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2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Horseshoe Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Friday, March 29, 2024 to Sunday, March 31, 2024

WSOPC Event #16: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $1,013,535
  • Entries: 669
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, April 2, 2024 3:37 PM Local Time

The action folded to Mario Colavita in the cutoff who jammed his last 855,000. It then folded to Jonah Labranche in the small blind who called and the big blind folded.

The cards hit their backs.

Marion Colavita:   
Jonah Labranche:   

The full board ran out       and Colavita would get a full double through Labranche.

Marion Colavita - 1,700,000
Jonah Labranche - 1,900,000

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 3:33 PM Local Time


Peter Hengsakul opened to 160,000 from early position before the action folded to Nick Marchington on the button who three-bet to 500,000 with about 200,000 back. It then folded back to Hengsakul who moved in and the Marchington called to put himself at risk for his tournament life.

Nick Marchington:   
Peter Hengsakul:   

 There would be no sweat as Hengsakul drilled a set on the     flop. The   turn and   river changed nothing and Marchington was sent to the rail in in 9th place after have a very good showing through three days.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 3:18 PM Local Time

There has been about eight hands on this official final table so far. None have gone past the turn but both Nick Marchington and Harvey Alegado both found jams in blind vs blind situations and didn't get called.

More action coming soon.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 2:56 PM Local Time


After the elimination of Norton Balber in 10th, the official final table is set. Peter Hengsakul is your current chip leader but multiple players are right on his heels. 

Final Table:

 Seat   First   Last   Chip Count   Big Blinds 
               1  Blaise   Ingoglia                   1,700,000                 21
               2  Giussepe   Pantelao                   3,600,000                 45
               3  Nick   Marchington                   1,500,000                 19
               4  Mario   Colavita                       430,000                   5
               5  Harvey   Alegado                   1,345,000                 17
               6  Jonah   Labranche                   2,300,000                 29
               7  Peter   Hengsakul                   3,700,000                 46
               8  Kevin   Calenzo                   2,200,000                 28
               9  Baurzhan   Akimov                   1,400,000                 18


They are all hunting the Gold Ring and the $192,831 top prize! Stay tuned!


Tuesday, April 2, 2024 2:50 PM Local Time


Norton Balber moved all in from middle position for about his last 750,000. He was called by Peter Hengsakul and the remaining players folded.

The cards hit their backs.

Norton Balber:   
Peter Hengsakul:   

 The full board ran out       and Hengsakul scooped and sent Norton to the rail. He still gets a great payday after a very impressive showing.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 2:47 PM Local Time
Level: 28
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 2:30 PM Local Time
Still 10 handed in the main event. The players are now on their first 15-minute break of the day.
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 2:05 PM Local Time

Mario Colavita was sitting as the short stack coming into the final table. He found a jam under the gun with    and was called by the pocket fours of Nick Marchington in the big blind. A nine would hit the board and he would double to about 950,000. 

A few hands later after having lost a few small pots and getting shorter, Jonah Labranche got another pure double through Marchington when his aces held against the    of Marchington. He now sits at about 2,300,000.

Mario Colavita: 950,000
Jonah Labranche: 2,300,000
Nick Marchington: 1,500,000

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 1:49 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 60,000
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 1:35 PM Local Time

With the elimination of Yi Guo in 11th place, the players have combined into the unofficial final table of 10. They will now play all the way down to a winner and the $192,831 top prize!

Final table: 

 Seat   First   Last   Chip Count   Big Blinds 
               1  Blaise   Ingoglia                   1,940,000                 32
               2  Giussepe   Pantelao                   3,600,000                 60
               3  Nick   Marchington                   3,330,000                 56
               4  Mario   Colavita                       430,000                   7
               5  Harvey   Alegado                   1,345,000                 22
               6  Jonah   Labranche                   2,250,000                 38
               7  Norton   Balber                   1,065,000                 18
               8  Peter   Hengsakul                   2,400,000                 40
               9  Kevin   Calenzo                   1,900,000                 32
             10  Baurzhan   Akimov                   1,720,000                 29


Along with the WSOPC ring and the prize money, the eventual winner will get a seat into the 2024 WSOP Tournament to champions in LA!

