Eliminated
Monday, January 17, 2022 5:39 PM Local Time
Monday, January 17, 2022 5:25 PM Local Time
The final seven players are on a 15-minute break.