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2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Hard Rock (Tulsa)

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 to Thursday, August 24, 2023

WSOPC Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $154,110
  • Entries: 467
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, August 25, 2023 9:22 PM Local Time

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A field that was built up to 467 over the course of 2 flights, saw a massive prizepool of $154,110 to pay out a total of 71 spots. This morning saw 25 players return to play down to a winner and claim the WSOPC ring as well as the $30,344 up top. 

From the shortest stack to the biggest stack, Bret Karr received a very friendly birthday wish as he claimed his first WSOPC bracelet in Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack. 

"Trinkets are pretty nice on your birthday," the new champion joked beaming with pride. The final hand involved his queen-jack against Mika Evans' ace-queen. A straight on the turn for the queen-jack saw Karr as he shook hands with his opponent, claiming his new title. 

"This is my first ring, so it means absolutely everything to me and all the pressure is off now." 

Karr talked a little bit about his history with poker. 

"I have been playing on and off for about 20 years, been really concentrating more in the last 6 or 7 years," he continued. With this win, he wins a seat to the WSOP 2024 tournament of champions freeroll.

"That's a good reason to travel out to vegas," Karr went out of the tournament smiling with his new title as he walked off to celebrate his birthday. 

Final Table Results

1st. Bret Karr - $30,344
2nd. Mika Evans - $18,754
3rd. Jeff Bryan - $13,074
4th. Cory Glass - $9,334
5th. John Heckenkamp - $6,830
6th. Gregory McClintock - $5,125
7th. Clay Henry - $3,940
8th. Dustin Schlickau - $3,120
9th. Brandon Elmore - $2,535


Friday, August 25, 2023 4:55 PM Local Time

The final table has come together with 9 players battling for a gold World Series of Poker Circuit ring.

Leading the way is John Heckenkamp with 3,750,000 chips who is in the hunt for his first WSOPC ring. 

All remaining players are guaranteed a payout of $2,535, but all eyes are on the top prize of $30,344.

The winner of this event will also earn a seat into the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas in 2024.

Here is a look at how the final table stacks up:

Seat 1: Clay Henry - 860,000

Seat 2: John Heckenkamp - 3,750,000

Seat 3: Cory Glass - 3,115,000

Seat 4: Brandon Elmore - 1,100,000

Seat 5: Bret Karr - 1,275,000

Seat 6: Mika Evans - 1,525,000

Seat 7: Gregory McClintock - 

Seat 8: Jeff Bryan - 2,950,000

Seat 9: Dustin Schlickau - 2,380,000

A final report along with results will be posted after a winner is crowned later tonight.

Friday, August 25, 2023 4:42 AM Local Time

Two days of registration saw a total of 467 players try their shot at the ring of Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack. This created a massive prizepool of $154,110, the lion's share of it to be divided among the final 25 players with all eyes on the $30,344 up top. 

Leading the way is Cory Glass, sitting with 1,665,000 in front of him as the day begins. With 88 big blind, Glass looks for his first WSOPC ring as he battles against his opponents. 

Players will return to Level 20 as it was the earliest level any of the flights bagged up. Blinds will return to 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 big blind ante. 

Stay tuned for a post when the final table is reached as well as a post later with a recap of the full event.