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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 5:24 PM Local Time

Jonathan Bennett raised all in for 760,000 from middle position and action folded to Nate Steuer who looked him up from the big blind. 

Jonathan Bennett:   
Nate Steuer:   

Steuer woke-up in the big blind with a made hand but Bennett's was better, and nothing changed after the       runout as Bennett collected another double-up. 

Nate Steuer - 2,510,000
Jonathan Bennett - 1,600,000

Monday, January 17, 2022 5:06 PM Local Time

Justin Coliny Set Up in 8th Place

Justin Coliny raised to 300,000 from under the gun and was called by Raul Garza from the cutoff, Jessica Vierling from the button, along with Quan Tran from the big blind. 

The     flop was checked to Coliny who moved all-in for roughly 2 million and Raul Garza isolated after going over the top for roughly 5 million. 

Justin Coliny:   
Raul Garza:   

Coliny flopped top two-pair but was trailing the flopped set of Garza and neither the   turn nor the   river changed a thing as he took his exit in eighth place for $45,595. 

Quan Tran - 13,600,000
Raul Garza - 8,300,000
Jessica Vierling - 7,400,000
Justin Coliny - Eliminated 

Monday, January 17, 2022 4:57 PM Local Time

Directly after losing a large chunk of chips to Rick Alvarado, Nate Steuer open jammed for 1,920,000. Action folded around to Jessica Vierling in the big blind and she snap called.


The board came      . Steuer found a king on the flop and held for a double up.

Nate Steuer - 4,020,000
Jessica Vierling - 8,150,000

Monday, January 17, 2022 4:51 PM Local Time

Raul Garza opened for 250,000 from under the gun and action folded to Jonathan Bennett who called off his 230,000 stack from the big blind.

Jonathan Bennett:   
Raul Garza:   

Bennett was way behind needing some help, but nothing came after the    flop hit the felt. 

The turn however, fell the  , giving Bennett some life with the club flush draw and luckily for him, the   river completed his flush, keeping his tournament hopes alive. 

Raul Garza - 3,940,000
Jonathan Bennett - 740,000

Monday, January 17, 2022 4:44 PM Local Time

Nate Steuer open shoved from middle position. When action got to Jonathan Bennet, in the hijack, he asked for a count. The Dealer relayed that Steuer's shove was for 1,435,000.

Bennett moved all in as well, for slightly more, about 1,700,000. Everyone else folded and cards were turned up.

Steuer tabled    and expected bad news. Bennet revealed   .

"We're racing," Steuer said with delighted surprise in his voice. "Let's go Ace-Jack."

The board ran out      . Steuer paired up, secured the full double, and Bennett was left very short.

Nate Steuer - 3,170,000
Jonathan Bennett - 350,000

Monday, January 17, 2022 4:33 PM Local Time

Richard Bennett First Final Table Elimination

Richard Bennett raised to 300,000 from early position and only Quan Tran called from the cutoff. 

Once the     flop hit the felt, Bennett moved all-in for 1,390,000 and Tran called after getting the confirmed amount. 

Richard Bennett:   
Quan Tran:   

Tran paired his five on the flop leaving Bennett needing an ace or queen to stay alive. 

Unfortunately for Bennett, neither the   turn nor the   river were cards he wanted to see as he was the first final table elimination. 

Quan Tran - 15,440,000
Richard Bennett - Eliminated 

Monday, January 17, 2022 4:25 PM Local Time
Level: 30
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 120,000
Monday, January 17, 2022 4:21 PM Local Time

The Choctaw Circuit Main Event final table has come to fruition. The two chip leaders going into Day 3, Jessica Vierling and Quan Tran, have asserted their dominance thus far and are in league of their own at the moment. Tran has scored the last three eliminations and sits as chip leader with 140 big blinds in front of him. 

Here is a look at the seats and chip counts for the final nine players:

Seat 1: Rick Alvarado - 3,800,000 (38 bbs)
Seat 2: Jonathan Bennett - 2,205,000 (22 bbs)
Seat 3: Richard Bennett - 1,440,000 (14 bbs)
Seat 4: Raul Garza - 4,435,000 (44 bbs)
Seat 5: Jessica Vierling - 11,300,000 (113 bbs)
Seat 6: Hayden Fortini - 2,070,000 (20 bbs)
Seat 7: Quan Tran - 14,000,000 (140 bbs)
Seat 8: Justin Coliny - 2,410,000 (24 bbs)
Seat 9: Nate Steuer - 1,685,000 (16 bbs)

- 13 minutes left in Level 29: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 big blind ante

Monday, January 17, 2022 4:13 PM Local Time
Official Final Table
Monday, January 17, 2022 4:09 PM Local Time

Walter Rodriguez Eliminated in 10h Place

Jessica Vierling opened for 200,000 from the cutoff, Quan Tran called from the button as did Raul Garza from the small blind and Walter Rodriguez squeezed for 820,000 from the big blind. 

