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2022/23 WSOP Circuit - Grand Victoria Casino (Chicago, IL)

Thursday, November 17, 2022 to Saturday, November 19, 2022

WSOPC Event #10: $1,700 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $1,621,050
  • Entries: 1,070
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Monday, November 21, 2022 2:38 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 23 hours ago)

Folded to in the cutoff, Brekstyn Schutten raised 250,000 and was met by a 1,200,000 raise from Timothy Gundrum on the button. Schutten would make the call, taking it to the flop.

Flop:    

Following a check from Schutten, Gundrum would bet an additional 1,200,000. inspiring Schutten to check-raise all-in for his 5,260,000 remaining chips. Gundrum would think for some time, before ultimately giving the pot to Schutten.

Brekstyn Schutten - 8,200,000
Timothy Gundrum - 5,500,000

Monday, November 21, 2022 2:11 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 23 hours ago)
Level: 29
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 120,000
Monday, November 21, 2022 2:10 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 23 hours ago)
The 7 remaining players in the WSOP Circuit Main Event have returned from break and have resumed play.
Monday, November 21, 2022 1:57 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 23 hours ago)

The remaining 7 players in the Grand Victoria Circuit Main Event are now on break.

Play will resume at Level 29 with the blinds at 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 big blind ante.

Monday, November 21, 2022 1:35 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 24 hours ago)

Kenneth Baime Eliminated In 8th Place ($32,790)

Following an under-the-gun raise from Frank Lagodich and a middle position call from Renato Spahiu, the 2019 WSOP Main Event's Last Woman Standing Jill Bryant would move her 2,800,000 remaining chips into the middle. Kenneth Baime would also move all-in from the big blind for his 2,000,000 remaining chips. Both Lagodich and Spahiu would get out of the way, leaving it between both Baime and Bryant.

Bryant:   
Baime:   

When hands were revealed, fellow final tablist Brekstyn Schutten exclaimed "Jacks for Jill!" as if he knew they would be good despite what came on the flop.

Flop:    

Although Bryant was behind, Schutten seemed to will the deck in her favor with his preflop exclamation.

The   on the turn would cause an eruption amongst Bryant's growing fanbase on the rail. After the hand, both Baime and Bryant would shake hands and embrace as he made his way to the payout desk.

Jill Bryant - 5,000,000
Kenneth Baime - Eliminated
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Monday, November 21, 2022 1:19 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 0 hour ago)

Folded around to in the hijack, Timothy Gundrum raised 250,000 inducing an all-in shove from Frank Lagodich on the button for his 2,000,000 remaining chips. Gundrum would make the call, needing to hit an over to eliminate his fellow final tablist.

Lagodich:   
Gundrum:   

Lagodich's lucky sixes would hold, doubling him up to a stack worth 40 big blinds.

Frank Lagodich - 4,000,000
Timothy Gundrum - 5,535,000

Monday, November 21, 2022 12:54 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 0 hour ago)
Level: 28
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 100,000
Monday, November 21, 2022 12:52 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 0 hour ago)

Raising 175,000 under-the-gun, Robert Kozik drew a call from Brekstyn Schutten before witnessing an all-in raise from Aleksander Cvijovic in the big blind. Kozik would call, as Schutten got out of the way.

Cvijovic:   
Kozik:   

Board:      

All though both players would have a full house, Cvijovic would have the better one doubling up.

Aleksander Cvijovic - 5,150,000
Robert Kozik - 1,875,000

Monday, November 21, 2022 12:46 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 1 hour ago)

Following a raise on the button from Renato Spahiu, Jill Bryant three-bet 440,000 from the small blind. Spahiu would make the call taking it to the flop.

Flop:    

The paired board would check through.

Turn:  

4th street would see more action, as Bryant led out for 500,000, and was called by Spahiu.

River:  

On the double paired board, Bryant would lead out again, this time for 1,000,000. Spahiu would think for some time, before making the call. Bryant couldn't bring herself to show her hand, mucking her hand and rewarding Spahiu the pot.

