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2015/2016 WSOP Circuit - HORSESHOE COUNCIL BLUFFS (Omaha/Iowa)

Sunday, April 03, 2016 to Monday, April 04, 2016

Ring Event #5: $365 Limit Omaha 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $35,100
  • Entries: 117
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, April 4, 2016 11:15 PM Local Time

Scott_Buller

Event #5
Limit Omaha 8 or Better
Buy-In: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 117
Prize Pool: $35,100

Scott Buller adds a WSOP Circuit gold ring to his already impressive poker resume.

Council Bluffs, Iowa (April 4, 2016) -- Scott Buller had one of the best tournament resumes in the room with over $1 million in lifetime live tournament earnings, but he was missing a key piece to that resume and that was that he did not have any WSOP hardware. That changed today as he went on to collect his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring in the Council Bluffs Limit Omaha 8 or Better event.

Buller's Hendon Mob page has his live tournament earnings tallied at a staggering $1,127,378. He has won a ton of money playing poker over his career and a large chunk of that came from the WSOP Seniors event in 2009. That year the Seniors Event drew 2,707 entries and Buller finished in second place for $268,507. He has one other six-figure cash in his career and that was a third place finish in the Party Poker Million Dollar Cruise. His third place finish earned him $500,000.

Buller is a recently retired rail road conductor and plans to start playing more poker now that he is retired. Even coming off victory, Buller admitted that his game wasn't as sharp as it could be because he hadn't played a whole lot as of late. He intends to change that and plans on spending the whole summer in Las Vegas to play in several WSOP events.

"I like playing the seniors because I think it's a good event for me, and I'll play the Omaha events," said Buller about the upcoming summer in Las Vegas.

No doubt about it has the Seniors Event been good to Buller. He likes the Omaha events and especially the limit ones. He knows that no-limit hold'em tournaments are the toughest fields around and feels his edge is the biggest in limit games.

He attributed his gold ring victory to playing patient and waiting for premium hands. Buller thought his opponents were playing a few too many hands and he said was able to take advantage of their loose play.

This victory may only be a drop in the bucket for his lifetime poker earnings, but he picked up a gold ring and the bragging rights of a WSOP victory.

"It's always fun to win. When I play I don't really think about the money. I try to win" said Buller.

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Event #5 was the fifth of 12 gold ring events on the WSOP Circuit schedule at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs series. The $365 Limit Omaha 8 or Better tournament attracted 117 players generating a $35,100 prize pool. The top 12 players were paid.

Day 1 began Sunday at 5 p.m. and lasted 15 levels. Day 2 began Monday at 2 p.m. with 25 players remaining. The tournament concluded at about 8:25 p.m. Monday at the beginning of Level 24. 

Final table results:

1st: Scott Buller - $10,531 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Dean Jackson - $6,508
3rd: Allen Kessler - $4,634
4th: Charles Marty - $3,366
5th: Kelly Vande Mheen - $2,494
6th: Joshua Pender - $1,882
7th: Robert Wittman - $1,448
8th: Sean Moore - $1,134
9th: Bret Michalsky - $904

Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.
Monday, April 4, 2016 9:44 PM Local Time

5Buller

Scott Buller (pictured) has just won the Limit Omaha 8 or Better event at the World Series of Poker Horseshoe Council Bluffs series. The retired railroad conductor bested 117 players in the $365 Limit Omaha 8 or Better event to pocket $10,531 and earn his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring. He also earns 50 Casino Championship points for his victory..

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

1st: Scott Buller - $10,531 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Dean Jackson - $6,508
3rd: Allen Kessler - $4,634
4th: Charles Marty - $3,366
5th: Kelly Vande Mheen - $2,494
6th: Joshua Pender - $1,882
7th: Robert Wittman - $1,448
8th: Sean Moore - $1,134
9th: Bret Michalsky - $904

Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.
Monday, April 4, 2016 9:20 PM Local Time

5Kessler

Allen Kessler (pictured) was eliminated in 3rd place. His run at a fourth career gold ring came up just short and he will have to settle for the third place payout of $4,634.

Monday, April 4, 2016 9:08 PM Local Time

Three players remain in the Limit Omaha 8 or Better event and Scott Buller has taken over the chip lead. The final three players are guaranteed a minimum payday of $4,634. The eventual champion will score $10,531, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and 50 Casino Championship points.

Here are the current chip counts:

Seat 1: Scott Buller - 790,000 (39 bbs)
Seat 2: Allen Kessler - 155,000 (7 bbs)
Seat 3: Dean Jackson - 232,000 (11 bbs)

- 60 minutes remain in Level 24: 10,000/20,000

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

Monday, April 4, 2016 7:35 PM Local Time

There are seven players remaining and they are now going on a 15 minute break. Dean Jackson continues to lead the way.

