It was an incredible day at Hard Rock Tulsa as three WSOP Circuit rings were awarded as well as mystery bounty envelopes. David Soskin had the honors of finding the $10,000 envelope late last night. However it was Josh Brower who ended up closing out the event to take home $9,402 plus bounties.
Today starts Flight A of the Double Stack NLH where players will start with 40,000 in chips with the buy-in of $400. If you're looking to get into the $1700 Main Event this weekend at a discount. Set your sights for the 4PM $140 Main Event Satellite.
Payouts and recaps from Ring Event #5,#6, and #7 are available on WSOP.com provided by PokerORG via Liam Gannon.
After roughly one and a half hours of play, Event #5: $400 NLH Super Stack has come to a conclusion and crowned a new champion.
Arkansas native Wesley Jones has conquered his first WSOPC ring after finishing runner up in Durant this summer.
“I just tried to stay calm, say patient,” the newly crowned Super Stack champion recounted “try to play good poker, that’s all you can do.”
Many players came up to congratulate Jones on his win, with 14-time WSOPC winner Daniel Lowery on his rail for support.
The inaugural WSOPC $400 Mystery Bounty at Tulsa saw an end to the tournament after over 14 hours of play. The format of the tournament saw the two biggest bounties sit at $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.
It was a pair of entertaining characters who pulled them both as David Soskin pulled the $10,000 bounty and WSOPC winner Joey Gargiulo pulled the $5,000, both players making the final table of the tournament.
A few days prior, Joshua Brower finished runner up to Timothy “T.J.” Cunningham in the $400 multi flight tournament, falling short of securing his first ring. Tonight he flipped the script as he came out on top, besting Gargiulo heads up for his first WSOPC ring.
“What a thrill,” Brower said, beaming with a mix of excitement and pride “especially after the sting a couple of days ago, I am just pumped.” Brower pulled a total of four bounties, to make $1,400 on top of his already $9,402 score.
“I started playing poker in the late 90s, started with Seven-Card stud,” Brower continued and went on to say that he is originally from upstate New York. “The past few years I have lived in Tulsa, and during the pandemic I began to study GTO. I’ve been playing the circuit for about a year, and the players in this region are great, I’m learning a lot.”
Brower now wins the seat to the WSOPC 2024 tournament of champions, an event he is incredibly excited to go play.
After 10 hours of play, the third event finishing today came to a close. Event #7: $400 NLH six-handed came to a close after a field of 162 players created a prizepool of $53,460, paying out 25 spots.
At the end of it all it was WSOPC winner and Tulsa local Richard "Rick" Gebhart who came out on top, facing off against 22-year old WSOPC newcomer Daniel Davis. Davis secured his first WSOPC cash, while Gebhart added a second WSOPC ring to his already decorated resume.
"The field had a lot of aggressive players," Gebhart commented on the competition of the day "kind of fit to my little style. For once."
Gebhart success at this event comes as no shock, given his success at last year's iteration of the WSOPC Tulsa stop, with his first ring and a second place finish in the WSOPC Main Event for $90,518.
"Just try to win," the 6-max champion talked about his thoughts going through his mind as the final table progressed. "A lot of suck outs, I sucked out on a lot of people while they did it to me to. In the end I came out on top."
On top of the prize and the ring, Gebhart now wins a seat to the 2024 WSOP Tournament of Champions with a $1,000,000 guaranteed prizepool.
Here is a full list of events for Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023:
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