Michael Trivett Wins WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Main Event ($215,943)

Michael Trivett

The 2019/20 World Series of Poker Circuit has crowned a new champion at Planet Hollywood in the $1,700 Main Event as Michael Trivett emerged victorious, claiming his first WSOP Circuit ring and the top prize of $215,943.

A total of 778 entries came together for the WSOPC Planet Hollywood Main Event but only 16 of them made it to Day 3. Trivett started the final day third in chips and he took off early as he scored a double knockout within the first level of the day, taking over the chip lead. While he suffered a couple of small setbacks, he was always at, or near the top of the leaderboard. This win marks his first recorded tournament victory and his biggest cash to date.

"It feels amazing. I've been dreaming of winning one of these for a while. I don't even think I know what's going on right now. My first win, my first six-figure score also. Everything just feels amazing. I'm just overwhelmed with emotions right now," Trivett said after his victory.

2019/20 WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood $1,700 Main Event Final Table Results

1Michael TrivettUnited States$215,943
2Jim PetzingUnited States$133,462
3Tzu HuangCanada$98,912
4Zachary DonovanUnited States$74,098
5Casey StewartUnited States$56,116
6Jorge ArriolaUnited States$42,967
7Ryan LengUnited States$33,266
8Rubin ChappellUnited States$26,046
9Ben PalmerUnited States$20,626

From Mixed Games to NLHE

The 36-year old poker professional used to play mixed games mostly and only started focusing on No-Limit Hold'em a couple of years ago.

"The first part of my career, I was basically a mixed games player and over the last year or two, I've really dug deep into No-Limit Hold'em. I've used a lot of the skills that I had in mixed games when I moved over to No-Limit Hold'em. I will always continue to play mixed games, I love mixed games, that's where my heart is."

"I'm just overwhelmed with emotions right now."

Trivett has been working on his game and today his efforts paid off. He gave credit to poker professional Ryan Laplante who've helped him improve his game and get better.

"I've had coaching from a good friend of mine, Ryan Laplante, over the last couple of years, and just being friends with him, he's taught me a lot. I've just been studying spots and going over spots, any hands that I have questions, I just always bring them up and I seem to always get the right answer."

After achieving his goal of winning a Circuit ring, Trivett plans on continuing to get better at the game.

"I don't really have monetary goals or anything like that. Obviously I would love to win a bracelet, but I just want to keep playing tournaments, keep playing poker, that's my main focus right now, and just continue to get better."

Final Table Action

The final table was reached during the second Level of the day with Ben Palmer as the first elimination. He three-bet shoved for his last twenty-four big blinds with tens and Tzu Huang made the call with ace-king suited. Huang flopped a king and rivered a flush for good measure to take the early lead. Rubin Chappell shortly followed in eight place, running into Trivett's pocket aces with king-queen.

Ryan Leng was the next casualty of the final table. Jim Petzing raised with queen-jack from the button. and Leng called with ten-nine from the big blind. The flop fell jack-nine-four giving a pair of nines to Leng but a pair of jacks to Petzing and Leng fell victim to Petzing when he check-called an all-in bet from Petzing on the flop. Petzing held on to the pot, ending Leng's run in seventh place.

Ryan Leng
Ryan Leng finished in 7th place.

Short stack Jorge Arriola bowed out next after shoving pocket nines into Huang's pocket queens. Arriola was followed to the rail by Casey Stewart, who three-bet shoved ten-nine suited over a Trivett open. Trivett instantly called with king-queen suited and made kings full to knock out Stewart.

"I will always continue to play mixed games, I love mixed games, that's where my heart is."

Zachary Donovan lost his final crumbs after to finish fourth before Huang went down in a massive cooler during three-handed play. Huang raised the button, Petzing three-bet shoved seventeen big blinds from the small blind, Trivett reshoved from the big blind and Huang called all in with ace-king suited. Trivett held pocket jacks, but Petzing had them both crushed with pocket aces. The board ran safe for Petzing and he tripled up while Trivett raked in the side pot eliminating Huang from the Main Event.

When the heads-up portion of play started, Trivett had a slight lead but he didn't waste time and quickly started applying pressure, raking in pot after pot. Although Petzing put up a strong fight, he was eventually down to twelve big blinds and after a limp from Trivett with nines, he shoved with threes and got instantly called. Petzing couldn't find any help to stay alive and he was eliminated in second place.

WSOPC Planet Hollywood Ring Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #1: $250 NLH684$136,800Tom Tran$25,431
Event #2: $400 NLH359$118,370Jeffrey Stephens$25,348
Event #3: $400 Bounty NLH169$38,870Bryce Cox$9,967
Event #4: $400 NLH230$75,900Luis Pauyac Martinez$17,965
Event #5: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha136$44,880Antonello Perrini$11,891
Event #6: $400 NLH 6-Handed230$75,900Tal Avivi$17,968
Event #7: $250 Tag Team174$17,400Dylan Ecret and Dustin Brown$2,582
Event #8: $400 NLH Double Stack426$140.580Gino Levrini$29,164
Event #9: $400 Monster Stack617$203,610Jeffrey Gotts$38,228
Event #10: $250 Seniors249$49,800James Clark$11,527
Event #11: $250 NLH Turbo267$53,400Carlos Restrepo$12,454
Event #12: $1,700 Main Event778$1,178,670Michael Trivett$215,943
Event #13: $400 NLH63$25,000Jeff Turton$8,151
Event #14: $400 NLH115$37,950Scott Cunningham$10,489
Event #15: $2,200 High Roller115$230,000Bruce Russell$63,580

That wraps it up for the PokerNews live coverage of the WSOPC Planet Hollywood $1,700 Main Event. Join us at the next WSOP Circuit event soon!

  • Originally a mixed games player, Trivett studied with Ryan @Protentialmn Laplante to become better at NLHE.

Name Surname
Live Reporter

More Stories

Other Stories

Recommended for you

2019 PokerNews Holiday Gift #3: PokerChips.com 2019 PokerNews Holiday Gift #3: PokerChips.com