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2022/23 WSOP Circuit - Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)

Friday, July 29, 2022 to Sunday, July 31, 2022

WSOPC Event #10: No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $1,410,465
  • Entries: 931
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, August 1, 2022 2:53 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 21 hours ago)

Brad Ruben min-raised under the gun and found three callers that saw a     flop. 

Quan Tran check-folded after Osman Ihlamur tossed out a 175,000 bet while Ruben and Aaron Thomas called. 

The   put three deuces on the board and all three players checked to the   river. 

Ihlamur check-folded after Ruben fired out 275,000 while Thomas called off his 155,000 stack. 

Ruben rolled over    assuming a chop but Thomas showed    to win the pot with a better full house. 

Brad Ruben - 6,200,000
Quan Tran - 4,600,000
Osman Ihlamur - 3,000,000
Aaron Thomas - 2,000,000

Monday, August 1, 2022 2:45 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 21 hours ago)
We have reached the final table in The Choctaw Circuit Main Event. Defending champion Quan Tran is still in the mix to become a repeat champion, but to do so he'll have to play through some stiff competition. The current chip leader is Brad Ruben, who sits on top with a stack of 6,275,000. The tournament will continue, until one player remains as Main Event champion.

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

Seat 1: Aaron Thomas - 1,300,000 (13 bbs)
Seat 2: Nikola Mircetic - 3,100,000 (31 bbs)
Seat 3: Steven McCartney - 1,435,000 (14 bbs)
Seat 4: Dakotah O'Dell - 4,020,000 (40 bbs)
Seat 5: Quan Tran - 5,300,000 (53 bbs)
Seat 6: Osman Ihlamur - 3,875,000 (38 bbs)
Seat 7: Brad Ruben - 6,275,000 (62 bbs)
Seat 8: Danny Marx - 1,735,000 (17 bbs)
Seat 9: Jason Rice - 840,000 (8 bbs)

- 50 minutes left in Level 28: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 big blind ante
Monday, August 1, 2022 2:25 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 21 hours ago)

Bart Bogard

Action folded to Osman Ihlamur who raised all in from the button and Bart Bogard snapped off his 700,000 stack from the big blind. 

Bart Bogard:   
Osman Ihlamur:    

Bogard woke-up with two ladies that went but they went home running after the       board ran out, ending his Main Event. 

Osman Ihlamur - 3,400,000
Bart Bogard - Eliminated 

Monday, August 1, 2022 2:14 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 21 hours ago)
Level: 28
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 100,000
Monday, August 1, 2022 2:00 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 22 hours ago)
Main Event players are on their first 15-minute break of the day. Play will resume at level 28, with blinds at 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 big blind ante.
Monday, August 1, 2022 1:58 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 22 hours ago)

Nikola Mircetic opened under the gun for 200,000 only to have Osman Ihlamur three-bet jam for 745,000 from the next seat over.

Action folded to Bart Bogard who went over the top from the small blind giving Ihlamur isolation. 

Osman Ihlamur:   
Bart Bogard:   

It was a classic race with Ihlamur ahead with his made hand and nothing changed after the     flop. 

The   turn did give Bogard more outs with a Broadway draw, but he bricked the river as the   fell securing Ihlamur his double-up.

Nikola Mircetic - 3,900,000
Osman Ihlamur - 1,600,000
Bart Bogard - 750,000

Monday, August 1, 2022 1:48 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 22 hours ago)

Limping from the hijack, Quan Tran attracted additional limps from the cutoff and Brad Ruben in the small blind. Dakotah O'Dell would check his big blind, taking it to the flop.


All four players would check the flop.

Turn Card:  

 After the turn, Ruben led out for 160,000, drawing calls from Tran and the cutoff.

River Card:  

Following a check from Ruben, Tran would fire a 500,000 bet, inducing the cutoff to fold. Ruben would think for some time, before making the call. Tran tabled   , having completed his full house on the river. With a grimace, Ruben mucked his cards.

Quan Tran - +1,880,000

Monday, August 1, 2022 1:44 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 22 hours ago)

Steven Buckner

Steven Buckner open-jammed under the gun for 330,000 and was called by Jason Rice from the cutoff before Danny Marx four-bet over the top for 1,320,000 from the small blind. 

Action folded back to Rice who released his hand, and the two players tabled their hands. 

Steven Buckner:   
Danny Marx:   

Buckner was behind holding an inferior pocket pair and the [6d,9h,5,] flop didn't change a thing. 

The   turn did give Buckner some life with a heart flush draw, but the   completed the board on the river and ended his Main Event run in 10th place for $19,645. 

Danny Marx - 2,020,000
Steven Buckner - Eliminated 

Monday, August 1, 2022 1:30 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 22 hours ago)

There was heads-up action between Steven Buckner from the small blind and Jason Rice from the big blind after a     flop. 

Buckner called Rice's 780,000 all in bet and the two players tabled their hands. 

Jason Rice:   
Steven Buckner:   

Rice was ahead after connecting on the flop but the   turn gave him more of a sweat as it gave Buckner more outs with a gut shot straight draw. 

