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Day 1b Completed

Melissa Singh Bags Chiplead Day 1b of the $1,700 Main Event

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

The second and final flight of the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant $1,700 Main Event has come to an end! A total of 594 players entered the second flight with 126 players finding a bag to advance to Day 2 on Sunday, November 10th at 12:00 PM.

At the end of the night, it was Melisa Singh who bagged the chiplead with a 445,500 in chips. Singh has been having a fantastic series, winning her first WSOP Circuit gold ring earlier this week in Event #8: No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed and taking home the grand prize of $16,720. On top of the first-place finish, Singh had also finished in second place in the Ladies Event for $3,638 eventually falling victim to Katherine Offutt who took home the $5,885 grand prize.

Second in chips right behind Singh is Lesley Manuel with 436,500 who is coming fresh off a fifth-place finish in the Choctaw Durant Ladies Event for $1,293. Rounding up the top three stack in Day 1B is Raymond Whitley finishing with 399,500.

With Day 1b reaching a whopping 594 entries and adding to the 1a 389 entries for a total of 983 entries creating a prizepool of$1,489,245. A combined 189 players will be restarting on Sunday, November 10th at 12:00 PM for Day 2 with 146 reaching the minimum payout of $2,549 and be battling for the first-place prize of a WSOP Circuit gold ring, a seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship and $256,915.

Other notables reaching the end of Day 1b include Charles Johnson (286,500), Eric Salazar (247,000), Nick Pupillo (176,500) and Lexy Gavin (64,000).

Notables Playing Day 1b but unfortunately not making it to Day 2 include, Gediminas Uselis, Mo Nuwwarah, Brian Altman and Maurice Hawkins.

Play will resume at the beginning of Level 16 Sunday, with the blinds at 2000/4000/4000. Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as the Main Event continues at noon Sunday!

Tags: Brian AltmanCharles JohnsonEric SalazarGediminas UselisKatherine OffuttLesley ManuelLexy GavinMaurice HawkinsMelisa SinghMo NuwwarahNick PupilloRaymond Whitley

End of Day 1B Chipcounts (full)

Tboss • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Melisa Singh us
Melisa Singh
us 445,500
Lesley Manuel us
Lesley Manuel
us 436,500
Raymond Whitley us
Raymond Whitley
us 399,500
Dave Alfa us
Dave Alfa
us 388,500 173,500
Marquis McCain us
Marquis McCain
us 335,500 -19,500
Tim Burden us
Tim Burden
us 320,000 180,000
Eric Taylor us
Eric Taylor
us 313,000 313,000
Damarjai Davenport us
Damarjai Davenport
us 306,000 306,000
Charles Johnson us
Charles Johnson
us 286,800 300
David DiBernardi us
David DiBernardi
us 278,500 278,500
Jo-Chun Liu
Jo-Chun Liu
275,000 275,000
Paul Richardson us
Paul Richardson
us 274,500 135,500
Michael Taylor us
Michael Taylor
us 272,000
Roy Upshaw us
Roy Upshaw
us 267,000 267,000
Andrew Barfield us
Andrew Barfield
us 251,000 251,000
Eric Salazar us
Eric Salazar
us 247,000 -13,000
Jeffrey Frye us
Jeffrey Frye
us 238,000 238,000
Thomas Olivas us
Thomas Olivas
us 232,500 232,500
Mike Cordell us
Mike Cordell
us 221,500 221,500
Robert D
Robert D
220,000 220,000
Songpyng Twu us
Songpyng Twu
us 216,000 216,000
Lawrence Porath us
Lawrence Porath
us 211,500 211,500
Robert Perkins us
Robert Perkins
us 211,000 211,000
Mo Arani US
Mo Arani
US 202,000 202,000
Chris Georgakis US
Chris Georgakis
US 199,500 199,500

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End of the Night Chip Counts

