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$1,700 Main Event



$1,700 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Ryan Jones Leads Day 1a of the WSOPC Horseshoe Baltimore Main Event

SandraBarbour • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Ryan Jones, Day 1a Chip Leader
Ryan Jones, Day 1a Chip Leader

Day 1a of the World Series of Poker Circuit $1,700 Main Event at Horseshoe Baltimore is in the books with 57:43 remaining in Level 16. A total of 141 entry slips were sold for the first flight but only 23 players managed to find a bag at the end of the night.

Leading the Day 1a pack is two-time ring winner Ryan Jones with an impressive stack of 467,000, more than fifteen times the starting stack. Jones already has two Circuit Main Event titles under his belt. He took down the Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event of the 2014/2015 Circuit season and the Rio Las Vegas Circuit Main Event of the 2016/2017 season. He will be looking to win another title.

Jones is followed by three-time ring winner Peter Vitantonio with 307,500. Joseph Malebranche rounds up the top three with 274,000.

Other big names who bagged include bracelet winner and two-time Circuit ring winner Michael Wang with 226,500. Wang claimed both of his Circuit rings this series. He won Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed and Event #8: $600 No-Limit Hold’em. He is also a favorite to win the Casino Champion title with his two victories and a seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship. He will be looking to make another deep run.

Bracelet winner John Gorsuch (181,000), as well as bracelet winner and four-time Circuit ring winner Justin Liberto (147,500), and Christian Harder (92,000) also made it to Day 2.

Other notables who took a shot at the first flight but couldn’t survive the day included Tony Gregg, Steve Karp, Timothy Little, and Nicholas Verderamo. They will have the option to try their luck again on Saturday in the second and last flight of the Main Event.

Day 1b will get underway at 11 a.m. local time and the survivors of both flights will combine for Day 2 on Sunday, October 13th at noon.

Just as with Flight A, the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on the felt providing you with all the updates for Flight B so tune in then!

Tags: Christian HarderJohn GorsuchJustin LibertoMichael WangNicholas VerderamoPeter VitantonioRyan JonesSteve KarpTimothy LittleTony Gregg

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

SandraBarbour • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Ryan Jones us
Ryan Jones
us 467,000 137,000
Peter Vitantonio us
Peter Vitantonio
us 307,500 30,500
Joseph Malebranche us
Joseph Malebranche
us 274,000 244,000
Tim Faro us
Tim Faro
us 241,500
Lara Eisenberg us
Lara Eisenberg
us 235,500 4,500
F. Siddiqui US
F. Siddiqui
US 234,500
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
us 226,500 36,500
Chris Grove us
Chris Grove
us 215,000
Aviel Rybin US
Aviel Rybin
US 212,000
Dennis Mcglynn us
Dennis Mcglynn
us 200,000 -25,000
An Huang us
An Huang
us 188,000 13,000
Johnathan Gilliam US
Johnathan Gilliam
US 186,000
John Gorsuch us
John Gorsuch
us 181,000 41,000
William Zgorski US
William Zgorski
US 178,000
Ryan Van Sanford us
Ryan Van Sanford
us 175,000 -20,000
Ian Davis us
Ian Davis
us 169,500 -5,500
Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us 147,500 -62,500
Ryan Tamanini us
Ryan Tamanini
us 134,500
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
us 92,000 22,000
Lilliana Martinly US
Lilliana Martinly
US 79,000
Lisa Karl us
Lisa Karl
us 49,500 4,500
Scott Burnham US
Scott Burnham
US 23,000 -12,500
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 18,000 -12,000

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Play Has Halted For Day 1a

SandraBarbour • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The remaining 23 players have bagged for the night. Full end-of-day chip counts and a recap will follow shortly.


Last Break

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

Players are now gone on their last 15-minute break of the day.

Michael Wang Ships Second Ring of the WSOP Circuit Baltimore Stop

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Michael Wang
Michael Wang

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team is at the Horseshoe Baltimore to live report both the $1,700 Main Event and $3,250 High Roller; however, that is just one of more than a dozen gold ring events that have taken place over the past week. As such, we thought we’d profile some of the preliminary tournaments and those who struck it big.

In Event #8: $600 No-Limit Hold’em, 103 entrants created a $53,045 prize pool that was paid out to the top 15 players including Hank Sitton (11th - $1,075), Patrick Lacey (13th - $947), and Martin Borras (15th - $947).

For the second time at the stop, it was WSOP bracelet winner Michael Wang coming out on top. He previously topped a field of 101 runners to win Event #5: $400 NLH 6-Handed for $9,522 and his first ring. Days later, he won Event #8 for $15,156 and his second gold ring.

The 31-year-old from Livingston, New Jersey also vaulted into the points lead in the race for WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Champ.

Final Table Results

1Michael WangLivingston, New Jersey$15,156
2Shiraz HasanN/A$9,368
3Cynthia KassisGermantown, Maryland$6,455
4Alvin AntonN/A$4,572
5Justin LibertoFallston, Maryland$3,330
6Lara EisenbergBethesda, Maryland$2,498
7Chao HuangN/A$1,930
8Johannes MuellerPittsford, New York$1,538
9Nitis UdornpimBethlehem, Pennsylvania$1,266

Tags: Michael Wang

Liberto Folds to Wang's Shove

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

Michael Wang raised to 8,000 from the hijack and Justin Liberto three-bet to 25,500 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Wang who added the remainder to call.

The flop came {j-Clubs}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and Wang checked. Liberto bet 16,500 and Wang took a few seconds of reflection then check-raised all in for about 125,000. Liberto snap-folded.

Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us 215,000 189,000
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
us 190,000 40,000

Tags: Justin LibertoMichael Wang