WSOP Circuit Harrah's Rincon Final Table
Joe Kuether continued his amazing March by winning his third live tournament in the 2012 WSOP Circuit Main Event.
Kuether won two preliminary tournaments in the beginning of March at the Wynn Classic and has had strong showings in both Circuit Events of the month.
This is what it looks like when you put 50K in an envelope.
March Madness is upon us and Harrah's Rincon Main Event is down to the Final Four. (from left to right) Chris Cronin, Fredddy Deeb, Joe Kuether, and Ryan Gentry will battle it out for the $118,000 first prize although Freddy Deeb is sitting on a short stack.
5:51 pm update:Short stack Freddy Deeb has graciously offered to chop the prizepool and play for the ring. He tells the table they will regret turning it down when he comes back to win. Freddy doubled up the next hand and asked, "how about now? You guys wanna split it?"
5:28 pm update:Chris Cronin says he can do no wrong in 2012 after knocking out two players in dramatic fashion with QQ in a three way all-in pot. Ty Spires took the lead on the flop when an ace flopped putting his AK ahead. A blank on the turn setup the 2-outer on the river as the queen fell for Cronin eliminating Spires and seat 9.
5:20 pm update:Players are back from break and 7 remain with Joe Kuether leading the way with exactly 2 million chips.
Update:I left the tournament room and somehow found the poker room which was moved and hidden upstairs on the second floor. The poker players get no love from the house here but luckily I doubled up on my second hand when my 10 7 offsuit flopped top two and turned a boat.
Update:After folding his AK face up on a Q98 flop someone asked Freddy Deeb if he didn't like the flop?
Freddy answered ,"I just busted a player I don't want to bust another one yet."
Update: Ryan Buckholtz shoved all in pre-flop with K4 offsuit only to be called by Freddy Deeb's AQ and was eliminated after Deeb improved to trip aces.
Update: After another elimination the office Final Table is set:
Seat 1 Chris Cronin 238,000
Seat 2 Ryan Buckholtz 413,000
Seat 3 Freddy Deeb 1,200,000
Seat 4 Joe Kuether 781,000
Seat 5 Ryan Gentry 860,000
Seat 6 Ty Spires 1,150,000
Seat 7 David Funkhauser 968,000
Seat 8 Stephan Plache 625,000
Seat 9 Chris Bratene 277,000
Update: Freddy Deeb knocked out Brandon Cantu and they are down to the final table, although one more person needs to be eliminated before it becomes the official final table - ok, whatever.
11 players remain in the 2012 WSOP Circuit Main Event Championship at Harrah's Rincon outside of San Diego. We are live on the scene as Freddy Deeb and Brandon Cantu are the big names left hoping to take down the $111,104 first prize. Local favorite and good friend of Pokulator, Ryan Gentry is alive and in the middle of the pack.
Fresh off of two wins at the Wynn Classic earlier this month, Joe Kuether also made this final table to continue his recent live tournament heater.