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2021/22 WSOP Circuit - Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)

Friday, February 25, 2022 to Sunday, February 27, 2022

WSOPC Event #12: No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $2,124,030
  • Entries: 1,402
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, February 28, 2022 11:41 PM Local Time

Mark Davis
Event #12
No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Buy-In: $1,700
Entries: 1,402
Prize Pool: $2,124,030

Cherokee, NC (February 28, 2022) - Mark Davis has just won the $1,700 Main Event at the World Series of Poker Circuit at the Cherokee Harrah's Casino. After three days of play, the Birmingham native emerged victorious to earn his first WSOP gold ring, coupled with $334,678.

“It feels amazing. I got in to big-time tournament play right before COVID, but the COVID shut everything down. But this year, getting back into it, I’m basically six for six in deep runs. I’m ‘ON’ now. It's over!” said the happy winner after his third cash of the Cherokee series....READ MORE
Monday, February 28, 2022 11:23 PM Local Time



From the button Mark Davis raised to 1,100,000. Adam Ney jammed all in and Davis snap called.


The flop came     to send Davis into the lead. The turn was the   to almost sew it up and the river came the   and Davis paced away from the table and looked up, seemingly overwhelmed by the moment as his title was secured and Ney finished runner-up.

Mark Davis - 42,800,000
Adam Ney - Eliminated

Monday, February 28, 2022 11:02 PM Local Time

Davis made it 1,000,000 and Ney announced that he was all-in for his remaining 6,950,000.

"6.95? I don't think I can fold," Davis evaluated before calling and turning over   . Ney tabled   .

The board ran out      , and Ney dodged another bullet to stay alive.

Mark Davis - 28,000,000
Adam Ney - 14,000,000

Monday, February 28, 2022 10:58 PM Local Time
Level: 36
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Monday, February 28, 2022 10:52 PM Local Time

Mark Davis raised to 900,000 from the button. Adam Ney three-bet from the big blind to 2,900,000 and Davis called.

The flop came    . Ney led for 2,100,000 and Davis called. 

The turn came the  . Ney checked, Davis jammed all in and Davis folded after a few seconds as Davis takes the chip lead again,

Mark Davis - 23,4000,000
Ada Ney - 19,400,000

Monday, February 28, 2022 10:39 PM Local Time

Mark Davis raised to 900,000 and Adam Ney defended his big blind to see a     flop.

Ney check-raised to 3,500,000 after Davis continued for 800,000 and Davis called bringing the   turn. 

Both players checked and the   double-paired the board on the river. 

With three spades on a double-paired board, Ney led out for 3,000,000 and Davis paused before calling. 

Ney quickly revealed    for jacks full and Davis quickly mucked his hand. 

Adam Ney - 28,060,000
Mark Davis - 14,000,000


Monday, February 28, 2022 10:23 PM Local Time

Ney bet 900,000 and Davis came over the top with a raise to 2,900.000. Ney wouldn't get pushed around and announced that he was all-in. Davis snap-called and tabled two black nines. Ney turned over   .

Davis was looking for his pocket-pair to hold to become Cherokee Main Event Champion, but the   in the window wanted the heads-up match to continue.

The rest of the board ran out     , and Ney scored a massive double-up.

Adam Ney - 30,000,000

Monday, February 28, 2022 10:15 PM Local Time

Mark Davis raised to 900,000 and then called the 3,400,000 three-bet from Adam Ney. 

Once the     flop hit the felt, Ney continued for 2,500,000 and Davis called bringing the   turn. 

Both players checked and the   completed the board on the river. 

Ney fired out a healthy 4,000,000 bet but quickly folded after Davis raised all in. 

Mark Davis - 27,060,000
Adam Ney - 15,000,000

Monday, February 28, 2022 10:08 PM Local Time

Adam Ney made it 800,000 and Mark Davis decided to rip his remaining stack about 5,000,000. Ney called and tabled   

Davis, with his Main Event on the line, turned over   .

The flop came    , and when the turn peeled  , Ney needed to connect on the river to become Main Event Champion. However, the   river meant that Davis stayed alive.

Adam Ney - 32,000,000
Mark Davis - 10,000,000

Monday, February 28, 2022 10:01 PM Local Time

On the turn the board read     . Mark Davis bet 500,000 from the small blind, Adam Ney raised to 1,500,000 and Davis called.

The river came the  . Ney bet 2,500,000 after it was checked to him. Davis checked his cards and thought for about 30 seconds before he called.

Ney tabled the    straight and Davis mucked as he gets shorter.

