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2016/17 WSOP Circuit - IP BILOXI (Mississippi)

Saturday, September 10, 2016 to Saturday, September 10, 2016

Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em (one-day event)

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $28,500
  • Entries: 95
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:06 PM Local Time

Dallas Berry

Event #3
No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
Buy-in: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 95
Prizepool: $28,500

Retired truck driver, Dallas Berry comes out on top in the second turbo of the series. The humble Texan takes home a ring and an treasured experience.

Biloxi, Mississippi (September 11, 2016) – Dallas Berry won his first career gold ring in Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo by outlasting a 95 player field. The tournament was scheduled as a one-day event with fast-paced, 20 minute levels.

After about nine hours of relatively speedy play, Berry took down the final had with his pocket kings, defeating a heartbroken Jared Ambler. This final outcome left Berry in an overjoyed mood.

“I’m so happy, I’d have to stand on my hands to keep from clapping,” said Berry. “I can’t say nothing other than I’m happier than heck.”

On the other side of things, Ambler was noticeable troubled. Prize money was not the object of his disappointment. It solely stemmed from so narrowly missing the chance to capture a WSOP gold ring, a priceless memento when all is said and done. This finish marked, not only Berry’s first Circuit ring, but also his first ever WSOP cash.

Berry is a retired truck driver. He started playing poker 10 years ago when circumstances left him unable to man his rig for four months. Immobile, Berry was cooped up with a laptop by his side and decided to take up online poker. From there he went on to win his first ever live tournament for a cash just over $600 and was hooked. Aside from small casino tournaments, Berry also develops his poker skills with the occasional online game, wagering only “funny money,” against friends. He simply enjoys the competition.

“You get to playing good enough, and people get to playing good with you. It’s a learning experience. I’ve got friends that say I’m pretty good,” Berry said modestly.

His friends weren’t wrong. This victory proves that everyone, even the smallest stakes players have a shot at the gold ring and Circuit title. Berry, a humble, 71-year-old retiree from Joaquin, Texas drove approximately 410 miles to play in the IP Biloxi Circuit and came away with the ultimate prize.

Along with the gold ring, $8,551 top-prize, and unforgettable story, Berry has earned himself 50 points and the second place spot in the Casino Champion race. However, Berry plans to play in the Seniors Event Sunday morning, which awards no points, and then looks to head back to Texas where he spends his time fishing and relaxing in his retirement.

Here's a look at the final table results:

1st: Dallas Berry - $8,551
2nd: Jared Ambler - $5,284
3rd: Easton Oreman - $3,763
4th: Charles Edwards - $2,733
5th: David Trausch - $2,025
6th: David Black - $1,528
7th: Robert Ward - $1,176
8th: Brian Paulus - $921
9th: James Creel - $734

Complete results can be found above, under the "Results" tab.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 1:45 AM Local Time


Dallas Berry (pictured) has just won the second turbo event at the World Series of Poker IP Biloxi series. The 71 year-old bested 95 players in the $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo event to pocket $8,551 and earn his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring. He also earns 50 Casino Championship points for his victory.

A full report on Berry's win will be published Sunday afternoon. In the meantime, here's a look at the final table results:

1st: Dallas Berry - $8,551
2nd: Jared Ambler - $5,284
3rd: Easton Oreman - $3,763
4th: Charles Edwards - $2,733
5th: David Trausch - $2,025
6th: David Black - $1,528
7th: Robert Ward - $1,176
8th: Brian Paulus - $921
9th: James Creel - $734

Complete results can be found above, under the "Results" tab.

Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:59 PM Local Time

The tournament is down to the final 10 players and the unofficial final table has been reached. It will be the official WSOP final table once nine players remain. The final 10 players are all guaranteed a cash of $595. They are also all guaranteed at least 10 Casino Championship points. The $595 and 10 points is small change compared to what the eventual champion will get. The last player standing will earn $8,551, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and 50 Global Casino Championship points.

Here is a look at the players who have made the unofficial final table and their seating assignments:

Seat 1: Jared Ambler - 121,000 (15 bbs)
Seat 2: Robert Ward - 68,000 (8 bbs)
Seat 3: Brian Paulus - 87,000 (10 bbs)
Seat 4: David Trausch - 169,000 (20 bbs)
Seat 5: David Blaek - 113,000 (14 bbs)
Seat 6: Easton Oreman - 80,000 (10 bbs)
Seat 7: Cole Gober - 73,000 (9 bbs)
Seat 8: Charles Edwards - 94,000 (11 bbs)
Seat 9: Michael Benton - 102,000 (12 bbs)
Seat 10: Dallas Berry - 40,000 (5 bbs)

 - 12 minutes remain in Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante

Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:09 PM Local Time

The prizepool for Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo has just been announced. The tournament drew 95 players, one less than yesterday's turbo event. There will be a prizepool of $28,500 with $8,551 reserved for the top finisher. In addition to the largest cash prize, the winner will receive a WSOP Circuit gold ring and to 50 Casino Championship points. The top 12 spots are slated to earn a cash.

Here is a look at the complete payouts table:


Friday, September 9, 2016 10:41 PM Local Time
Friday, September 9, 2016 10:24 PM Local Time

Day three here in Biloxi marks the second of three turbo-style events during the 12-tournament series. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. will be Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em. Levels will be 20 minutes long throughout the entirety of the tournament, ultimately making it a one-day event. Registration will close at the beginning of level 9. The first gold ring was handed out after the conclusion of last night’s turbo (Event #2). This tournament will feature the second gold ring awarded at the IP Casino Resort & Spa.

Here is a quick rundown of Event #3:

  • Players start with 10,000 tournament chips
  • Blinds begin at 25/50
  • Registration remains open until the start of Level 9 (~6:55 p.m.)
  • There will be a 30 minute dinner break after Level 12
  • Levels are 20 minutes long
  • This is a one-day tournament
  • Re-entry is not allowed
  • Global Casino Championship points are awarded to all who cash
  • The winner will receive a WSOP Circuit gold ring