Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
Jeff Fielder began Day 3 of the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event first in chips, and ended the day with all of them, earning him $312,080, a WSOP-C gold ring, and a ticket into the Southern Comfort 100 Proof WSOP National Championship.
At the start of play on Monday, 15 players had their sights on the glory, the gold, and the cash. In the first level of play, three players bowed out, including Kasra Khodayarkhani, Brenda Bassett, and Reginald Roberts.
Roberts busted when he three-bet jammed for 430,000 over an open to 120,000 from Krissi McFarland with the blinds at 20,000/40,000/5,000. McFarland tank-called, and her was racing against Roberts’ . The flop gave Roberts a leading pair of kings, but the turned, giving McFarland a myriad of outs to catch up. The on the river was one of them, and Roberts was eliminated in 13th place.
The next two players out were Jon Wood, and Lee Abramson. With the blinds at 25,000/50,000/5,000, Abramson opened to 110,000 on the button, and Fielder three-bet to 240,000 from the small blind. Abramson made the call, and the flop fell . Fielder led out for 200,000, Abramson raised to 450,000, and Fielder moved all in for effectively 975,000. Abramson called.
The turn and river bricked , respectively, and Abramson exited.
The remaining 10 players joined at an unofficial final table, but it only took six minutes to move to the official final table on the main stage. Fielder opened to 110,000 from early position at the same blind level, Bryan Companello three-bet to 250,000, in middle position, and Brant Hale cold four-bet jammed for 600,000. Fielder folded, and Campanello called.
The flop missed Campanello, and so too did the on the turn, but the spiked on the river to give him a winning pair of queens. Hale was out in 10th place, and the official final table was set:
The first player to bust from the final table was Doug Ashmore. With the blinds at 30,000/60,000/10,000, Ashmore open-jammed for his last 330,000 from middle position. Cliff Stewart, who received an early, fortuitous double at the final table, re-shoved from the hijack seat, and the other players folded.
Stewart had Ashmore crushed, and held as the board ran out .
Paul Phillips was the next player to exit. Matt Kirby opened to 160,000 on the button with the blinds at 40,000/80,000/10,000. Phillips three-bet to 270,000 from the small blind, and Kirby called. Phillips led out for 215,000 on a flop of , Kirby tank-called, and the turn was the . Phillips led again – this time for 305,000 – and Kirby made the call. The completed the board, and Phillips fired 415,000. Kirby moved all in for effectively 1.6 million, and Phillips tank-called.
Kirby turned over for the nuts, and Phillips flashed before hitting the rail.
A few hands later, Stewart was eliminated in seventh place. After being crippled by Campanello, Stewart was all in for less than the big blind with . Kirby had him at risk with , and made a pair of sixes on the flop. He held as the turn () and river () both brought kings, and Stewart was off to the cage to collect his winnings.
The remaining six players then went on dinner break, and on one of the first hands back, Drazen Ilich exited in sixth place. With the blinds at 50,000/100,000/10,000, Fielder opened to 225,000 from the hijack seat, Ilich moved all in for 1.82 million on his direct left, and the action folded back to Fielder, who called.
Fielder had his friend dominated, and held as the flop, turn, and river came . Ilich fell just short of the Casino Championship – he needed a fourth-place finish or better – but still earned a nice payday ($63,202). Speaking of which, Andrew Robinson earned a seat in the National Championship for finishing as the WSOP-C Choctaw Durant Casino Champ.
Meanwhile, McFarland was vying to be the first female ever to win a WSOP-C Main Event, but two hands before dinner break left her hurting. After Ilich busted, she called a four-bet shove from Campanello with . Campanello’s had her crushed, and he held as the board ran out , sending McFarland home in fifth place.
By the start of four-handed play, Kirby had amassed a large chip lead. That all changed when Fielder doubled through him with two kings. Campanello started the action by raising to 200,000 from first position. Kirby three-bet to 405,000 on the button, and Fielder cold four-bet jammed for 4.72 million from the big blind. Campanello folded, and Kirby snap-called.
The cowboys held as the board came , and Fielder assumed the chip lead.
Campanello’s stack resembled a yoyo during four-handed play, oscillating back and forth. He could never get anything going though, and busted when he four-bet jammed for 2.9 million over a 560,000-chip three-bet from Kirby with the blinds at 60,000/120,000/20,000. Kirby snap-called with , which dominated Campanello’s .
The board ran out , and Campanello hit the rail in fourth place. Kirby ascended back into the chip lead with the knockout, and extended his lead as three-handed play began.