Luckily for Rice, he was able to fade the river as the   completed the board on the river securing his double-up. 

Jason Rice - 1,600,000
Steven Buckner - 230,000

Monday, August 1, 2022 1:20 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 22 hours ago)

Aaron Thomas raised to 185,000 from the hijack and Quan Tran three-bet to 480,000 from the cutoff. 

Action folded back to Thomas who quickly released his hand and Tran said, "just cause you bought me a beer I'll show you," as he rolled over   

Quan Tran - 3,200,000
Aaron Thomas - 2,800,000

Monday, August 1, 2022 1:00 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 23 hours ago)
Quan Tran - 2,000,000
Steven McCartney - 2,500,000
Osman Ihlamur - 2,225,000
Bead Ruben - 6,000,000
Dakotah O'Dell - 3,500,000
Aaron Thomas - 3,000,000
Monday, August 1, 2022 12:59 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 23 hours ago)
Level: 27
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Monday, August 1, 2022 12:55 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 23 hours ago)
Danny Marx - 1,600,000
Nikola Mircetic - 2,420,000
Steve Buckner - 1,875,000
Jason Rice - 610,000
Bart Bogard - 2,100,000
Monday, August 1, 2022 12:39 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 23 hours ago)

Colt Sanders

Action folded to Colt Sanders who raised all in from the button and Danny Marx called from the small blind. 

Colt Sanders:   
Danny Marx:   

Sanders didn't like what he saw when the cards were tabled as he was dominated, and things got worse after the     flop paired Marx's king. 

Sanders found a little hope by connecting with the   on the turn, but the   completed the board on the river and ended his tournament. 

Danny Marx - 1,680,000
Colt Sanders - Eliminated 

Monday, August 1, 2022 12:25 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 23 hours ago)

Noah Nodine

Noah Nodine open-jammed for roughly 900,000 under the gun and was called by Dakotah O'Dell from middle position. 

Noah Nodine:   
Dakotah O'Dell:   

Nodine was racing for his tournament life and kept the lead after the     flop hit the felt. 

Unfortunately for him, the victory didn't last long as the   fell on the turn putting O'Dell out in front and the   river ended Nodine's Main Event run. 

Dakotah O'Dell - 4,900,000
Noah Nodine - Eliminated

Monday, August 1, 2022 12:17 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 23 hours ago)

Dakotah O'Dell raised to 175,000 from the button and then called the 450,000 three-bet Aaron Thomas made from the small blind. 

The     flop saw Thomas continue for 250,000 and then call off his 1,090,000 stack after O'Dell raised all in. 

Aaron Thomas:   
Dakotah O'Dell:   

Thomas was ahead after flopping top pair but still had a sweat as O'Dell held an open-ended straight draw. 

Luckily for Thomas, the   turn followed by the   river secured his double-up. 

Dakotah O'Dell - 3,900,000
Aaron Thomas - 3,000,000

Monday, August 1, 2022 12:00 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 24 hours ago)
The final 13 players have taken their seats for Day 3 of the Main Event and will play until a champion is crowned!
Monday, August 1, 2022 12:00 PM Local Time (about 53 days and 24 hours ago)
Level: 26
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 60,000
Monday, August 1, 2022 10:11 AM Local Time (about 54 days and 1 hour ago)


Quan Tran attempts to become a back-to-back champion

The final day of the Main Event is upon us, and what started with a massive field of 931 has slowly worked it's way down to just 13.

Today, the first Main Event champion of the 2022-23 WSOP Circuit tour will be crowned here at Choctaw, and it might even be a repeat champion.

Coming into Day 3 having bagged 2,200,000 chips is Quan Tran, Choctaw's most recent Main Event Champion.

Today, Tran has the opportunity to do the unthinkable: earn himself back-to-back banners. While the feat has been done before here at Choctaw, it has yet to be done in consecutive Circuits.

While Tran is certainly in the mix, he will have to play past current chip leader and Gargantuan champion Dakotah O'Dell, who sits at 5,130,000.

O'Dell isn't the only formidable, familiar face returning to Day Three of the Main Event, with WSOP ring winners Bart Bogard, Steven "Cuz" Buckner, and Jason Rice also making it to Day Three.

Here are the current chip counts:

1 Dakotah O'Dell - 5,130,000

2. Bradley Ruben - 4,485,000

3. Osman Ihlamur - 2,755,000

4. Quan Tran - 2,200,000

5. Steven McCartney - 2,105,000
6. Bart Bogard - 2,090,000
7. Steven Buckner - 2,025,000
8. Nikola Mircetic - 2,000,000
9. Aaron Thomas - 1,850,000
10. Danny Marx - 930,000

11. Noah Nodine - 860,000
12. Jason Rice - 825,000
13. Colt Sanders - 715,000

Day 3 will resume with a local start time of noon. Play will pick up at level 26 where blinds will be 30,000/60,000/60,000.


Each level will be 60-minutes long and players will receive a 15-minute break after every two levels. By the end of the day, we will have a new (or repeat) Main Event Champion, who will not only receive a WSOP ring, but the top prize of $246,820.