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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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Monday, May 20, 2024 1:45 AM Local Time (about 65 days and 16 hours ago)

After two full days of play, 15 players bagged up for the night before returning for one of the largest Day 3s in WSOP Circuit history. 

In the top spot is L.A. local Edward Pak. With $164,844 in career earnings for Pak, this is a big spot for him. Pak bagged 7,530,000 to bring to battle tomorrow. 

Main Event Day 3 Chip Counts

1 Edward Pak 7,530,000 9 Raymond Ho 3,825,000
2 Jessica Vierling 6,670,000 10 Stephen Sharrah 2,160,000
3 James Pilpa 6,430,000 11 John Smith 2,130,000
4 Christian Roberts 6,405,000 12 Vrezh Oganisyan 2,075,000
5 Johnny Bromberg 5,005,000 13 Audley Harrison 1,650,000
6 Jared Greiner 4,185,000 14 Sang Bo Sim 1,555,000
7 Leo Vaisbutg 4,070,000 15 Cooper Feltha 1,095,000
8 Amit Shah 4,015,000


Just behind Pak is the woman who was at the top of the counts for most of late play on Day 2, Jessica Vierling. Vierling bagged 6,670,000. "I thought I studied hard," said Vierling's boyfriend in the YouTube live chat. "Until I met Jessica."

From a field of 1,467, we're down to 15, and big payouts are in play. The next payout is $13,579, but the $328,273 up top is what everyone has their eyes on.

We'll be back in action at noon tomorrow again for Day 3 on Instant Live tomorrow and on the GG Poker live stream.

Photos by Alicia Skillman/8131 Media
Sunday, May 19, 2024 9:42 AM Local Time (about 66 days and 8 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. We'll also be covering the upcoming Tournament of Champions.

Additionally, we have a professional photographer in house all series 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.

Sunday, May 19, 2024 9:38 AM Local Time (about 66 days and 8 hours ago)

Three starting flights down, so that means Day 2 has arrived here at the Commerce Casino and Hotel. We're set to get underway at noon with 164 players returning and already in the money but looking for some much bigger paydays.

On top of the counts is Brad Gafford with 989,000, good for 99 big blinds coming back today. Gafford had his biggest score this past summer when he shipped the $1,000 Mini Main Event for $549,555. Why wait until summer in Vegas for another big score, though?

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Third in the counts is Bernardo Neves with 952,000. The Portugal native and resident won a bracelet at WSOP Bahamas for $166,000, and is looking to parlay that score into more money since he's in town for the Tournament of Champions. He also had a late night as he won Event 11 $400 NLH for $24,482. We'll see if he was able to get any sleep at all after winning a ring.

Bernardo Neves Bernardo NevesALICIA SKILLMAN

Levels have gone up to 60-minute levels for the rest of the tournament. There is no specified amount of levels to be played today on the structure sheet.

Will Gafford or Neves end up on top of this one, too? Or will one of the other 162 players in the field make their way to the winner's circle? Follow all the action on Instant Live.