2022 888poker XL Winter Series MSPT Sycuan Casino
$1,700 Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in $1,700
Prize Pool $1,489,245
Players 983

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 80,000 / 160,000
Ante 160,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 17

Damarjai Davenport Eliminated in 15th Place ($16,822)

Tboss • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Damarjai Davenport
Damarjai Davenport

The action folded around to Robert Keeling on the button and he shoved all of his chips across the line. Eric Salazar folded the small blind and Damarjai Davenport called off his remaining stack of roughly 400,000.

Damarjai Davenport: {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Robert Keeling: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}

Keeling was ahead with his ace-high and the flop came {j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, giving Davenport an open-ended straight draw to go along with his two live cards. The turn was the {a-Diamonds} giving Keeling a pair of aces and Davenport couldn't make his straight on the {4-Spades} river and was eliminated in 15th Place for $16,822.

Robert Keeling us
Robert Keeling
us 1,280,000 430,000
Eric Salazar us
Eric Salazar
us 540,000 -340,000
Damarjai Davenport us
Damarjai Davenport
us Busted

Tags: Damarjai DavenportEric SalazarRobert Keeling

Young Turns Trips to Double Through Vieth

AnthonyThompson • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Maxwell Young
Maxwell Young

Maxwell Young opened for 425,000 from the cutoff and Mason Vieth called on the button.

The flop fell {6-Spades}{j-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Young jammed for his last 75,000 getting snap-called by Vieth.

Mason Vieth: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Maxwell Young: {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

Vieth was ahead with his ladies but the dealer dropped the {j-Diamonds} on the turn giving Young trips and the {4-Diamonds} fell on the river securing Young's double up.

Mason Vieth us
Mason Vieth
us 1,800,000 -585,000
Maxwell Young us
Maxwell Young
us 1,000,000 160,000

Tags: Mason ViethMaxwell Young

Fives Full for Barfield

Tboss • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Nathanael Kogel raised under-the-gun to 90,000 and Andrew Barfield called in the cutoff before the button and blinds got out of the way.

The flop fell {j-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} and both players checked to see the {j-Spades} on the turn. Kogel bet out 105,000 and Barfield made the call.

The river was the {q-Diamonds} and Kogel checked to Barfield who bet out 500,000. Kogel gave it some thought and after asking the dealer to spread the pot decided to make the call. Barfield tabled {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for a full house and Kogel mucked his hand.

Nathanael Kogel us
Nathanael Kogel
us 4,940,000 -240,000
Andrew Barfield us
Andrew Barfield
us 2,930,000 1,050,000

Tags: Andrew BarfieldNathanael Kogel

Salazar Spikes River to Double Through Davenport

AnthonyThompson • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Eric Salazar
Eric Salazar

Eric Salazar open-jammed for 400,000 on the button and was quickly called by Damarjai Davenport from the small blind.

Eric Salazar: {9-Spades}{7-Spades}
Damarjai Davenport: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The flop fell {8-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{j-Hearts} pairing Davenport's queen but Salazar picked up a gutterball.

The {2-Spades} turn was no help to Salazar and Blake Whittington called for a ten-ball to fall on the river and the dealer dropped one with the {10-Diamonds} to give Salazar the double.

Eric Salazar us
Eric Salazar
us 880,000 380,000
Damarjai Davenport us
Damarjai Davenport
us 600,000 -460,000

Tags: Blake WhittingtonDamarjai DavenportEric Salazar

Nick Olivares Eliminated in 16th Place ($13,779)

Tboss • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Nick Olivares
Nick Olivares

Nick Olivares shoved all-in under-the-gun and the action folded around to Tim Burden who announced all-in as well forcing the blinds to quickly fold.

Nick Olivares: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Tim Burden: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}

Olivares had run into Burden's pocket aces and the flop came {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} giving Burden top set. The turn was the {6-Clubs} leaving Olivares drawing dead and the river was the {a-Hearts}, giving Burden quad aces and rubbing salt in the wounds of Olivares. Olivares was eliminated in 16th Place for $13,779.

