Friday, January 13, 2012 2:32 AM Local Time
The World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at the Bicycle Casino has wrapped up and Freddy Deeb is the winner of a WSOPC ring, an invite to the National Championship and $171,810. Every other player at the final table had put in three grueling days of play but Deeb skipped Day 1 and entered Day 2 with only 20 big blinds.
Deeb soared to the top of the counts before the first break on Day 2. He quickly ran his stack up to six-figures and didn't experience any major trouble until late in the day. When they bagged up Deeb had one of the smaller stacks.
But it didn't Deeb long on Day 3 to make an impact. On only the second hand of play Deeb moved all in after Chris Summers moved all in. Then Cy Williams moved all in behind them with a smaller stack. Deeb held pocket jacks, Williams had pocket nines and Summers had . Deeb flopped a set and made a full house by the river, eliminating Williams and pushing his own stack to up over 1,000,000.
When the field reached an official final table Deeb was the chipleader with 2.35 million. The final table played for over ten hours and saw wild fluctuations. Deeb spent some time as the shortest stack, dipping down to 300,000 at one point, but then battled back to the top.
Deeb had control of the table, even when he was low. He scored six of the eight knockouts. But he had his work cut our for him in an epic heads up battle against Alex Masek. Every time Masek looked in danger of being eliminated he would double back up.
The match finally ended when they got all the chips in the middle preflop. Deeb held and Masek had . The board ran and Deeb claimed his first WSOPC cash.
That wraps up all the action here at the Bike, up next the WSOPC Choctaw. Be sure to follow all the action live on Pokernews.com
Final Table Payouts
Friday, January 13, 2012 2:19 AM Local Time
Freddy Deeb raised it to 300,000, and Alex Masek raised it to 860,000. Deeb took little time in announcing all in, and Masek took even less time to call! The hands were flipped, and we had a classic race on our hands.
The flop was a brick for Masek, coming . The turn brought the , giving Masek flush draw outs in addition to the ace and the king. The river was a red card, but it was the . Masek fought hard in heads up play, but ends one spot short of the win. He will take home over $100,000 for his showing.
|Alex Masek||0||-3,250,000 |
Friday, January 13, 2012 2:18 AM Local Time
Freddy Deeb and Alex Masek went to a flop of . Deeb checked and Masek bet 290,000. Deeb check-raised all in and and Masek called.
The board finished and Masek doubled up.
|Freddy Deeb||7,650,000||50,000 |
|Alex Masek||3,250,000||550,000 |
Friday, January 13, 2012 2:10 AM Local Time
The action has been pretty nonexistent for the last 15 minutes. They've been pushing blinds and antes back and forth.
Friday, January 13, 2012 1:53 AM Local Time
Friday, January 13, 2012 1:45 AM Local Time
After another level the two remaining players are taking a quick break.
Friday, January 13, 2012 1:41 AM Local Time
Freddy Deeb raised to 200,000 preflop, and Alex Masek made the call. The dealer fanned out a flop of , and both players checked. The hit the turn, and Masek bet out 200,000. Deeb thought for just a few moments before raising it up to 700,000. Masek then went deep into the tank, counting out his chips slowly. Masek then put his hood over his head, and buried his head into his hands. After almost three minutes of thinking, Masek announced all in! It was for about 1.5 million more! Deeb thought for 20 seconds before letting his hand go. Deeb still has comfortable chip lead, but Masek made up some good ground in that hand.
|Freddy Deeb||7,600,000||-1,000,000 |
|Alex Masek||2,700,000||1,000,000 |
Friday, January 13, 2012 1:10 AM Local Time
Freddy Deeb's mountain of chips keeps growing and Alex Masek's keeps dwindling little by little.
|Alex Masek||1,700,000||-705,000 |
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:52 AM Local Time
Freddy Deeb started heads up play with a nice sized chip lead, and through the first handful of heads up hands, that lead has only increased. Deeb is applying a ton of pressure, and Alex Masek doesn't seem to have the cards to fight back. Deeb has added one million to his stack, and looks in great shape to take down this title.
|Freddy Deeb||8,600,000||1,000,000 |
|Alex Masek||2,405,000||-1,000,000 |
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:36 AM Local Time
Well that didn't take long. After the first hand back from the break, we have gotten to heads up play. We caught the action on the turn with the board reading . Freddy Deeb bet out 400,000, and the action was to Leroy Spires. He raised it up to a cool 1 million, and it was back to Deeb. He thought for about 30 seconds before pushing all in, and Spires called instantly.
