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2022/23 WSOP Circuit - Turning Stone Resort Casino (Verona, NY)

Thursday, March 23, 2023 to Saturday, March 25, 2023

WSOPC Event #9: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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


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Friday, March 24, 2023 8:26 PM Local Time

After an early position raise to 6,000 and a call, Matt Matros moved all in for 93,000 in the cutoff. 

The big blind cold-called and the other players folded, leaving a big pot to be decided by all five cards.

Matt Matros:   
Big Blind:   

The board came       giving Matros a winning full house and a big double-up.


Matt Matros - 206,000


Friday, March 24, 2023 8:08 PM Local Time

Brett Schniebolk raised to 5,500 on the button and was called in the big blind.

On the     flop, following a check from his opponent, Schniebolk bet another 5,500 and got called.

The turn was the   and after another check, Schniebolk bumped his bet size to 11,500, which got another call from his opponent.

The river was the  , and after a third check, Schniebolk downsized to 7,500 leaving himself about 20,000 behind.

A final call was made and Schniebolk showed    for top pair. The big blind gave a courtesy showing of    for ace-high as Schniebolk earned a bit of river icing on the cake of that pot.


Brett Schniebolk - 88,000

Friday, March 24, 2023 7:51 PM Local Time
Level: 12
Blinds: 1500/2500
Ante: 2500
Friday, March 24, 2023 7:48 PM Local Time

As Joe Porto paid his visit to Shaun Deeb, Deeb was gathering the chips he had just won from Patrick White in a big pot that saw White eliminated.

With about 60,000 in the middle after preflop raises, the duo saw a flop of     and White bet approximately 50,000 from under the gun. Deeb dropped a tower of gray T-5,000 chips forward for the rest from late position and White called it off for about 20,000 more.

Patrick White:   
Shaun Deeb:   

The board completed with the   and  , sending the pot to Deeb.

Deeb now has the biggest stack in the room as the field has dropped below 100 players, while White has since bought back in and quickly run up another healthy stack.


Shaun Deeb - 400,000
Patrick White - 142,000

Friday, March 24, 2023 7:38 PM Local Time

Joe Porto, who spent a good portion of his day seated at a table with Shaun Deeb, engaging in chatter with the five-time bracelet winner and having a great experience in the main event as a result, has been separated from his new friend, but Deeb's influence has had an impact on Porto at his new table.

Following an early position raise to 6,000, Porto called in the cutoff as did the big blind.

On the     flop, the big blind open-jammed for 33,500, which got a head shake and a fold from the original raiser, but after a bit of thought, got a call from Porto.

Big blind:   
Joe Porto:   

Porto had picked off his opponent's draw with his top pair and after the board completed   , the meaty pot was pushed to Porto, moving him into six figure territory.

"I learned that from Shaun," Porto told after the hand.

Porto paid a visit to Deeb's table shortly after to which his new mentor told him he "played the hand perfectly and was a very good student."


Joe Porto - 110,000

Friday, March 24, 2023 7:25 PM Local Time

James Campbell has recently joined the ranks of the biggest stacks in the room thanks to scoring a preflop elimination.

Following an early position raise to 6,000, Campbell three-bet to 18,000 in the hijack. The small blind then moved all in for about 75,000 and after the original raiser folded, Campbell called.

Small blind:   
James Campbell:   

The board came      , keeping Campbell's queens ahead to score the knockout and bring a serious boost to his stack.


James Campbell - 230,000

Friday, March 24, 2023 7:12 PM Local Time
Level: 11
Blinds: 1000/2000
Ante: 2000
Friday, March 24, 2023 7:10 PM Local Time

Daniel Drislane - 315,000
Giuseppe Galluzzo - 207,000
Ioannis Pentefountas - 200,000
Jeremy Blatt - 193,000
Eric Most - 187,000
Christian Roberts - 171,500
Shaun Deeb - 147,000

Friday, March 24, 2023 6:46 PM Local Time

Matt Matros raised to 40,000 in early position and got calls from the button and Joe Gorodowski in the big blind.

The flop came     and all three players checked. They did likewise on the   turn, but on the   river, After Gorodowski checked, Matros bet 6,500.

