Bilguun Odgerel – Photo Credit: WSOP Circuit/Thunder Valley
Two beginning flights on the World Series of Poker Circuit’s second cease of 2023 constructed a discipline of 679 entries at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California.
The $1,700 buy-in no-limit maintain’em event had a prize pool value $1,028,685, and the highest 102 gamers all cashed for at the least $2,558 in prize cash in the course of the four-day occasion.
There had been 106 gamers that returned for day 2, and the cash bubble burst early within the day earlier than the sphere performed all the way down to the ultimate 9 gamers. The remaining desk resumed play on Monday, Jan. 23 to crown the second WSOP Circuit champion of the 12 months.
That champion was Bilguun Odgerel, and the $195,194 in prize cash he was awarded is the largest rating of his profession. The participant from Oakland, California now has event earnings near $300,000. This was additionally his first event victory.
The remaining desk took simply over seven hours to resolve a winner. Odgerel got here in with the third largest stack in the beginning of play. Angela Jordison was the chip chief initially, however her event run got here to a detailed when she busted in fifth place. Brandon Zuidema was the one different participant that held extra chips than Odgerel to start out the day, and the 2 would ultimately face-off within the heads-up remaining.
“I’m ecstatic. It’s kind of hard to believe it right now. I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’m grateful that my family is here to rail me,” stated Davis to the WSOP Circuit reporters after the victory.
Odgerel defeated Zudiema within the remaining match between two California gamers with pocket eights defeating pocket sixes on the ultimate hand. Zudiema took dwelling $120,643 for his deep run within the event, and his profession earnings now sit at $792,760.
Odgerel additionally paid a praise to his remaining opponent throughout his winner’s interview, “Brandon’s a really tough player. He’s a friend of mine. I knew it was going to be really tough, and I just tried my best to not give up my chips as best as possible and get the job done.”
A number of different notables that cashed within the occasion included Joshua Morrow (fifteenth), Justin Lapka (twenty third), Dann Turner (twenty fifth), Kyle Kitagawa (twenty ninth), Amir Lehavot (thirty seventh), Brett Murray (thirty eighth), Pat Lyons (forty fifth), Adam Curchack (forty sixth), Jarod Minghini (58th), and Curt Kohlberg (79th). Many of those gamers are regulars on the Thunder Valley Poker Room, they usually play there year-round at a number of event collection.
Here is a have a look at the payouts awarded on the remaining desk:
The subsequent WSOP Circuit occasion is already underway on the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, and it runs by means of Jan. 30. The $1,700 buy-in foremost occasion begins on Thursday, Jan. 26. You can see the total schedule for the event collection proper right here.