Live Events 4
$1,700 Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in $1,700
Prize Pool $1,613,475
Players 1065

Level Info

Level 35
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 300,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 18

Highlights

Highlights

$1,700 Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Dustin Schoonover Wins WSOPC Choctaw Durant Main Event ($272,846)

AnthonyThompson • Level 35: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Dustin Schoonover
Dustin Schoonover

Dustin Schoonover was the latest Main Event champion of the 2019/2020 World Series of Poker Circuit season after he topped a field of 1,065 entries to walk away with the Choctaw Durant $1,700 Main Event title, a $272,846 top prize, and a seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

The victory marks Schoonover's first ring, one he feels very fortunate in achieving: "I feels great man, you know I have plenty of money, that's not what I'm here for, I came here for the ring."

Schoonover, the proud president/CEO of Schoonover Oil, came to Choctaw to play some cash games but when he saw that the Main Event was going on, he couldn't help but partake in the prestigious event.

"I originally came here to play cash but saw that the Main Event was going so I bought in on Day 1b in the 10th level and was down to about 10,000 but grinded it out and here I am, the Main Event Champion."

Even though Schoonover wasn't playing for the money, he still had some plans on what to do with it.

"I have two daughters, one of which is 13, so after I donate the first $27,000 to our church she will have the choice to go to any college she wants while my wife and I go on vacation."

Final Table Results

PlaceNameHometownPrize Money
1Dustin SchoonoverMidlothian, Texas$272,846
2John SkrovanAustin, Texas$168,642
3Brant JollyFayetteville, Arkansas$126,988
4Mark NewtonAda, Oklahoma$96,485
5Christopher StaatsOklahoma City, Oklahoma$73,976
6Allen BrivicHouston, Texas$57,239
7Montana BillsFort Scott, Kansas$44,699
8Austin LewisLantana, Texas$35,233
9Trung PhamOklahoma City, Oklahoma$28,034

Final Day Action

Day 3 started off with a firework show in the very first hand after John Skrovan turned Broadway to score the double elimination of Phil Mader and Melisa Singh and eliminations continued like rapid fire sending Vijaya Rakesh Madala (16th - $14,955), Felipe Valedz (15th - $18,262), and Jared Jaffee (14th - $18,262) all home before the first level ended.

The next level continued with a slew of eliminations as Jacob Haller (13th - $18,262), Jack Peterson (12th - $22,519), Rick Braun (11th - $22,519), and all- time ring winner Maurice Hawkins (10th - $22,519) all took their exit setting the stage for the final table before the completion of the second level.

Final Table Action

The final table started out in the same fashion as the beginning of the day with an elimination in the very first hand after Trung Pham couldn't win a race against Skrovan's Big Slick ending his run in ninth place.

Almost a full level passed before the next elimination occurred once Ausitn Lewis got all his chips in the middle holding ace-jack after Mark Newton raised holding ace-king. Lewis couldn't find a connection on the runout ending his tournament in eighth place.

A few short hands later saw the next body drop after Montana Bills got his short-stack in the middle from the big blind holding a made hand of sixes after Newton opened under the gun and was called. Newton held ace-king and won another flip on the turn to send Bills out in seventh place.

The next casualty happened right before the end of Level 30 when Allen Brivic turned a staright holding a pair of sevens but he was in bad shape as Brant Jolly held the higher end with a pair of queens, sending Brivic's out in sixth place.

Final Five Choctaw Main Event
Final Five Choctaw Main Event

Once players returned from break it didn't take long for the Christopher Staats to get his remaining stack in the middle after Skrovan open-jammed from the small blind putting Staats at risk. Staats held two overcards to Skrovan's pocket three's but couldn't connect ending the three-time ring winner's tournament in fifth place ($73,976).

Newton was the next player on the chopping block after Skrovan limped in from the small blind holding rockets and Newton moved all in from the big blind holding a made hand of nines. Skrovan snap-called and Newton saw an ace in the window ending his tournament in fourth place ($96,485).

Following Newton's exit was Jolly who got his short stack in the middle from the big blind holding queen-ten off after Schoonover jammed from the small blind holding an eight-five suited. Jolly connected on the flop hitting two-pair but it also gave Schoonover a gutshot that completed on the river ending Jolly's run in third place ($126,988).

Heads-Up Action

Dustin Schoonover & John Skrovan
Dustin Schoonover & John Skrovan

The heads-up battle began with Skrovan holding over seventy-seven percent of the chips in play and it looked like it was going to be a quick match until Schoonover leveled the playing field catching a quick double-up. The tussle was back and forth until the Schoonover spiked an open-ended staright draw on the river turning the tides.

From there, it only took a few hands before all the chips were in Schoonover's possession after Skrovan bluff-jammed the flop into Schoonover's top two-pair. Skrovan turned a gutterball but couldn't complete on the river ending his tournament in second place for $168,642 while Schoonover took the $277,846 first-place prize, a shiny new ring, and a seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

Choctaw Durant Casino Champion

Steven McCartney
Steven McCartney

Also finding success at the stop was Steven McCartney, who finished as the Choctaw Casino Champion. The gold ring winner finished off the series with six cashes, four final table appearances, one shiny new gold ring, and 142.5 points to earn a seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