Tim Burden us
Tim Burden
us 2,020,000 620,000
Nick Olivares US
Nick Olivares
US Busted

Tags: Nick OlivaresTim Burden

Benjamin Thompson Eliminated in 17th Place ($13,779)

Tboss • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Benjamin Thompson
Benjamin Thompson

Lily Kiletto raised in early position to 100,000 and Benjamin Thompson called on the button before Nathanael Kogel three-bet out of the big blind to 350,000. Kiletto took a couple of minutes eying up Kogel and Thompson before deciding to fold as she said "Its too early." and Thompson made the call.

On the flop of {q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{5-Spades} Kogel continued for 285,000 and Thompson made the call.

On the {4-Diamonds} turn Kogel moved all-in and Thompson snap-called.

Benjamin Thompson: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Nathanael Kogel: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}

Thompson had turned a flush draw to go along with his top pair top kicker, but needed to catch up as he was against Kogel's overpair. Unfortunately for Thompson the {4-Clubs} on the river was a brick and he was eliminated in 17th place for $13,779.

Nathanael Kogel us
Nathanael Kogel
us 5,180,000 1,520,000
Lily Kiletto us
Lily Kiletto
us 1,060,000 -220,000
Benjamin Thompson US
Benjamin Thompson
US Busted

Tags: Lily KilettoNathanael KogelBenjamin Thompson

Davenport Doubles Through Keeling

AnthonyThompson • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Damarjai Davenport
Damarjai Davenport

Damarjai Davenport open-jammed for 530,000 from early position and was called by Robert Keeling from the big blind.

Robert Keeling: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Damarjai Davenport: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

Keeling was ahead with his made hand of nines but Davenport took the lead after the {2-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{q-Spades} flop.

The turn brought the {8-Hearts} adding staright outs to Keeling's hand but the river fell the {k-Hearts} giving Davenport the double.

Damarjai Davenport us
Damarjai Davenport
us 1,060,000 530,000
Robert Keeling us
Robert Keeling
us 850,000 -545,000

Tags: Robert KeelingDamarjai Davenport

Shuffle Up and Deal

AnthonyThompson • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Cards are in the air for the final day of the $1,700 Main Event at Choctaw.


A New Champion Will Be Crowned in the Choctaw Durant Main Event Today

Kevin Eyster
Kevin Eyster

The final day of the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant $1,700 Main Event is set to kick-off at noon! The tournament has 17 players returning to battle it out for the $256,951 first-place prize, and the eventual champion will also be adding a shiny new WSOPC ring to their resume.

Returning as the chip leader is two-time Circuit ring winner Nathanael Kogel who won his first two in this very building just two years ago and will look to add another with his 3,660,000 chip stack.

Coming in hot on Kogel's tail is another two-time ring winner Dave Alfa. Alfa won his first two rings earlier this year in January here at Choctaw and is looking for another Main Event title.

Sitting third in chips is a relatively new Circuit player Jesus Martinez brining a 3,110,000 stack into the final day. Behind Martinez is WSOP bracelet winner Kevin Eyster who will look to add a fifth ring to his collection with 2,810,000 chips. Rounding out the top five is Marquis McCain with 2,500,000.

Remaining Players Outside Top 5

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
6Mason ViethUnited States2,385,000
7Andrew BarfieldUnited States1,880,000
8Tim BurdenUnited States1,400,000
9Robert KeelingUnited States1,395,000
10Lily KilettoUnited States1,280,000
11Paul RichardsonUnited States1,275,000
12Benjamin ThompsonUnited States1,020,000
13Bill BurfordUnited States910,000
14Maxwell YoungUnited States840,000
15Nick OlivaresUnited States800,000
16Damarjai DavenportUnited States530,000
17Eric SalazarUnited States500,000

Final Day Schedule

Final day action is set to start at noon today with blinds starting level 26 where blinds are 20,000/40,000/40,000. The levels will remain 60 minutes in length with a 15-minute break after every two levels of play and a 60-minute dinner break at the end of Level 31. The tournament will not stop until a winner is crowned, taking home the $256,915 first-place prize, along with a shiny new WSOP circuit ring and an automatic seat into the GCC.

WSOP Circuit Durant Main Event Remaining Payouts

PlacePrize Money

PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing all of the coverage until a champion is crowned, so stay tuned as the action unfolds!

Tags: Dave AlfaJesus MartinezKevin EysterMarquis MccainNathanael Kogel