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2015/2016 WSOP Circuit - BALLY'S (Las Vegas)

Friday, March 04, 2016 to Monday, March 07, 2016

Event #11: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,821,000
  • Entries: 1,214
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, March 7, 2016 12:59 PM Local Time

Jason Wheeler raises to 70,000 in the hijack.  Michael Rocco calls on the button, as does Ricky Prince in the big blind. 

The flop comes    .  Prince checks, Wheeler bets 115,000, Rocco folds, and Prince calls. 

The turn comes the  , and Prince shoves all in.  Wheeler goes into the tank thinking about his decision for over 4 minutes, after which, he calls. 

Prince turns over    for a straight draw, and Wheeler turns over    for ace high, a flush draw, and a gutshot straight draw. 

Unfortunately for Prince, the river is the  .  Wheeler's ace high is good, and he is awarded a full double up. 

Jason Wheeler - 2,500,000
Ricky Prince - 150,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 12:57 PM Local Time

On a board reading    , Steve Merrifield checks in the big blind, Mike Leah bets 55,000 in middle position, and Merrifield calls. 

Both players check the   turn. 

The river comes the  .  Merrifield leads for 190,000, and Leah goes into the tank.  After nearly four minutes, Leah releases his cards. 

"Do you bet the river if I check?" Merrifield asks Leah. 

"You just enjoy your pot and we'll move on," Leah says with a smile on his face. 

Steve Merrifield - 950,000
Mike Leah - 1,200,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 12:39 PM Local Time

Action folds around to Keith Ferrera in the small blind, and he pushes all in. Anthoony Spinella is in the big blind, and he asks for an exact count. The dealer counts down Ferrera's chips, and it turns out to be 470,000.

"I don't think I'm allowed to fold this," Spinella said, then pushed out a stack of chips to call.


The flop gives the players a sweat, coming out     to give Ferrera a flush draw. The   on the turn pairs Spinella's ace and takes away some of Ferrera's outs. Then the   on the river secures the pot for Spinella.

Ferrera is eliminated in 22nd place, earning $12,128.

Anthony Spinella - 1,640,000
Keith Ferrera - Eliminated
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:24 PM Local Time

Ira Marcus raises to 60,000, and Patrick Truong moves all in for 285,000. Marcus calls, and the players table their cards.


The board rolls out      . Marcus wins the pot with his pocket nines, and Truong becomes the first casualty of Day 3. He earns $12,128 for his 23rd place finish.

Ira Marcus - 1,480,000
Patrick Truong - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 12:10 PM Local Time
Cards are in the air and day 3 is officially underway.
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:10 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, March 7, 2016 11:38 AM Local Time

Chip Leader - Day 3 - Jeffrey Kim

Welcome to the final day of the WSOP Circuit Main Event at Bally's Casino!

The starting field of 1,214 has been whittled down to 23, and they'll return to the felt at noon today. The chip leader heading into Day 3 is Jeffrey Kim, who bagged up 1,735,000 in chips. He's followed Jamie Rosen (1,705,000) and Brandon Wittmeyer (1,605,000).

The 1,214 entries generated a prize pool of $1,821,000. The top 135 players were paid, and full results are available in the Results tab, above. Each of the remaining 23 players is guaranteed a payout of at least $12,128, and the winner will earn $323,236. The winner also receives a free entry into the 2016 WSOP Global Casino Championship, an invitation-only event with a minimum prize pool of $1,000,000.

Join us starting at noon today as we bring you live updates from the tournament floor!

Top Five Chip Counts:

Jeffrey Kim - 1,735,000
Jamie Rosen - 1,705,000
Brandon Wittmeyer - 1,605,000
Ricky Prince - 1,600,000
Mike Leah - 1,535,000