Event 7: Chicago’s Kyle Adams Wins $365 Freeze-Out for $11,844 and a Ring

2017 Seminole Hard Rock WSOP Circuit
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 7
$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 141
Prize Pool: $42,300
September 27-28, 2017

(Hollywood, Fla.) — The seventh of 14 World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring events concluded Thursday afternoon at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Claiming victory in the $365 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out tournament was Kyle Adams. For the win, Adams carded a score of $11,844 along with the tour’s token prize, a gold ring.

“Today was a roller coaster. I was definitely the short stack for a while,” Adams said.

Wednesday’s opening day of play moved swift with the 141-entry starting field narrowing to just three players remaining. They bagged, tagged and returned Thursday afternoon for a decisive day of action. Adams began the day as the short stack but played his way to the top busting John Cofhlin in third and taking the chip lead in to heads-up play. It wasn’t long before Tanner Babit succumbed to Adams and Adams was anointed champion. For the runner-up finish, Babit earned $7,320.

Adams is a 31-year-old professional poker player from Chicago. The victory was justice of sorts for the cash game pro who exited the previous day’s $365 Pot Limit Omaha event just shy of the final table in 12th. Following the win, he owns six figures of reported tournament cashes along with two major victories.

“I go to a lot of the stops, and I’ll play one or two tournaments. But I’m mostly here for the cash games,” Adams said. “This is my seventh, eighth, ninth time here. I love it. It’s South Florida. I have family and friends here, it’s always fun.”

Event 7 final results:

1st: Kyle Adams – $11,844 + WSOPC Gold Ring
2nd: Tanner Bibat – $7,320
3rd: John Cofhlin – $5,284
4th: Matt Silva – $3,883
5th: Nick Avena – $2,903
6th: Richard Saunders – $2,207
7th: Jack Basinger – $1,706
8th: David Shmuel – $1,340
9th: Qasem Jamhour – $1,070
10th: Jonah Miller – $867
11th: Jeffrey Silverstein – $867
12th: Robb Idsinga – $867
13th: Melisa Singh – $714
14th: Rodolfo Enriquez – $714
15th: Cheri Thoman – $714

Event 7: Kyle Adams Wins Gold Ring and $11,844; Tanner Bibat – 2nd Place ($7,320)

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 24: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 1 of 141

Kyle Adams

The board was dealt through the turn and it laid khts9h8d. Tanner Bibat and Kyle Adams got the last of Bibat’s roughly 325,000-chip stack in the middle and Bibat was at risk.

Adams: tc8s for two pair
Bibat: th7s for a pair and an open-ended straight draw

River: 7c

Bibat hit two pair as well, but Adams’ were best. Adams won the pot eliminating Bibat in second place. Adams won $11,844 along with a WSOP Circuit gold ring. Bibat, meanwhile, was eliminated in second place for $7,320.

Tanner Bibat

A full report will be posted later this evening. In the meantime here is a look at the tournament’s full results:

1st: Kyle Adams – $11,844 + WSOPC Gold Ring
2nd: Tanner Bibat – $7,320
3rd: John Cofhlin – $5,284
4th: Matt Silva – $3,883
5th: Nick Avena – $2,903
6th: Richard Saunders – $2,207
7th: Jack Basinger – $1,706
8th: David Shmuel – $1,340
9th: Qasem Jamhour – $1,070
10th: Jonah Miller – $867
11th: Jeffrey Silverstein – $867
12th: Robb Idsinga – $867
13th: Melisa Singh – $714
14th: Rodolfo Enriquez – $714
15th: Cheri Thoman – $714

Event 7: John Cofhlin – 3rd Place ($5,284)

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 2 of 141

John Cofhlin

John Cofhlin limped the small blind and Kyle Adams raised to 56,000 from the big. Cofhlin called and the pair saw a flop.

Flop: 8c8d6c – Both players checked.

Turn: 8c8d6cjd – Cofhlin checked. Adams bet 55,000. Cofhlin check-raised all-in for 317,000 total. Adams, who claimed less than that, called off.

Adams: acad for an overpair
Cofhlin: 7d5d for straight and flush draws

River: 8c8d6cjd7c

Cofhlin was second best and he sent a double the way of Adams.

The hand left Cofhlin with just 44,000. A triple up followed, but he was till short. On the final hand, he got it in with jxjx to Adams’ kx5x. Adams found a king on the flop and Cofhlin was eliminated in third place earning $5,284.

John Cofhlin – Eliminated in 3rd place ($5,284)

Event 7: Three Remain in Contention for $11K Top Prize and Gold Ring

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 3 of 141

Yesterday kicked off an 11am $365 No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out tournament. From 141 starting entries, it played down to just three remaining. The finalists are back in their seats now and cards are in the air for the tournament’s final playing session.

Tanner Bibat leads with a stack of 701,000. He’s trailed by Kyle Adams in second and John Cofhlin.

