Bechahed Denies Morris Back-to-Back Titles in WSOPC Choctaw Main Event ($274,916)

Sami Bechahed

The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) made its latest stop at Choctaw Durant in Oklahoma and awarded plenty of big winners this time around. The biggest winner of them all was California's Sami Bechahed, who took down the $1,700 WSOPC Choctaw Main Event for $279,825 and his second Circuit ring to deny WSOPC Tulsa champion Arthur Morris back-to-back titles.

In total, there were 5,500 entrants across the 16 ring events offering over $3 million in prize money at the WSOPC Choctaw stop. Other highlights of the Circuit stop included Marsha Adams winning two events for her second and third Circuit rings and John Holley picking up his eighth career ring.

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No Back-to-Back for Morris

The WSOPC Choctaw Main Event draw a field of 1,076 runners to generate a prize pool of $1.6 million. Bechahed navigated through the field and got to a final table that included Angela Jordison (4th - $96,595) and ten-time ring winner Daniel Lowery (9th - $27,808).

Bechahed, who won his first Circuit ring in December 2021 at the WSOPC Bicycle Casino stop in Los Angeles in a $400 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em event, got heads-up against Morris, who was looking for back-to-back Main Event victories after taking down the WSOPC Tulsa Main Event in August for $182,379.

Arthur Morris
Arthur Morris

"It's pretty surreal, to be honest," Bechahed told WSOP after the victory, "there were a ton of good players here and I can say this was one of the toughest fields I've ever played in."

WSOP Circuit Choctaw $1,700 Main Event Final Table Results

 1Sami BechahedCosta Mesa, CA$274,916
 2Arthur MorrisPlano, TX$169,906
 3Rami JradehNorth Reading, MA$127,513
 4Angela JordisonBend, OR$96,595
 5Chad HicksDalhart, TX$73,867
 6Nathanael KogelPflugerville, TX$57,027
 7Jackson HoltgravesMission Hills, KS$44,451
 8William WolfSan Diego, CA$34,986
 9Daniel LoweryCharleston, AR$27,808

"Captain Luckbox Scores Again"

Another big winner at the WSOPC Choctaw stop was Missouri's Adams, who took down Event #7: $130 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies for $7,460 and her second Circuit ring. But that was just the beginning of Adams' run as she went on to win Event #14: $250 No-Limit Hold’em for $7,961.

The Missouri grinder, who now has $138,587 in live earnings, according to The Hendon Mob, earned her first Circuit ring in the 2018 WSOPC Tulsa Ladies Event, which also brought her $4,184.

Marsha Adams
Marsha Adams

Yet another highlight of the Circuit stop was Florida's Holley taking down Event #8: $250 No Limit Hold’em Seniors to win his eighth ring, joining the likes of Roland Israelashvili, Sean Yu and Michael Lech.

Holley defeated heads-up opponent Todd Mclane, who was looking for his second ring of the series after winning Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em for $21,129.

"Captain Luckbox scores again," Holley wrote on Twitter with a photo of him wearing all eight Circuit rings.

Other highlights of the WSOPC Choctaw stop include North Carolina's Tyler Storment winning Event #12: $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em for $64,073 and Texan Jacob Seale winning Event #4: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Gargantuan for $55,253.

The WSOPC team now heads to Grand Victoria Casino in Illinois for a stop that will feature the Grand Victoria Main Event November 17-21.

A full list of ring winners at WSOP Circuit Choctaw is available in the table below.

WSOP Circuit Choctaw Ring Winners

 Event #1: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha107$55,105Glen MarshallWillis, TX$15,607
 Event #2: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors395$39,500James BrockriedeElectra, TX$8,103
 Event #3: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack341$68,200JW BetreeOwasso, OK$14,534
 Event #4: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Gargantuan1025$282,830Jacob SealeJasper, TX$55,253
 Event #5: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Tilight371$72,735Dien LeBellevue, WA$15,443
 Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em297$98,010Todd McLaneOrange, TX$21,129
 Event #7: $130 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies140$28,000Marsha AdamsDiamond, MO$7,460
 Event #8: $250 No Limit Hold’em Seniors451$90,200John HolleyDestin, FL$17,901
 Event #9: $400 No-Limt Hold’em135$45,210Schuyler ThorntonCorpus Christi, TX$12,051
 Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack274$19,870Curtis TerryMetairie, AK$19,870
 Event #11: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Mammoth294$98,020Colter SandersMcalester, OK$20,914
 Event #12: $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em287$279,825Tyler StormentStatesville, NC$64,073
 Event #13: $1,700 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event1,076$1,630,140Sami BechahedCosta Mesa, CA$274,916
 Event #14: $250 No-Limit Hold’em155$31,000Marsha AdamsDiamond, MO$7,961
 Event #15: $250 No-Limit Hold’em172$34,400Joe CollidaAzie, TX$8,639
 Event #16: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Finale245$80,850Hussein KhalilAllen, TX$18,390
  • Sami Bechahed won the WSOPC Choctaw Main Event to deny WSOPC Tulsa champ Arthur Morris another title.

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