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2015/2016 WSOP Circuit - BALLY'S (Las Vegas)

Sunday, February 28, 2016 to Monday, February 29, 2016

Event #2: $580 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $580
  • Prizepool: $69,500
  • Entries: 139
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, February 29, 2016 11:05 PM Local Time

Tamer Korman won Event #2: $580 No-Limit Hold'em at Bally's Las Vegas

Las Vegas (29 February 2016) – Tamer Korman won his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring Monday night at Bally’s Las Vegas. Korman won Event #2: $580 No-Limit Hold’em, earning $19,459.

The win is the icing on a special cake for Korman. He’s here in Las Vegas celebrating his 50th birthday. “This week is my own birthday present to myself,” he said. And he just added another gift to himself of almost $20,000.

Korman was very close to being eliminated earlier. With five players left, he has his aces cracked and was knocked down to about 60,000 in chips. The leader at the time had about 1,300,000. But Korman battled back and ended up on top.

Even though this was Event #2, it was the first ring awarded at this Circuit stop. The final table of Event #1: $365 No-Limit Hold’em was still in progress when Korman secured his victory.

The tournament nearly played to completion Sunday night. It started at noon on Sunday with 139 players, and it was scheduled to wrap up for the night at about 1:30 a.m. At that time there were three players left. The tournament staff allowed them to continue playing after a unanimous vote, so play continued. But after Keith Ferrera was eliminated in third place ($8,682), Korman and Ed O’Connell chose to stop for the night and resume on Monday.

At the time, Korman held a sizable lead, with a chip stack roughly twice as big as O’Connell’s. After about an hour, Korman collected the last of his opponent’s chips, and O’Connell was eliminated in second place ($12,028).

Full results from the event are available in the RESULTS Tab, above.
Monday, February 29, 2016 3:32 PM Local Time

Tamer Korman

Tamer Korman has won Event #2: $580 No-Limit Hold'em for his first WSOP Circuit ring and $19,459.

Results are posted in the Results Tab, above, and a full recap will be posted shortly.

Monday, February 29, 2016 3:03 AM Local Time

Tamer Korman

With two players remaining, the players decided to bag up for the night.

Here are the chip counts heading into Day 2 - scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Monday.

C. Tamer Korman 1,084,000
Ed O'Connell 584,000
Monday, February 29, 2016 2:08 AM Local Time
Level 21 is complete, and the original schedule calls for play to stop for the night. However, the remaining players have unanimously agreed to continue playing, and there will likely be a winner tonight.
Monday, February 29, 2016 12:36 AM Local Time
Results thus far have been posted to the Results Tab, above. This list will continue to be updated as players are eliminated.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, February 28, 2016 11:03 PM Local Time
The bubble has burst in Event #2, and the remaining 15 players are in the money.
Sunday, February 28, 2016 8:28 PM Local Time

Four-time ring winner Mike Souza is among the chip leaders with 27 players remaining

There are now 27 players left, and they've redrawn to the final three tables.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 6:35 PM Local Time

Event #2 is now on dinner.

There are 34 players remaining, and play will resume just after 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 5:12 PM Local Time

There are officially 139 entries, creating a prize pool of $69,500.

The top 15 spots will be paid. A min-cash is worth $1,173, and the winner will earn $19,459.

Here are the final table payouts. A full list of payouts is available in the Prizepool Tab, above.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 3:07 PM Local Time
There are 129 players at the moment, and late registration is open for about another hour (until roughly 4:15 p.m.)
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, February 28, 2016 3:01 PM Local Time

Eric Baldwin

BJ McBrayer

Ralph Massey

Michael Sanders

Aditya Prasetyo

Mike Souza

Heather Alcorn

Sunday, February 28, 2016 8:51 AM Local Time

Event #2: $580 No-Limit Hold'em begins today at noon.

  • Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips.
  • Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 (about 4:15 p.m.).
  • Blinds start at 25/50. See a full structure sheet here.
  • Day 1 is scheduled for 21 levels.
    • Levels 1-12 are 30 minutes.
    • Levels 13-21 are 40 minutes.
  • There is a 60-minute dinner break after Level 12 (roughly 6:20 p.m.) and shorter breaks every two hours.
  • Players who advance to Day 2 will return at 2 p.m. on Monday to play down to a winner.