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2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Hard Rock (Tulsa)

Friday, March 15, 2024 to Sunday, March 17, 2024

WSOPC Event #10: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $715,080
  • Entries: 472
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, March 18, 2024 10:35 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 3 hours ago)


WSOP Circuit Tulsa Main Event Winner Han Feng 

Some say it’s better to be lucky than good.

Monday in Tulsa, Han Feng was both, as he beat a highly-decorated final table lineup to capture the $1,700 WSOP Circuit Tulsa Main Event for $144,413 and his first WSOP Circuit ring.

Lucky? Good? It didn’t matter to Feng, because no matter the situation Monday, he was confident that the day would be his.

“It’s hard to explain, I just knew I was gonna win. I willed it into existence in a way. I was down to single digit blinds multiple times in this tournament, but I got really fortunate in a couple of spots and I spun it a bunch.”

Two of those spots that he got fortunate in came at the final table Monday in what were the two biggest pots of the tournament, both against runner-up Jared Ward.


Main Event Runner-Up Jared Ward

First, in a pot for over half the chips in play three-handed, Feng five-bet jammed 42 big blinds with    over a 17 big blind four-bet from Ward, who had    and happily called to put Feng at risk.

Feng smashed the board, hitting two aces and two tens for good measure to leave the former chip leader short, while taking the lead himself.

“It was meant to be. Yeah, it was meant to be,” said the champion of winning that critical pot.

Ward battled back from there, regaining the chip lead before ultimately facing off with Feng in what felt like a very apropos heads-up match, given the magnitude of that pot along with Ward’s comeback from it.

The duo began their two-hour match nearly even and the lead swung back and forth a couple of times. Throughout it, at both highs and lows, Feng remained of the belief that the win was coming his way.

“I knew what I was doing, I wasn’t too worried. The only thing I was worried about was damn, sometimes the cards just get you, but other than that I wasn't too worried.”

In the end, the hand that essentially sealed the tournament saw fortune favor Feng again.

After Ward limped at blinds of 150,000 / 300,000 with a 300,000 big blind ante, Feng piled in just under 8,500,000 and was called by Ward.

Feng again needed to find a path to victory with the worst hand as his    was up against Ward’s   . Feng found that path as four more hearts appeared on the board giving him a winning flush on the river.

From there his win was a formality as he got Ward’s final five big blinds a hand later.

While he did run the best in those two key spots at the final table, Feng certainly had to play well, navigating a star-studded field that included multiple ring and bracelet winners including Brian Altman, Schuyler Thornton, Eric Bunch, and Harvey Castro, as well as Ward.

WSOP Circuit Tulsa Main Event Final Table Results:

  1. Han Feng ($144,413)
  2. Jared Ward ($89,255)
  3. Bryce Laymance ($65,217)
  4. Harvey Castro ($48,284)
  5. Brian Altman ($36,227)
  6. Schuyler Thornton ($27,550)
  7. Hector Aguilar-Gutierrez ($21,241)
  8. Eric Bunch ($16,605)
  9. Travis Riggs ($13,165)

Along with a career-best high score and the ring, Feng also receives entry into the 2024 WSOP Tournament of Champions, which isn’t the only WSOP event Feng is looking forward to.

So, what is coming next for him in the WSOP annals?

“A bracelet this summer. Promise.”

Monday, March 18, 2024 8:31 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 5 hours ago)

 
 

After being dropped to his last 1,500,000, Jared Ward got it in immediately versus Han Feng.

Jared Ward:   
Han Feng:   

The flop paired Feng, coming    , meaning Ward would need runners to survive.

The   came on the turn, giving Ward a gutshot straight draw, but the   on the river sealed the victory for Feng,

Han Feng - 18,800,000
Jared Ward - eliminated

Monday, March 18, 2024 8:20 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 5 hours ago)

Jared Ward limped and Han Feng moved all in for 8,375,000. Ward called and the tournament would potentially be determined on this hand.

Han Feng:   
Jared Ward:   

The flop was safe for Ward, coming    . The turn was somewhat good for him as well with the  .

Feng now was drawing live to a flush on the river, and he hit it with the  .

Feng took a massive lead while Ward is left with crumbs.

