The World Series of Poker Circuit He was back at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina from November 24-December. 5 for the second of four stops this season. As usual, the highlight of the series was the $1,700 Hold’em Main Event, which ran from December 2-5. A total of 1,502 entries had been made by the time registration officially closed, creating a whopping $2,275,530 prize pool. In the end, Donovan Dean of Alabama won the $356,963 jackpot and his second career home run. WSOPC Golden ring. Dean now has nearly $1.1 million in professional tournament earnings thanks to his most recent win, which was the largest to date on his resume.
“It feels so amazing,” Dean said. WSOP Reporters after coming out on top. “I’ve been in the heater lately, done a lot of deep runs but haven’t been able to finish a Circuit event in a while, so I feel really good.”
Dean has already been busy on the live tournament circuit in 2022. He’s reached eight final tables this year, winning four titles along the way. This last win earned 1,080 card player Player of the Year points. With a total of 2,762 points and $608,762 in so far POY earnings, Dean climbed to 66th place in 2022 POY Race ranking, sponsored Global Poker.
His other three championship victories this year have come at events at Pearl River Resort in Mississippi, where entry fees range from $600 to $1,500. Dean’s recent win at WSOP Circuit He was back in 2016, when he topped a file of 961 entries at a $365 buy-in event at Harrah’s Cherokee to win $54,777 and his first lot. WSOPC hardware.
Dean entered the final day in the eighth position with 13 players remaining. It didn’t take long for the field to narrow down to just ten, at which point Dean won the Priblo Classic with pocket jacks against Deividas Daubaris’ KQ ($10 – $28,984) to set the official final table.
Bracelet winner David Moses also has it all with KQ. He ran in an A-6 fit for three-time circuit winner Brad Albrinck and was unable to come from behind. Moses earned $36,107 as the ninth-place finisher.
Tyler Wilson scored two quick knockouts, eliminating Greg Dalton (eighth – $45,428) and Brad Wilson (seventh – $57,717) to dramatically advance to six-handed play. During this stretch, Dean picked up pocket aces against Albrinkck’s Pocket Kings and grabbed the double for the lead.
Albrinck was let go shortly thereafter, and soon he was all up and running with three pockets up against the AK of Shea Quintin. High volatility with no further help left Albrink in sixth place at $74,406.
Quintin has also found success from the other side of the Preflop race, with the pocket sevens needing to fade two of Juan Mora’s AQ raises. Quintin ended up with nine full sevens to win the bowl and eliminate Mora for fifth place ($95,912). Despite this win, Quentin was ultimately the next to fall. K-10 ran to A-10 off Howard Mash. None of the players improved by the river and Quentin was sent home with $125,423.
Mash’s run at the event came to an end when he took it all in a straight, straight draw against the top pair and a straight tie for Dean. River brought in a void and Mash came out in third place, earning $165,568 for his efforts.
Still, Dean entered the face-off game with 28,560,000 to Tyler Phillips’ 16,500,000. Dean extended his lead at first, and Phillips soon found himself in it all with an A.2 lagging behind As dean. K board ran out83jK To imprison fate and the title of brigadier general. Phillips earned $220,613 as runner-up, the most score of his career.
Here is a look at payments and POY Points awarded at the final table:
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