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Melisa Singh us
Melisa Singh
us 445,500 -24,500
Lesley Manuel us
Lesley Manuel
us 436,500 119,500
Raymond Whitley us
Raymond Whitley
us 399,500 399,500
Charles Johnson us
Charles Johnson
us 286,500 126,500
Michael Taylor us
Michael Taylor
us 272,000
Peter Walsworth us
Peter Walsworth
us 199,000 9,000
Andros Ioakimides us
Andros Ioakimides
us 196,000 66,000
Gregg Merkow us
Gregg Merkow
us 193,000 -22,000
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
us 176,500 72,500
James Pupillo us
James Pupillo
us 169,000 4,000
Lily Kiletto us
Lily Kiletto
us 160,000 -10,000
Matthew Radcliffe us
Matthew Radcliffe
us 143,000 -11,000
Rayan Chamas ca
Rayan Chamas
ca 85,000 -40,000
Carlos Guerrero us
Carlos Guerrero
us 74,500 -140,500
Lexy Gavin us
Lexy Gavin
us 64,000 -23,000
Cody Coffman us
Cody Coffman
us 47,500 -4,500

Final Four Hands

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

The tournament director has just announced the final four hands of the night.

Kyle Birdwell Reigns Victorious Claiming His Second Ring in Event #9: $600 NLH

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Kyle Birdwell
Kyle Birdwell

While PokerNews is here offering live updates from the Main Event and High Roller, we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you about the full schedule of side events that have been playing out over the past week at the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant.

In Event #9: $600 NLH, 248 runners created a $127,720 prize pool that was paid out to the top 38 players. Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Christopher Staats (10th - $2,049), Steven Williams (13th- $1,703), Blake Whittington (15th - $1,703), Michael Lech (19th - $1,253), and Carlos Guerrero (24th - $1,111).

In the end, it was Texas native Kyle Birdwell who collected every chip in play to capture his second ring along with a $29,564 payday.

The victory arrived less than four months after Birdwell's first gold-ring run, which occurred at the prior Choctaw Durant Circuit in July. His monumental score of $102,195 among 2,206 players in the multi-flight may have provided Birdwell with a more secure mentality when it came to tournament poker.

“It feels great. I think my confidence is a lot higher actually because I’m taking it a little more seriously,” said Birdwell. “It’s my hobby, but you know been able to turn it into some income and actually have a blast doing it.”

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Kyle BirdwellFort Worth, Texas$29,564
2Sid NaeimiPoanoke, Texas$18,274
3John GallaherLebanon, Tennessee$13,021
4Adam HendrixAnchorage, Arkansas$9,447
5Koen RoelinkAmsterdam$6,980
6Trung PhamTemple, Texas$5,255
7Thomas OlivasCoppell, Texas$4,032
8Lauren BunchTulsa, Oklahoma$3,154
9Brock WilsonArdsley, New York$2,517

Tags: Adam HendrixBlake WhittingtonBrock WilsonCarlos GuerreroChristopher StaatsLauren BunchMichael LechSteven WilliamsThomas OlivasTrung Pham

More Updated Chip Counts

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Lesley Manuel us
Lesley Manuel
us 317,000
Eric Salazar us
Eric Salazar
us 260,000 98,000
Dave Alfa us
Dave Alfa
us 215,000 82,500
Peter Walsworth us
Peter Walsworth
us 190,000 120,600
Mason Vieth us
Mason Vieth
us 180,000 -20,000
Lily Kiletto us
Lily Kiletto
us 170,000 -25,500
James Pupillo us
James Pupillo
us 165,000 99,600
Charles Johnson us
Charles Johnson
us 160,000 -80,000
Tim Burden us
Tim Burden
us 140,000 24,800
Akash Lakhman Gondalia us
Akash Lakhman Gondalia
us 140,000 33,600
Simon Webster us
Simon Webster
us 120,000 -12,400
Casey Diener us
Casey Diener
us 115,000 -17,600
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 110,000 54,000
Maxwell Young us
Maxwell Young
us 100,000
Shomari Williams us
Shomari Williams
us 60,000 -27,000

McCain WIns Monster Pot Nearing End of 1B

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

Marquis McCain raised under-the-gun to 7,000 and the action folded around to the button who three-bet to 22,000, the blinds quickly folded and the action was back on McCain who asked to see his opponents stack before four-betting to 52,000. The button announced all-in for roughly 165,000 and McCain snap-called.

Button: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Marquis McCain: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}

McCain had his opponent dominated and the board ran out {10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{2-Spades}{4-Clubs} to improve to aces and twos and eliminate his opponent.

Marquis McCain us
Marquis McCain
us 355,000

Tags: Marquis Mccain