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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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Monday, March 27, 2023 1:00 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 5 hours ago)
Level: 29
Blinds: 60000/120000
Ante: 120000
Monday, March 27, 2023 12:53 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 5 hours ago)

Picking action up on the turn with about 450,000 in the pot and a board of     , Paul Ross bet 175,000 from the big blind and got raised to 550,000 by Giyeon Han under the gun.

Ross folded and as the pot was pushed to Han, Shaun Deeb said "show the ace-jack off!"

Han obliged and turned over   !

The table reacted boisterously with one player commenting, "how does Shaun always know?!"


Giyeon Han - 5,240,000
Paul Ross - 1,6775,000

Monday, March 27, 2023 12:40 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 6 hours ago)


After Cindy Spier raised to 250,000 in the hijack, Patrick White, who lost a significant pot to Giyeon Han moments earlier moved all in for 1,375,000. Spier called and had White dominated.

Patrick White:   
Cindy Spier:   

The board came       bringing no help to White and making him the first elimination of the day.


Cindy Spier - 6,710,000
Patrick White - eliminated

Monday, March 27, 2023 12:16 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 6 hours ago)

Raymond Ezzie raised to 200,000 in early position and was called by Patrick White in the hijack.

Ezzie checked the     flop and White bet 300,000. Ezzie called to see the   on the turn and checked again.

White bet another 300,000 and again Ezzie called.

On the   river, Ezzie checked a final time and White jammed for a bit over a million.

Ezzie folded, sending the first notable pot of the day to White.


Patrick White - 2,960,000
Raymond Ezzie - 1,300,000

Monday, March 27, 2023 12:01 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 6 hours ago)


The stage is set, literally, as the players are playing on the stage in the center of the Turning Stone Event Center. Play is underway with the final nine players battling for WSOP glory.

Monday, March 27, 2023 12:01 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 6 hours ago)
Level: 28
Blinds: 50000/100000
Ante: 100000
Monday, March 27, 2023 11:02 AM Local Time (about 67 days and 7 hours ago)

Will Monday be Final Table Chip Leader Kyle Grupp's Day to Shine?

Grupp and Deeb Atop the Final Table of Turning Stone Circuit Main Event

The WSOP Circuit $1,700 Main Event wraps up Monday with nine final table hopefuls all with their eye on the $275,916 first prize and the WSOP Circuit champions ring.

Leading the way is Kyle Grupp of Clarence, New York. With just under $4,000 over four career WSOP cashes, he’s already locked up his largest-ever live tournament score and could be in for a life and poker career-changing cash.

At the opposite end of the spectrum is Shaun Deeb, who enters in second place. The well-known and tremendously successful pro already have five WSOP bracelets, and millions of dollars in live and online cashes over his illustrious career, but a WSOP Circuit ring is one piece of hardware he’s never won. That could change today.

With 81 and 62 big blinds respectively, those two have by far the largest stacks, which could lead to an interesting dynamic at the final table, as the remaining seven players all have between 18 and 34 big blinds, lumping them tightly together with the serious pay jumps lying ahead on Monday.

Final Table Seat Draw
Seat Name Chips
1 Cindy Spier 3,455,000
2 Kyle Grupp 8,120,000
3 Paul Ross 3,035,000
4 Patrick White 1,870,000
5 Giyeon Han 2,885,000
6 Gilberto Taveras 2,845,000
7 Matthew Wantman 2,275,000
8 Shaun Deeb 6,220,000
9 Raymond Ezzie 2,300,000

Among that group is another highly successful pro in Matthew Wantman, who despite over 100 WSOP cashes and several million in live tournament earnings, has never claimed a piece of WSOP jewelry. Could today be his day to finally achieve that goal?

One player whose goal that will definitely be is Paul Ross. He’s had a tremendously successful, yet disappointing series here at Turning Stone with a pair of runner-up finishes along with two other cashes in side events. Nothing but first place, or potentially outlasting Deeb for a friendly side bet will likely satisfy him.

The talent at the table runs throughout, as there are also a pair of Circuit ring winners still in the mix in Patrick White and Gilberto Taveras, who would certainly love to add to their WSOP jewelry collection.

And that’s not event to mention the accomplishment of previously lesser-known players such as Cindy Spier, Giyeon Han, and Raymond Ezzie, who’ve made this final table by showing their tremendous skill and dedication to the game. They’ll be names to watch out for in the future and taking home the title would boost that claim infinitely.

The action all gets underway at noon with blinds of 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 big blind ante. Stay close to for complete live reporting from the final table to see who takes home the lion’s share of the $1,621,050 prize pool, the ring, and the seat into the WSOP Tournament of Champions, here at the beautiful Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, New York.