The fifteenth season of the World Series of Poker is presently performing at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in Florida. The Circuit has distributed an additional WSOP gold ring throughout the 5th occasion of the celebration as William Watson beat 56 gamers players and won $6,805 in cash.
This is the initial WSOP title as well as the very first ring in Watson’s career, although he has actually played in numerous various other events under the very same brand name. Last month, he ended up second in Cherokee, North Carolina, where an additional phase of the Circuit was held. For his runner-up position in the $600 No-Limit Hold ’em, Watson obtained an attractive cash prize of $28,986, considerably greater than he won in Coconut Creek on Tuesday. With his most recent finish, his overall real-time incomes are currently near to $200,000.
On Monday, he participated in the $400 No-Limit Hold ’em, the 5th event throughout the 2018/2019 WSOP Circuit which proceeds at this location up until September 23. The event did not handle to bring in a huge access area, with just 57 players signing up for the event. The complete prize pool was $18,150, so just the leading 6 players ended up in the money as well as got an ensured minimum of $1,071.
The 29-year-old professional poker dealer William Watson from Lexington, Kentucky, became a chip leader even before the official final table was set. On Monday, he led the last 10 players with his 198,100 in chips. Just 2 players had a possibility of reaching him, as they piled a little over 100,000. Ian O’Hara had actually 140,000, adhered to by Stephen Bierman as well as his 103,000 in competition chips.
Things rapidly changed and on Tuesday, when the surviving 5 entrants returned to the tables, Greg Paryani from Jacksonville, Florida, was the big stack with 237,000. The first player to bust was Matthew Bretzfield, who received $1,398 for his fifth place. Despite his initial advantage over the others, Paryani followed him in fourth place, cashing $1,906. Zo Karim, an experienced poker player from Orlando, Florida, was then eliminated in the third place and Watson had to meet Ian O’Hara (Boca Raton, FL) for the title.
The professional poker dealer defeated O’Hara in the heads-up, receiving his first WSOP ring and the top prize of $6,805, while the runner-up took home $4,211.
$400 NLH Monster Stack to Exceed $100,000 Guarantee
There are a total of 12 official ring events during the poker festival currently underway at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. One of the most exciting tournaments, the $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack already kicked off on Tuesday. There is apparently great interest towards this event, probably as a result of the amazing guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. There were 241 entries over the first starting flight and paying the $400 entry fee, they generated $79,530.
With another flight scheduled for Wednesday, the guarantee will definitely explode to a much more enticing prize pool. Only 28 players survived the poker action on Day 1A and will return to the tables for Day 2 on Thursday. Those who did not make it can try again on Wednesday during the second starting flight after cards get in the air at 11.00 a.m. The top players from the two flights will fight for the title on September 20.
Full $400 results:
1st: William Watson – $6,805 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Ian O’Hara – $4,211
3rd: Zo Karim – $2,759
4th: Greg Paryani – $1,906
5th: Matt Bretzfield – $1,398
6th: John Gorsuch – $1,071