2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
$1,700 Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in $1,700
Players 414

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 80,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 3
$1,700 Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Scott Hall Takes Down WSOPC Main Event in St. Charles for $130,667

AnthonyThompson • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Scott Hall
Scott Hall

The fourth stop of the 2019/20 World Series of Poker Circuit crowned a new champion at St. Charles Ameristar Casino in the $1,700 Main Event as Scott Hall emerged victorious, denying Andros Ioakimides his second gold ring of the series. Hall outlasted a field of 414 entries to take down the biggest piece of the pie, pocketing $130,667, a coveted Main Event gold ring, and a seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

Hall is a poker pro from Fayetteville, Arkansas who has been in the game for over 12 years and accumulated $582,006 in that time span.

When asked how he feels about the victory Hall told PokerNews: "Coming into the final table I probably had the best run of hands I've ever had in live poker ever and It feels about as good as anything could feel really, it just feels great."

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize Money
1Scott HallFayetteville, Arkansas$130,667
2Andros IoakimidesSt. Louis, Missouri$80,761
3Albert MorrowFlorissant, Missouri$58,653
4Edward DixonDetroit, Michigan$43,198
5Jerod SmithSt. Louis, Missouri$32,271
6Ravi RaghavanNorth Brrok, Illinois$24,458
7Brent BarfieldN/A$18,810
8Gil GeorgeDallas, Texas$14,692
9Paul StrohmKansas City, Missouri$11,634

Final Table Action

The unofficial final table started at Level 24 and lost its first player not long into the level. Paul Strohm was the first victim after he jammed his short stack in holding a made hand of tens but got tripped up by the jack-nine suited of Ioakimides to send him home in ninth place.

One level later would see Gil George depart after he ran his ladies into Hall's rockets giving him an eighth-place finish.

Up next was Brent Barfield, who waited patiently to catch a hand and did. Unfortunately, it came at a bad time as his pocket jacks were no match for Morrow's cowboys. Both players improved to sets, but Morrow would put the quads to Barfield to send him home in seventh place for $18,810.

Level 26 began with six players and ended with just three. Finishing in sixth place was WPT champ Ravi Raghavan. His stack dwindled to a mere nothing and he had no choice but to move it in from the big blind holding ace-four after Hall raised holding a superior ace-seven. Hall flopped a seven leaving Raghavan with little to no hope as he took home $24,458 for his efforts.

Next up was Jerod Smith who was fortunate enough to go so far after his roller-coaster Day 2. Smith started the second day with an above-average stack and was down to 40,000 at one point before running it up to over 1.4 million. Smith hit a bad dry streak and saw over half his stack disappear before moving it in with pocket eights. He was called by Hall with pocket sixes and the set master did it one last time to come from behind to send Smith out the door in fifth place for $32,271.

The finish marked Smith's fifth final table of the stop, and while he didn't capture a ring, and despite multiple two-time winners, he was able to finish as the Ameristar St. Charles Casino Champion with 147.5 points. That meant he too earned a seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

Jerod Smith
Casino Champ Jerod Smith

The next elimination would see another player bite the dust after being ahead preflop as Edward Dixon's comeback was cut short when he jammed holding ace-jack and was called by Morrow holding a live ten-nine suited. Morrow would flop top-pair and turn two as Dixon would take exit in fourth place $43,198.

Three-way action picked back up on the final day where Ioakimides found a much needed double up on the first hand holding ace-queen against Hall's ace-jack. Play would continue for two levels and chips would circle around the table until Bill Morrow jammed his last four million chips in the middle after the flop holding the nut-flush draw and was called by Hall holding a pair of ladies. Morrow was unsuccessful in completing his flush or pairing his ace and was sent home in third place $58,653.

Hall took a commanding chip advantage into the heads-up match but it was all too familiar. The first hand started in the same fashion with Ioakimides doubling up as he held a superior ace to Hall. Unfortunately for Ioakimides things wouldn't continue his way as he never breached the four-million mark. His day would come to an end after he tried to represent a flush at the wrong time as Hall rivered the nut straight to end his journey in second place $80,761.

"This is an important moment," Hall said. "I just wanna shout out to my friends and family from not just Fayetteville, Arkansas but from all over."

WSOP Circuit Ameristar St. Charles Ring Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #1: $400 NLH Double Stack206$67,980Carlos Loving$16,622
Event #2: $400 NLH Multi-Flight1,093$360,690Cory Bogert$50,034
Event #3: $400 NLH157$51,810Matthew Koch$13,567
Event #4: $400 NLH 6-Handed232$76,560Andros Ioakimides$18,119
Event #5: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha117$38,610Cory Bogert$10,674
Event #6: $400 NLH Bounty160$36,800Chris Parsley$9,634
Event #7: $400 NLH108$35,640Robert Keeling$10,021
Event #8: $400 Monster Stack281$92,730Robert Keeling$21,357
Event #9: $600 NLH132$67,980Jeff Trudeau Jr.$18,265
Event #10: $1,700 Main Event414$627,210Scott Hall$130,667
Event #11: $600 NLH148$48,840Randy Ratajczyk$12,946
Event #12: $00 NLH106$34,980Brian Welch$9,995
Event #13: $250 NLH Double Stack277$55,400Gary Bland$12,837

This wraps up the PokerNews coverage of the Main Event in St. Charles, but the WSOPC Circuit season continues to roll on with its fifth stop at Thunder Valley Casino in the Sacramento area in California. PokerNews will offer full coverage of the $1,700 Main Event as well as the high roller, so tune in for all of the action then.


