Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
The second and final starting flight of the World Series of Poker Circuit $1,700 Main Event has come to an end after another full 16 levels were completed. It was another impressive showing at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort with 697 total entries for Day 1b. There were 115 survivors from Saturday night and Pete Theodocion topped them all with a whopping stack of 613,000 chips.
Outside of Jacksonville, the rest of Theodocion's recorded cashes have come from Las Vegas throughout his poker career. As a recreational player, Theodocion mostly just enjoys playing some local events but has proved that he can hang with the big boys on a big stage. Theodocion was cruising under the radar for much of the day until around the 14th level when he appeared as the chipleader with over 500,000. He continued to run up his stack and bagged the overall chip lead heading to Day 2.
The leaderboard was also filled with some notable names including Vincent Moscati (540,000), Ryan D'Angelo (490,000), and Maurice Hawkins (483,000). Moscati has been a regular on the WSOP Circuit for quite some time and has plenty of results to show for it. Just recently, Moscati finished second in the Main Event at Choctaw for over $157,000 and will be looking to add another six-figure score to his name.
D'Angelo had an exciting day at the table capped off by one of the most interesting hands of the evening. In a four-bet pot, D'Angelo was on the button and heads up with the small blind. The small blind check-raised a nine-high flop and then check-called when a deuce hit the turn. The river was an eight and the small blind checked to D'Angelo who shoved all in. His opponent folded and D'Angelo scooped the pot to move over the 400,000 chip mark.
It was a much busier start to the day with over 200 players taking their seats to kick things off. That number continued to escalate as players filtered into the event center. With 697 entries after late registration closed, a total field of 1,057 resulted in a prize pool of over $1.6 million. There were 115 players that bagged chips on Day 1b which means 174 players will return for Day 2.
A few more notables to maneuver their way through the field today included Elilton Gouveia (543,000), Adam Wandler (427,000), Ryan Eriquezzo (265,000), Marius Conan (263,000), Martin Kozlov (236,000), and Richard Seymour (203,000). There were many players that failed to make it through, some of them using up multiple bullets in the two starting flights. Warren Sheaves, Heather Alcorn, Eric Salazar, Mo Nuwwarah, Allen Kessler, Adam Cedric, Cosmin Joldis, and Kevin Eyster were a few to hit the rail.
When the action resumes at noon local time on Sunday, there will be 174 players in their seats with just 159 of them reaching the money. The money bubble is just on the horizon which could make for some slow play until it bursts. The blinds will resume on level 17 at 2,000/5,000 and a 5,000 big blind ante. The levels will be 60 minutes in length with 10 levels on the schedule for tomorrow.
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|Table||Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|19||5||Robert L. Gregory||360,000||72|
|25||5||Richard Kelley Farrar||175,000||35|
|27||8||David DW Williams||158,000||32|
|29||6||Anthony Bart Bogart||109,000||22|
The players returned from break knowing late registration was closed no more re-entries would be possible. The short stacks seemed to tighten up a little while the bigger stacks tried to apply more pressure. The prizepool and payouts were announced with a total of 1,057 entries, just shy of the number put up the previous year. There will be over $1.6 million up for grabs with 159 places being paid. A min-cash will be worth $2,550 while the winner will take home a WSOP Circuit ring along with $271,234.
Casey Christy got things started off with a bang as he banged the table and celebrated after spiking a huge river to eliminate his opponent. On a flop of , the action was checked to Christy who shoved all in for 84,000, well over the size of the pot. His opponent quickly called and Christy was not happy about the situation. Christy tabled while his opponent revealed . However, the and runout gave Christy a full house to send his opponent packing and scoop a large pot.
In the next level, Martin Kozlov was seen raking in a massive pot himself to climb near the top of the leaderboard. On a board, Kozlov's opponent jammed all in for around 100,000 and Kozlov snapped him off with a set of deuces. His opponent held ace-queen for a straight draw but the river held true to form for Kozlov to eliminate his opponent.
In one of the last hands before the final break of the night, Ryan D'Angelo was heads-up with the other big stack at his table. The board read and D'Angelo checked from the small blind. His opponent put together a bet of 52,000 from the hijack into a pot of around 140,000. D'Angelo tank-called with to pick off his opponent's bluff with .
Leading the way thus far is Pete Theodocion who at one point accumulated over 500,000 chips in the 14th level. He has since slipped under that mark but is still the clear chip leader with one level remaining. Some notables that have been eliminated include Mo Nuwwarah, Eric Salazar, Jarod Minghini, Ben Petrillo, Stephen Zablonski, and Paul Sokoloff.
The players will return for one more level that will be 60 minutes in length or until 112 players remain. The blinds will increase to 2,000/4,000 with a big blind ante of 4,000. A full list of chip counts of those moving on to Day 2 along with a recap of the day's action will be posted shortly after.
The numbers have been confirmed and with a total of 1,057 entries, the 2019 WSOP Circuit Cherokee Main Event proved to be another great turnout. There will be $1,601,355 up for grabs over the next two days and there will be 159 places paid. A min-cash will be worth $2,550 while the winner will be taking home $271,234. A full list of the payouts can be found via the 'Payout' tab.