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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:44 PM Local Time
Carlos Loving - Event #14 Winner
A multi-ring winner added to his World Series of Poker gold count on Wednesday at the Bally’s Las Vegas Circuit. Carlos Loving, three-time gold ring winner, topped 168 entries in Event #14: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack to claim his fourth Circuit title and $21,741. The tournament took two days to reach a conclusion and, all in all, Loving had a stress-free ride to the top.
“I won my all ins. The best hand held and I had the best hand most of the time,” Loving stated. “But yeah, it went pretty smooth. I was able to just play small-ball poker and accumulate chips.”
Loving bagged Day 1 with a middling stack. From there, on Day 2, he reached the final table in a similar position. He surged into heads-up action with a large chip advantage over seven-time gold ring winner Roland Israelashvili.
The heads-up battle only took around 30 minutes. With the huge lead, Loving was still lucky to crack the pocket aces of Israelashvili with jack-nine suited to take down the final pot of Event #15.
Loving, originally from Florida, is now living in Las Vegas. The Poker Pro has two gold-ring victories in his home state, one at Ameristar in Missouri, and now a Circuit title from his new residence. Additionally, his recent win was a bit more meaningful than the rest.
“This one is very special to me because I wanted to win it for my grandmother. She just passed, and today is my grandfather’s birthday,” mentioned Loving.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:27 PM Local Time
Carlos Loving has just taken down Event #14: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack to earn $21,741 and his fourth-career Worlds Series of Poker gold ring. The whole tournament went very smoothly for Loving. He had a sizable chip lead going into heads-up action against seven-time gold ring winner Roland Israelashvilli and ran away with the title, adding another Circuit title to his WSOP accolades.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 1:16 PM Local Time
The last 10 competitors have redrawn seats to the final battleground. All of the multi-ring winners are still in the hunt for an additional piece of WSOP gold.
Brandon Hamlet has more then held onto his chip lead coming into the day. The 27-year-old from New York has amassed over 1.5 million in tournament chips. The next closest competitor is seven-time ring winner Steve Foutty with 795,000.
Here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts for the final ten players:
Seat 1: Elvis Toomas - 393,000 (18 bbs)
Seat 2: Anthony Brooks - 380,000 (18 bbs)
Seat 3: Steve Foutty - 795,000 (39 bbs)
Seat 4: Marc Wlodkowski - 280,000 (14 bbs)
Seat 5: Roland Israelashvili - 680,000 (34 bbs)
Seat 6: DanSepiol - 900,000 (45 bbs)
Seat 7: Carlos Loving - 656,000 (32 bbs)
Seat 8: Brandon Hamlet - 1,570,000 (78 bbs)
Seat 9: Marcel Krueger - 793,000 (39 bbs)
Seat 10: Gareth Teatum - 277,000 (13 bbs)
- 8 minutes left in Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 big blind ante
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 1:03 PM Local Time
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 10:31 AM Local Time
Day 2 of Event #14: $600 No-Limit Hold'em is coming soon. Cards will be back in the air at 12:00 p.m. with 18 players coming back to take their shot at $21,741 and a Circuit gold ring. The winner will also receive a seat in the Tournament of Champions, a $1,000,000 freeroll happening at the end of the 2022 World Series of Poker.
Sitting in the best position going into Day 2 is Brandon Hamlet. He has the top stack of 893,000. There are multiple players still alive that are looking to add to their WSOP gold ring count, including eight-time gold ring winner Roland Israelashvili, seven-time gold ring winner Steve Foutty, and three-time gold ring winner Carlos Loving.
- Day 2 resumes at Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 big blind ante
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:17 AM Local Time
Day 1 of Event #14 is in the books. From 168 entrants, only 18 remain after 20 levels of poker. Chipleading at the end of the night was Brandon Hamlet who bagged 893,000.
Also in the mix is seve-time gold ring winner Steve Foutty (640,000). Foutty is going for his second gold ring of the series.
Here is a look at all counts from the final two tables:
Day 2 begins Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:16 AM Local Time
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The prizepool for Event #14 has been verified:
Total Entries: 168
Total Prizepool: $86,520
Placed Paid: 26
First Place: $21,741
A full breakdown of the prize structure is available in the PRIZEPOOL tab, above.
Monday, March 28, 2022 8:57 PM Local Time
As Day 2 of the Main Event restarts, a new ring event makes way at 11:00 a.m. today. Event #14: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack provides players with 30,000 in chips to start with. Unlimited late registration is allowed all the way through Level 13. Scheduled as a two-day endeavor, Day 1 of Event #14 will consist of 20 levels before halting.
Here is an outline of Ring Event #14:
- Buy-in: $600
- Players begin with 30,000 in tournament chips
- Blinds start at 100/100 with a 100 big blind ante
- Registration remains open until the start of Level 13 (~6:20 p.m.)
- Unlimited re-entry during the registration period
- All levels are 30-minutes long
- There will be a 10-minute break after Level 4, 8, 16, 20, 24, 28, and 32
- A 60-minute dinner break is scheduled for after Level 12
- Day 1 will play through 20 levels
- Day 2 resumes at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday
- The winner will receive a WSOP gold ring and a seat to the Tournament of Champions
- The top 5 finishers will receive an entry into the Bally's Bankroll Builder
Monday, March 28, 2022 8:47 PM Local Time