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

Saturday, December 02, 2017 to Saturday, December 02, 2017

Event #11: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $124,200
  • Entries: 414
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 4:05 AM Local Time

Bryan Carter

Local pro collects his second ring of the year year on home turf

This past April, Bryan Carter won his first WSOP Circuit ring at Harrah’s Cherokee. He didn’t have to wait long to get his second. Carter took down a $365 Turbo at this winter stop, outlasting a field of 414 entries to claim the top prize of $27,332.

Carter, 32, is a professional poker player from Black Mountain, North Carolina. His poker background coincides with the property’s transition from digital poker to live card games.

“Been playing here since Day 1,” he said. “Going on eight years now.” He’s certainly made good use of his home-field advantage.

Carter’s victory in April came in the opening re-entry event, where he topped a record-setting field of almost 3,200 entries. That event remains the largest tournament in North Carolina’s brief poker history, and it earned him a career-best six-figure score.
This victory wasn’t quite as massive as the first, but the second ring provides some good validation.

“I was short-stacked the whole way until we got six-handed,” Carter reflected on his day of poker. “Less than 15 big blinds all day.”

It’s hard for anyone to avoid being short-stacked in an event with 20-minute levels, really, and Carter had just 13 big blinds when he reached the final table.

As he said, though, he turned on the jets as the table continued to shrink, ending up heads-up against Rohit Kwatra for the ring. Carter beat him, ending the match in the wee hours of the morning to secure ring number two.

This one brings his total career earrings across the $200,000 mark.

Final table results:

1st: Bryan Carter - $27,332
2nd: Rohit Kwatra - $16,885
3rd: Kenneth Brosnahan - $12,338
4th: Ronald Henson - $9,161
5th: Chad Hamilton - $6,908
6th: Anwar Mohamed - $5,287
7th: William Phillips - $4,106
8th: Kevin Patel - $3,234
9th: Alex Rocha - $2,583

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 1:42 AM Local Time

It took about 10 hours of play to shrink the field from 414 entries down to a final table of 10. Here's the remaining lineup:

Seat 1: Anwar Mohamed - 330,000 (14 bb)
Seat 2: Ken Brosnahan - 276,000 (12 bb)
Seat 3: Rohit Kwatra - 629,000 (26 bb)
Seat 4: Ronald Henson - 795,000 (33 bb)
Seat 5: Chad Hamilton - 851,000 (35 bb)
Seat 6: Jeremy Harris - 85,000 (4 bb)
Seat 7: Alex Rocha - 94,000 (4 bb)
Seat 8: Kevin Patel - 190,000 (8 bb)
Seat 9: Bryan Carter - 318,000 (13 bb)
Seat 10: Bill Phillips - 558,000 (23 bb)

Rocha is already a two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner, and Bryan Carter has one of his own. The rest of the table is playing for what would be their first. Of note, Bill Phillips is the father of two-time bracelet winner Carter and Casino Champion contender Tyler.

Blinds are 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante right now, so the average stack is around 17 big blinds. Everyone left is guaranteed to earn at least $2,092 this evening, and play will continue until a winner is determined.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:47 PM Local Time

Registration is closed for Event #11, and the numbers are in.

This $365 one-day event drew a field of 414 entries creating a prize pool worth $124,200. That money will be shared by the final 45 players, with a min-cash worth $561.

The winner will collect the series' penultimate ring and the top prize of $27,332.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 8:44 PM Local Time

Registration is closed for Event #11, and the numbers are in.

This $365 one-day event drew a field of 414 entries creating a prize pool worth $124,200. That money will be shared by the final 45 players, with a min-cash worth $561.

The winner will collect the series' penultimate ring and the top prize of $27,332.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 1:51 PM Local Time

Those who are eliminated early from the Main Event (or those with chips in the bag from Day 1A) have a chance to play for another ring today at Harrah's Cherokee. The $365 Turbo starts this afternoon, and it will run all the way to completion.

Here are the vitals:

  • This is a one-day event 
  • Players start with 10,000 chips
  • Levels are 20 minutes apiece
  • Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9

Cards go in the air at 4 p.m.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017 12:10 AM Local Time
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