Deeb had flopped a set, but it had fallen behind the turned flush of Spires. Deeb would need the board to pair to win the hand, and the river brought.....the ! Deeb got a full house on the river, eliminating Spires in the process. Deeb is now heads up with Alex Masek, holding about 70% of the chips in play.
|Freddy Deeb||7,600,000||3,210,000 |
|Leroy Spires||0||-3,190,000 |
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:30 AM Local Time
The three remaining players are back in their seats, and we are ready to play some poker.
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:28 AM Local Time
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:21 AM Local Time
|Freddy Deeb||4,390,000||1,280,000 |
|Alex Masek||3,405,000||-560,000 |
|Leroy Spires||3,190,000||-2,510,000 |
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:18 AM Local Time
The three remaining players are on a 10 minute break. We are getting updated chip counts as we are typing this.
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:11 AM Local Time
Freddy Deeb opened for 175,000 and Leroy Spires called. The flop came and Spires check-called 300,000. The turn brought the , Spires bet 500,000 and Deeb moved all in. Spires called and Deeb asked if he had anything.
"No, just a draw," Spires said and tabled .
Deeb held pocket queens and took the hand when the river bricked for Spires falling .
|Freddy Deeb||3,110,000||1,565,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:52 PM Local Time
David Singontiko started the action by raising to 135,000 on the button. It folded to Leroy Spires in the big blind, who reraised to 360,000. Singontiko put together the call, slid it in, and we were off to a flop.
That flop came , and Spires slid out an even 500,000. Singontiko made the call, and the turn came the . Spires moved all in fairly quickly, and Singontiko call, also fairly quickly. The cards were flipped, and Singontiko was in rough shape.
Singontiko would need a ten, nine, or eight to keep going in the tournament, but it wasn't meant to be, as the hit the river. Spires collected the pot, while Singontiko hit the rail. The future certainly seems bright for this young gun. He is only 21 years old, and already has a WSOP bracelet to his name, in addition to this deep run. He will certainly be a player to keep an eye on for the rest of the year.
|Leroy Spires||5,700,000||3,400,000 |
|David Singontiko||0||-3,560,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:24 PM Local Time
Tong Le was crippled in a hand just a few minutes ago against Leroy Spires, and he quickly found himself all in preflop. Le shoved his small stack in, and Freddy Deeb made the call. The cards were flipped, and Le was in rough shape.
The flop came out , giving Le alittle bit of help. He would still need to pair his seven or get another three to win, and he wouldn't get it on the turn, the , or the river, . Deeb collected the bounty, and local favorite Tong Le hit the rail.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:20 PM Local Time
Alex Masek started the action by raising under the gun to 155,000. Tong Le was next to act, and he made it 490,000 to go. Leroy Spires was next to act, and he very quickly moved all in for 1.125 million! It folded back around to Masek, who tanked for about a minute before folding. It was back to Le, and after a few moments of thinking, he made the call.
Spires would need some help to survive, and he got a ton of it on the flop, as it came . The turn brought the , giving Le outs to chop the pot. The river came the , and Spires secured the double up, while Le was knocked down to 540,000.
|Leroy Spires||2,300,000||700,000 |
|Tong Le||540,000||-760,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:10 PM Local Time
We caught the action on the turn with Alex Masek and Freddy Deeb heads up. The board read , and action was on Masek, who bet out 220,000. Deeb made the call, and they saw a river of . Masek slowly put together a monster bet, and slid it across the betting line. It amounted to 580,000, and Deeb thought for about 20 seconds before calling. Masek showed for the nut straight, and Deeb folded. With that pot, Masek is now the chip leader, with a hair under 4 million, while Deeb is in trouble, with one million.
|Alex Masek||3,965,000||1,055,000 |
|Freddy Deeb||1,045,000||-1,130,000 |
Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:02 PM Local Time