Andrew Ney - 38,100,000
Mark Davis - 4,700,000

Monday, February 28, 2022 9:52 PM Local Time
Level: 35
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 400,000
Monday, February 28, 2022 9:45 PM Local Time
The heads up battle is now taking a 15-minute break as the play has been tepid thus far between the two remaining players.t
Monday, February 28, 2022 9:23 PM Local Time


Chris George - Eliminated in 3rd place

Action was picked up with the board showing      . Adam Ney put out a stack of 250K-chips to put Chris George all-in. 

George contemplated his $100,000 decision for quite some time before eventually throwing a calling chip in the middle. However, he immediately received bad news, as Ney tabled    for a rivered straight, trumping George's   

George still walked away with $157,423 for his third place Main Event finish.

Adam Ney - 22,000,000
Chris George - Eliminated

Monday, February 28, 2022 9:12 PM Local Time

The past several orbits has seen some slower three-handed play as the players have passed around chips in relatively small pots.

Adam Ney raised from the button to 600,000. Mark Davis called from the small blind and Chris George came along in the big blind as well.

The flop came    . All three players checked. The turn was the  . Ney bet 500,000, Davis called and George folded.

The river was the  . Both checked and Ney tabled the    for the winning hand.

Adam Ney - 18,500,000
Mark Davis - 17,000,000
Chris George - 7,300,000

Monday, February 28, 2022 8:52 PM Local Time

Scott Dobbs Eliminated in 4th Place 

Chris George raised from the button and then snap-called the 5.5 million three-bet jam Scott Dobbs made from the small blind. 

Scott Dobbs:   
Chris George:   

Dobbs was dominated, and things got worse after the     flop left him drawing dead after giving George trip kings. 

The dealer dropped the meaningless   on the turn followed by the   on the river and Dobbs took his exit in fourth place for $120,760. 

Chris George - 14,000,000
Scott Dobbs - Eliminated 

Monday, February 28, 2022 8:32 PM Local Time


Kevin Morris - Eliminated in 5th place

Kevin Morris announced that he was all-in and Chris George, to his direct left, followed suit. The rest of the players got out of the way.

George had Morris covered and tabled    and looked over at Morris's   

The flop came    , pairing up George's queen. However, he still needed to fade a spade on later streets. 

The turn was the   and the river   meant that Morris busted in 5th for a $93,376 payday. The rest of the table let out a loud, but respectful, cheer knowing that they just secured another $20,000.

Chris George - 6,500,000
Kevin Borris - Eliminated

Monday, February 28, 2022 8:24 PM Local Time



Action was picked up on the turn as the board read     . From the cutoff, Dale Roesel bet 850,000. Mark Davis raised to 1,800,000 from the big blind. Roesel thought for a few moments and announced all in, Davis snap-called.

Davis flipped over the    for the nut flush while Roesel hd the    for aces up. The river came the   and Roesel was gone in 6th place, making for a very nice run in his first tournament played in 8 years.

Mark Davis - 12,600,000
Dale Roesel - Eliminated

Monday, February 28, 2022 8:17 PM Local Time

Scott Dobbs opened for 600,000 from early position and Kevin Morris three-bet to 1.6 million from the small blind. 

Action was back on Dobbs who four-bet jammed for 3,075,000 and Morris snap-called. 

Scott Dobbs:   
Kevin Morris:   

Both players held made hand, but Dobbs held the better one and the       runout secured him the double-up. 

Scott Dobbs - 6,100,000
Kevin Morris - 3,075,000

Monday, February 28, 2022 8:07 PM Local Time

Scott Dobbs raised to 500,000 from the button. Mark Davis three-bet jammed for 3,250,000 form the big blind. Dobbs called.

Davis had the    against the    of Dobbs.

The board ran out       to give Davis a double as he implored the rail to give him some love which they did not.

"Get your own rail buddy" said one spectator who was previously eliminated from the tournament as the table broke out into laughter.

Mark Davis  - 6,400,000
Scott Dobbs - 3,925,000

Monday, February 28, 2022 8:03 PM Local Time


 Nicholas Power - Eliminated in 6th place

Nicholas Power moved all-in and got snap-called by Adam Ney, putting Power's tournament life at risk. Power tabled    and was up against   .

The board can out       and Nicholas Power's deep run in the Main Event came to an end. Adam Ney is now sitting at a massive stack of 14,000,000, and with that he became the new chip leader.

Adam Ney - 14,000,000
Nicholas Power - Eliminated