Here is a look at the current chip counts:

Seat 1: Kelly Vande Mheen - 85,000 (7 bbs)
Seat 2: Scott Buller - 345,000 (28 bbs)
Seat 5: Robert Wittman - 24,000 (2 bbs)
Seat 6: Chuck Marty - 128,000 (10 bbs)
Seat 7: Josh Pender - 75,000 (6 bbs)
Seat 9: Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler - 104,000 (8 bbs)
Seat 10: Dean Jackson - 423,000 (35 bbs)

- 40 minutes remain in Level 21: 6,000/12,000

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Monday, April 4, 2016 6:19 PM Local Time

The unofficial final table of 10 players has just been reached. The final 10 players are guaranteed at least the 10th place money of $733. The eventual champion will earn $10,531 and a WSOP Circuit gold ring.

Dean Jackson started the day with a big chip and he still holds a big chip lead. He has about a third of the chips in play as the unofficial final table gets underway.

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

Seat 1: Kelly Vande Mheen - 137,000 (17 bbs)
Seat 2: Scott Buller - 119,000 (14 bbs)
Seat 3: Sean Moore - 39,000 (4 bbs)
Seat 4: Robert Michel - 43,000 (5 bbs)
Seat 5: Robert Wittman - 54,000 (6 bbs)
Seat 6: Chuck Marty - 218,000 (27 bbs)
Seat 7: Josh Pender - 89,000 (11 bbs)
Seat 8: Bret Michalsky - 31,000 (3 bbs)
Seat 9: Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler - 55,000 (6 bbs)
Seat 10: Dean Jackson - 378,000 (47 bbs)

- 38 minutes remain in Level 20: 4,000/8,000

Monday, April 4, 2016 3:06 PM Local Time

Day 2 is now underway in Event #5. There are 25 players remaining and the top 12 will earn a cash. One lucky player will walk away by the end of the night as the champion and $10,531 richer.

Dean Jackson enters the day as a big chip leader, but has a tough field to still get through. Gold ring winners, William Byrnes, Allen Kessler and Mark Fink are all still in the hunt.

The start of Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments can be found above under the "Reports" tab.

Monday, April 4, 2016 3:21 AM Local Time
End of Day 1
Monday, April 4, 2016 3:20 AM Local Time

Day 1 has come to a close in Event #5 - $365 Limit Omaha 8 or Better. There were 25 players that survived the day and Dean Jackson finished the day as the overwhelming chip leader. Day 2 starts tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Here is a look at the top 10 chip stacks:

Rank First Name Last Name Chip Count
1 Dean Jackson 160,000
2 William Byrnes 104,000
3 Kelly Vande M. 71,000
4 Sean Moore 67,000
5 Robert Michel 66,000
6 Chuck Marty 65,500
7 Mark Jackson 61,500
8 Dustin Kern 53,000
9 Scott Buller 52,000
10 Ho Lee 50,000

 

Complete Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments and be found above under the "Reports" tab.

Monday, April 4, 2016 1:42 AM Local Time

Event #5 - $365 Limit Omaha 8 or Better drew 117 entries and created a $35,100 prizepool. The champion will take home $10,531, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and 50 Casino Championship points. The top 12 spots will earn a payday with the 12th place finisher cashing for $733.

Here is a look at the payouts:

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Right now the tournament is midway through Level 14. After this level, one more level will be played and then players will bag up for the night. Day 2 begins Monday at 2 p.m
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Sunday, April 3, 2016 6:09 PM Local Time


Non hold'em ring events are generally slightly smaller than hold'em ones and they offer great opportunities to pick up Global Casino Championship points. With the season winding down, this is a must play for players looking for points.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 1:14 PM Local Time

Event #5 is the first non-hold'em event of the series. Event #5 is Limit Omaha 8 or Better. The only other non-hold'em gold ring event of the series is Event #8 and that is Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better. These two are a great time to mix it up. More on the tournament can be found below.

5 p.m. - Event #5 - $365 Limit Omaha 8 or Better

  • Registration remains open until the start of Level 9 (9:30 p.m.)
  • Players start with 10,000 tournament chips
  • Blinds begin at 25/50
  • Levels 1-12 are 30 minutes long, Levels 13-23 are 40 minutes long and all remaining levels are an hour long
  • Re-entry is not allowed
  • Day 1 will play 15 levels
  • There is no dinner break on Day 1