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2015/2016 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S CHEROKEE (North Carolina)

Monday, November 30, 2015 to Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Event #4: $365 Buy-In 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em ($50,000 Guarantee)

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $128,100
  • Entries: 427
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 9:10 PM Local Time

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Event #4
No-Limit Hold'em Six Max
Buy-In: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 427
Prize Pool: $128,100

Decked out in all Clemson Tigers gear, Mike Kaczmarek wins his first gold ring.

Cherokee, N.C. (December 1, 2015) -- Mike Kaczmarek has just won one of the toughest tournaments on the Circuit. The six max event at every stop brings the top players to the top and this time it was no different. Kaczmarek defeated a 427 player field and a tough final table to earn his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring and the top prize of $29,462.

"I still don't believe it's real," said Kaczmarek on winning the tournament. "I never imagined I would, so it feels great."

Kaczmarek defeated a final table that included two professional poker players plus a gold ring winner in Sean Stevens. Stevens was eliminated in third place and then Kaczmarek defeated Derrick Cutler in a head-up battle. Cutler earned $18,321 for his runner-up finish. It was his sixth career WSOP cash and first final table.

Kaczmarek is a physician at the St. Francis hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. He works in the emergency department. He now has seven WSOP cashes on his resume and more than $40,000 in WSOP tournament earnings. Whether or not he decides to return for the series' Main Event is still up in the air, but a great series it has already been for him nonetheless as leaves as the World Series of Poker's most recent champion.

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Event #4 was the fourth of 12 gold ring events on the WSOP Circuit schedule at Harrah's Cherokee. The $365 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max tournament attracted 427 players generating a $128,100 prize pool. The top 48 players were paid.

Day 1 began Monday at 11 a.m. and lasted 21 levels. Day 2 began Tuesday at 2 p.m. with 10 players remaining. The tournament concluded at about 7 p.m. Tuesday near the end of Level 27.

Final table results:

1st:  Mike Kaczmarek - $29,462 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Derrick Cutler - $18,321
3rd: Sean Stevens - $12,964
4th: Jimbo Wilson - $9,178
5th: James Adams - $6,593
6th: Sam Sykes - $4,782

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

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 6:50 PM Local Time

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Mike Kaczmarek (pictured) has just won the six max event at the World Series of Poker Harrah's Cherokee series. The Clemson fan from Greenville, S.C.  bested 427 players in the $365 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max event to pocket $29,462 and earn his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring. He also earns 50 Casino Championship points for his victory.

A full report on Kaczmarek's win will be made available shortly. In the meantime, here's a look at the final table results:

1st:  Mike Kaczmarek - $29,462 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Derrick Cutler - $18,321
3rd: Sean Stevens - $12,964
4th: Jimbo Wilson - $9,178
5th: James Adams - $6,593
6th: Sam Sykes - $4,782

Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 6:01 PM Local Time

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There are three players remaining in the six max. Currently sitting second in chips is Sean Stevens (pictured). Stevens is a gold ring winner. He won his gold ring in a 2014 Choctaw event.

Here is a look at how things currently stand.

Seat 1: Michael Kaczmarek - 850,000 (28 BBs)
Seat 2: Sean Stevens - 1,200,000 (40 BBs)
Seat 3: Derrick Cutler - 2,200,000 (73 BBs)

- 50 minutes remain in Level 26: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 3:30 PM Local Time

It took about 90 minutes on Day 2 for the field to be reduced from 10 the final table of six. The six final table players are guaranteed a minimum payday of $4,782 with the eventual champion taking home $29,462.

Here is a look at the final table seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Michael Kaczmarek - 850,000 (53 BBs)
Seat 2: Sam Sykes - 340,000 (21 BBs)
Seat 3: James Adams - 1,077,000 (67 BBs)
Seat 4: Jimbo Wilson - 715,000 (44 BBs)
Seat 5: Sean Stevens - 550,000 (34 BBs)
Seat 6: Derrick Cutler - 750,000 (46 BBs)

- 23 minutes remain in Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 2:35 PM Local Time

Day 2 of the six max is underway here at Harrah's Cherokee. The day began with 10 players remaining and the official final table will be reached once the field is reduced to six players. Today's eventual champion will earn a WSOP Circuit gold ring and $29,462.

Final table seating assignments and chip counts will be posted when the final table is reached.

Up-to-date results can be found above under the "Results" tab.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 1:49 AM Local Time
End of Day 1
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 1:47 AM Local Time

Day 1 has reached a conclusion and the 10 remaining players are bagging their chips. They will return tomorrow at 2 p.m. for Day 2 and the conclusion of the tournament.

Here is a look at the chip counts and seating assignments heading into Day 2:

Rank First Name Last Name Chip Count T S
1 James Adams 997,000 14 3
2 John Warden 564,000 7 5
3 Derrick Cutler 550,000 14 6
4 Michael Kaczmarek 499,000 7 4
5 Sean Stevens 403,000 7 1
6 Jimbo Wilson 304,000 14 1
7 George Kolerich 273,000 7 2
8 David Peay 267,000 14 4
9 Sam Sykes 243,000 7 6
10 G Thomas Delaino 168,000 14 5

 - Action on Day 2 begins at the start of Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante. All remaining levels are 50 minutes in length.

All 10 players are guaranteed a minimum payday of $2,594. The full payout structure can be found above under the "Prizepool" tab.

Monday, November 30, 2015 5:33 PM Local Time

For the third time this series the guaranteed prizepool has been more than doubled. This tournament had a $50,000 guaranteed prizepool and it ended up getting 427 entries for a $128,100 prizepool.

First place will earn $29,462, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and 50 Casino Championship points. The top 48 players will be paid with the 48th place finisher earning $487.

Here is a look at the final table payouts:

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Complete payouts can be found above under the "Prizepool" tab.

Day 1 is scheduled to last 21 levels with Day 2 beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Monday, November 30, 2015 2:05 AM Local Time
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Monday, November 30, 2015 1:58 AM Local Time

The six max is the fourth of 12 gold ring events at the Harrah's Cherokee series. Card will get in the air at 11 a.m. with registration remaining open until 3:30 p.m. This is a two-day event. More on the tournament can be found below.

Event #4 - $365 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max - Day 1 - 11 a.m.

  • Players begin with 10,000 chips
  • Blinds begin at 25/50
  • Registration remains open until the beginning of Level 9 (~3:30 p.m.)
  • Re-entry is not allowed
  • The entire tournament is played six-handed
  • Levels 1-12 are 30 minutes long, levels 13-21 are 40 minutes long and levels 22+ are 50 minutes long
  • There is a one hour dinner break after Level 12 (~6:45 p.m.)
  • Day 1 is scheduled to last 21 levels
  • Day 2 begins Tuesday at 2 p.m.
  • $50,000 guaranteed prizepool

 

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