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2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Commerce Casino (Los Angeles, CA)

Thursday, May 16, 2024 to Saturday, May 18, 2024

WSOPC Event #8: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $2,222,505
  • Entries: 1,467
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, May 19, 2024 2:13 AM Local Time (about 35 days and 11 hours ago)
Brad Gafford Brad Gaffordby Alicia Skillman

Players turned out in droves for a shot at a massive prize pool today. 

This Saturday flight of the Main Event saw 717 entrants enter the fray ballooning the total prize pool to $2,222,505. That number was extremely close to being a record for a WSOP Circuit event.

On top of the counts today and across all flights is Brad Gafford of San Diego, California with 989,000 in the bag. 

Many popular names punched their tickets for tomorrow's show as well. Those include Cameron Mixson (470,000),  Jessica Vierling (428,000), Michael Persky (406,000), Yekaterina Lukina (394,000), David Uvaydov (363,000), Hamid Izadi (354,000), Mike Wasserman (341,000), Audley Harrison (315,000), Mike Nia (301,000), Nick Marchington (245,000), Matthew Salsberg (193,000), Christina Gollins (182,000), Daniel Weinman (151,000), Phil Laak (112,000), and Altynai Fung (111,000).

"This isn't the biggest tournament stop of my life," joked WSOP Main Event champion Daniel Wienman. "But, probably this year."

Daniel Weinman Daniel Weinmanby Alicia Skillman

Players return tomorrow in Level 17 with 12:23 second left on the clock and blinds of 5k/10k/10k for the rest of that level.

We'll post all seat draws and prize pool information in the "reports" tab above as soon as it's available to us, but before play begins tomorrow. 

That does it for our coverage tonight. We'll see you back here at noon tomorrow to pick up with a merged field for Day 3. 

Saturday, May 18, 2024 9:00 AM Local Time (about 36 days and 5 hours ago)

 As the official media partners of the WSOP Circuit, is proud to provide all live updates for the Main Event on their Instant Live feed.

Until the end of the event you can find hand histories, photos, chip counts, videos, interviews, and more there.

Also, we'll have a professional photographer in house all event long. The talented Alicia Skillman will be behind the lens. Head to to download event photos for free or even request your own action shot at the tables.

Saturday, May 18, 2024 9:00 AM Local Time (about 36 days and 5 hours ago)


Today is the final chance for players who've yet to find a bag in the Main Event to do so.

Two flights have come and gone, and around 82 players have punched their ticket to Day 2. The $1 million guarantee is already broken as 812 players have entered the tournament so far. The house expects a big day for this final flight on a Saturday.

Tournament details

  • 40,000 starting stack
  • 40-minute levels on Day 1; 60-minute levels on Day 2
  • Day 1 plays 17 levels or 10% of the field, whichever comes first
  • Day 2 on Sunday, March 19 at 12 p.m. merges players from all three starting flights
  • One re-entry allowed per flight
  • Registration is open until the beginning of Level 13
  • Day 1 features 15-minute breaks every three levels



Saturday, May 18, 2024 8:59 AM Local Time (about 36 days and 5 hours ago)