Tags: Andros IoakimidesBill MorrowBrent BarfieldCarlos LovingChris ParsleyCory BogertGary BlandGil GeorgeJeff TrudeauJerod SmithPaul StrohmRavi RaghavanRobert KeelingScott Hall

Andros Ioakimides Eliminated in 2nd Place ($80,761)

AnthonyThompson • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Andros Ioakimides
Andros Ioakimides

Andros Ioakimides opened for 175,000 and Scott Hall called.

The flop fell {3-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. Ioakimides lead out for 250,00 and Hall called.

Andros Ioakimides check-called Hall's 540,000 bet after the {6-Clubs} fell on the turn.

The river brought the {10-Clubs} and Ioakimides moved all in getting snap-called by Hall.

Scott Hall: {j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Andros Ioakimides: {j-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

Ioakimides was trying to represent the flush but ran into the nut-staright of Hall to end his tournament run in second place.

Scott Hall us
Scott Hall
us 12,420,000 3,720,000
Andros Ioakimides us
Andros Ioakimides
us Busted

Tags: Scott HallAndros Ioakimides

Bill Morrow Eliminated in 3rd Place ($58,653)

AnthonyThompson • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Albert Morrow
Albert Morrow

Scott Hall opened for 175,000 and Bill Morrow three-bet to 500,000 from the big blind, Hall called,

The flop fell {2-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Morrow jammed for 4,000,000 putting Hall into the tank for a few minutes before he called.

Scott Hall: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Bill Morrow: {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

Morrow held the nut-flush draw with an over to Hall's pocket queens but neither the {8-Spades} turn nor the {3-Hearts} river helped Morrow as he was eliminated in third place.

Scott Hall us
Scott Hall
us 10,500,000 5,810,000
Bill Morrow US
Bill Morrow
US Busted

Tags: Scott HallBill Morrow

Remaining 2019/20 World Series of Poker Circuit Schedule

AnthonyThompson • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
September 5-16, 2019Thunder Valley Casino (Sacramento area, California)
September 12-23, 2019Potawatomi (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
September 17-29, 2019WSOP.com Online Circuit (New Jersey)
September 19-30, 2019Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek, Florida)
September 26 – October 7, 2019Horseshoe Southern Indiana (Louisville/Indiana)
October 3-14, 2019Horseshoe Baltimore (Maryland/D.C.)
October 10-21, 2019Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago, Illinois)
October 24 – November 4, 2019Harveys Lake Tahoe (Reno/Tahoe Nevada)
October 30 - November 11, 2019Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
November 14–25, 2019Planet Hollywood (Las Vegas Strip, Nevada)
November 28 - December 9, 2019Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
November 30-December 11, 2019The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles, California)
December 5-16, 2019IP Casino Resort Spa (Biloxi, Mississippi)
December 12-22, 2019Harrah’s Las Vegas in Convention Center (Las Vegas, Nevada)
January 2-14, 2020Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
January 9-20, 2020Thunder Valley Casino (Sacramento area, California)
January 16-27, 2020Horseshoe Tunica (Tunica, Mississippi)
January 30 - February 10, 2020Potawatomi (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
February 6–17, 2020Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa (Tampa, Florida)
February 14-25, 2020Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada)
February 20 – March 2, 2020Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago, Illinois)
February 25 – March 8, 2020WSOP.com Online Circuit (Nevada)
February 27 – March 10, 2020Horseshoe Bossier City (Shreveport, Louisiana/Texas)
March 5-16, 2020Harrah’s Atlantic City (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
March 7 – 18, 2020The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles, California)
March 12-23, 2020Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
March 19-30, 2020Bally’s (Las Vegas Strip, Nevada)
March 26 - April 6, 2020Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Omaha, Nebraska/Iowa)
April 8-19, 2020Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
April 23 – May 4, 2020Horseshoe Tunica (Tunica, Mississippi)
May 7-18, 2020Harrah’s New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana)
August 2020Global Casino Championship Harrah’s Cherokee

All stops will release their series’ event schedules as they get closer. Every stop is confirmed to offer at least a dozen official gold ring events starting at the $250 buy-in level and include a $1,700 Main Event.


Take 15

AnthonyThompson • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Players are on their first 15-minute break of the day.