Dale Roesel’s stack plummeted during three-handed play, and finally he four-bet shoved for two million over a three-bet to 585,000 from Fielder. Fielder quickly called with , which had Roesel’s crushed. The flop didn’t change much, but the on the turn gave Roesel outs to chop. The blanked on the river however, and Roesel was eliminated in third place.
Kirby began heads-up play with a 2:1 chip lead against Fielder, but on the first hand, the two switched places. With the blinds at 70,000/140,000/20,000, Kirby raised to 280,000 on the button, and Fielder three-bet to 740,000. Kirby responded with a four-bet to 1.68 million, Fielder called, and the flop fell . Fielder checked, Kirby fired 1.45 million, and Fielder check-raised all in for 5.52 million. Kirby thought for no more than 20 seconds, then called.
Fielder held as the turn and river came , respectively, and the massive 14 million-chip pot was pushed his way.
Fielder extended his lead over the next few hands, and then won a flip to end it all. Kirby opened to 280,000 on the button, Fielder three-bet to 880,000, and Kirby four-bet to 1.88 million. Fielder moved all in, and Kirby quickly called.
The flop may have missed Kirby, but he now had outs to counterfeit Fielder’s pair. Unfortunately for him, the turn and river bricked , respectively, and Fielder was the champion.
Final Table Results
With the win, Fielder more than doubled his career lifetime earnings, and added a second WSOP-C ring to his trophy collection.
“This one has diamonds,” he said with a grin.
Fielder has locked up a seat in the Southern Comfort 100 Proof WSOP National Championship, which will take place on May 21 at Harrah’s New Orleans. The next WSOP-C stop begins on Jan. 24 at Harrah’s Tunica, and PokerNews will be brining you live updates from the Main Event beginning on Feb. 1st.
Thank you for following our coverage from this event, congratulations to Jeff Fielder, and good night from Durant, Oklahoma.
The 2012/2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant is now in the books with Jeff Fielder as the champion. Stay tuned for our full recap of the Day 3 action.
Jeff Fielder began the day with the largest stack, and now he's finished it with all the chips.
In what would be the last hand of the 2012/2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event, Matt Kirby opened for 280,000 and was met by a three-bet to 880,000 by Fielder. Kirby responded by four-betting 1.88 million, Fielder moved all in, and Kirby snap-called.
Like we've seen so many times throughout the tournament, it was a race; however, this time it was one for $120K in prize money. Everyone in the room was on their feet and surrounding the table as the dealer put down the flop. Kirby missed, but he did pick up counterfeit options.
The dealer burned and turned the , giving Kirby even more counterfeit outs, but the river was not one of them. Fielder had rivered a full house to eliminate Kirby in second place for $192,751, nearly four times his previous top score of $52,085.
*Learn more about Kirby in his recent interview with PokerNews.
Matt Kirby had the button, and opened to 290,000. Jeff Fielder three-bet to 550,000, and Kirby called. The flop fell , Fielder led out for 725,000, and Kirby folded.
Fielder opened to 280,000 on the button, Kirby called, and the dealer fanned . Both players checked. The turn was the , Kirby led out for 305,000, and Fielder called. The river was the , and both players knuckled. Fielder showed for a pair of nines, and won the pot.
Fielder had the button, and opened to 280,000. Kirby three-bet to 660,000, Fielder called, and the flop came . Kirby led out for 675,000, and won the pot.
Matt Kirby's 2-1 chip lead didn't last long, just one hand in fact.
On the very first hand of heads-up play, Kirby raised to 280,000 from the button only to have Jeff Fielder three-bet to 740,000 from the big blind. Kirby pushed back with a four-bet to 1.68 million, Fielder called, and the flop came down .
Fielder checked, Kirby bet 1.45 million, and Fielder moved all in. Kirby thought for about 15 seconds and called with , which was in bad shape against the of Fielder. The crowd was on its feet to sweat the turn, which came the harmless . Kirby needed a queen on the river to claim victory, and while it was paint, the was not quite it.
With that, Fielder is now the one with a 2-1 chip lead.
The two remaining players are on break. We will begin Level 35 in around 10 minutes.
Dale Roesel opened for a standard raise from the button only to have Jeff Fielder three-bet to 585,000 from the small blind. Matt Kirby folded the big, and Roesel slid his entire stack of about 2 million in the pot. Fielder beat him in and the cards were turned up:
Both players held an ace, but Fielder's king kicker had him way out in front. The flop was about as dry as they come for Roesel, but his rail came to life when the appeared on the turn to put out chop options. "Deuce," a few spectators could be heard saying. Much to their disappointment, as well as that of Roesel, the blanked.
Roesel was eliminated in third place and will take home $143,230.