Monday, August 1, 2022 6:44 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 17 hours ago)
Danny Marx is the first Main Event champion of the 2022/2023 World Series of Poker Circuit season after he topped a massive field of 931 entries to walk away with the Choctaw Durant $1,700 Main Event title, a $246,829 top prize, and a seat into the 2023 Tournament of Champions.
Marx came into the final day at the bottom of the counts but picked his spots and went on a late final table heater to claim his first gold ring and taking down over a quarter-million dollars to go along with it was rewarding as well.
To read more about Marx's victory click here.
Monday, August 1, 2022 6:27 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 17 hours ago)
Quan Tran moved all in for roughly 8,000,000 on a board and Danny Marx snap called.
Marx was ahead with a made hand of eights and the river secured him the victory, denying Tran back-to-back Choctaw Main Event titles.
Danny Marx - 27,930,000
Quan Tran - Eliminated
Monday, August 1, 2022 6:25 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 17 hours ago)
There was heads-up action between Nikola Mircetic from the button and Quan Tran from the small blind with a board showing.
Tran moved all in and Mircetic called off his 4,000,000 stack.
Mircetic paired his ace but was dominated and the river ended his tournament in third place for $114,015.
Danny Marx - 17,930,000
Quan Tran - 10,000,000
Nikola Mircetic - Eliminated
Monday, August 1, 2022 6:13 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 17 hours ago)
Following a limp from Quan Tran on the button, Brad Ruben moved all-in for his remaining 3,950,000. Danny Marx thought for some time before making the call. Tran thought for even longer, but ultimately decided to fold.
Ruben was ahead until he saw the king in the window on the flop.
The on the turn and the on the river could not save him either, eliminating him from the Main Event.
Danny Marx: 15,000,000
Brad Ruben: Eliminated
Monday, August 1, 2022 6:06 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 17 hours ago)
Action quickly folded to Nikola Mircetic who raised all in from the small blind and Dakotah O'Dell called off his short stack from the big blind.
O'Dell was behind holding one over but couldn't find a jack on the runout and he made his exit in fifth place for $65,591.
Nikola Mircetic - 5,100,000
Dakotah O'Dell - Eliminated
Monday, August 1, 2022 5:58 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 18 hours ago)
Dakotah O'Dell raised to 450,000 from the cutoff then called the 5,050,000 three-bet jam Danny Marx made from the big blind.
Marx was way ahead and improved after the flop gave him top set.
The turn left O'Dell drawing dead and the river secured Marx his massive double.
Danny Marx - 10,100,000
Dakotah O'Dell - 1,500,000
Monday, August 1, 2022 5:52 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 18 hours ago)
In the hijack six-handed, Brad Ruben raised 400,000 drawing a call from Nikola Mircetic on the button. Down to his last 2,875,000, Dakotah O'Dell moved all-in. Following a fold from Quan Tran, Ruben would move all-in himself, forcing Mircetic to fold.
Spiking a third ten on the river, O'Dell clapped his hands together and let out a shout, savoring his improbable double up.
Dakotah O'Dell - 6,350,000
Brad Ruben - 4,500,000
Monday, August 1, 2022 5:37 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 18 hours ago)
Monday, August 1, 2022 5:19 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 18 hours ago)
Jason Rice raised all in for 1,650,000 from the cutoff and Quan Tran looked him up from the big blind.
Rice was ahead with his made hand until the flop paired Quan's eight.
The turn left Rice needing a three, but the completed the board on the river and ended his tournament in sixth place for $50,498.
Quan Tran - 8,775,000
Jason Rice - Eliminated
Monday, August 1, 2022 5:05 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 18 hours ago)
Osman Ihlamur was all in preflop from the big blind for roughly ten big blinds and Quan Tran looked him up from the small blind.
The flop paired both players, but Tran pulled ahead after the turn gave him two-pair.
Ihlamur still held a good amount of outs but the river wasn't one of them and he made his exit in seventh place for $39,272.
