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2016/17 WSOP Circuit - HORSESHOE COUNCIL BLUFFS (Omaha/Iowa)

Friday, April 07, 2017 to Monday, April 10, 2017

Ring Event #10: $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $406,500
  • Entries: 271
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, April 10, 2017 4:19 PM Local Time


Event #10
No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT
Buy-In: $1,500 (+$176)
Total Entries: 271
Prize Pool: $406,500

Maurice Hawkins wins back-to-back Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Events.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (April 10, 2017) – Maurice Hawkins has won the 2017 Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event for $97,561 and his record-breaking 10th career WSOP Circuit gold ring. Hawkins, a pro poker player from West Palm Beach, Florida, has won six gold rings in the past two seasons on the Circuit to storm up the all-time gold rings leaderboard and take the sole lead for the most gold rings won all-time.

Hawkins amazing run to the top started last year here at Council Bluffs when he went back-to-back, winning the series’ monster stack event and then the Main Event for rings number five and six. He followed up his two rings in Council Bluffs with a Main Event victory at Harrah’s Cherokee just two weeks later for ring number seven. Hawkins defeated a 1,008-player field in Cherokee to earn $279,722, which is his largest WSOP cash of his career. The 2015/2016 Circuit season ended with Hawkins only two gold rings behind the all-time leader, Alex Masek.

Monday, April 10, 2017 2:38 PM Local Time

Maurice Hawkins - Winner - $97,561

Maurice Hawkins raises to 95,000 on the button, and William Perpich reraises to 250,000. Hawkins calls.

The flop comes    . Perpich bets 250,000, and Hawkins calls.

The turn is the  . Perpich bets 400,000, and Hawkins calls.

The river is the  . Perpich shoves all in, and Hawkins snap calls.

Perpich turns over    for two pair, aces and fives, but Hawkins shows   , having flopped a full house.

"Ten baby," Hawkins says as he stands up from his chair to shake Perpich's hand. 

"It was set up," Perpich says jokingly with a smile on his face.

"I was worried you had aces, I did not like that ace on the river," Hawkins says.

Maurice Hawkins has just won his multi record-breaking tenth Circuit ring along with $97,561, and Perpich is taking home a monster $60,292 for his second place finish.

A full recap and winner's story will be posted shortly.

William Perpich - 2nd Place - $62,292

Monday, April 10, 2017 2:14 PM Local Time

Maurice Hawkins raises to 75,000 on the button, and William Perpich calls.

The flop comes    . Perpich checks, Hawkins bets 75,000, and Perpich calls.

The turn is the  . Perpich checks, Hawkins bets 200,000, Perpich raises to 450,000, and Hawkins calls.

The river is the  . Perpich shoves all in, and Hawkins quickly folds.

William Perpich - 3,020,000 (100 bb)
Maurice Hawkins - 2,400,000 (80 bb)

Monday, April 10, 2017 2:05 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, April 10, 2017 1:52 PM Local Time


Maurice Hawkins - 3,700,000 (123 bb)
William Perpich - 1,720,000 (57 bb)

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Monday, April 10, 2017 1:48 PM Local Time

Charles 'Woody' Moore - 3rd Place - $43,748

Maurice Hawkins raises to 65,000 on the button, and Charles 'Woody' Moore reraises to 150,000 in the small blind. Moore starts talking to his neighbor William Perpich as Hawkins re-raises.Moore abruptly stops talking and says, "It looks like we're gonna play a big pot."

Moore asks for a count, and the dealer tells him that it's 507,000 total. Moore calls, and then announces that he checks dark.

The flop comes    , and Hawkins checks as well.

Moore says, "Well, this is it, I can feel it coming," as he stands up from his chair.

The turn is the  . Moore bets 575,000, and Hawkins quickly announces that he is all in.

"I dont know if this is gonna be it or not," Moore says with a smile as he sits back down in his chair, and a few people on the rail chuckle.

Moore asks for a count to confirm that Hawkins has him covered, and upon hearing that Hawkins has him covered, Moore pauses for a few moments and says to Hawkins, "Will you fold if I show you?"  Hawkins sits motionless and does not respond.

"Hello?" Moore responds.  Hawkins still does not respond.

"You hit a nine one me, huh?" Moore says, "I call."

Hawkins turns over   , and Moore says, "I have aces," and then turns over    and says, "Oh....," causing a few giggles from spectators.

The river is the  , and Moore is eliminated is 3rd place.

Maurice Hawkins - 3,700,000 (123 bb)
Charles 'Woody' Moore - Eliminated in 3rd pace, for $43,748

Monday, April 10, 2017 1:20 PM Local Time

David 'Ross' Clare - 4th Place - $32,276

William Perpich raises to 52,000 on the button, and David 'Ross' Clare calls in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Perpich bets 90,000, Clare shoves all in for around 620,000, and Perpich quickly calls.

Perpich:    (pair of queens)
Clare:    (flush draw and a pair of jacks)

The   turn and   river do not help Clare, and he is eliminated in 4th place.

William Perpich - 1,465,000 (48 bb)
David 'Ross' Clare - Eliminated in 4th place, for $32,276

Monday, April 10, 2017 1:14 PM Local Time


Woody Moore limps from under the gun and William Perpich folds in the cutoff. Action is on Sam De Silva on the button.

"Come and get it, bitches," says De Silva and he smashes his final three big blinds on the table.

The table and rail get a good laugh and action moves to Maurice Hawkins in the small blind. He three-bets to 130,000 and action folds back to Moore, who calls.

The flop comes     and Hawkins bets 125,000. Moore calls and the turn is the  . Hawkins bets 160,000. Moore thinks for about 30 seconds, then shows an   and mucks. Hawkins and De Silva table their hands.

De Silva:   

The river is another jack and Hawkins eliminates De Silva from the tournament.

Maurice Hawkins - 2,305,000 (76 bb)
Sam De Silva - Eliminated in 5th place

Monday, April 10, 2017 1:02 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, April 10, 2017 1:02 PM Local Time
Cards are in the air!
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Monday, April 10, 2017 1:00 PM Local Time


Cards will get in the air at noon and the five final players will battle it out for the $97,561 top prize. The chip leader to begin the day is Maurice Hawkins and he is attempting to break several Circuit records, including becoming the all-time Circuit gold ring leader. Behind Hawkins and in second place to start the day is Woody Moore. Moore is chasing his fourth career WSOP Circuit gold ring. The remaining three players are going for their first career gold rings.

In addition to the gold ring, the winner will also earn a free seat to the 2017 Global Casino Championship.