WSOPC Choctaw Durant Ring Winners

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #1: $400 NLH Turbo261$86,130Sam Murphy$19,167
Event #2: $250 NLH Multi-Flight2,107$421,400Ron Robinson$58,615
Event #3: $400 NLH Monster Stack604$199,320Kyle Chance$37,764
Event #4: $600 NLH Congress175$90,125Jared Hemingway$22,385
Event #5: $400 NLH Turbo218$71,940Maurice Hawkins$16,898
Event #6: $400 NLH 6-Handed193$63,690Alan Percal$15,857
Event #7: $400 NLH Double Stack341$112,530Daniel Butler$23,997
Event#8: $400 NLH262$86,460Cory Bogert$19,246
Event#9: $600 NLH328$168,920Adeeb Al-nazer$36,423
Event #10: $1,700 NLH Main Event1,065$1,613,475Dustin Schoonover$272,846
Event #11: $400 NLH198$65,340Steven McCartney$15,761
Event #12: $400 NLH Bounty226$51,980Sai Raghu Uppala$12,100
Event #13: $250 NLH342$68,400Jason Daly$14,575
Seniors Event #1: $250 NLH Turbo332$64,400Bryant Morrison$13,948
Seniors Event #2: $250 NLH Turbo411$41,400  
Ladies Event: $135 NLH Turbo223$22,300Christi Langas$5,191

That wraps it up for the live coverage of the $1,700 Main Event at Choctaw Durant but stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be in Sacramento, California for the WSOPC at Thunder Valley bringing you all the updates from the $1,700 Main Event and $3,200 High Roller starting this Friday, January 17th, so keep it here.

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Tags: Allen BrivicBrant JollyChristopher StaatsDustin SchoonoverJack PetersonJacob HallerJared JaffeeJohn SkrovanMark NewtonMaurice HawkinsMelisa SinghMontana BillsPhilip MaderRick BraunSteven MccartneyTrung PhamVijaya Rakesh Madala

John Skrovan Eliminated in 2nd place ($168,642)

AnthonyThompson • Level 35: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
John Skrovan
John Skrovan

John Skrovan opened for 900,000 and Dustin Schoonover called to see a {j-Spades}{q-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop.

Schoonover checked his option, then snap-called after Skrovan moved all in.

John Skrovan: {5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Dustin Schoonover: {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

Skrovan was in bad shape but did find some life with the {7-Spades} turn that gave him a gutshot staright draw.

Unfortunately for Skrovan it just wouldn't be as the river fell the {k-Hearts} ending his tournament run in second place.

Dustin Schoonover us
Dustin Schoonover
us 31,950,000 5,175,000
John Skrovan us
John Skrovan
us Busted

Tags: John SkrovanDustin Schoonover

Level:
35
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
300,000

Schoonover Turns the Tide; Takes Massive Chip Lead

AnthonyThompson • Level 34: 100,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Dustin Schoonover
Dustin Schoonover

A turn of events arrived after a {4-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} board saw Dustin Schoonover check-jam and was called John Skrovan after he fired out 2,000,0000.

John Skrovan: {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Dustin Schoonover: {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}

Schoonover was behind but held the open-ended straight draw and got there after the {8-Clubs} fell on the river giving him the double-up for 10,050,000.

Dustin Schoonover us
Dustin Schoonover
us 26,775,000 12,625,000
John Skrovan us
John Skrovan
us 5,175,000 -12,625,000

Tags: Dustin SchoonoverJohn Skrovan

Schoonover Inches Closer

AnthonyThompson • Level 34: 100,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

After no initial raise, both players saw a {5-Spades}{k-Spades}{8-Spades} flop and John Skrovan check-called Schoonover's 500,000 bet.

The dealer turned the {8-Spades} and Skrovan lead out for 800,000 which was called by Dustin Schoonover.

Both players checked the {7-Hearts} river and Skrovan tabled {j-Clubs}{6-Spades} for the flush but Schoonover held the better of it with {j-Spades}{2-Diamonds} to scoop the pot.

John Skrovan us
John Skrovan
us 17,800,000 -1,050,000
Dustin Schoonover us
Dustin Schoonover
us 14,150,000 1,050,000

Tags: John SkrovanDustin Schoonover

Schoonover Levels the Playing Field

AnthonyThompson • Level 34: 100,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Dustin Schoonover
Dustin Schoonover

John Skrovan opened for 950,000 and Dustin Schoonover three-bet all in for 6,550,000, Skrovan called.

John Skrovan: {a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}
Dustin Schoonover: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

Skrovan was ahead with his ace-high and nothing changed after the {6-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop.

The turn however, fell the {k-Clubs} pairing Schoonover as he needed to fade an ace heading to the river and did as another cowboy dropped {k-Diamonds} securing his double-up.

John Skrovan us
John Skrovan
us 18,850,000 -6,150,000
Dustin Schoonover us
Dustin Schoonover
us 13,100,000 6,150,000

Tags: Dustin SchoonoverJohn Skrovan

Brant Jolly Eliminated in 3rd Place ($126,988)

AnthonyThompson • Level 34: 100,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Brant Jolly
Brant Jolly

Dustin Schoonover open-jammed from the small blind and Brant Jolly called putting his stack at risk.

Brant Jolly: {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Dustin Schoonover: {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

Jolly was ahead and connected on the {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{j-Hearts} flop which also gave Schoonover a gutshot staright draw.

The dealer turned the {2-Hearts} adding more outs to Schoonover's hand drawing to a heart flush and unfortunately for Jolly, the dealer drooped the {9-Diamonds} on the river completing Schoonover's staright ending Jolly's tournament in third place.

Dustin Schoonover us
Dustin Schoonover
us 8,900,000 3,400,000
Brant Jolly us
Brant Jolly
us Busted

Tags: Dustin SchoonoverBrant Jolly