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2022/23 WSOP Circuit - Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)

Sunday, August 14, 2022 to Wednesday, August 17, 2022

WSOPC Event #16: No-Limit Hold'em High Roller

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  • Buy-in: $2,200
  • Prizepool: $410,000
  • Entries: 205
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, August 15, 2022 6:05 PM Local Time


Event #16: $2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller is in the books after two days of play and poker pro Max Young is the winner for $100,234. This is his seventh World Series of Poker Circuit ring, and it has been over three years since his last win. “It feels really, really good,” said Young. “This is pulling me out of the worst downswing I’ve ever been in. It’s just been crazy.”

Despite the downswing, Young has been working on his game like many others. “I’ve been studying with Chip Leader Coaching and Joe McKeehen’s my coach, he’s been helping me a lot, especially with sizing and stuff. Just getting some new perspective, so that’s been great,” explained Young.

In thinking about his downswing, some advice he would have for others in his position is “pace yourself, take breaks and don’t beat up on yourself if you lose a bunch in a row. Take a step back, look at it and say ‘am I really making mistakes or getting unlucky, or is it some combination of the two?’ Come back fresh,” suggested Young.

Now that the seven-time WSOP Circuit champion has pulled himself out of this downswing, his only goal is to keep making money.

Official Report

Monday, August 15, 2022 2:45 AM Local Time

Day 1 of the Harrah's Cherokee World Series of Poker Circuit High Roller is in the books with just 14 players remaining from 205 entries.

Leading the way is six-time WSOP Circuit champion Max Young with 1,035,000, closely followed by three-time WSOP bracelet winner and four-time Circuit champion Shankar Pillai with 1,030,000, and three-time WSOP Circuit champion Matt Higgins rounds off the top three with 760,000 chips. 

The rest of the field is also stacked with the likes of Marshall White (4 rings), Stephan Nussrallah (2 rings), James Anderson (1 bracelet and 1 ring), Bradley Anderson (1 bracelet) and Angela 'The Mayor Jordison (1 key to the city).

All remaining players are guaranteed a payout of $5,672, with $100,234 up top for the winner, along with a gold WSOP Circuit ring and a seat into the Tournament of Champions in July 2023 in Las Vegas. 

Day 2 starts up at 1:00 p.m. on Monday and will play down to a winner. 

Chip Counts

Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:00 PM Local Time

Registration in Event #16 is officially closed.

The winner will take home $100,234 along with a coveted gold World Series of Poker Circuit ring and a seat into the Tournament of Champions in July 2023 featuring a $1 million prize pool.


Total Entries: 205

Total Prizepool: $410,000
Places Paid: 31

First Place: $100,234

Min-Cash: $3,391


A full list of payouts can be found under the PRIZEPOOL tab above.

Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:00 PM Local Time

Event #16: $2,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller kicks off at 3:00 p.m. at Harrah's Cherokee in North Carolina.

This is a two-day event with $100,000 guaranteed in the prize pool, with Day 2 on Monday.

Here are the details for this event:

  • 30,000 starting stack
  • 30-minute levels through Level 24, and 45-minute levels thereafter
  • 30-minute dinner break at 7:15 p.m. after Level 8
  • Unlimited re-entries
  • Registration closes at 9:55 p.m. before the start of Level 13
  • Day 1 concludes after Level 20 at 2:05 a.m.
  • Day 2 is on Monday at 1:00 p.m. and will play down to a winner
Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:00 PM Local Time
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