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 1:28 PM Local Time


After being extremely patient to start the day, and even finding a double, Yi Guo moved all in for her tournamnet life and found Kevin Calenzo to join in the action.

Guo was all in and at risk and the cards hit their backs.

Yi Guo:   
Kevin Calenzo:   

The full board ran out       and Guo would be sent to the rail just outside the unofficial final table.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 1:00 PM Local Time
Since the beginning of the day, the shortest stack has been Yi Guo. She has been patiently waiting and finally found a hand she could jam from the button for her remaining 215,000. Peter Hengsakul took one look at his cards, announced "Ace King" and flicked in a chip. It was a flip with the pocket sevens of Guo. The board would run out eight-high and Guo would get the double she was looking for.
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 12:49 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 40,000
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 12:41 PM Local Time

There was an early position open to 100,000 followed by a call by Norton Balber in the cutoff. The action was then on Baurzhan Akimov in late position. He three-bet to 350,000. The blinds and original raiser folded and the action was back on Balber who sat in the tank for a few minutes before moving all in for his last 800,000. Akimov snap called and the cards hit their backs.

Norton Balber:   
Baurzhan Akimov:   

The full board ran out       and with two-pair, Balber earned a pure double and new life in the tournament.

Norton Balber:2,100,000
Baurzhan Akimov: 1,200,000

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 12:21 PM Local Time


Terry Fleischer was just coming off of a big hand were he doubled up Blaise Ingoglia when the following occurred.

The action folded all the way to Fleischer in the small blind who moved all in for his last few big blind. Giuseppe Pantaleo was in the big blind with the chip lead and called. The cards hit their backs with Fleischer all in and at risk.

Terry Fleischer:   
Giuseppe Pantaleo:   

The full board ran out       and with a seven-high straight, Pantaleo sent Fleischer to the rail in 12th place.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 12:13 PM Local Time

As the dealers had just peeled the first couple hands off the deck both of the remaining tables have had a big hand.

On table one, Johah Labranche got a pure double when his jacks held against the ace-king of Kevin Colenzo.

At the exact same time, Blaise Ingoglia was seen getting a pure double when his ace-king held against the jack-ten suited of Terry Fleischer.

There were no knockouts but both players are now short.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 12:03 PM Local Time
The last 12 players in the main event are in their seats and ready to play it out to a champion! Cards are in the air!
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 5:02 AM Local Time


Twelve players have advanced to Day 3 of Event #16: $1,700 No Limit Holdem Main Event and will play to determine the winner on Tuesday at 12 p.m. local time. A total of 131 players participated in Day 2, hoping to get one step closer to winning a World Series of Poker Main Event Ring but it is now down to a dozen. All the players have secured a minimum of $14,278 from the $1,013,535 prize pool, but they all have their eyes on the top prize of $192,831.

Every player still has just as much a chance to win as the next but there are certainly some to look out for. Nick Marchington led the chip count for most of the day and will start Day 3 in a comfortable fourth position. Peter Hengsakul has already made it to the heads-up for a ring in this series and will be looking to repeat the feat on Day 3. WSOP bracelet winner Giuseppe Pantaleo is currently in pole position with a healthy stack of 2,800,000, but he is being closely followed by other players. Italy's Mario Colavita is hanging tough with 2,490,000, and Kevin Calenzo is in third place with 2,390,000 chips.

Remaining players and chips:

 Place   First   Last   Chip Count   Big Blinds 
         1  Giussepe   Pantealeo           2,800,000                56
         2  Mario   Colavita           2,490,000                50
         3  Kevin   Calenzo           2,390,000                48
         4  Nick   Marchington           2,270,000                45
         5  Baurzhn   Akimov           2,100,000                42
         6  Peter   Hengsakul           2,005,000                40
         7  Jonah   Labranche           1,420,000                28
         8  Harvey   Alegado           1,105,000                22
         9  Terry   Fleischer           1,100,000                22
      10  Norton   Balber               900,000                18
      11  Blaise   Ingoglia               895,000                18
      12  Yi   Gou               545,000                11


The players are going to make a final attempt at winning the prize money, the WSOP Circuit ring, a seat in the tournament of champions, and the glory that comes with it. They will return to the actual poker room located on the floor of the Horseshoe Las Vegas and just one player will leave as Champion.

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