The button folded but Gorodowski put out chips totalling more than a call but less than a raise. It was ruled that it would be a min-raise to 13,000, but Matros didn't worry about it as he quickly folded his hand.


Joseph Gorodowski - 58,000
Matt Matros - 40,000

Friday, March 24, 2023 6:37 PM Local Time
Level: 10
Blinds: 1000/2000
Ante: 2000
Friday, March 24, 2023 5:31 PM Local Time
With 300 Day 1B entries now on the tournament clock, the remaining 135 players have been sent on a 60-minute dinner break, returning at 6:30 p.m. local time.
Friday, March 24, 2023 5:18 PM Local Time

With just under 40,000 in the middle on a completed board of      , Blake Napierala checked in the big blnd to Jeremy Blatt who moved all in with Napierala covered and holding about 60,000 behind.

Napierala went deep into the tank and the clock was called on him as he debated his big decision.

Ultimately he landed on a call and saw Blatt's    for a turned straight and Napierala's cards went into the muck as his chips were shipped across the table to Blatt.

Jeremy Blatt - 190,000
Blake Napierala - eliminated

Friday, March 24, 2023 5:06 PM Local Time

Picking action up on the flop with a little over 10,000 in the middle and a board of    , Kevin Boesel bet 10,000 and was called by Matt Matros in middle position.

The turn brought the   and Boesel bet enough to put Matros all-in for his last 10,800. Matros made the call to put himself at risk.

Matt Matros:   
Kevin Boesel:   

Matros' queen was ahead and he had a flush draw to take away a couple of Boesel's straight outs.

The river   gave Matros a flush and a double up as Boesel's stack took another hit.


Kevin Boesel - 142,500
Matt Matros - 48,000

Friday, March 24, 2023 4:51 PM Local Time
Level: 9
Blinds: 1000/1500
Ante: 1500
Friday, March 24, 2023 4:38 PM Local Time

Christopher Buschi recently took his 100,000 chip+ stack to a new table and is seeing continued success with his new tablemates.

With a healthy pot already built by the      turn, Buschi bet 10,500 from the big blind and was called by his opponent in middle position.

The river paired the board with the  , but it didn't slow down Buschi as he fired out another 25,000 chips.

This bet got a fold and another decent pot was shipped to Buschi who now has one of the biggest stacks in the room.


Christopher Buschi - 160,000

Friday, March 24, 2023 4:14 PM Local Time

With approximately 12,000 in the middle on a flop of    , Action was checked to two-time WSOP bracelet and four-time WSOP ring winner Ryan Eriquezzo in the hijack.

Eriquezzo bet 6,500 and his opponent in early position called.

The turn was the   and after another check, Eriquezzo fired out 17,000, which this time got a fold with Eriquezzo claiming after the hand that he had an ace with a club.

Ryan Eriquezzo - 109,000

Friday, March 24, 2023 4:09 PM Local Time
Level: 8
Blinds: 600/1200
Ante: 1200
Friday, March 24, 2023 4:09 PM Local Time
Kevin Boesel - 210,000
Shaun Deeb - 118,000
Ryan Eriquezzo - 105,000
Sean Miller - 61,500
Christopher Buschi - 57,000
Eric Yanovsky - 32,500
Roland Israelashvili - 30,000
Eric Siegel - 0
Joseph Muldoon - 0
Richard Curren - 0
Friday, March 24, 2023 3:49 PM Local Time

Ryan Slowik has been battling a short stack most of the day and was recently at risk.

After an early position raise to 2,000 by Robert Wilson, Slowik moved all in for a bit under 11,000 and was quickly called by Wilson.

Ryan Slowik:   
Robert Wilson:   

Wilson was in dominant position to eliminate Slowik, but after the     flop, he was drawing to a chop or running cards versus Slowik's flopped straight.

The   on the turn gave Wilson some chop outs, but the river was a blank and Slowik picked himself a much-needed double up, while Wilson was left short and would bust shortly after.

Ryan Slowik - 24,500
Robert Wilson - eliminated

Friday, March 24, 2023 3:38 PM Local Time
Level: 7
Blinds: 500/1000
Ante: 1000