Han Feng - 17,300,000
Jared Ward - 1,500,000

Monday, March 18, 2024 8:08 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 5 hours ago)

In a limped pot, the flop came    . Han feng then check-called a bet of 300,000 from Jared Ward.

On the   turn, Feng checked again and Ward sized up to 1,000,000. Feng again called.

On the   river, Feng sprayed forward the 450,000 worth of chips that he was riffling, and after some thought, Ward folded to the bet.

Han Feng - 9,500,000
Jared Ward - 9,300,000

Monday, March 18, 2024 7:53 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 6 hours ago)
Level: 32
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, March 18, 2024 7:51 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 6 hours ago)

Jared Ward raised to 600,000 and got called by Han Feng.

On the     flop, Feng check-called a bet of 550,000 to see the   pair the board on the turn.

The players then checked and the double-pairing   came in on the river.

After Feng checked, Ward bet 600,000 and Feng snap called.

Ward showed    for a bluff, while Feng showed    for the board's two pair with an ace kicker to win the pot.

 

Shortly after, after Ward raised to 600,000 and got called preflop, Feng checked the     flop and Ward bet 400,000.

Feng check-raised to 1,100,000 and got called.

On the   turn, Feng bet 1,800,000, Ward moved all in for 5,300,000 and Feng folded.

The players are now back to near even with Ward holding a slight advantage.

Jared Ward - 10,000,000
Han Feng - 8,800,000

 

Monday, March 18, 2024 7:34 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 6 hours ago)

After limping in, Han Feng faced a raise to 750,000 from Jared Ward.

Feng came back with a three-bet to 2,000,000, which sent Ward into the tank.

After a couple of minutes of thought, Ward folded, ceding the pot and the chip lead to Feng.

Han Feng - 9,900,000
Jared Ward - 8,900,000

Monday, March 18, 2024 7:20 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 6 hours ago)

Han Feng moved in for just 2,400,000 and got called by Jared Ward.

Han Feng:   
Jared Ward:   

The board came       giving Feng a winning two pair of kings and nines to double up.

A couple of hands later with about 1,200,000 in the middle on a completed board of      , Feng bet 2,000,000 on the river.

Ward called to see Feng's    for jacks and sixes to win another pot and climb back into contention.

Jared Ward - 11,000,000
Han Feng - 7,800,000

 

Monday, March 18, 2024 7:06 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 6 hours ago)

Jared Ward raised to 600,000 and got called by Han Feng.

On the     flop, Feng check-called a bet of 450,000 from Ward to see the   on the turn.

After another Feng check, Ward bet 1,100,000 and Feng again called.

Feng checked again on the   river and with 4,475,000 left, Ward moved it in. Feng went into the tank.

For over three minutes he thought, saying he didn't believe Ward and that he had a three.

Ultimately he called and was wrong.

Ward showed    for two pair, leaving Feng's    in the dust to take a big lead heads-up.

Jared Ward, 13,900,000
Han Feng - 4,925,000

Monday, March 18, 2024 6:53 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 7 hours ago)

Jared Ward raised to 600,000 and got called by Han Feng.

On the     flop, Feng checked, then raised to 1,700,000 after Ward bet 550,000. Ward folded.

Feng has won the first few small pots heads up to take the lead.

Han Feng - 12,600,000
Jared Ward - 6,200,000

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, March 18, 2024 6:39 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 7 hours ago)
Level: 31
Blinds: 125,000/250,000
Ante: 250,000
Monday, March 18, 2024 6:36 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 7 hours ago)

Bryce Laymance limped his small blind and was met with a raise to 600,000 by Jared Ward in the big blind.

Laymance then moved all in for 5,000,000, just covering Ward's 4,985,000 remaining chips.

Ward called and Laymance was dominated again.

Bryce Laymance:   
Jared Ward:   

The flop came     with Ward's pair of aces ahead of Laymance's jacks. The turn   changed nothing, and the   river sealed the hand for Ward, leaving Laymance with 15,000.

On the following hand, Laymance put it in with    on the button versus Ward in the small blind who limped, and Feng who checked his big blind.

After the       runout, Feng took the pot with    for two pair, eliminating Laymance and setting up a heads-up duel with Ward.

