Monday, November 7, 2011 6:46 PM Local Time
Three days ago 337 people put up $1,600 in an attempt to take down a World Series of Poker Circuit tournament and win a shiny gold ring. Today only one man remains. Jerry Monroe was able to best "Wild" Bill Phillips heads up and take down a first prize of $112,778.
Day 3 saw 12 players vying for a spot at the final table of nine. After two fairly quick bust outs, the remaining players were condensed to one ten-handed table. The final table bubble burst when John Holley moved all in with on a flop. Unfortunately for Holley, he was behind Michael Nasserazad's and failed to improve. This left us with the official final table.
Jacob Naquin came out firing at the final table and took early command of the chip lead. We saw the first elimination fairly quickly when David E. Williams' failed to best "Wild" Bill Phillips' . A few hands later, Russel Ivy got his entire stack in the middle with pocket sevens, but could not catch up to Jacob Naquin's pocket tens. Ivy's eighth place finish netted him 27.5 points in the WSOPC National Leaderboard. Which boosted Ivy to second place overall with 102.5 points. Still ahead of Ivy is Felicia Johnico with 107.5 points.
Jerry Monroe was able to score a key double up which helped propel him towards his victory. Monroe became engaged in a battle of preflop raises with Jacob Naquin that resulted in Monroe being all in for his tournament life.
Naquin struck gold when the flop came . However, Monroe was able to hit a miracle card when the rolled off on the turn. The hit on the river and momentum was officially in the hands of Monroe.
Michael Nasserazad was the next casualty, he was sent packing when his could not hold up against Jacob Naquin's . Ronnie Sewell was then sent to the rail in sixth place when he moved all in with jack-high against Jerry Monroe's flopped trip aces.
Jeremy Drewery came into Day 3 play as the chip leader but could not seem to gain any momentum, losing 1.25 million in the first two levels. He eventually moved in preflop with but was crushed by Monroe's . He failed to improve and was sent to collect $28,420 in 5th place money.
From there it seemed that Bill Phillips was on the verge of elimination, but he managed to score two key doubles ups. Phillips' pocket sevens cracked Naquin's pocket jacks, and he rivered a nut flush a few hands later to double up through Chris Parsons. This hit sent Parsons' chip stack on a downward spiral and eventually he was all in and racing against Jerry Monroe. Parsons' pocket nines were defeated when Monroe's ace-jack flopped a jack and Parsons was sent home in fourth place.
Jacob Naquin was the next casualty of the final table, calling off his tournament life with on a board of . Monroe, however, was ahead of Naquins nines, as his made a winning straight. Naquin was sent home with a payday of $50,862, a nice addition to his score of $213,520 for his recent fourth place finish in the WSOP Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em.
It seemed we would be in for quite a heads up battle between Jerry Monroe and "Wild" Bill Phillips, but the two players were able to get all of the money in before the flop on the third hand.
The board rolled out and Monroe's black nines were able to seal the deal, awarding him $112,779 in first place money as well as a WSOPC Main Event Ring.
Final Table Payouts
|2nd||"Wild" Bill Phillips||$69,721|
|9th||David E. Williams||$10,601|
Monday, November 7, 2011 5:53 PM Local Time
"Wild" Bill Phillips was eliminated on only the third hand of heads up play. Jerry Monroe opened for 110,000 on the button and Phillips raised to 400,000. Monroe moved all in and Phillips called. The hands were tabled and they were off to the races for six-figure payday and a seat in WSOPC National Championship.
The board ran and Phillips never improved his hand and was eliminated.
Monday, November 7, 2011 5:44 PM Local Time
With a flop of , Jacob Naquin pushed out a bet of 130,000. Jerry Monroe made the call and the two players saw the hit the turn.
Naquin pushed out a bet of 250,000 and Monroe instantly announced that he was all in. Naquin made the call for his last 940,000 and tabled . Unfortunately for Naquin, Monroe flipped over for a turned straight. The river brought the and Naquin was sent home with $50,862 in third place winnings.
|Jerry Monroe||3,850,000||730,000 |
|Jacob Naquin||0||-1,120,000 |
Monday, November 7, 2011 5:38 PM Local Time
National Championship Qualifiers
|David Nicholson||Horseshoe Bossier City Main Event Winner|
|Chris Gamboa||Horseshoe Bossier City Casino Champion|
|Robert Castoire||Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event Winner|
|Mark "Pegasus" Smith||Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino Champion|
|Bob Chow||Horseshoe Hammond Main Event Winner|
|Drazen Ilich||Horseshoe Hammond Casino Champion|
Monday, November 7, 2011 5:37 PM Local Time
The players have been back for 20 minutes and have been pushing blinds and antes around the table. We've two hands with a flop.
