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This 3-Bet report brings you updates from two separate WSOP Circuit events from Harrah’s Cherokee and the WSOP International Circuit Rozvadov Spring Edition, along with details of PokerGO’s first-ever Heads-Up Showdown.
Jared Ingles won the WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event for a career-best $300,736 and his first WSOPC gold ring. Changlong Zeng collected $185,859 as the runner-up.
Germany’s Volkan Alkan championed the WSOP International Circuit Spring Edition Main Event at King’s Resort in Rozvadov to win the coveted WSOP Circuit gold ring and a personal-best €160,500 (~$185,627). Besnik Lalinovci came second for €1,00,900. In addition to the prize money, Alkan received a free entry into the 2022 WSOP Europe Main Event and a seat in the WSOP Circuit Tournament of Champions to be held at the 2022 WSOP in Las Vegas later in the summer.
PokerGO has unveiled the bracket draws of its first-ever Heads-Up Showdown, a $25,000 buy-in tournament with 32 poker superstars competing to win the top prize of $400,000.
The 34-year-old Prospect, Louisiana resident Jared Ingles overcame a formidable 1,213-entry field in the $1,700 buy-in WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event to win his first WSOPC gold ring and a career-best $300,736. Changlong Zeng collected $185,859 in second place.
According to his Hendon Mob profile, Ingles now sits on $1,353,180 in live tournament earnings. His previous best score before this win was XXXX which he won for his 56th place finish in the 2010 WSOP Main Event.
After his win, Ingles said, “I am 34 now, so I have been grinding for over half my life. I am mainly a cash game player, but I have been firing this tournaments for a long time and finally was able to close one out.”
“I am going to take off from playing now for a while until the series in the summer,” he added.
Discussing the Cherokee Main Event, Ingles said, “I knew I was the favorite coming in to today, 7th out of 17. I knew I had a great equity spot from the start, so there was not really a single moment.” and added, “I laid down trip queens (k-q) in a spot where it was a really strong hand (board was q-q-4-10-7) when he check-raised me on the river. And in another hand, I folded ace-queen to a 17 big blind shove, and that’s a real nitty fold, but that was literally the only player I am folding that to.”
The $1,700 buy-in Main Event logged in 1213 entries across two starting flights, and the top 182 places got paid from the $1,837,695 prize pool. A min-cash was worth $25,800.
In the heads-up match between Changlong Zeng and Jared Ingles, Zeng held a slight advantage (54% of the chips) over Ingles at the start, but Ingles fought back to pull ahead into a commanding chip lead. Few hands later, Zeng went all-in with and Ingles called with . The flop gave Ingles a pair of tens for the win!
Final Table Results (USD)
The 2022 WSOP International Circuit Spring Edition Main Event at the King’s Resort in Rozvadov saw Germany’s Volkan Alkan outlasting a stacked 648-entry field to win the WSOP Circuit gold ring and a career-best €160,500 (~$185,627) in prize money. Besnik Lalinovci placed runner-up for €1,00,900.
Alkan also received a free entry into the 2022 WSOP Europe €10,350 Main Event and a seat in the WSOP Circuit Tournament of Champions that will be held during the 2022 WSOP in Las Vegas.
This career-best performance boosted Volkan Alkan’s live tournament tally to $230,303.
The €1,700 buy-in Main Event logged in a 648-entry field and paid out 71 places from the €1 Million prize pool.
Volkan Alkan had entered the final table with the shortest stack and gradually mended his way to the top. He was responsible for the last two eliminations on the final table, and the heads-up match got over in just seven hands. On the final hand, Besnik Lalinovci’s failed to get past Alkan’s .
Final Table Results (EURO)
PokerGO’s first-ever PokerGO Tour Heads-Up Showdown begins today, i.e., April 21. The $25,000 buy-in event will see 32 poker pros competing for the top prize of $400,000.
On Tuesday, Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks were joined by Aria tournament director Paul Campbell to conduct the draw for the bracket.
PokerGO has broken down the field into four brackets of eight players each— Diamonds and Hearts on one side and Clubs and Spades on the other.
The Spades bracket will feature the following matches:
Sam Soverel vs. Sean Winter
Alex Foxen vs. Simon Yu
Shannon Shorr vs. Shaun Deeb
Justin Young vs. Richie Sklar
In the Clubs bracket will see the following matches:
Jared Bleznick vs. Daniel Negreanu
Tamon Nakamura vs. Stanley Tang
Dylan Gang vs. Erik Seidel
Darren Elias vs. Landon Tice
The Diamonds Bracket will have the following matches:
Chino Rheem vs. Nick Schulman
Jeremy Ausmus vs. Chris Brewer
Ali Imsirovic vs. Jake Daniels
Bill Klein vs. Phil Galfond
In the Hearts bracket, we will see the following matches:
Nicholas Rigby vs. Dan Shak
Eric Persson vs. Phil Hellmuth
Alex Livingston vs. Scott Ball
Scott Seiver vs. Isaac Kempton
The winner of the Spades division will play the Clubs winner, while the Hearts winner will take on the Diamonds winner. Those two winners will then square off for the title.
The event will be live-streamed on the PokerGO app, with some portions put on the PokerGO YouTube channel over the next three days.
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