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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S CHEROKEE (North Carolina)

Thursday, November 30, 2017 to Thursday, November 30, 2017

Event #8: $365 No-Limit Hold'em (30-Min Levels)

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $141,600
  • Entries: 472
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, December 1, 2017 4:15 AM Local Time

Jett Schencker

Alabama pro scores $30,445 and some jewelry for his one-day run

It’s probably time to start becoming familiar with the name Jett Schencker.

After narrowly missing out on a WSOP bracelet this past summer, Schencker picked up a piece of WSOP Circuit hardware at Harrah’s Cherokee. He outlasted a field of 472 entries in a one-day event, collecting his first ring and the top prize of more than $30,000.

Schencker, 30, is a newly minted full-time grinder from Birmingham, Alabama. As a part-time player, he found himself at the final table of a $5,000 event this past summer, where he faced off against the likes of Alex Foxen and Yevgeniy Timoshenko. Schencker made it all the way to heads-up play before falling to British standout Christopher Brammer.

After the near-miss, he decided to take some time away from his shipping fulfillment business to grind the Circuit. “I’m essentially a poker player now,” Schencker described himself. “I’ve played local cash games for a long time. But I quit doing that and started traveling this year. And I’ve had a pretty good run.”

It’s about time to drop the “essentially” part of his job title. These last few months have continued to be profitable for the new pro, and this result is his second five-figure cash this fall. This one comes with a gold ring and a significant boost to the bankroll.

Curiously, Schencker’s WSOP runner-up finish and his win at Cherokee both came in events with 30-minute structures. He’d also made the final table of last season’s Harrah’s New Orleans Main Event prior to his deep run in Vegas.

Final table results:

1st: Jett Schencker - $30,445
2nd: Chris Edwards - $18,823
3rd: Bruce Olson - $13,751
4th: Corey Bierria - $10,194
5th: Warren Sheaves - $7,666
6th: Brian Niekerk - $5,848
7th: Philipp Salewski - $4,524
8th: Danny Lawson - $3,550
9th: Karl Smith - $2,825

Click here for the full results.

Friday, December 1, 2017 12:23 AM Local Time

From a starting field of 472 entries, 10 players remain at the last table left in play in Event #8. Here's the lineup:

Seat 1: Corey Bierria - 775,000 (48 bb)
Seat 2: Danny Lawson - 430,000 (27 bb)
Seat 3: Philipp Salewski - 258,000 (16 bb)
Seat 4: Charles Core - 9,000 (1 bb)
Seat 5: Karl Smith - 252,000 (16 bb)
Seat 6: Brian Niekerk - 345,000 (22 bb)
Seat 7: Jett Schencker - 1,969,000 (123 bb)
Seat 8: Chris Edwards - 290,000 (18 bb)
Seat 9: Warren Sheaves - 273,000 (17 bb)
Seat 10: Bruce Olson - 119,000 (7 bb)

Blinds are 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante in the current level, which means the average stack is just under 30 big blinds. Everyone left is guaranteed to earn at least $2,278 this evening.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:48 PM Local Time

Level 9 is under way, and that means registration is closed.

This $365 event ended up with 472 entries, creating a prizepool worth $141,600. That's nearly triple the guaranteed amount. The final 54 players will earn shares of that money, with a min-cash worth $544.

The winner will collect the eighth right of the series and the top prize of $30,445 early Friday morning.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:37 AM Local Time

There are two one-day ring events on Thursday's schedule at Harrah's Cherokee. The first carries a buy-in of $365 and features a $50,000 guarantee.

Here are the details:

  • This is a one-day event
  • Players begin with 10,000 chips
  • Levels are 30 minutes apiece
  • Late registration and single re-entry are available until the start of Level 9

Cards go in the air at 11 a.m.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:03 AM Local Time
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