2022 888poker XL Winter Series
$1,700 Main Event
Days:
$1,700 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Nathanael Kogel Bags Lead Heading into Final Day of WSOPC Choctaw Durant Main Event

Tboss • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Nathanael Kogel
Nathanael Kogel

The pinnacle of the 2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant series has arrived, as the $1,700 Main Event is down to the final 17 competitors. The field trimmed down from 189 players with the final 17 restarting at 12:00 PM on Monday, November 11th.

Bagging the chiplead at the end of Day 2 was two-time WSOP Circuit champion Nathanael Kogel (3,660,000). Kogel was gaining momentum throughout the tournament, raising often and gaining steam when he eliminated James Pupillo with his pocket jacks after Pupillo shoved with pocket nines and Pupillo couldn't catch up. His run continued when he raised with pocket tens and Jeffrey Frye three-bet jammed with his pair of eights and the tens held.

Dave Alfa (3,180,000) bagged second in chips having a very successful day. Alfa took some gambles that paid off including calling with an open-ended straight draw to eliminate Hoan Nguyen when he hit the turn. Alfa played a very aggressive style throughout the day finding himself coming out on top in many different situations including flopping a set against Dan Blakeman's top pair and sending him to the payout desk.

Bagging third-place chips was Jesus Martinez who started to gain traction nearing the end of the night and winning a monster pot after flopping trips against Ron Miller to double up and leave Miller short.

Many other well-known players found a bag at the end of Day 2 including WSOP Gold bracelet winner Kevin Eyster (2,810,000), Tim Burden(1,400,000), Lily Kiletto (1,280,000) and Eric Salazar (500,000)

Notables making it into the money but not making it to Day 3 include Adam Hendrix ($4,581) Nick Pupillo($4,089), Cody Coffman (2,631), and Lexy Gavin ($2,549).

All 17 players remaining are guaranteed a payout of $13,779 but will be playing for the first-place prize of $256,915, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and a seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

Play will resume on level 26 with blind 20,000/40,000/40,000 at 12:00 PM on Monday, November 11th.

Follow along here with the PokerNews team for the live coverage throughout the rest of the tournament.

Tags: Adam HendrixCody CoffmanEric SalazarHoan NguyenJames PupilloJeffrey FryeJesus MartinezKevin EysterLexy GavinLily KilettoNathanael KogelRon Miller

End of Day 2 Chipcounts

Tboss • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Nathanael Kogel us
Nathanael Kogel
us 3,660,000 1,660,000
Dave Alfa us
Dave Alfa
us 3,180,000 -20,000
Jesus Martinez us
Jesus Martinez
us 3,110,000 40,000
Kevin Eyster us
Kevin Eyster
us 2,810,000 1,510,000
Marquis McCain us
Marquis McCain
us 2,500,000 1,000,000
Mason Vieth us
Mason Vieth
us 2,385,000 385,000
Andrew Barfield us
Andrew Barfield
us 1,880,000 680,000
Tim Burden us
Tim Burden
us 1,400,000 200,000
Robert Keeling us
Robert Keeling
us 1,395,000 645,000
Lily Kiletto us
Lily Kiletto
us 1,280,000 180,000
Paul Richardson us
Paul Richardson
us 1,275,000 -975,000
Benjamin Thompson US
Benjamin Thompson
US 1,020,000 220,000
Bill Burford us
Bill Burford
us 910,000 -40,000
Maxwell Young us
Maxwell Young
us 840,000 -585,000
Nick Olivares US
Nick Olivares
US 800,000 -715,000
Damarjai Davenport us
Damarjai Davenport
us 530,000 215,000
Eric Salazar us
Eric Salazar
us 500,000 500,000

Maury Solano Eliminated in 18th Place ($13,779)

AnthonyThompson • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Maury Solano
Maury Solano

There was heads-up between Andrew Barfield from middle position and Maury Solano from the cutoff with a board showing {9-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{3-Clubs}.

Barfield lead out for 75,000 into a 200,000 pot and Solano raised to 175,000. Action was back on Barfield who three-bet all in and Solano called butting his tournament life at risk.