Monday, November 7, 2011 5:20 PM Local Time
Cards are back in the air following the short break.
Monday, November 7, 2011 5:20 PM Local Time
Monday, November 7, 2011 5:09 PM Local Time
The players are on a short break.
Monday, November 7, 2011 4:59 PM Local Time
Action folded around to Jerry Monroe in the small blind and he completed. Chris Parsons tossed out a raise from the big blind, making it 50,000. Monroe announced a three-bet, making the action 250,000 to go. Parsons stood up and paced around his seat before announcing that he was all in. Monroe made the call.
The board fell and Monroe's pair of jacks sent Parsons packing. He will collect $37,726 for his efforts.
|Jerry Monroe||3,120,000||760,000 |
|Chris Parsons||0||-760,000 |
Monday, November 7, 2011 4:55 PM Local Time
|Bill Phillips||2,570,000||1,170,000 |
|Jerry Monroe||2,360,000||160,000 |
|Jacob Naquin||1,120,000||-480,000 |
|Chris Parsons||760,000||-440,000 |
Monday, November 7, 2011 4:51 PM Local Time
Four-handed play has been pretty passive thus far. There are some big pay jumps from fourth to first place and with stacks pretty evenly distributed players are wary of making a costly mistake. We haven't seen a hand played to the river in a while, but we just had one.
Jacob Naquin and Jerry Monroe saw a flop of . Naquin bet 40,000, Monroe raised to 120,000 and Naquin called. The turn came , Naquin checked, Monroe bet 200,000 and Naquin called. Both players checked the river and Monroe tabled . Naquin mucked his cards and they moved on to the next hand.
Monday, November 7, 2011 4:33 PM Local Time
Play has slowed over the past few minutes, with players just exchanging blinds and antes through preflop raises.
Monday, November 7, 2011 4:24 PM Local Time
Bill Phillips raised to 70,000 from under the gun and was called by Chris Parsons from the big blind. The flop came and Parsons led out with a bet of 80,000. Phillips quickly tossed out a call.
The turn came and both players checked. The river brought the and Parsons checked once again. Phillips sat silently for a moment before announcing that he was all in for 660,000. Parsons stood up and announced a call.
Phillips tabled for the nut flush. Parsons held the for a pair of sixes and the losing hand.
|Bill Phillips||1,400,000||475,000 |
|Chris Parsons||1,200,000||-900,000 |
Monday, November 7, 2011 4:10 PM Local Time
Jacob Naquin put out a raise from under the gun and action folded around to Bill Phillips in the big blind.
"All in," announced Phillips.
"Jeez, Bill, I've gotta call you," replied Naquin, tabling . He was well ahead of Phillips' .
The flop came and Naquin was still in the lead. The turn brought the , giving Phillips a few more outs. Much to the chagrin of Naquin, the drilled the river, giving Phillips a winning straight.
|Jacob Naquin||1,600,000||-360,000 |
|Bill Phillips||925,000||460,000 |
Monday, November 7, 2011 4:07 PM Local Time
Jacob Naquin opened for 75,000 on the button and Chris Parsons called from the big blind. The flop came and Parsons check-called 60,000. The turn was and both players checked. The river was the , Parsons checked and Naquin bet 210,000.
"That's a sick bet," Parsons muttered to himself. After a few moments and some agonized facial expressions, he called.
Naquin turned over for the straight and Parsons mucked.
Monday, November 7, 2011 3:55 PM Local Time
Play has resumed following a short break.
Monday, November 7, 2011 3:54 PM Local Time
Monday, November 7, 2011 3:47 PM Local Time
Players are now on a quick restroom break.
Monday, November 7, 2011 3:43 PM Local Time
Chris Parsons had the button and put in a raise to 66,000. Bill Phillips got out of the way in the small blind and Jacob Naquin pushed out a raise to 159,000. Parsons made the call.
The flop came and Naquin continued out with a bet of 207,000. Parsons counted out his chips and called rather quickly. The turn was the and both players checked. The river came and they both checked once again.
Parsons tabled and Naquin rapped the table, flinging his cards toward the muck.
|Jacob Naquin||1,960,000||-740,000 |
|Chris Parsons||1,950,000||380,000 |
Monday, November 7, 2011 3:34 PM Local Time
Jeremy Drewery's disastrous day just came to an end. He entered Day 3 as the chipleader with 700,000 over his next closest opponent. He moved all in preflop and Jerry Monroe called from the button. The blinds released and they went to the showdown.
The board ran and the king on the river ended what has to be a day Drewery won't soon forget.