Quan Tran - 5,975,000
Osman Ihlamur - Eliminated
Monday, August 1, 2022 4:50 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 19 hours ago)
Following a 400,000 raise from Brad Ruben preflop, Danny Marx would push his 2,400,000 remaining chips into the middle. After it folded back around to Ruben, he snap called showing Marx he was behind.
With the miracle ten on the turn, Marx would hit a much needed two pair to double up through Ruben.
Brad Ruben - 7,000,000
Danny Marx - 4,800,000
Monday, August 1, 2022 4:42 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 19 hours ago)
Nikola Mircetic - 6,000,000
Dakotah O'Dell - 4,000,000
Quan Tran - 3,900,000
Osman Ihlamur - 2,000,000
Brad Ruben - 9,000,000
Danny Marx - 2,100,000
Jason Rice - 1,200,000
Monday, August 1, 2022 4:39 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 19 hours ago)
Monday, August 1, 2022 4:24 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 19 hours ago)
The remaining eight players are on a 15-minute break. This is a color-up break, all T-5,000 chips will be removed during the break.
Monday, August 1, 2022 4:12 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 19 hours ago)
Action folded to Steven McCartney who raised all in for 1,395,000 from the cutoff and Osman Ihlamur called off his 1,305,000 stack from the big blind.
McCartney was in rough shape and the flop was even worse as it gave Ihlamur quads leaving him drawing dead.
The dealer added a little salt to the wound, completing the board with the on the turn followed by the on the river, giving McCartney a king-high straight but it didn't matter as Ihlamur already had his double secured.
The hand left McCartney with just 90,000 and he was eliminated just a few hands later.
Osman Ihlamur - 1,600,000
Steven McCartney - Eliminated
Monday, August 1, 2022 4:01 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 20 hours ago)
Under the gun 8-handed, Nikola Mircetic raised 250,000 drawing only a call from Quan Tran in the hijack.
Mircetic would lead out for another 250,000 bet, which Tran would again call.
The Turn brought the
Mircetic led out again, this time for 300,000. Tran would again call.
The river brought the . This time Mircetic would check, and Tran would now be the aggressor, betting 1,000,000.
Mircetic would think for a few moments, before making the call and catching Tran's bluff.
Monday, August 1, 2022 3:39 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 20 hours ago)
Jason Rice raised to 250,000 from under the gun and Quan Tran called from the cutoff.
The flop saw Rice continue and Tran called to see the pair the board on the turn.
Rice fired out 465,000 and the double paired the board on the river. Rice tossed out a 210,000 feeler and Tran just called.
Tran quickly revealed for jacks full of kings and with was good as Rice mucked his hand facedown.
Quan Tran - 4,400,000
Jason Rice - 1,800,000
Monday, August 1, 2022 3:22 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 20 hours ago)
Monday, August 1, 2022 3:17 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 20 hours ago)
There was a completed board of showing and heads-up action between Aaron Thomas from the small blind and Nikola Mircetic from the big blind.
Thomas got his short stack in the middle and Mircetic snap called.
Thomas rolled over for two-pair but it was no good as Mircetic held for a full house and eliminated Thomas in ninth place for $24,492.
Nikola Mircetic - 4,600,000
Aaron Thomas - Eliminated
Monday, August 1, 2022 2:59 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 21 hours ago)
Jason Rice open-jammed under the gun for 800,000 only to have Aaron Thomas quickly jam over the top for 1,735,000 from the next seat over.
Action folded to Osman Ihlamur who decided to follow suit and five-bet over the top for roughly 3,000,000.
Rice didn't mind seeing that both his opponents were sharing cards and liked the flop.
The turn put Rice even further in the lead with a set of sixes, but he wasn't out of the water as Thomas picked-up the spade flush draw.
Luckily for Rice, the river was a brick with and secured his triple-up.
Jason Rice - 2,400,000
Osman Ihlamur - 2,000,000
Aaron Thomas - 850,000