Jared Ward - 9,900,000
Han Feng - 9,900,000

Monday, March 18, 2024 6:28 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 7 hours ago)

Bryce Laymance opened to 450,000 on the button and was called by Han Feng in the big blind.

On the     flop things got interesting.

Feng checked and Laymance bet 275,000. Feng then check-raised to 700,000.

This didn't deter Laymance who raised again to 2,275,000. That didn't stop Feng from then moving all in for 5,500,000.

Laymance went into the tank and after a couple of minutes, Feng broke what has been a very silent final table saying "What have you got man, you're priced in."

Laymance had 3,300,000 behind and after another minute or so of thought, he elected to fold and send the sizable pot to Feng.

Han Feng - 10,800,000
Jared Ward - 4,750,000
Bryce Laymance - 3,300,000

Monday, March 18, 2024 6:07 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 7 hours ago)

Han Feng got his last 2,150,000 in from the big blind against Jared Ward in the small blind preflop.

Han Feng:   
Jared Ward:   

The flop came    , pairing both players, but the    runout brought Ward no more help as Feng doubled again through Ward, which now gives Bryce Laymance the chip lead again.

Bryce Laymance - 8,100,000
Jared Ward - 6,400,000
Han Feng - 4,300,000

Monday, March 18, 2024 6:02 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 7 hours ago)

After Bryce Laymance raised to 450,000 on the button Han Feng raised to 1,000,000 in the big blind. Laymance called.

On the     flop, Feng led for 300,000 and Laymance called.

The turn was the   and Feng bet 600,000, leaving himself just 1,100,000 back.

Laymance moved in and Feng quickly folded.

A couple hands later, Feng got his last 700,000 in with    and paired his ace versus Jared Ward's    to double back up.

Jared Ward - 8,500,000
Bryce Laymance - 7,100,000
Han Feng - 2,200,000

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, March 18, 2024 5:43 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 8 hours ago)
Level: 30
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Monday, March 18, 2024 5:38 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 8 hours ago)

After Jared Ward raised to 300,000 on the button and Han Feng called in the small blind, Bryce Laymance moved all in from the big blind for 2,375,000.

Ward folded, but Feng called.

Bryce Laymance:   
Han Feng:   

Laymance appeared to be on the verge of an exit again, but the flop came    , pairing his six.

The board completed    as Laymance's sixes held up to give him a double up and bring the remaining trio closer together again.

Bryce Laymance - 4,650,000
Han Feng - 4,200,000

Monday, March 18, 2024 5:22 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 8 hours ago)

Bryce Laymance moved all in on the button for 2,375,000 and got called by Jared Ward in the small blind. Ward appeared to have things on the verge of heads-up play, but the cards had other dramatic ideas.

Bryce Laymance:   
Jared Ward:   

The   appeared in the window for Laymance, but it was followed immediately by the   for Ward. The   completed the flop, giving each player two pair.

The   fell on the turn bringing chop outs, and of course, the   completed the board, indeed putting Broadway on board for a dramatic chop.

Jared Ward - 9,000,000
Bryce Laymance - 2,375,000

Monday, March 18, 2024 5:08 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 8 hours ago)

Han Feng raised to 300,000 on the button and Jared Ward called in the big blind.

On the     flop, the players checked to the   turn.

Ward now led for 400,000 and got called by Feng.

The river brought another six, with the   and Ward bet 1,200,000. Feng deliberated briefly but folded to send the pot and the chip lead back to Ward.

Jared Ward - 9,000,000
Han Feng - 7,200,000

Monday, March 18, 2024 5:00 PM Local Time (about 25 days and 8 hours ago)

Jared Ward is on the comeback trail following another double-up.

After Bryce Laymance raised to 325,000 on the button, Ward moved in for 3,475,000 in the small blind. Laymance shrugged and called.

Jared Ward:   
Bryce Laymance:   

The flop came    , keeping Laymance's jacks in the lead, but the   fell on the turn pairing Ward.

Laymance couldn't fill his open-ender on the river as the  , giving Ward another double-up and fresh hope in the Main Event.

Jared Ward - 7,200,000
Bryce Laymance - 3,500,000

Playtika - Jason Alexander
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