Jonas Wexler Wins 2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event


Jonas Wexler has emerged victorious in the 2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee $1,700 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. The tournament drew in an area of 1,087 entries, surprising the $1 million warranty to develop a last reward pool of $1,646,805. Ultimately, the lion’s share of that loan was awarded to Wexler, that made $300,536 and also his second WSOPC gold ring as this year’s champion.

“I never think I’m gonna win,” Wexler told WSOP reporters after coming out on top. “I’ve been playing for so long and just felt like I don’t break through. I try not to think about the end result either, but in my mind, I always think something shitty is gonna happen. Fortunately today I did some shitty things to other people.”

Wexler went into the 3rd as well as final day of the main event in second chip position behind Dennis Brand name. Wexler and also Phil Hernz created chaos at the last table, jointly removing seven challengers heading to setting their heads-up face-off.

Wexler made his very first knockout of the day by winning a three-way all-in with AHeart SuitKSpade Suit versus the JDiamond SuitJClub Suit of Aaron Gunn and also the KHeart SuitKClub Suit of Amy Patel. Wexler struck an ace on the flop and held from there to send out Gunn home in nine place ($29,807).

Wexler had his very own huge pocket pair stand up not long after, with his QSpade SuitQDiamond Match beating the 9Club Suit8Spade Fit of Dennis Brand name to send the start-of-day leader to the rail as the eighth-place finisher ($47,444).

Wexler kept his streak passing getting rid of Andrew McIlvain (sixth– $60,866) as well as Amy Patel (5th– $78,997).

Phil Hernz removed a massive pot in a blind-on-blind conflict. Steven Grybas pushed for just shy of 3.7 million with pocket 6s when it folded up to him in the big blind. Hernz called with pocket nines. His hand stood up and Grybas was knocked out in fourth place ($103,749).

Wexler set the last heads-up fight by calling Spencer Champlin’s all-in with KHeart SuitKDiamond Fit. Champlin had actually moved in with ADiamond SuitJClub Suit. The kings held up and also Champlin was sent residence with $137,936 for his third-place proving.

Regardless of scoring 5 knockouts to Hernz’s two, Wexler went into heads-up play at greater than a 2-to-1 chip shortage. He managed to locate an essential double up with pocket jacks, getting it all-in on a ten-high flop against the KDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit of Hernz. From there Wexler was able to extend his lead until he had more than a 2-to-1 advantage himself.

In the last hand Hernz moved all-in from the button for around 20 big blinds with ASpade Suit2Club Suit. Wexler made the phone call with 6Spade Suit6Diamond Match and took a commanding lead after a 7Heart Suit6Club Suit5Club Match flop. The QSpade Match on the turn left Hernz attracting dead. The KHeart Fit on the river made his elimination authorities. Hernz earned $185,628 as the runner-up finisher.

WSOPC Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event Official Final Table

Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Jonas Wexler Southampton, Pennsylvania $300,536*
2 Phil Hernz Plantation, Florida $185,628
3 Spencer Champlin Scarborough, Maine $137,936
4 Steven Grybas Las Vegas, Nevada $103,749
5 Amy Patel Lilburn, Georgia $78,997
6 Andrew McIlvain Brentwood, Tennessee $60,866
7 Dennis Brand Sugar Land, Texas $47,444
8 Noah Shefrin $37,399
9 Aaron Gunn $29,807