Donovan Dean Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event


The World Series of poker Circuit went back to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Hotel in North Carolina from Nov. 24-Dec. 5 for the second of 4 quits this period. Based on common, the emphasize of the collection was the $1,700 buy-in no-limit hold ’em centerpiece, which ranged from Dec.2-5. An overall of 1,502 access were made by the time registration was formally shut, creating a large prize pool of $2,275,530. In the long run, Alabama’s Donovan Dean emerged triumphant with the $356,963 leading reward as well as his second career World Series of poker Circuit gold ring. Dean currently has nearly $1.1 million in job event incomes thanks to his newest win, which was the largest yet on his resume.

“It feels pretty awesome,” Dean told WSOP reporters after coming out on top. “I’ve been on a heater as of late, making a lot of deep runs but haven’t been able to close out a Circuit event in a while, so it feels really good.”

Dean has actually without a doubt been rather active on the real-time tournament circuit in 2022. He has made 8 final tables this year, with four titles won in the process. This most current win saw him earn 1,080 Card Gamer of the Year factors. With 2,762 complete points and also $608,762 in to-date POY profits, Dean has actually climbed into 66th location in the 2022 POY race standings, which are sponsored by Worldwide Poker.

His three various other event triumphes this year all can be found in occasions held at the Pearl River Resort in Mississippi, with buy-ins varying from $600 to $1,500. Dean’s last win on the World Series of poker Circuit came back in 2016, when he covered a data of 961 entries in a $365 buy-in occasion at Harrah’s Cherokee to win $54,777 and his very first piece of WSOPC hardware.

Dean entered into the last day in 8th place with 13 players staying. It didn’t take long for the area to be tightened to simply ten, whereupon Dean won a classic preflop race with pocket jacks versus the K-Q of Deividas Daubaris (10th– $28,984) to establish the main last table.

Arm band winner David Moses additionally got all-in with K-Q. He encountered the A-6 matched of three-time ring champion Brad Albrinck and also was not able to find from behind. Moses gained $36,107 as the ninth-place finisher.

Tyler Wilson racked up 2 fast kos, removing Greg Dalton (8th– $45,428) and also Brad Wilson (7th– $57,717) to chip up significantly heading into six-handed play. Throughout this stretch, Dean got pocket aces against the pocket kings of Albrinkck and held to double right into the lead.

Albrinck was left short after that hand, and soon was all-in and in danger with pocket threes encountering the A-K of Shea Quintin. A king-high flop as well as no more assistance for Albrinck saw him complete 6th for $74,406.

Quintin likewise found success from the other side of a preflop race, with pocket sevens requiring to discolor both overs of Juan Mora’s A-Q. Quintin wound up with nines loaded with 7s to win the pot and also get rid of Mora in fifth place ($ 95,912). In spite of that win, though, Quintin was ultimately the next to drop. He ran K-10 right into the A-10 of Howard Mash. Neither player boosted by the river as well as Quintin was sent home with $125,423.

Mash’s run in this occasion came to an end when he got all-in with a flush and also straight draw versus the top set as well as straight draw of Dean. The river brought an empty and also Mash was knocked senseless in 3rd area, gaining $165,568 for his efforts.

With that, Dean got in heads-up play with 28,560,000 to Tyler Phillips’ 16,500,000. Dean expanded his lead in the early going, and Phillips quickly located himself all-in with ASpade Suit2Diamond Fit tracking the AClub SuitQHeart Fit of Dean. The board ran out KHeart Suit8Heart Suit3Spade SuitJDiamond SuitKSpade Suit to secure the pot and also the title for Dean. Phillips was granted $220,613 as the runner-up, the biggest rating of his job.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Name & Earnings POY Points
1 Donovan Dean -$356,963 1080
2 Tyler Phillips -$220,613 900
3 Howard Mash -$165,568 720
4 Shea Quintin -$125,423 540
5 Juan Mora -$95,912 450
6 Brad Albrinck -$74,046 360
7 Brad Wilson -$57,717 270
8 Gregory Dalton -$45,428 180
9 David Moses -$36,107 90


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