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2015/2016 WSOP Circuit - HORSESHOE SOUTHERN INDIANA

Friday, October 02, 2015 to Sunday, October 04, 2015

Event #2A/B: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $219,300
  • Entries: 731
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, October 5, 2015 3:07 PM Local Time

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Frank Covich defeated a field of 731 players and did it on just one entry.

Elizabeth, Ind. (Oct. 5, 2015) -- Five cashes and five final tables. That is Frank Covich's WSOP record. All five times Covich has cashed in a WSOP event he has made it to the final table. Up until Sunday his best finish was a 2nd place finish for $8,962. In his four prior chances at the final table he was still without a win. Well Covich's first victory came at a good time because it was in the 731 player re-entry event at Horseshoe S. Indiana. His win earned him a $43,860 payday and his first WSOP Circuit gold ring.

"I came in second last year in one of these events and I was so close. It just feels good," said Covich. It feels like redemption."

Covich stressed how much his patience paid off in this tournament. He found himself short several times as the final table approached. He said he waited for good cards and when they finally came he was able to get his money in good nearly every time.

What makes Covich's story even more impressive is that he was able to win the tournament on just one entry. He played Flight A and never busted. He ran his chip stack real high on Day 1 and finished Fight A as a top five chip stack. He carried the momentum into Day 2, stuck to his game plan of being patient and didn't look back once he acquired the chip lead heads-up.

Four of the five WSOP Circuit cashes to Covich's name have come at this property. The other Circuit cash was recorded at Harrah's Tunica. As mentioned above, all of Covich's cashes are final tables. He now as a first place, second place, fifth place and two ninth place finishes.

Covich is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee and works in security. The 38-year-old has two boys and says he intends to use a portion of his prize money to save for them.

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Event #2 was the second of 12 gold ring events on the WSOP Circuit schedule at Horseshoe S. Indiana. The $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry tournament attracted 731 players generating a $219,300 prize pool. The top 81 players were paid.

The tournament had two starting flights. Flight A drew 270 players and began Day 1 began Friday at noon. It lasted 13 and one half levels and 32 players survived. Flight B drew 461 players and began Saturday at noon. Flight B played the same length and had 72 players survive. Day 2 began Sunday at 1 p.m. with 104 players remaining. The tournament concluded Monday at about 1:45 a.m. near the end of Level 28.

Final table results:

1st: Frank Covich - $43,860 + WSOP Circuit gold ring
2nd: Michael Foley - $27,040
3rd: Matthew Ernst - $19,934
4th: Kevin Kerr - $14,857
5th: William Watson - $11,222
6th: Gary Emberton - $8,586
7th: Chase Taylor - $6,651
8th: Ronnie Nichols - $5,217
9th: Michael Ratcliff - $4,143

Complete results are available under the “Results” tab above.

Monday, October 5, 2015 1:39 AM Local Time

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Frank Covich (pictured) has just won the Re-Entry event at the World Series of Poker Horseshoe S. Indiana series and he did it on just one bullet. The 38-year-old from Murfreesboro, Tennesse bested 731 players in the $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry event to pocket $43,860 and earn his first Circuit gold ring. Covich also earns 50 Casino Championship points for his victory.

A full report on Covich's win will be made available tomorrow. In the meantime, here's a look at the final table results:

1st: Frank Covich - $43,860 + WSOP Circuit gold ring
2nd: Michael Foley - $27,040
3rd: Matthew Ernst - $19,934
4th: Kevin Kerr - $14,857
5th: William Watson - $11,222
6th: Gary Emberton - $8,586
7th: Chase Taylor - $6,651
8th: Ronnie Nichols - $5,217
9th: Michael Ratcliff - $4,143

Complete results are available under the “Results” tab above.

Monday, October 5, 2015 1:08 AM Local Time

There are now just three players remaining, but only one will be crowned champion and be awarded the top prize of $43,860.

Here are the remaining players and their chip counts:

  • Seat 1: Matthew Ernst - 1,245,000 (24 BBs)
  • Seat 2: Frank Covich - 2,850,000 (57 BBs)
  • Seat 3: Michael Foley - 3,300,000 (66 BBs)

- There is 48 minutes remaining in Level 28: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000

This is what they are playing for:

  • 1st place: $43,860 + 50 Casino Championship points + WSOP Circuit gold ring
  • 2nd place: $27,040 + 37.5 points
  • 3rd place: $19,934 + 30 points

Up-to-date results can be found above under the "Results" tab.

Sunday, October 4, 2015 9:53 PM Local Time

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The final table has been reached after a long final table bubble. Matt Ernst (pictured) did the deed of knocking out the 10th place finisher to get the tournament to the final table. Ernst got his opponent all-in before the flop holding pocket queens. His opponent had pocket kings, but Ernst hit a river queen to knock out his opponent. Ernst took the chip lead with that hand.

