Event 12 Prize Pool

Event 12, today’s 12 p.m. tournament and the last of the ring events at the Horseshoe, drew 105 players generating a $31,500 prize pool. Each of the top 12 finishers earn prize money with the 12th-place player pocketing $658. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of a $9,450 first prize. In addition to the score, the tournament’s winner heads home with a Circuit ring and 50 points toward Bob Chow’s Casino Championship lead.

The clock currently reads 23 players remaining and they are on a one-hour dinner break. Notables still alive include Zal Irani, BJ McBrayer and Dean Schultz.

Day 1 is set to conclude at the nine-handed final table.

Full prize structure:

Prize Pool

The Main Event, a Restart and a Ring

Sunday at the Horseshoe is a three-ring circus with Day 2 of the Main Event and yesterday’s $365 ring event running alongside Day 1 of the series’ final tournament — Event 12.

Here’s a complete look at the day’s schedule:

12 p.m. Main Event, $1,675 no-limit hold’em, Day 2

12 p.m. Event 12, $365 no-limit hold’em, Day 1

  • $365 buy-in gets players 10,000 chips
  • Cards go in the air at 12 p.m.
  • Blinds begin at 25/50
  • Levels 1-12 are 30 minutes, Levels 13-21 are 40 minutes, Levels 22-25 are 50 minutes, all remaining levels are 60 minutes
  • Registration remains open through Level 6 (~3:30 p.m.)
  • A one-hour dinner break occurs after Level 12 (~6:30 p.m.)
  • Day 1 concludes at the nine-handed final table
  • Day 2 resumes Monday at 2 p.m.

2 p.m. Event 11, $365 no-limit hold’em, Day 2

  • Nine players remain, Benjamin Hunt leads
  • Bob Chow, Bernard Lee, Sean Stevens still alive
  • $889 assured to each remaining player, $10,350, a Circuit gold ring and 50 points toward the Casino Championship to first
  • Full start-of-day chip counts available below

The day’s non-ring event:

  • 7 p.m. $120 nightly no-limit hold’em

Don’t forget to check back with us throughout the day for all official updates from the tournament floor.

Good luck, players!

Event 11 Counts, Chow in Contention

Bob Chow

Event 11, yesterday,s $365 ring event, ran alongside Day 1B of the Main Event and attracted a talented but intimate 115-player field that included Robert Chow (pictured), five-time ring winner Kurt Jewell, Bernard Lee and more. Following nearly 16 levels of play, just nine players remain and the action is headlined by Chow, Lee and chip leader Benjamin Hunt.

Hunt holds 250,500 chips and has a slight edge over ring winner Sean Stevens with 224,500. Chow, meanwhile, begins the day toward the bottom of the counts with 85,500 but is assured at least a share of the Casino Championship lead following this event. With 50 points already earned as a result of his Event 8 win, Chow has locked up a minimum of 15 more and will best current leader Andrew Robinson’s pace if he’s able to outlast just one more player.

Ring winner, RunGood Gear pro and media personality Bernard Lee begins the final table with a slight edge on Chow with 88,500.

Cards go in the air for Day 2 at 2 p.m. Action begins at the 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante level.

Chip counts with seat assignments:

RankNameChip CountSeat
1Benjamin Hunt250,5003
2Sean Stevens224,5006
3Brian Jennings212,5009
4Kelly Webb111,5002
5Bernard Lee88,5004
6Robert Chow85,5005
7Timothy Manning71,5007
8Mark Wright60,5008
9Christopher Dixon45,5001

Decorated Main Event Heads to Day 2

Aaron Steury

The World Series of Poker Main Event at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana attracted a record-breaking field. On Friday, 167 players entered Day 1A, and an additional 191 entered Day 1B on Saturday. The 358 entries represents an increase of almost 20% over last year’s turnout. In fact, 358 entries is an all-time record for WSOP Circuit Main Events held at this venue. The previous record was 340, set in 2012.

The chip leader heading into Day 2 is Joseph Royer, who amassed 238,900 chips on Day 1A. He’s followed by Dimas Martinez (218,300), Everett Lawrence (168,300), and Jean “Prince” Gaspard (160,600). No one else is above 150,000 in chips. A total of 116 players advance to Day 2 — 52 from flight 1A and 64 from flight 1B.

Several big names crowded their way into the field and survived to make Day 2. They include Peter Jetten (57,300), and WSOP Bracelet winners Aaron Steury (108,200), Robert Cheung (67,200), Keven “Stammdogg” Stammen (38,000), and Jonathan Taylor (18,600).

Among the notable players who failed to advance are Ravi Raghavan and James Duke. Duke finished in third place in the Millionaire Maker event at the WSOP this past summer.

Some of the most successful players in WSOP Circuit history were in attendance. Mark “Pegasus” Smith and Kurt Jewell, both 5-time ring winners, entered the event. Jewell was eliminated, but Smith will return for Day 2 with 8,000 in chips. He’ll be joined by Doug “Rico” Carli, who has two rings and owns the record for most career Circuit cashes with 87. Yossi Azulan, the Circuit points leader for the 2013-2014 season, also played, but failed to make it to Day 2.

At times, this tournament looked like a contest to see who could be the first player to win the Main Event here twice. Three of the past four winners were in the field. Charles “Woody” Moore (2010 champion) and Robert Castoire (2011 champion) advance to Day 2. Zal Irani (2013 champion) was eliminated in with just about 20 minutes to play on Day 1B. The only recent Main Event winner absent from the event is Dan Heimiller, who is plying his trade in Melbourne at WSOP Asia-Pacific.

The other competition in focus today is the Casino Champion race, which is still wide open. Andrew Robinson currently leads with 65 points. He made it through Day 1B with 21,200 chips. Tim McCarthy is in 2nd place with 62.5 points. He survived Day 1A with 81,200. Woody Moore and Brad Albrinck are tied for third with 60 points. Moore earned his third career Circuit ring yesterday, and he also returns for Day 2 (73,000 in chips). Albrinck was eliminated.

Day 2 begins Sunday at noon. Here are the top ten chip counts. Full chip counts and seating assignments are available on WSOP.com.

1. Joseph Royer – 238,900
2. Dimas Martinez – 218,300
3. Everett Lawrence – 168,300
4. Jean “Prince” Gaspard – 160,600
5. T. Williams – 147,400
6. Clinton Keown – 143,800
7. Kenny Smith – 123,800
8. Miles Reinhard – 122,700
9. Scott Wright – 111,800
10. Emad Alabst – 110,300

Full chip counts available on WSOP.com.

Event 11 Prize Pool

Event 11, today’s $365 ring event, drew 115 players competing for their piece of a $34,500 prize pool. Each of the top 12 finishers earn a payday with the 12th-place player pocketing $721. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of a $10,350 first prize, a Circuit gold ring and 50 points toward Andrew Robinson’s Casino Championship lead.

The clock currently reads 58 players remaining toward the end of Level 8. Notables still alive include Kurt Jewell, Bernard Lee and Bob Chow.

Day 1 is set to wrap at the nine-handed final table.

Full prize structure:

Prize Pool