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2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Harrah's Cherokee (North Carolina)

Friday, February 23, 2024 to Sunday, February 25, 2024

WSOPC Event #12: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $2,513,385
  • Entries: 1,659
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, February 26, 2024 5:25 PM Local Time

Andrew Moreno opened to 600,000 on the button and Christopher Mo raised to 2 million. Tyler Barnes folded his big blind, Moreno moved all in for 5.85 million and Mo called.

Mo -    

The board ran          , Moreno was best and doubled up to 12.5 million, while Mo slid to 6.7 million.

Monday, February 26, 2024 5:15 PM Local Time

Tyler Barnes and David Yue went to a flop of      . Barnes check-called 1 million, the turn came   and Barnes checked. Yue bet 2 million, Barnes called and the river came  . Both players checked, Barnes tabled     for a rivered full house and Yue mucked.

Barnes - 11 million
Yue - 3 million

Monday, February 26, 2024 5:07 PM Local Time

Zak Gilbert opened to 700,000, Andrew Moreno called from the big blind and the flop came      . Moreno checked, Gilbert moved all in and Moreno snap-called.


Gilbert needed a heart to win and eliminate Moreno, but the board finished     to give Moreno quads.

Moreno - 8.8 million
Gilbert - 10 million

Monday, February 26, 2024 4:52 PM Local Time
Level: 32
Blinds: 150000/300000
Ante: 300000
Monday, February 26, 2024 4:51 PM Local Time

Here's how they're stacked by seat.

Zak Gilbert - 14.1 million
Michael Wang - 8.5 million
Adam Hendrix - 5.8 million
Andrew Moreno - 3.5 million
Christopher Mo - 13.2 million
Tyler Barnes - 9.5 million
David Yue - 6.125 million
Maurice Hawkins - 6.5 million

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, February 26, 2024 4:35 PM Local Time
Another two levels are in the books and the remaining eight players are on a 15-minute break.
Monday, February 26, 2024 4:26 PM Local Time

Tyler Barnes  opened to 350,000, Rubin Chappell moved all in for 1.6 million and David Yue called. Barnes re-shoved over the top and Yue let his hand go.


The board ran          , Barne's made a set and Chappell was eliminated.

Monday, February 26, 2024 4:05 PM Local Time


Maurice Hawkins opened to 600,000, Zak VanKeuren moved all in on the button, the blinds released and Hawkins called.


The board ran          , Hawkins paired his ace and VanKueren's day was done.

Monday, February 26, 2024 3:47 PM Local Time
Michael Wang and Rubin Chappell had a weird hand where Wang put 90% of his stack in preflop and Chappell thought Wang was all in. But Wang essentially doubled up holding pocket jacks when Chappell had pocket queens. The board ran           and Wang is near 10 million, while Chappell slipped just over 2 million.
Monday, February 26, 2024 3:42 PM Local Time

Andrew Moreno opened, Zak Gilbert shoved behind him and Moreno called.


The board ran          , the king on the flop gave Gilbert an unneeded exclamation point on the hand for a set of kings.

Moreno - 8.1 million
Gilbert: 11.5 million

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, February 26, 2024 3:32 PM Local Time
Level: 31
Blinds: 150000/250000
Ante: 250000
Monday, February 26, 2024 3:27 PM Local Time
Tyler Barnes opened under the gun to 450,000, David Yue called and Zak VanKeuren tank-raised to 1.3 million. Both opponents called, the flop came      , Barnes checked and Yue shoved for 2.1 million. VanKeuren let his hand go and Barnes did the same.
Monday, February 26, 2024 3:25 PM Local Time

Tyler Barnes opened to 450,000, Maurice Hawkins called and Andrew Moreno called from the big blind. The flop came      , Moreno checked, Barnes bet 375,000 and Hawkins called. Moreno mucked, the turn came   and both players checked. The river came  , Barnes bet 400,000 and Hawkins called after some thought.

Barned shoed     for two pair, Hawkins mucked and Barnes chipped up to 9 million while Hawkins slid to 2.1 million.

Monday, February 26, 2024 2:50 PM Local Time


The final table in the WSOPC Cherokee Main Event has come together following the elimination of Dale Roesel in 11th place.

Leading the way is ringless Andrew Moreno, looking to snag his first piece of hardware after having a breakout couple of years overall. He's also expecting his second child in May, and hoping to cash in on some baby rungood.

Everyone remaining is guaranteed $31,876, with all eyes on $383,856, a custom ring, and a seat into the 2024 TOC ($1M freeroll) up top for the winner.

Looking at the WSOPC leaderboard, 15-time ring winner Maurice Hawkins looks to slide into 2nd place with his 16th ring. He's currently in a 3-way tie with Dan Lowery, fresh off a win in the Monster Stack, and Josh Reichard.

Two-time ring (and bracelet!) winner Michael Wang is also still in the mix, as is David Yue (winner of Event 2 this series), Day 1 chip leader Tyler Barnes, and decorated poker pro Adam Hendrix looking to win his first ring also.

Here's how the final table stacks up:

  1. Zak Gilbert - 2,250,000
  2. Zak VanKeuren - 4,750,000
  3. Michael Wang - 3,750,000
  4. Adam Hendrix - 5,500,000
  5. Andrew Moreno - 16,600,000
  6. Chris Mo - 10,500,000
  7. Tyler Barnes - 7,300,000
  8. Rubin Chappell - 8,300,000
  9. David Yue - 2,600,000
  10. Maurice Hawkins - 4,700,000
Final Table Payouts:
1st: $383,856
2nd: $237,256
3rd: $178,870
4th: $136,052
5th: $104,413
6th: $80,857
7th: $63,188
8th: $49,836
9th: $39,671
10th: $31,876
Monday, February 26, 2024 2:45 PM Local Time


Dale Roesel waited a few hands with his super short stack and found a spot to stick it all in preflop. Adam Hendrix and Chris Mo called from the blinds and the flop came      . Hendrix took a long time to bet 250,000, Mo let his cards go and the hands were turned up.


The board completed    , Roesel was eliminated and the final ten players picked their stacks to move to final table stage. 

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, February 26, 2024 2:41 PM Local Time

Dale Roesel opened to 500,000 on the button, Rubin Chappell three-bet and Roesel shoved. Chapell called and the cards were tabled.


The board ran           and after their stacks were counted down, Roesel was left with just 325,0000. Chappell is up to 8.3 million.

Monday, February 26, 2024 2:31 PM Local Time

David Yue opened to 500,000 on the button and Maurice Hawkins called from the big blind. The flop came      , Hawkins went all in for 1.6 million. Yue went in the tank, they chatted a bit, but were silenced by the dealer, and he called.


The board finished    , Hawkins made a straight and doubled up to over 4 million.

Monday, February 26, 2024 2:22 PM Local Time
Level: 30
Blinds: 100000/200000
Ante: 200000
Monday, February 26, 2024 2:09 PM Local Time
The first two levels are in the books and the field is on their first break of the day.
Monday, February 26, 2024 2:09 PM Local Time


Chris Mo opened on the button to 325,000, Ryan D'Angelo (pictured) moved all in for under 2 million and Mo called.


The board ran          , D'Angelo's deuces were no good and he was eliminated.

Playtika - Jason Alexander