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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 9:23 PM Local Time
Greg Hughes - Event #15 Winner
Greg Hughes has seized his second World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring and $12,056 Wednesday evening by taking down Event #15: $400 No-Limit Hold'em. The tournament drew 137 entries and finished in just one day in the Bally's poker room.
Hughes now lays claim to two Circuit titles, both of which have come from turbo-style tournaments in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Arizona native won his first gold ring back in 2020 at the Rio Las Vegas Circuit. The second achievement brought confirmation to Hughes.
“It’s validation. It’s the second one so, you know, it’s kind of like you worry about that first one being a fluke,” explained Hughes. “The second one kind of gives you that ‘ok I got two now.’ But yeah, it feels good, feels great.”
Hughes had to make it through a stacked final table to reach the winner's circle. He was surrounded by the likes of bracelet winner Ben Moon, seven-time gold ring winner Vincent Moscati, and two-time gold ring winner John Robertson.
“It was a fun final table. It was fun because the gentleman I was up against [heads up], he has a ring also, so he was working on his second,” Hughes said.
Ultimately, Hughes faced off against another one-time ring winner heads up, Jesse Lonis. Lonis put up a good fight, but in the end, Hughes took down the tourney in dramatic fashion as he hit a gut-shot straight draw on the river with king-queen to beat out Lonis’ ace-deuce.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7:22 PM Local Time
Event #15 players redrew seats with 10 remaining. After losing one competitor, the gold-ring affair is now down to an official WSOP final table and it is a stacked one at that.
Among the final nine is bracelet winner Ben Moon, seven-time gold ring winner Vincent Moscati, and Z Stein who is coming off a 12th-place finish in the Bally's Main Event. Ring winner Jesse Lonis currently has the chip lead, followed by two-time ring winner John Robertson.
Here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts for the final ten players:
Seat 1: Luis Armando Gonzalez Martinez - 169,000 (16 bbs)
Seat 2: Joseph Mussat - 201,000 (20 bbs)
Seat 3: Z Stein - 246,000 (24 bbs)
Seat 4: Gregory Hughes - 175,000 (17 bbs)
Seat 5: Vincent Moscati - 123,000 (12 bbs)
Seat 6: Jesse Lonis - 508,000 (50 bbs)
Seat 7: Ben Moon - 140,000 (14 bbs)
Seat 8: Robert Steinmetz - 83,000 (8 bbs)
Seat 9: John Robertson - 416,000 (41 bbs)
- 9 minutes left in Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 big blind ante
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:59 PM Local Time
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:46 PM Local Time
Registration for Event #15 has been shut down and the prizepool info is as follows:
Total Entries: 137
Total Prizepool: $45,210
Placed Paid: 21
First Place: $12,056
A full breakdown of the prize structure is available in the PRIZEPOOL tab, above.
Bust outs have been flying. The field is down to 11 players, one short of a redraw. However, they are now on a 60-minute dinner break.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 2:48 AM Local Time
Wednesday brings on the 15th ring event of the Bally's Las Vegas Circuit. Event #15: $400 No-Limit Hold'em will get cards in the air at 11:00 a.m. and hold registration open for the first 12 levels of play. The tourney features turbo structure with 20-minute levels throughout, and is scheduled to finish in just one day.
Here is a rundown of the structure:
- Players begin with 15,000 in tournament chips
- Blinds start at 100/100 with a 100 big blind ante
- Registration remains open until the start of Level 12 (~2:50 p.m.)
- Unlimited re-entry during the registration period
- All levels are 20-minutes long
- There will be a 10-minute break after Level 6, 12, and 24
- An extended break is scheduled for after Level 18
- Scheduled as a one-day tournament
- 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
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 2:43 AM Local Time