Here is a look at the final table seating assignments and chip counts:

  • Seat 1: Mike Ratcliff - 121,000 (6 BBs)
  • Seat 2: William Watson - 1,588,000 (79 BBs)
  • Seat 3: Matt Ernst - 1,800,000 (90 BBs)
  • Seat 4: Frank Covich - 623,000 (31 BBs)
  • Seat 5: Ronnie Nichols - 350,000 (17 BBs)
  • Seat 6: Kevin Kerr - 700,000 (35 BBs)
  • Seat 7: Chase Taylor - 118,000 (5 BBs)
  • Seat 8: Michael Foley - 1,479,000 (73 BBs)
  • Seat 9: Gary Emberton - 567,000 (28 BBs)

- There is currently 28 minutes remaining in Level 24: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante

Sunday, October 4, 2015 6:43 PM Local Time

The tournament has just reached its one hour dinner break. There are 16 players remaining and they are all guaranteed at least the 16th place money of $2,230.

Here is a look at the most recent eliminations:

  • 17th: Core Diniz - $2,230
  • 18th: Zachary Brock - $2,230
  • 19th: Jeff Goodrich - $1,857
  • 20th: Elie Williams - $1,857
  • 21st: Crystal Utley - $1,857
  • 22nd: Kurt Jewell - $1,566
  • 23rd: Michael Wright - $1,566
  • 24th: Michael Shanahan - $1,566
  • 25th: Ronald Miller - $1,335

Two-time gold ring winner, Douglas Carli, busted in 30th place and three-time gold ring winner, Robert Hankins, hit the rail in 35th place.

Up-to-date results can be found under the "Results" tab above.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015 3:31 PM Local Time

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Event #2 has whittled it's way down to the final 48 players and they are well into the money now with the top 81 spots getting paid. At this point, all 48 players a guaranteed a minimum payday of $711. Today's winner will take home $43,860, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and 50 Casino Championship points.

Three-time Circuit gold ring winner, Robert Hankins (pictured), started the day in the top 10 chip counts. He continues to trend upward and has a chip stack just shy of 200,000. Right now the average chip stack is around 150,000 so he is still well ahead of the field. Joshua Reichard, who also has three gold rings to his name, is still alive as well, but is one of the shortest stacks in the room.

Up-to-date results can be found under the "Results" tab above.

Sunday, October 4, 2015 12:34 PM Local Time

Day 2 will see 104 players return for their shot at a WSOP Circuit gold ring. Only one players will win the gold ring, but the top 81 will earn a cash.

Previous gold ring winners still in contention include, Robert Hankins, Douglas Carli, Joshua Reichard and Kurt Jewell. However, they all will have to catch chip leader, Matthew Kittell, if they want a shot to add to their gold ring collections.

Action begins today in the middle of Level 14: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante. Play will continue until a winner is reached.

Complete prize pool information can be found above under the "Prizepool" tab and complete chip counts can be found above under the "Reports" tab.

Good luck, players.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 10:16 PM Local Time
End of Day 1
Saturday, October 3, 2015 10:15 PM Local Time
Day 3 is complete in Southern Indiana. It was a successful day that saw 461 entries for Flight B. Friday's Flight A drew 270 entries for a combined 731 entries in Event #2. Only one person can take home the gold ring though. Day 2 will get underway Sunday at 1 p.m..

Here is a look at the top 10 chip counts from Flight A and B combined:

  1. Matthew Kittell - 293,700
  2. Michael Shanahan - 214,400
  3. Eric Sutton - 190,800
  4. Gary Emberton - 179,100
  5. Frank Covich - 171,300
  6. Matthew Westfall - 161,900
  7. Alan Clunie - 144,100
  8. Arnold Mayers - 143,900
  9. Robert Skorka - 143,800
  10. Robert Hankins - 143,300

Complete chip counts along with the seating assignments can be found above under the "Reports" tab.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 5:49 PM Local Time

Registration is closed for Event #2 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry. The tournament drew a total of 731 entries over the two starting flights. The 731 entries is 5.3% increases from last year's re-entry tournament at this property. That may seem small, but it is equivalent to an additional $11,100 in the prize pool.

Yesterday's Flight A drew 270 entries, which was slightly below last year's pace, but Flight B was much larger than expected, drawing an impressive 461 entries.

The 731 player field created a $219,300 prize pool. The eventual champion of this tournament will take home the first place prize of $43,860 and a WSOP Circuit gold ring. The top 81 spots are set to be paid with 81st place being worth $546.

Here is a look at the final table payouts:

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The complete payout structure can be found above in the "Prizepool" tab.

Flight B will bag for the night with 18 minutes remaining in Level 14 - the same spot Flight A bagged yesterday. Complete chip counts and Day 2 seating assignments will be posted at the end of the night.

