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2016/17 WSOP Circuit - IP BILOXI (Mississippi)

Sunday, September 11, 2016 to Monday, September 12, 2016

Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $33,000
  • Entries: 110
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 4:18 AM Local Time

Doug Carli

Event #4
No-Limit Hold'em (30 Miinute Levels)
Buy-in: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 110
Prizepool: $33,000

A long awaited, third gold ring for Doug “Rico” Carli further enhances his already astonishing WSOP career.

Biloxi, Mississippi (September 12, 2016) – Douglas Carli won his third career gold ring in Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em (30 Minute Levels) by outlasting a 110 player field. The tournament was tentatively scheduled as a one or two-day event with relatively quick, 30 minute levels throughout.

This marks Carli’s astounding 109th Circuit cash and 147th overall, WSOP payout. He has been cashing out in World Series of Poker events for over 10 years now, slowly building his earnings to over $1,000,000. Carli holds the outright lead for most in-the-money finishes by a fairly large margin. However, even with all his accolades, first place finishes have seemed to elude Carli for an extended period of time now.

“It’s been so long since I’ve won a ring and I’ve had about 10, 11 seconds on the way. I was figuring I was the worst heads up player in the world,” Claimed Carli

The WSOP veteran always kept his composer throughout final table play, even with beginning Day 2 as one of the short stacks. At one point Carli was all in for his tournament life with A6 against Richard Sinclair’s QQ. Carli spiked an Ace on the river for a clean double up and never looked back.

“This is by far the most a deck has ever run over me at a final table. I didn’t even have to work for it, Carli said.

Luck was clearly on Carli’s side on the fateful Monday. He took over the final table like never before. After his early double up, Carli went on to knock out seven of his eight opponents. His bounty list included the likes of Richard Sinclair, Michael Warrington, and finally Craig Norals who finished as the runner-up.

When asked what keeps him going, whether it be extending his in-the-money record or striving to collect more hardware, Carli humbly spoke of the simple joy of being able to travel the nation and take in the experiences.

“We’re fortunate that we travel. We do a lot of sightseeing along the way,” said Carli, alluding to his supporting wife who was watching from the rail as Carli came away with the victory.

Receiving 50 points for his win, Carli plans on sticking it out for the rest of the week to contend for the Casino Championship. With $9,901 in his pocket and a third gold in his clutches Carli will look to continue his unparalleled career.

“There’s nothing like winning to rejuvenate a tired attitude,” Carli stated.

here's a look at the final table results:

1st: Doug "Rico" Carli - $9,901
2nd: Craig Norals - $6,119
3rd: Casey Kauffman - $4,357
4th: Michael Warrington - $3165
5th: Evan Lane - $2,344
6th: Richard Sinclair - $1,770
7th: Clinton Ratley - $1,361
8th: Robert Coleman - $1,066
9th: Tom "Captain" Franklin - $850

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

Monday, September 12, 2016 5:17 PM Local Time


Doug "Rico" Carli (pictured) has won Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em (30 Minute Levels) here at the 2016 IP Biloxi Circuit. The World Series of Poker veteran navigated through a field of 110 players to claim his third WSOP gold ring, which, for him, was a long time coming. Carli won his last Circuit gold ring in early April of 2007. This long stretch without a first place finish was certainly not from lack of playing, or cashing, for that matter.

This marks Carli's 109th Circuit cash and an incredible 147th WSOP cash. This win only extends Carli's overall WSOP cash lead. Along with his new hardware, he claimed a top-prize of $9,901 and 50 Casino Championship points.

A full report on Carli's win will be published later tonight. In the meantime, here's a look at the final table results:

1st: Doug "Rico" Carli - $9,901
2nd: Craig Norals - $6,119
3rd: Casey Kauffman - $4,357
4th: Michael Warrington - $3165
5th: Evan Lane - $2,344
6th: Richard Sinclair - $1,770
7th: Clinton Ratley - $1,361
8th: Robert Coleman - $1,066
9th: Tom "Captain" Franklin - $850

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

Monday, September 12, 2016 4:09 PM Local Time

The knockouts have been swift at this final table. Only two players remain, Doug "Rico" Carli and Craig Norals, After taking out the last three players, Carli has an enormous chip lead. Norals claims he's not going down without a fight though.

The two finalist have moved up to the main stage. Winner takes home a WSOP gold ring.

Monday, September 12, 2016 3:18 PM Local Time

A couple early exits came with the elimination of Robert Coleman and Tom "Captain" Franklin. This was Franklin's 35th Circuit cash and his 78th overall WSOP cash.

Seven players remain in the hunt for a WSOP gold ring.

Monday, September 12, 2016 3:22 AM Local Time

End of Day 1

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Monday, September 12, 2016 3:22 AM Local Time

Scott Cooper busted out in 10th place just before play ended for the day. This left a field of nine players, who happily bagged their chips up after a long day of poker. The final table will resume at 3:00 p.m. Monday. Richard Sinclair will be going into Day 2 with the chip lead. Other notables still in the field are WSOP veterans Tom "Captain" Franklin and Doug "Rico" Carli.

End of Day 1 Chip Counts are posted under the "Reports" tab.

Monday, September 12, 2016 2:05 AM Local Time

An unofficial final table has been set for Event #4. Less than 10 minutes remain in Level 18. The end of the level will mark the end of Day 1 play for the tournament.

Here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts for the final 10 players:

Seat 1: Robert Coleman – 105,000 (21 bbs)
Seat 2: Doug "Rico" Carli – 80,000 (16 bbs)
Seat 3: Richard Sinclair – 213,500 (42 bbs)
Seat 4: Clinton Ratley – 114,000 (22 bbs)
Seat 5: Tom "Captain" Franklin – 47,000 (9 bbs)
Seat 6: Evan Lane – 186,000 (37 bbs)
Seat 7: Casey Kauffman – 85,500 (17 bbs)
Seat 8: Craig Norals – 135,000 (27 bbs)
Seat 9: Scott Cooper – 60,000 (12 bbs)
Seat 10: Michael Warrington – 63,000 (12 bbs)

- 9 minutes remain in Level 18: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Monday, September 12, 2016 1:11 AM Local Time
A double knockout takes the tournament from 14 players to 12, and in one fail swoop everyone is now in-the-money. Next three players to be eliminated will be taking home the min-cash of $689.
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:00 AM Local Time

Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:42 PM Local Time
Thirty players remain at the completion of Level 12. Play has ceased for a 45 minute dinner break. With the top 12 getting paid out the money bubble is on the horizon. The end of the break will mark the start of Level 13 and a raise in blinds and antes.
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Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:36 PM Local Time

Registration for the fourth event of the IP series has come to a close and the prizepool has just been announced. The tournament attracted 110 entries to generate a $33,000 prizepool. Of the four events thus far, this is the second largest. The eventual champion will earn $9,901, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and 50 Casino Championship points. The top 12 finishers will earn a cash. The 12th place finisher will earn $689.

Here is a look at the payouts:


Sunday, September 11, 2016 2:19 AM Local Time
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Sunday, September 11, 2016 12:40 AM Local Time

Day four here at the IP Biloxi Circuit will kick off the fourth gold ring event at this 12-event series. Beginning at 3:00 p.m. will be Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em. Levels will be 30 minutes long throughout the entirety of the tournament. Registration will open until the start of level 9.

Here is a quick rundown of Event #4:

  • Buy-in: $365
  • Players start with 10,000 tournament chips
  • Blinds start at 25/50
  • Levels are 30 minutes long
  • Registration remains open until the start of Level 9
  • There is a 45 minute dinner break after Level 12
  • Global Casino Championship points are awarded to all players earning a cash
  • The winner will receive a WSOP Circuit gold ring