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2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Grand Victoria Casino (Chicago, IL)

Thursday, April 11, 2024 to Saturday, April 13, 2024

WSOPC Event #11: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $918,090
  • Entries: 606
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, April 14, 2024 2:11 AM Local Time (about 40 days and 9 hours ago)

Day 1C of the Grand Victoria Main Event boasted 282 entries and ended with 29 as it was the only flight to reach the 10% hard stop, doing so toward the end of Level 17.


Josh Lozada (pictured) of nearby Oswego bagged the chip lead with 841,000. He was spotted with a large stack in the last couple of levels as he went on a tear, eliminating several players. He edged out Mousa Haddad by just 10,000 for pole position heading into Day 2.

Daniel Aloia was 3rd with over 100,000 less with 710,000 and Chris Bucceri (686,000) and Joe Batterman (666,000 rounded out the top five counts of the surviving 29 players.

Other notables such as Angela Gambino, Caleb King, Dylan Wilkerson, Angela Jordison and Scott Bohlman found their way to Day 2 as well.

Full combined chip counts

The 29 players will join the 44 combined from the previous two flights to make for 73 players returning on Day 2, which is Sunday at Noon.

PokerOrg will be ramping up the coverage for Day 2, which will include chip count updates, hands, pics, videos and more.


Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:49 PM Local Time (about 40 days and 13 hours ago)
The 44 remaining players are now on the final break of the night.

The last few levels have been defined by the rise of Josh Lozada. The bubble will continue when the players return from break.
Saturday, April 13, 2024 9:13 PM Local Time (about 40 days and 14 hours ago)

Registration for Day 1C of the Main Event is now over. The day attracted 282 entries to make for 606 in total across all flights.

Places paid in Day 1C: 43
10% stopping point: 29

Caleb King has gathered a large stack over the last couple of levels and Pawel Kotara has bounced back nicely after his double up earlier.

Notable chip counts:
Caleb King - 345,000
Angela Jordison - 185,000
Pawel Kotara - 180,000
Mark Fink - 130,000
Mohammad Affaneh - 105,000
Henry Wu - 85,000
Frank Swierczynski - 80,000
Todd Sladek - 70,000

Saturday, April 13, 2024 5:28 PM Local Time (about 40 days and 18 hours ago)

Dinner break in the Main Event. Entries are up to 250 and play will resume at 6:30. Brian Kouba has emerged as one of the chip leaders as he has almost 300,000.

Notable stacks at dinner...
Brian Kouba - 299,000
Buck Bucceri - 120,000
Richard Ali - 106,000
Angela Gambino - 105,000
Tom Koral - 103,000
Angela Jordison - 95,000
Henry Wu - 90,000
Frank Swiereczynski - 80,000
Scott Bohman - 65,000
Mohammad Affaneh - 55,000


Saturday, April 13, 2024 3:36 PM Local Time (about 40 days and 20 hours ago)

The field is up to 220 on the 2nd break of the afternoon. The action is starting to heat up as Barstool's Ben Mintzy was spotted in action over the last few levels.


Some other players who have started well on the day include....
Richard Ali (pictured)
Frank Swiercynski
Hamid Izadi

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Saturday, April 13, 2024 12:53 PM Local Time (about 40 days and 23 hours ago)


The field is on their first break of the day with 180 entries.

Some of the players who have been spotted in action include...
Yoon Kim
Todd Sladek
Richard Ali
Angela Gambino
Angela Jordison
Jeremy Drewery
Mohammad Affaneh

Saturday, April 13, 2024 1:09 AM Local Time (about 41 days and 10 hours ago)

With two flights down, there is one more to go, with it kicking off today at 11 a.m.

The first of three opening flights saw 134 entrants on Thursday. With the second had 190 entries on Friday. One more starting flight take today, followed by Day 2 on Sunday and Day 3 Monday, both at noon. Day 1s are scheduled to play 17 40-minute levels or stop once 10% of the field remains, whichever comes first. Any survivors at that point will advance to Day 2.

Here’s a look at other key elements of the event:

$1,700 buy-in / 40,000 chips
40-minute levels on Day 1, 60-minute levels on Days 2 and 3
Registration during opening flights is open until the start of Level 13 (approximately 8:45 p.m.)
Players are allowed 2 re-entries per opening flight
The final 15% of Day 1's will be in the money
Players receive a 15-minute break after levels 3,6,12,15,19,21,25 and 27
Players receive a 60-minute dinner break after Level 9 on Day 1A and 1B (approximately 5:30 p.m.)
Day 1A players must forfeit their chips before bagging if they wish to play Day 1B
The November 2023 Grand Victoria Casino Main Event was the last one played here and drew 652 entries. Stephen Song conquered the field to win his fourth ring and the $183,508 grand prize. 

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