Good luck, players.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 3:00 PM Local Time

Hurry down to Horseshoe S. Indiana before registration officially closes for Event #2 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry. Registration closes for this tournament at the start of Level 9, which is expected to be around 4:30 p.m. The two flights combined have already tallied more than 650 entries and the prize pool continues to grow. For perspective, last year this event drew 694 entries and had a first place prize that was over $40,000

Here is a look at the year-by-year participation of this event and the steady growth it has seen:

Year 2013 2014 2015
# Entires
546 694 TBD
Prize Pool
$163,800
$208,200
TBD
1st Place Prize
$34,398 $42,681 TBD
Saturday, October 3, 2015 11:15 AM Local Time

Flight B is the second of two starting flights in Event #2 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry. Flight B will is scheduled to play 13 and a half levels before bagging for the night.

Here is a closer look at Flight B:

  • Players begin with 10,000 chips
  • Blinds begins at 25/50
  • Players are allowed unlimited re-entry through the registration period.
  • Registration remains open until the beginning of Level 9 (~4:20 p.m)
  • Levels 1-12 are 30 minutes long, levels 13-21 are 40 minutes long and levels 22+ are 50 minutes long
  • Players that make it through the day will join the survivor's from Flight A for Day 2 tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Shortly after registration closes the prize pool will be calculated and announced.

Yesterday's Flight A drew 270 players and had 32 advance to Day 2. Chip Counts from Flight A can be found in the "Reports" tab above. Some of the notables to advance stacks to Day 2 from Flight A include gold ring winners, Robert Hankins, Douglas Carli, and Joshua Reichard.

Friday, October 2, 2015 9:16 PM Local Time

Flight A of Event #2 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry began today at noon. The flight drew 270 players with just 32 advancing to Day 2. Players that did not survive the can play in tomorrow's Flight B.

Here is a look at the top 10 chip stacks from Flight A:

  1. Matthew Kittell - 293,700
  2. Michael Shanahan - 214,400
  3. Eric Sutton - 190,800
  4. Gary Emberton - 179,100
  5. Frank Covich - 171,300
  6. Robert Hankins - 143,300
  7. Robert Hickman - 141,600
  8. Veronica Shireman - 139,100
  9. Douglas Braley - 122,900
  10. Neal Harding - 118,000

A complete list of chip counts can be found under the "REPORTS" tab above.

Circuit action resumes at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino Saturday at noon with the second (Flight B) of two starting flights in Event #2 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry.

Friday, October 2, 2015 4:44 PM Local Time

Level 9 has just begun in Flight A of Event #2 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em and that means that registration is now closed. The flight ended up drawing 270 entries. Play will continue tonight until the end of Level 18 or until only 12% of the field remains, whichever comes first.

Players unable to make it to the end of the day have another shot tomorrow if they choose to play. Flight B begins at noon and allows unlimited re-entry until the beginning of Level 9. After registration closes for Flight B a prize pool will be calculated and announced.

This event is on a similar pace to last year's re-entry event at this property. If tomorrow's Flight B continues to keep up with last year's pace, the prize pool should be somewhere around $200,000.

Chip Counts from Flight A will be posted at the end of the night.

Earn a seat into tomorrow's Flight B by playing in tonight's $130 Nightly No-Limit Hold'em. The winner will receive one $365 entry into tomorrow's Flight B in addition to the first place cash prize.

Good luck, players.

Friday, October 2, 2015 1:38 PM Local Time

The tournament has just reached the first break of they day and there already 198 players signed up. This number is expected to grow on they day as players continue to re-enter. Registration will remain open on the day until the beginning of Level 9, which is expected to be around 4:20 p.m.

Last year's Flight A in this event drew 279 entries. With registration still open for another two plus hours, 279 is very much in reach for this year's Flight A.

Players unable to make it through the day can take another shot tomorrow in Flight B. Flight B begins at noon tomorrow and will follow the same structure as today's Flight A.

Surviving players from both flights will combine Sunday at 1 p.m. for Day 2 and the conclusion of the tournament.
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Friday, October 2, 2015 10:20 AM Local Time

The first of two starting flights in Event #2 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry is set to get underway shortly.

Here is a closer look at the re-entry tournament:

  • Players begin with 10,000 chips
  • Blinds begins at 25/50
  • Flight A begins today at noon. Flight B begins tomorrow at noon.
  • Players are allowed unlimited re-entry in both flights through the registration period.
  • Registration remains open until the beginning of Level 9 (~4:20 p.m)
  • Players may only advance one stack of chips to Day 2. Players are allowed to forfeit their Flight A chips at the end of the night if they wish to play in Flight B.
  • Levels 1-12 are 30 minutes long, levels 13-21 are 40 minutes long and levels 22+ are 50 minutes long