Maury Solano: {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Andrew Barfield: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Solano didn't like what he saw but the {2-Clubs} turn brought some hope as he picked up the flush draw but the river fell the {a-Hearts} ending his tournament in 18th place.

Andrew Barfield us
Andrew Barfield
us 1,200,000 600,000
Maury Solano us
Maury Solano
us Busted

Tags: Maury SolanoAndrew Barfield

Solana Wins Flip Against Alfa to Stay Alive

Tboss • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

Maury Solano shoved from middle position for 390,000 and the action folded around to Dave Alfa in the big blind who quickly made the call.

Maury Solano: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Dave Alfa: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

They were off to the races and the flop came {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{5-Hearts} giving Solano a gutshot straight draw to go along with his two overcards and the turn was the {8-Diamonds} giving him another gutshot and the board completed with the {10-Spades} on the river, sealing his double up with a pair of tens.

Dave Alfa us
Dave Alfa
us 3,200,000 -800,000
Maury Solano us
Maury Solano
us 890,000 255,000

Tags: Maury SolanoDave Alfa

Two Table Redraw

AnthonyThompson • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
111Robert Keeling1,225,000
112Eric Salazar420,000
113Damarjai Davenport520,000
114Paul Richardson1,600,000
115Maxwell Young1,200,000
116Kevin Eyster2,500,000
117Mason Vieth1,240,000
118Jesus Martinez625,00
119Marquis McCain2,750,000
    
121Nick Olivares850,000
122Nathanael Kogel3,800,000
123Dave Alfa3,700,000
124Lily Kiletto1,200,000
125Andrew Barfield1,400,000
126Tim Burden1,300,000
127Maury Solano635,000
128Bill Burford700,000
129Benjamin Thompson850,000

Miller Down to Only 5,000 Chips; Eliminated Shortly After

Tboss • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Ron Miller
Ron Miller

On a flop of {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts} there was roughly 300,000 in the middle and after a couple of raising Ron Miller and Jesus Martinez were all-in.

Jesus Martinez: {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Ron Miller: {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}

Miller was in a world of trouble as he ran into Martinez' flopped trips and the turn was the {7-Hearts} giving him some hope with a straight draw but the {q-Spades} on the river was a brick. Martinez had 1,385,000 while Ron Miller had 1,390,000 leaving Miller with only a 5,000 remaining and was eliminated only a few hands later.

Jesus Martinez us
Jesus Martinez
us 3,070,000 3,070,000
Ron Miller US
Ron Miller
US 5,000 -960,000

Tags: Jesus MartinezRon Miller

Kiletto Doubles Through Alfa

AnthonyThompson • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Lily Kiletto
Lily Kiletto

Dave Alfa opened for 75,000 from early position and Kent Buckingham called on the button. Action folded to Lily Kiletto who moved all in for 470,000 from the big blind wand was called by Alfa while Buckingham folded.

Dave Alfa: {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Lily Kiletto: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

Kiletto was ahead with her made hand of tens and the {6-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} run out sealed her double up.

Dave Alfa us
Dave Alfa
us 4,000,000 -180,000
Kent Buckingham us
Kent Buckingham
us 1,100,000 -250,000
Lily Kiletto us
Lily Kiletto
us 1,100,000

Tags: Lily KilettoKent BuckinghamDave Alfa

Young Flops Top Pair to Double Through Davenport

Tboss • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Maxwell Young
Maxwell Young

With roughly 200,000 in the middle Maxwell Young checked to Damarjai Davenport who bet 100,000 and Young raised to 225,000. Davenport took a little over 30-seconds and announced all-in. Young snap-called his 600,000 total and both hands were tabled.

Maxwell Young: {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Damarjai Davenport: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Young had flopped top pair and managed to avoid the overcards on the {6-Spades} turn and the {5-Spades} river for a double through Davenport.

Maxwell Young us
Maxwell Young
us 1,425,000 405,000
Damarjai Davenport us
Damarjai Davenport
us 315,000 -785,000

Tags: Damarjai DavenportMaxwell Young