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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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Saturday, March 25, 2023 3:07 PM Local Time

Robert Lupo, who was the runner-up at the recent WSOP Circuit Main Event at Harrah's Pompano Beach is in the field and trying to build himself another stack.

With about 6,000 in the middle on a flop of    , Lupo checked his small blind as did the big blind and the original raiser on the button bet 2,500.

Lupo and the big blind both called, but everyone then checked the board-pairing   turn.

The river was the   and all three checked once more.

Lupo showed   , good for a pair of sevens to go with the fours on board, which was good enough to earn the pot as the big blind flashed the  , then tossed it and his other card into the muck.

Robert Lupo - 31,000

Saturday, March 25, 2023 3:03 PM Local Time
The tournament clock now shows 496 entries for day 1C, which means that combined with the 508 entries between flights A and B, the total field is now over 1,000 entries, also meaning that the prize pool has surpassed $1,500,000 and is still growing.
Saturday, March 25, 2023 2:55 PM Local Time

WSOP bracelet and ring winner Jean "Prince" Gaspard has been a fixture in the opening flights of the Main Event but has yet to advance, and won't again today after falling at the hands of Edward Reid.

Gaspard was seen leaving the tournament area and Reid and his tablemates reconstructed the hand for

On a flop of    , Gaspard moved all in for approximately 9,000 and was called by Reid. Gaspard held    for an open-ended straight draw, which also had an overcard to Reid's   .

The turn and river were both blanks and Gaspard's final attempt at advancement ended.


Edward Reid - 62,000
Jean Gaspard - eliminated

Saturday, March 25, 2023 2:37 PM Local Time
Level: 6
Blinds: 400/800
Ante: 800
Saturday, March 25, 2023 2:36 PM Local Time

Picking action up on a turn board of     , the player in the small blind bet 3,000 and got called by James Namiot in middle position.

The river brought the   and the small blind now bet 5,000. Namiot called to see his opponent's   .

Namiot showed    for a better full house with tens full of sevens.


James Namiot - 54,000

Saturday, March 25, 2023 2:29 PM Local Time

Picking action up on a turn board of     , Brandon Lulov checked in the big blind to Brian Czop, who bet 2,500 from middle position. Lulov check-raised to 8,000 and Czop called.

The river brought a fourth diamond in the   and after a moment of thought, Lulov bet 2,100. Czop thought briefly then slid out a stack of T-5,000 chips, well covering Lulov's 38,000 chip stack.

Lulov quickly folded and the pot was pushed to Czop, who has joined the early big stacks in the room.


Brian Czop - 113,000
Brandon Lulov - 38,000

Saturday, March 25, 2023 2:14 PM Local Time

Following an all-in open for 23,300 under the gun, the button moved in as well for slightly less and Dennis Durante checked his cards. He held them up to his face and squeezed them tightly. First he saw the  , which was a good start, that was slowly followed by red paint which turned out to be the  . Durante called with both opponents covered.

Dennis Durante:   
Under the Gun:   

The flop came     bringing Durante one of the two remaining aces in the deck to take the lead. That was followed by the   on the turn and the   on the river to bust both opponents and build himself a 100,000+ chip stack.


Dennis Durante - 110,000

Saturday, March 25, 2023 1:57 PM Local Time
Level: 5
Blinds: 300/600
Ante: 600
Saturday, March 25, 2023 1:32 PM Local Time

Turning Stone Director of Poker Operations Frank Foti has just announced that the previous Main Event record prize pool of $1,349,865 here has been eclipsed, setting a new record as the total currently sits at $1,430,160.

With plenty of time left in registration until approximately 8:45 pm, that huge number even further before final totals are announced tonight.

Saturday, March 25, 2023 1:15 PM Local Time
Douglas Lang - 101,000
Todd Saffron - 62,800
Greg Miller - 51,100
Eric Siegel - 50,000
DJ MacKinnon - 46,000
Brandon Lulov - 39000
Sharman Olshan - 38,000
Robert Lupo - 36,500
Carson Wandrack - 35,600
Christopher Buschi - 33,000
Aditya Prasetyo - 30,700
Christian Roberts - 30,000
Roland Israelashvili - 29,000
Nicholas Torretti - 28,600
Joseph Porto - 28,500
Chris Tryba - 26,100
Katie Kopp - 24,100
Kristan Mackiewicz - 16,100
Saturday, March 25, 2023 1:15 PM Local Time
Level: 4
Blinds: 300/500
Ante: 500
Saturday, March 25, 2023 1:01 PM Local Time
Of the 424 players who have entered Day 1C thus far, 360 of them have made it to the first 15-minute break of the day.
Saturday, March 25, 2023 12:58 PM Local Time

After an under the gun limp, a player in early position moved all in for 5,800. John Andrews did likewise in the hijack for 12,500 and the button then moved in as well for about 25,000. The under the gun player folded and the hands were revealed.


Early Position:   
John Andrews:   

The board came      , bringing Andrews a set on the flop to earn him a double up and then some as he eliminated the early position player and doubled through the button.


John Andrews - 32,500

Saturday, March 25, 2023 12:42 PM Local Time

With about 6,500 in the middle on a four-way flop of    , players in the big blind and early position checked to a player in middle position who bet 6,000.

Pal Zagreda called the bet in the hijack, but then the big blind moved all in for approximately 50,000, covering each potential opponent.

The early position player folded, but the middle position player called for about 15,000 and Zagreda the happily called as well for about 25,000, with two piles of chips about to come his way as he turned over    for quad fours.

The small blind showed    for two pair, fives and fours, and the middle position player showed    for a better two pair.

 Neither player could hit their own running quads as the board completed    and the huge pot was shipped to Zagreda.


Pal Zagreda - 77,000

Saturday, March 25, 2023 12:22 PM Local Time
Level: 3
Blinds: 200/400
Ante: 400
Saturday, March 25, 2023 12:22 PM Local Time

A huge pot was recently spotted at table 21 with a flop of     and Greg Miller all in on the button for 19,100, a player under the gun all in for slightly less, and a player in the big blind who wished to be referred to as simply 'Georgette' in as well covering both players.

Under the Gun:   
Greg Miller:   

Miller was ahead with his set of sevens, but would have to fade Georgette's open-ended straight draw and overpair and the under the gun player's flush draw.

The turn was the   and the river was the  , as Miller managed to dodge all of his opponents' outs to earn the sizeable pot while eliminating a player and leaving 'Georgette' with a short stack.


Greg Miller - 70,000

Saturday, March 25, 2023 12:01 PM Local Time
Robert Lupo - 30,000
Brandon Lulov - 30,000
Roland israelashvili - 30,000
Joseph Porto - 30,000
Christian Roberts - 24,500
Saturday, March 25, 2023 11:51 AM Local Time

As a hand was developing with approximately 9,000 in the middle on a turn board of     , Adam Biron moved all in from late position for his opponent's roughly 10,000 chip stack after he had checked.

Biron's opponent folded to preserve his stack and Biron asked the reporter "you doing a blog?"

After receiving confirmation, Biron showed    for a bluff, illustrating one way to make your way into the live reporting.


Adam Biron - 31,000

Saturday, March 25, 2023 11:48 AM Local Time

The second level of the day has just begun and already Day 1C has topped Day 1B's total of 309 entries as the tournament clock shows 317 in today's field. 

It's going to be a huge day in the Turning Stone Event Center with registration and re-entry available until the start of level 13 at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, March 25, 2023 11:46 AM Local Time
Level: 2
Blinds: 200/300
Ante: 300