Seat 1: John Cofhlin, Seat 2: Kyle Adams, Seat 3: Tanner Bibat

Seating assignments with chip counts:

Seat 1: John Cofhlin (Fort Pierce, FL)  – 309,000 (26 bb)
Seat 2: Kyle Adams (Chicago, IL) – 400,000 (33 bb)
Seat 3: Tanner Bibat (Atlanta, GA) – 701,000 (58 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st – $11,844 + WSOPC Gold Ring
2nd – $7,320
3rd – $5,284

Updates through to a champion will be available right here at SHRPO.com.

WSOP Circuit Day 8 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

10AM: Event 9 – $250 Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 9 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 7 Day 2 – $365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)

2PM: Event 8 Day 2 – $1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 31 – $200 Turbo Satellite to Main Event (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into the $1,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • Satellite will be held in the Poker Room
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 31 Structure Sheet

11AM: Event 32 – $200 Main Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 25 seats guaranteed into the $1,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 32 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 33 – $200 Main Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 10 seats guaranteed into the $1,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 33 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 34 – $200 Main Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into the $1,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 34 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 35 – $200 Turbo Satellite to Main Event (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into the $1,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 35 Structure Sheet

10:30PM: Event 36 – $190 Super Turbo Satellite to Main Event (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into the $1,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 36 Structure Sheet

Players are encouraged to park in Seminole Way Garage for easy, covered access to the tournament area and poker room
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Event 7: Day 1 Ends with Tanner Bibat Leading

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Returning to Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 3 of 141

Tanner Bibat

Day 1 of the Event 7 Freeze-Out has come to an end with three players remaining of the starting 141. They will return tomorrow at 1pm to play it down to a champion with Tanner Babit holding a nice lead over John Cofhlin and Kyle Adams.

Seat 1: John Cofhlin – 309,000 (26 bb)
Seat 2: Kyle Adams – 400,000 (33 bb)
Seat 3: Tanner Bibat – 701,000 (58 bb)

Remaining payouts:
1st: – $11,844 + WSOPC Gold Ring
2nd: – $7,320
3rd: – $5,284

Kyle Adams
John Cofhlin

Event 7: Results 7th Through 15th

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 17: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 7 of 141

Qasem Jamhour

The Event 7 Freeze-Out final table is down to seven players and moving at a nice clip.

Here are the results so far, we will update as they near the WSOPC champ.

8th: David Shmuel – $1,340
9th: Qasem Jamhour – $1,070
10th: Jonah Miller – $867
11th: Jeffrey Silverstein – $867
12th: Robb Idsinga – $867
13th: Melisa Singh – $714
14th: Rodolfo Enriquez – $714
15th: Cheri Thoman – $714

Event 7: Final Table Set; Tanner Bibat Leads

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 17: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante | Payouts
Players Remaining: 10 of 141

The final table is set for the Event 7 Freeze-Out with ten players remaining and nearly $12,000 up top for the winner. Tanner Bibat leads with Jonah Miller as the shorty.

Seat 1: Jonah Miller – 47,000 (12 bb)
Seat 2: Matt Silva – 50,000 (13 bb)
Seat 3: Nick Avena – 148,000 (37 bb)
Seat 4: John Cofhlin – 159,500 (40 bb)
Seat 5: Qasem Jamhour – 98,500 (25 bb)
Seat 6: Richard Saunders – 112,500 (28 bb)
Seat 7: David Shmuel – 227,000 (57 bb)
Seat 8: Kyle Adams – 71,000 (18 bb)
Seat 9: Tanner Bibat – 400,000 (100 bb)
Seat 10: Jack Basinger – 104,000 (26 bb)

Chip counts:
Tanner Bibat – 400,000 (100 bb)
David Shmuel – 227,000 (57 bb)
John Cofhlin – 159,500 (40 bb)
Nick Avena – 148,000 (37 bb)
Richard Saunders – 112,500 (28 bb)
Jack Basinger – 104,000 (26 bb)
Qasem Jamhour – 98,500 (25 bb)
Kyle Adama – 71,000 (18 bb)
Matt Silva – 50,000 (13 bb)
Jonah Miller – 47,000 (12 bb)

Remaining payouts:
1st – $11,844 + Gold Ring
2nd – $7,320
3rd – $5,284
4th – $3,883
5th – $2,903
6th – $2,207
7th – $1,706
8th – $1,340
9th – $1,070
10th – $867

Event 7: $365 Freeze-Out Sees Champ Pocket $11,844, Gold Ring

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)

Wednesday’s 11am $365 No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out tournament drew 141 entries generating a total prize pool of $42,300. The top 15 finishers are set to earn a piece with a min-cash awarding $714. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of an $11,844 first prize. In addition, the winner earns a WSOP Circuit gold ring.

Prize pool and payout information:

2017 Seminole Hard Rock WSOP Circuit
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 7
$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 141
Prize Pool: $42,300
September 27-28, 2017

1st – $11,844 + Gold Ring
2nd – $7,320
3rd – $5,284
4th – $3,883
5th – $2,903
6th – $2,207
7th – $1,706
8th – $1,340
9th – $1,070
10th-12th – $867
13th-15th – $714

Event 7: A Steady Climb

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 3: 75/150 | