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2016/17 WSOP Circuit - HARVEYS LAKE TAHOE (Nevada)

Saturday, October 29, 2016 to Saturday, October 29, 2016

Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em (one-day event)

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $45,600
  • Entries: 155
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, October 30, 2016 11:09 AM Local Time

Chad DeLanzo Winner

Event #4
No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
Buy-in: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 155
Prizepool: $45,600

Recently on a hot streak, Chad DeLanzo snags another top-five finish at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, granting him gold this time around.

Stateline, Nevada (October 30, 2016) – Chad DeLanzo won himself a Circuit gold ring in the wee hours of Sunday morning by sweeping through a field of 155 players in Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo. This was DeLanzo’s second final table of the series and he continues to rack up Casino Championship points with his impressive feats.

The event, featuring quick, 20-minute levels throughout, ran from start to finish in a matter of one day. Because of the frequent rise in blinds, luck is sometimes a larger influence when it comes to turbo-style tournaments. DeLanzo was certainly on the fortunate side of this determining factor during the final table action.

“I just ran extremely hot, won a ton of flips, and just picked up hands at the perfect time,” DeLanzo explained.

There was one crucial setback for DeLanzo though. At one point, his top two pair ran into bottom set, leaving him with a hindered stack. However, from then on, he caught fire and never looked back. DeLanzo’s victory awarded him 50 Casino Championship points on top of the 27.5 he already banked in Event #2.

Even though he does not play many tournaments, ten a year he estimates, DeLanzo has been running good so far in the 2016/17 Circuit tour and now finds himself 3rd in points on the WSOPC National Leaderboard. This elevated position is prompting DeLanzo to continue playing Circuit events in an effort to maintain his automatic bid to the Global Casino Championship. Next stop on the list is Palm Beach Kennel Club in Florida, taking place in mid-November.

“I looked at the schedule. They have a PLO Eight tournament and that’s my favorite game,” said DeLanzo. “Might as well chase some points.”

Just like his Event #2 rival, Julian Galvan, DeLanzo is openly partial to Pot-Limit Omaha. In fact, his debut final table at Harvey’s came in the solo PLO event on the schedule, which was more his style.

“To be honest with you, I don’t like playing No-Limit Hold’em tournaments because everyone is so serious,” said DeLanzo. “I like to have fun while I’m playing.”

Having a good time is rarely in question when you are winning and DeLanzo has lately been doing just that. He walks away with a nice payday of $12,555 and of course the coveted gold ring. DeLanzo has set himself up as the top contender for Casino Champion, but he will be departing for his home in San Diego on Monday night. If his 77.5 total holds up, he will no longer have to worry about points on account of clinching a Global Casino Championship seat by way of a venue title.

Here's a look at the final table results:

1st: Chad DeLanzo - $12,555
2nd: Paul Netto - $7,759
3rd: Shane Gonzales - $5,585
4th: Warren Asher - $4,093
5th: Bob Turk - $3,053
6th: Chris Fajardo Jr. - $2,317
7th: Bruce Riley - $1,788
8th: Douglas Hall - $1,403
9th: Bradley Miller - $1,119

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

Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:50 AM Local Time

Chad DeLanzo

Chad DeLanzo (pictured) has just won his first WSOP Circuit gold ring by outlasting a field of 155 players in Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo. DeLanzo's success is not an isolated incident. He achieved a fourth-place finish in Event #2 nearly 24 hours ago. The 31 year-old, San Diego native pockets $12,555 and adds 50 points to his Casino Championship total. Not only does DeLanzo take the lead in the Casino Champion race here at Harvey's, he also jumps to 3rd in points on the National Leaderboard.

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

1st: Chad DeLanzo - $12,555
2nd: Paul Netto - $7,759
3rd: Shane Gonzales - $5,585
4th: Warren Asher - $4,093
5th: Bob Turk - $3,053
6th: Chris Fajardo Jr. - $2,317
7th: Bruce Riley - $1,788
8th: Douglas Hall - $1,403

9th: Bradley Miller - $1,119

Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:26 AM Local Time

Paul Netto

Paul Netto (pictured) comes just short of the gold ring. Netto walks away in second place with $7,759 and 37.5 Casino Championship points.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:00 AM Local Time

Shane Gonzales

Shane Gonzales (pictured) has been knocked out by Chad DeLanzo in third place. Gonzales is awarded $5,585 and 30 Casino Championship points.

Heads-up action between DeLanzo and Paul Netto is ready to take off. Only one will be the new owner of a Circuit gold ring.
Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:47 AM Local Time

Warren Asher

Warren Asher (pictured) has been eliminated in fourth place. Asher takes home $4,093 and 27.5 Casino Championship points.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:40 AM Local Time

The final five players are on a short break. Chad DeLanzo is holding a noticeable chip lead with around 665,000 and is certainly sitting in the driver seat.

Play resumes at Level 25.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:34 AM Local Time

Bob Turk

Bob Turk (pictured) must take his leave in fifth place. Bob walks away with $3,053 and 25 Casino Championship points.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 1:24 AM Local Time

Chris Fajardo Jr.

Chris Fajardo Jr. (pictured) has been eliminated in sixth place. Fajardo is awarded $2,317 and 22.5 Casino Championship points.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 12:26 AM Local Time

Tenth place has hit the rails and the field is down to nine. Level 21 looms on the horizon and stack sizes are not that deep with an average of 19 big blinds per player. A minimum of 15 Casino Championship points will be earned by every final table contestant.

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

Seat 1: Doug Hall – 70,000 (8 bbs)
Seat 2: Chad DeLanzo – 126,000 (15 bbs)
Seat 3: Warren Asher – 198,000 (24 bbs)
Seat 4: Bruce Riley – 101,000 (12 bbs)
Seat 5: Chris Fajardo Jr. – 180,000 (22 bbs)
Seat 6: Brad Miller – 63,000 (7 bbs)
Seat 7: Bob Turk – 118,000 (14 bbs)
Seat 8: Paul Netto – 404,000 (50 bbs)
Seat 9: Shane Gonzales – 221,000 (27 bbs)

11 minutes left in Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Saturday, October 29, 2016 11:53 PM Local Time

From three tables remaining, to two, and now to one, Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo is moving along with haste.

Out of the ten players left, there are two familiar faces. Chad DeLanzo and Bradley Miller have each made their second final table of the series, after both claiming a top ten spot in Event #2. DeLanzo took fourth place in the Pot-Limit Omaha tournament and Miller finished as the runner-up.

Half way through Level 20, the field requires only one more knockout before the official final table is deemed.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 10:12 PM Local Time

Event #4 is down to it's last three tables. Players have redrawn their seats and will continue to fight to make the eventual final table.

The field is not yet in-the-money. Only the top 18 warriors will walk away with a profit and earn themselves Casino Championship points.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:13 PM Local Time

Level 12 is soon to be complete, after which players will benefit from an extended break. The pause in play will last 30 minutes, enough time to relax and maybe get a bite to eat.

Play will resume at Level 13 following the break. Players will be facing blinds of 800/1600 and an ante of 200.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:08 PM Local Time

The prizepool for Event #4 has been finalized. With 155 entries the total prizepool comes out to $45,600 with the top payout being $12,555. A total of 18 players will walk away with a payday. Here is a look at the final table payouts:


A complete prizepool can be found above, under the "Prizepool" tab.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 6:06 PM Local Time

The field continues to rise and is now just under 150 players.

After six, speedy levels the first 15-minute break of the tournament is underway. Players will come back to the start of Level 7. Registration closes at the start of Level 9. Do not forget that one re-entry per player is allowed.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:26 PM Local Time

One level down and field for Event #4: No-Limit Hold'em Turbo has already cracked one hundred. A quick rise in entrants for a quick structured event.

First break in play will happen after Level 6 is completed.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 1:18 PM Local Time
Structure Sheet
Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:48 AM Local Time

In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger from his role in Jingle All the Way... "It's turbo time." Event #4 begins today in the late afternoon. It will be the first of two No-Limit Hold'em Turbo tournaments here at Harvey's Lake Tahoe. The speedy, 20-minute levels make for a fast-paced game and smaller registration window. However, during the registration period any player who has been eliminated will be allowed one re-entry. This event will come to a conclusion by the end of the night.

Here is a quick rundown of Event #4:

  • Buy-in: $365
  • Registration is open until the start of Level 9 (~6:55 pm)
  • One re-entry is allowed during the registration period
  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips
  • Blinds start at 25/50
  • All Levels are 20 minutes long
  • There will be a 15-minute break after Level 6 and a 30-minute dinner break after Level 12
  • This is a one-day tournament
  • Global Casino Championship points are awarded to all players earning a cash
  • The winner will receive a WSOP Circuit gold ring
As this event progresses, this updates page will include prizepool information, end of the night chip counts and the winner's report.