Action was back on Vierling who isolated with a 2 million four-bet. 

Walter Rodriguez:   
Jessica Vierling:   

Rodriguez was behind holding two live cards but couldn't connect with the       runout and he was eliminated in 10th place for $29,337. 

Quan Tran - 14,500,000
Jessica Vierling - 10,400,000
Raul Garza - 4,300,000
Walter Rodriguez - Eliminated 

Monday, January 17, 2022 4:02 PM Local Time

Chase Reagan

From under the gun, Quan Tran raised to 200,000. Chase Reagan, with the button, called.

The flop came    . Tran fired out 500,000. Reagan jammed. Tran asked for a count.

"I had about three to start," said Reagan as the dealer broke down his stacks. The all-in bet was for 2,340,000. When Tran confirmed the amount, he called, tabling   . Reagan turned up   .

The final two cards were the   and the  , respectively. Tran's bullets held and Reagan's Main Event came to and end.

Quan Tran - 12,950,000
Chase Regan - Eliminated

Monday, January 17, 2022 3:49 PM Local Time

Dan Tomlinson Eliminated in 12th Place 

Quan Tran limped-in from middle position as did Nate Steuer from the small blind and Dan Tomlinson raised all in for 1,330,000 from the big blind. 

Tran snap called while Steuer folded, and the two players revealed their hands. 

Dan Tomlinson:   
Quan Tran:   

It was a classic race with Tomlinson looking to hold but the     flop paired Tran's king. 

The   turn left Tomlinson needing a jack on the river to stay alive, but the   completed the board and ended his tournament in 12th place for $29,337. 

Quan Tran - 10,550,000
Nate Steuer - 2,010,000
Dan Tomlinson - Eliminated

Monday, January 17, 2022 3:37 PM Local Time

Daniel Hughes Eliminated in 13th Place 

Daniel Hughes opened for 250,000 from middle position and Jessica Vierling defended her big blind to see a     flop. 

Vierling check-called the 250,000 continuation bet from Hughes and the   fell on the turn. Verling checked once again then snap-called the all-in bet from Hughes. 

Daniel Hughes:   
Jessica Vierling:   

Hughes didn't like what he saw after the cards were tabled as he was drawing dead after Vierling flopped two-pair and the   river ended his tournament in 13th place for $23,828. 

Jessica Vierling - 9,400,000
Daniel Hughes - Eliminated

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

Abraham Araya Eliminated in 14th Place

Abraham Araya open-jammed under the gun for 645,000 and Richard Bennett called from the hijack. 

Abraham Araya:   
Richard Bennett:   

Araya was behind holding two live cards but couldn't find either on the       runout and his tournament ended in 14th place for $23,828. 

Richard Bennett - 2,495,000
Abraham Araya - Eliminated 

Monday, January 17, 2022 3:14 PM Local Time
Level: 29
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 100,000
Monday, January 17, 2022 3:09 PM Local Time

Main Event players are on their first 15-minute break of Day 3.

Monday, January 17, 2022 3:08 PM Local Time

Rick Alvarado raised from the cutoff and then snap-called the 1,000,000 three-bet jam Hayden Fortini made from the big blind. 

Hayden Fortini:   
Rick Alvarado:   

Fortini was behind needing help and found some after the     flop paired his eight. 

The   turn left Fortini needing an ace or eight to stay alive and luckily for him, the dealer dropped the   on the river to secure his double-up. 

Rick Alvarado - 2,450,000
Hayden Fortini - 2,040,000

Monday, January 17, 2022 3:08 PM Local Time

Justin Coliny opened to 225,000 from under the gun. Rick Alvarado moved all in from the small blind. The count was 1,380,000. Coliny contemplated for a bit, then called, and a showdown commenced.


The board ran out      . Alvarado spiked a King on the river to score yet another double through Coliny.

Rick Alvarado - 2,920,000
Justin Coliny - 1,980,000

Monday, January 17, 2022 3:02 PM Local Time

Quan Tran limped in from the hijack position. Walter Rodriguez moved all in for 675,000 in the cutoff. It folds back to Tran who called.

Rodriguez tabled   . Quan Tran, with    was dominated.

The flop came    . Tran let out a burst of excitement as he moved ahead.

The turn was the  . A standing Rodriguez let out a loud clap, celebrating himself as he took the lead back.

The   completed the board and Rodriguez received his double up.

Walter Rodriguez - 1,550,000
Quan Tran - 9,000,000

Monday, January 17, 2022 2:53 PM Local Time

Rick Alvarado open-jammed under the gun for 670,000 and Justin Coliny called from the hijack. 

Rick Alvarado:   
Justin Coliny:   

Alvarado was behind holding live cards but neither appeared on the     flop. 

The   turn was no help to Alvarado as he needed a jack or ten on the river to stay alive. 

Luckily for Alvarado, the dealer heard his prayer and dropped the   on the river to keep his Main Event hopes alive. 

Justin Coliny - 2,340,000
Rick Alvarado - 1,400,000