28 August 2022 (Tulsa, OK) - The World Series of Poker Circuit returns to the Hard Rock Tulsa August 17th - August 28th. This is the third stop of the 2022 Circuit season. The stop includes 16 events and concludes with the $1,700 Main Event, Friday August 26th.
It was another busy day inside the Hard Rock Tulsa Hotel and Casino for Day 1b of the World Series of Poker Circuit $1,700 Main Event.
A total of 403 entries were recorded for the final flight, and after a full 16 levels of poker, only 54 players bagged up chips to move on to Day 2.
Leading the way was Danny Corrifith who bagged 663,000, good enough for a top three stack heading into Day 2.
Securing the second spot was William McCracken, who was the only other player to eclipse the 600k mark and ended with 611,000.
Right behind McCracken was WSOP bracelet winner & five-time Circuit ring winner Blair Hinkle (378,000), while newly crowned Circuit ring winner Jessica Vierling (521,000) and Andy Sanders (427,000) rounded out the top five.
Other notable players to put chips in a bag at the end of Day 1B included two-time ring winner Bart Bogard (353,00), Mike Suggs (279,000), Mason Vieth (212,000), ring winner Jose Montes (208,000), and two-time ring winner Ryan Phan (195,000).
The action will resume at noon local time tomorrow for Day 2 with 78 players returning to their seats. The current schedule for Day 2 is to play through Level 26.
Come back and follow along with the WSOP.com live reporting team throughout the rest of the Main Event!
Allen Roberts booked his second tournament win ever tonight in Event #12. He took home $13,723 and the WSOP circuit ring. He defeated a field of 164 players over ten hours of play, eventually coming from behind heads up to defeat Michael Marder and keep him from winning his fifth WSOP circuit ring.
Roberts, who first played the WSOP main event in 2006, but has never cashed it, said he plays golf and poker and is about as good at both.
"I'm a bogey golfer and a bogey poker player," Roberts said.
He also mentioned taking a lot of pride in winning a circuit ring. Roberts plays the World Series in Vegas often, but says he had a much better year last year than he did this year. Now with the WSOP circuit win at his home casino, Hard Rock Tulsa, Roberts will continue to take more shots in golf and in poker.
He was also excited to book the win a few days before he flies out to Seattle then Alaska to vacation with his daughter - one of his six kids. Roberts also has ten grandkids and couldn't keep from smiling as he talked about them. He also couldn't keep from smiling while he was taking his winner's photos.
After the photos, he asked the photographer to take a picture with his phone and to make sure she got all the chips in it.
The final events of the WSOP circuit here at Hard Rock Tulsa begin Sunday. Event #13 and the $300 Seniors event.
Here are the details for Event #13:
- 2 PM Start
- 15,000 Starting stack
- Unlimited registration until the start of level 9
- One-day event
- 20-minute levels throughout with a 15-minute break every two hours of play
- 30-minute dinner break after six hours of play.
Seniors Event Details:
- 10 AM start
- 24,000 starting stack.
- Unlimited re-entry.
- Registration will remain open until the start the start of level 9
- This tournament is scheduled as one-day tournament.
- 30-minute levels
- There will be a 15-minute break every 2 hours of play
- 60-minute dinner break
Check out the full Hard Rock Tulsa Circuit schedule here.
This article was taken from WSOP.com by author Brent Harrington
10:00 AM - Seniors Event: $300 No-Limit Hold'em
12:00 PM - Main Event Day 2 Restart
2:00 PM - Event #13: $400 No-Limit 1-Day | Structure
7:00 - $135 No-Limit Hold'em Nightly