Jill Bryant - 2,800,000
Renato Spahiu - 4,800,000

Monday, November 21, 2022 12:30 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 1 hour ago)

Richard Bai Eliminated In 9th Place ($25,943)

Following a 160,000 raise from Brekstyn Schutten in middle position, Richard Bai would move all-in preflop for his remaining 650,000 chips. Schutten would shake his head a bit, exclaiming "I have a bad hand", but would still make the call. 

Schutten:   
Bai:   

Schutten's bad hand would prove good enough, as an   on the turn would send his fellow player home in 9th place.

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Monday, November 21, 2022 12:12 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 1 hour ago)

Gabriel Cook Eliminated In 10th Place ($20,772)

Folded around to on the button, Gabriel Cook raised 200,000 and was met with a 500,000 three-bet from Timothy Gundrum on the big blind. Cook would push his remaining chips into the middle, and was snap called by Gundrum. Just as the day had started, Cook would run into aces with his pocket cowboys. 

Gundrum:   
Cook:   

The   on the turn would seal Cook's fate, eliminating him in 10th place.

Monday, November 21, 2022 11:57 AM Local Time (about 18 days and 1 hour ago)
Level: 27
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Monday, November 21, 2022 11:56 AM Local Time (about 18 days and 1 hour ago)
The final 10 players have begun play in the Grand Victoria Circuit Main Event.
Monday, November 21, 2022 9:35 AM Local Time (about 18 days and 4 hours ago)

A beautiful day to crown a champion

 

With it being the week of Thanksgiving, the remaining 10 players of the Grand Victoria Circuit Main Event are surely thankful to have a shot at $275,896 and a shiny new WSOP Circuit ring. A poker player cannot just simply arrive at the casino and buy glory, to become a champion you must first prove yourself amongst your peers at the poker table. Although each player must make it to the finish line to become champion, making it to Day Three of the Grand Vitoria Circuit Main Event is still an achievement worth acknowledging.


Leading the final 10 players in chips is WSOP Circuit ring holder Jill Bryant. Deemed “Purple Train” by her enthusiastic rail, Bryant has put herself in prime position to become the first-ever WSOP Circuit Main Event champion in Grand Victoria Casino history.


Bryant isn’t the only proven crusher at the final table though, as Ken Baime not only has two WSOP Circuit rings to his name, but just enough chips to spin it up and put his opponents on notice.


Just ahead of Baime is Gabriel Cook, who claimed a Circuit Main Event title at Horseshoe Southern Indiana on Halloween in 2009. Can Cook run the table and become a two-time Circuit Main Event champion? We will have to wait till tomorrow to see.


Another poker player who should not be overlooked is Brekstyn Schutten. Do not let the lack of a WSOP bracelet or WSOP Circuit ring fool you, this past summer Schutten finished runner-up to Jake Schindler in the $50,000 buy-in WSOP High Roller tournament. Today, Schutten will look to add an additional $275,896 to his career WSOP winnings that already surpass one million dollars.


Here are all of the chip counts for the remaining players:


1 - Jill Bryant - 4,650,000

2 - Tim Gundrum - 4,535,000

3 - Robert Kozik - 4,410,000

4 - Renato Spahiu - 3,840,000

5 - Brekstyn Schutten - 3,505,000

6 - Gabriel Cook - 3,000,000

7 - Aleksandar Cvijovic - 2,900,000

8 - Frank Lagodich - 2,745,000

9 - Ken Baime - 2,280,000

10 - Richard Bai - 520,000


Play will resume today, Monday, November 22nd at noon local time. Players will start at Level 27 with blinds being 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 big blind ante.


With it being the final day of tournament, play will continue until the first Circuit Main Event champion in Grand Victoria history is declared. 


Be sure to tune in to WSOP.com, to follow the action and see who takes home the title!


Full Day 3 Chip Counts
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