2022 888poker XL Winter Series
$1,700 Main Event
$1,700 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Bill Burford and Adam Hendrix Bag Large on Day 1a of the $1,700 Choctaw Durant Main Event

Tboss • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Adam Hendrix
Adam Hendrix

The opening flight of the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant $1,700 Main Event has completed! A total of 389 players entered the first flight for this $1,000,000 Guaranteed prizepool, with only 63 players advancing to Day 2 on Sunday, November 10th at 12:00 PM.

At the end of the night, the top three stacks were all very close with Bill Burford bagging the biggest stack, finishing the night with 474,500. Closely followed by Adam Hendrix who bagged a total of 452,000. Right on his tail was Jainmin Xu bagging a total of 425,500.

The 63 surviving players from Day 1a will come back Sunday, and join the survivors of Saturday's Day 1b flight in a combined field for Day 2.

Other notable players putting chips in a bag at the end of Day 1a include Kevin Eyster (395,000), Jake Bazely (318,500), and Matt Newcombe (317,000).

Some of the notables playing on Day 1a, but not making it through, included T.J Cloutier, Melisa Singh, Brett Apter, Nick Pupillo and Carlos Guerrero.

All of those names are eligible to fire another bullet and enter the Day 1b flight, as the WSOPC Choctaw Durant Main Event allows unlimited re-entry. Flight B begins at 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 9th and Day 2 will be on Sunday, November 10th at 12:00 PM.

Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team throughout the rest of the Main Event.

Tags: Adam HendrixBill BurfordBrett ApterCarlos GuerreroKevin EysterMatt NewcombeMelisa SinghNick Pupillo

End of Day 1a Chipcounts (full)

Tboss • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Bill Burford us
Bill Burford
us 474,500 474,500
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 452,000 -500
Jainmin Xu US
Jainmin Xu
US 425,500 425,500
Nate Wheeler us
Nate Wheeler
us 396,000
Kevin Eyster us
Kevin Eyster
us 395,000
Salvador Cervantes us
Salvador Cervantes
us 377,500
Maury Solano us
Maury Solano
us 371,500 371,500
James Jewell us
James Jewell
us 350,000 350,000
Thomas Johnson us
Thomas Johnson
us 338,500 338,500
Jake Bazeley us
Jake Bazeley
us 318,500
Matt Newcombe us
Matt Newcombe
us 317,000
Viet Vo us
Viet Vo
us 295,000 5,000
Jared Hemingway us
Jared Hemingway
us 294,000 294,000
Daniel Jones us
Daniel Jones
us 283,500 283,500
Sergio Ramirez us
Sergio Ramirez
us 263,500 263,500
Michael Reisman us
Michael Reisman
us 261,500
Chad Hicks US
Chad Hicks
US 238,000 238,000
Bryan Sneed US
Bryan Sneed
US 233,500 233,500
Keith Hall US
Keith Hall
US 233,000 205,000
Michail Kotsifis us
Michail Kotsifis
us 228,500 228,500
Jerry Fellers US
Jerry Fellers
US 213,500 213,500
Hieu Dang us
Hieu Dang
us 212,500
Jeff Whittle US
Jeff Whittle
US 212,000 212,000
Rami Owera us
Rami Owera
us 195,500 195,500
Glen Marshall us
Glen Marshall
us 195,000 195,000

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Final Four Hands of the Night

Tboss • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

The tournament director has just announced it will be the final four hands of the night in Flight A of the Main Event.

Buane Finds a Double

Tboss • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
James Baune
James Baune

James Baune moved all-in under-the-gun for 40,500 and the action folded around to Phil Mader in the big blind who had a decision. After a few minutes, Mader made the call and both hands were tabled.

Phil Mader: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
James Baune: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Baune had Mader dominated and the flop was only a little bit of a sweat coming {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{6-Spades}, giving both players a gutshot straight draw. The turn changed nothing when the {3-Diamonds} came and the river was the {2-Diamonds} sealing Baune's double.

James Baune us
James Baune
us 85,500 11,700
Phil Mader us
Phil Mader
us 77,500 33,700

Tags: James BaunePhil Mader

Henrix Emerges as Chipleader in Massive Cooler

Tboss • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Adam Hendrix
Adam Hendrix

Adam Hendrix raised under-the-gun to 6,000 and the action folded around to the player in the cutoff who put out 6,500, not seeing that there was already a raise he was forced to just call and the button and small blind folded before Jeff Sowell made the call in the big blind.

The dealer fanned a flop of {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Sowell checked to Hendrix who continued for 7,000 and both players called.

The turn was the {j-Clubs} and Sowell announced all-in for roughly 150,000. Hendrix thought about it for about 5 seconds before calling and the third player in the hand announced he was all-in as well for roughly 170,000, which Hendrix snap-called.

Jeff Sowell: {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Cutoff: {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Adam Hendrix: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Hendrix had turned the nut full house against Sowell's flush draw and the cutoff's flopped full house. and the {a-Spades} completed the board on the river, giving Hendrix a massive chiplead nearing the end of the night.

Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 638,500 421,000
Jeff Sowell us
Jeff Sowell
us Busted

Tags: Adam HendrixJeff Sowell


Roeke Flops a Set; Leaves Farrar Short

Tboss • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

David Roeke limped under-the-gun and as did another player behind him before Mark Farrar raised it up to 14,000. The table folded back around to Roeke who made the call and the middle player announced "I've made worse calls." as he put in the chips to call.

On the flop of {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs}, Roeke led out for 14,000 pushing the middle player out of the pot and Farrar went into the tank. After about 2-minutes Farrar announced all-in and Roeke quickly called and both hands were tabled.

Mark Farrar: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
David Roeke: {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

Roeke had flopped a set and the turn had Farrar drawing dead as the {k-Clubs} hit and the {3-Clubs} on the river was just a formality, sealing Roeke's double and leaving Farrar short-stacked.

David Roeke
David Roeke
Mark Farrar us
Mark Farrar
us 18,000 -28,000

Tags: Mark FarrarDavid Roeke