Wednesday, December 14, 2022 4:01 PM Local Time
Andrew Merrick Wins The Bicycle Casino WSOP Circuit Main Event
Andrew Merrick is your Bicycle Casino WSOP Circuit Main Event champion. After three days of play and outlasting a total field of 252 poker players, Merrick secured his third career WSOP Circuit ring and the $87,120 top prize.
Interviewed after his biggest career win, Merrick expressed excitement regarding his plans of playing the WSOP Tournament of Champions this summer in Las Vegas. To find out what else Merrick had to say following his victory, read the full story here.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 3:15 PM Local Time
Hong Xing Wang Eliminated In 2nd Place ($53,870)
First to act head's-up, Hong Xing Wang raised 350,000 out of his dwindling chip stack. Andrew Merrick raised Wang all-in, sending him into the tank. Wang thought for some time, after muttering "alright" he made the call.
Despite flopping the open-ender and receiving a ten on the river, Wang would not be able to beat Merrick's better two pair.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 3:07 PM Local Time
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 2:38 PM Local Time
Hong Xing Wang raised 205,000 first to act and was called by Merrick.
Both players checked.
On the turn, Merrick led out for 275,000. Wang called.
Merrick led out again, this time for 675,000. Wang thought for some time, and eventually made the call.
Revealing for a turned flush, Merrick took down the pot and the chip lead.
Andrew Merrick - 4,200,000
Hong Xing Wang - 2,200,000
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 2:26 PM Local Time
And then there were two...
With only Hong Xing Wang and Andrew Merrick remaining, we have entered head's-up play at the Bicycle Casino WSOP Circuit Main Event final table.
Here are where the chip stacks stand:
Hong Xing Wang: 3,635,000
Andrew Merrick: 3,200,000
With stacks nearly even, it is still anyone's tournament to win!
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 2:25 PM Local Time
Adam Miller Eliminated In 3rd Place ($38,505)
Andrew Merrick raised 200,000 first to act. Adam Miller moved all-in in the small blind and Merrick made the call.
With Merrick holding the better hand, Adam Miller was eliminated from the Circuit Main Event in 3rd place.
Andrew Merrick - 3,200,000
Adam Miller - Eliminated
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 2:18 PM Local Time
Following a limp from Hong Xing Wang, Andrew Merrick raised 280,000 in the big blind. Wang called.
Wang checked, and then called the 250,000 bet from Merrick.
On the turn, Wang led out with a 500,000 bet. After Merrick moved all-in, Wang called.
Hitting almost the ideal flop, Merrick secured the double up.
Andrew Merrick - 3,700,000
Hong Xing Wang - 4,200,000
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 2:13 PM Local Time
Adam Miller moved all-in following a 200,000 button raise from Andrew Merrick. Merrick made the call.
Miller would secure the double up, keeping his Circuit Main Event dreams alive.
Adam Miller - 1,320,000
Andrew Merrick - 1,850,000
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 2:10 PM Local Time
Adam Miller, Andrew Merrick, and Hong Xing Wang have returned to the poker table and play has resumed.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 2:10 PM Local Time
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 2:01 PM Local Time
The remaining three players in the Bicycle Casino WSOP Circuit Main Event are now on a 10 minute break.
Play will resume at Level 28 with blinds increasing to 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 big blind ante.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 1:45 PM Local Time
Hong Xing Wang raised 155,000 in the small blind. Andrew Merrick called in the big.
Wang led out for a 205,000 bet. Merrick called.
Refusing to let up, Wang bet again for 305,000. Merrick moved all-in for 1,835,000 sending Wang into the tank. After asking for a count and portioning out enough chips to call, Wang ultimately decided to fold.
Andrew Merrick - 2,500,000
Hong Xing Wang - 3,635,000
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 1:07 PM Local Time
Andrew Merrick raised 125,000 first to act. Both Adam Miller and and Hong Xing Wang called.
Both blinds checked. Following a 250,000 bet from Merrick and a call from Miller, Wang moved all-in for his 1,345,000 remaining chips. Merrick moved all-in as well, forcing Miller out of the hand.
Nailing his flush on the river, Wang would start the day with a double up and momentum boost.
Hong Xing Wang - 2,690,000
Andrew Merrick - 1,345,000
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 1:01 PM Local Time
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 1:00 PM Local Time
The three remaining players in the Bicycle Casino WSOP Circuit Main Event have returned from a night of rest and cards are in the air.
Be sure to stay tuned in to WSOP.com for updates from the event and an interview with the eventual winner.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 8:24 AM Local Time
Final Table Chip Leader Adam Miller
It all comes down to this!
After a long and grueling 12 hours of poker on Day 2 of the Bicycle Casino WSOP Circuit Main Event, our remaining three players return to The Bike well-rested and ready to compete for glory. For one of our players, only two opponents stand in the way of not just the $87,120 top prize, but a ticket to Las Vegas for the 2023 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. Before our three remaining players can even think about the Tournament of Champions, they must first focus on winning The Bike’s Circuit Main Event
Hong Xing Wang, Andrew Merrick, and chip leader Adam Miller sit as the final three poker players remaining in the Bicycle Casino WSOP Circuit Main Event. Here are where the chip counts stand before the day begins:
1) Adam Miller - 3,625,000
2) Andrew Merrick - 2,690,000
3) Hong Xing Wang - 1,345,000
Although they no longer have a seat at the table, here is where each final table member finished on Day Two:
4th Place - Win Nguyen - $28,010
5th Place - Andy Garcia - $20,740
6th Place - Michael Lo - $15,635
7th Place - Payman Arjang - $12,101
8th Place - Daniel Brown - $9,395
9th Place - David Carver - $7,495
Action will begin today at 1 P.M., with play continuing until a new Circuit Main Event champion is crowned. Play starts at Level 27 with level times set at one hour each. Players will receive one 10-minute break after the completion of every two levels, with a one-hour dinner break also being provided if necessary and desired.
All three of our remaining players have played incredibly well displaying endurance and skill the past three days. Today is sure to serve as quite the finale for the Bicycle Casino WSOP Circuit series, be sure to stay tuned in to WSOP.com for updates and an interview with our eventual champion.