Main Event
Days:
123

Event Info

Prize Pool $550,800
Players 367

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000

Cord Garcia Eliminated in 5th Place ($30,635)

[user249964] • Level 28: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Cord Garcia - 5th Place
Cord Garcia - 5th Place

Facing the button raise of Mark Bonsack, Cord Garcia, with a short stack of 425,000, went all in on the big blind and got snapped called by Bonsack's {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}. Garcia begrudgingly turned over his under pair of {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Garcia, who was sporting a Run Good Gear hoodie, was in bad shape and with the {9-Clubs}{3-Spades}{7-Diamonds} flop, he needed runner-runner. The {5-Diamonds} peeled off on the turn giving him a gutshot draw, but it was not Cord's time for the "one time" as the {5-Hearts} came on the river.

Garcia, a 23-year-old poker pro from Houston, TX, was eliminated in fifth place taking home $30,365.

Mark Bonsack us
Mark Bonsack
us 1,725,000 425,000
Cord Garcia us
Cord Garcia
us Busted

Tags: Cord GarciaMark Bonsack

Bonsack Looking for Third Ring & to Best Last Year's Final Table Finish

Chad_Holloway • Level 28: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Mark Bonsack won Event #6 $365 Limit Omaha 8 or Better. Photo courtesy of the WSOP.
Mark Bonsack won Event #6 $365 Limit Omaha 8 or Better. Photo courtesy of the WSOP.

Did you know Mark Bonsack has made back-to-back final tables at the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs? It's true. He also has two rings. Read on to learn more.

Anyone can win a WSOP Circuit ring, but it takes a talented individual to win two. That’s what Mark Bonsack did in Event #6 $365 Limit Omaha 8 or Better when he topped a field of 134 players to win $11,254. The win gave Bonsack, who finished 12th in last year’s National Championship, his second non-hold’em ring—the other came in 2011 in a $365 H.O.R.S.E. event at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe for $7,484.

“Hopefully I’ll get back to [the National Championship] and have another chance at it,” said Bonsack, a 52-year-old contractor from Cle Elum, Washington. “I really want to get a bracelet. I probably still need a few more [points], but I’m close.”

The good news is that Bonsack will be back at the National Championship. Thanks to his deep run here in the Main Event, Bonsack will either win and earn a seat or capture the stop's Casino Championship. Either way, he's in. Now all Bonsack is focused on is improving over his finish here last year when he took fifth for $25,127.

Here's a look at the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs Ring Event #6 Limit Omaha Eight or Better final table:

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65134$40,200

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1stMark BonsackCle Elum, WA$11,254
2ndCurtis TimperleyBattle Creek, NE$6,957
3rdShawn MarleyCouncil Bluffs, IA$5,022
4thYossi AzulayChicago, IL$3,690
5thCurt AustOmaha, NE$2,759
6thAndrue GibbsCouncil Bluffs, IA$2,097
7thKirk FlomGulfport, MS$1,621
8thAllen KesslerHuntingdon Valley, PA$1,274
9thBrian BrashawPapillion, NE$1,017

Tags: Mark Bonsack

Pocket Rockets for Hinkle

Chad_Holloway • Level 28: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Blair Hinkle opened for 60,000 from the cutoff and Brendan Waite defended from the big blind. The latter check-called bets of 90,000 and 180,000 on the {3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{q-Clubs} flop and {4-Spades} turn respectively, and then led out for 420,000 on the {K-Hearts} river.

Hinkle leaned back in his chair before making the call, and Waite confidently tabled the {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. Much to his surprise, Hinkle tabled the winning {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}.

Blair Hinkle us
Blair Hinkle
us 1,875,000
Brendan Waite
Brendan Waite
1,425,000

Tags: Blair HinkleBrendan Waite

Trevor Deeter Eliminated in 6th Place ($23,448)

[user249964] • Level 28: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Trevor Deeter - 6th Place
Trevor Deeter - 6th Place

The action folded around the table to Mark Bonsack in the small blind. Electing to raise to 80,000, Bonsack got reraised by Trevor Deeter's all in of 575,000. Bonsack snap-called and their cards were turned up:

Deeter: {k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Bonsack: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Bonsack's ace high was leading for the moment and the {2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} flop left Deeter needing to catch a king or eight. Deeter would not get lucky as the {j-Spades} and {10-Diamonds} peeled off on the turn and river.

Deeter, a 29-year-old native of Longhorne, PA, finished in sixth place for $23,448.

Mark Bonsack us
Mark Bonsack
us 1,300,000 500,000
Trevor Deeter
Trevor Deeter
Busted

Tags: Mark BonsackTrevor Deeter

Quads Giveth and Quads Taketh

Chad_Holloway • Level 28: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

In the very next hand after doubling with quads, Cord Garcia lost the majority of his stack to Brendan Waite's four fours.

The hand began when Trevor Deeter opened for 60,000 from the hijack and Garcia called from the cutoff. Waite called from the button and Blair Hinkle came along from the big blind, and it was four-way action to the {2-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop. Two checks put action on Garcia and he bet 110,000, which only Waite called. Garcia then check-called a bet of 135,000 on the {4-Clubs} turn before checking the {A-Spades} river.

Waite took the opportunity to bet a hefty 435,000, and after thinking about it for 90 seconds or so, Cord called. Waite anxiously tabled the {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} for quads, and Cord lobbed his cards to the muck while dropping to 400,000.

Brendan Waite
Brendan Waite
2,300,000 525,000
Cord Garcia us
Cord Garcia
us 400,000 -705,000

Tags: Cord GarciaBrendan Waite

Garcia Doubles Up

[user249964] • Level 28: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Blair Hinkle raised from under the gun to 65,000, and without hesitation Cord Garcia shoved all in with his remaining stack of 540,000. Without much delay Hinkle made the call and their cards were turned over:

Garcia: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Hinkle: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

Garcia was well ahead and after the {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} flop, Hinkle was drawing dead. Garcia doubled up to put him in third in chips.

Cord Garcia us
Cord Garcia
us 1,105,000 540,000
Blair Hinkle us
Blair Hinkle
us 735,000 -540,000

Tags: Blair HinkleCord Garcia

Interesting Three-Way Pot from Before the Break

Chad_Holloway • Level 28: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

In one of the last hands before the break, Blair Hinkle opened for 48,000 under the gun and received a call from Brendan Waite in the small blind. Sean Small then opted for a three-bet to 138,000 from the big, both his opponents called, and it was three-way action to the {j-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop.

Waite checked, Small bet 141,000, and two calls ensued, leading to the {Q-Clubs} turn. All three players ending up checking, and then did the same when the {6-Clubs} showed up on the river. Hinkle showed the {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, which was behind the {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} of Waite. Unfortunately for them both, Small had rivered the best hand with the {8-Spades}{6-Spades}.

Tags: Blair HinkleBrendan WaiteSean Small

Level:
28
Blinds:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
5,000

Time for a Break

[user249964] • Level 27: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Players are now on a 20 minute break.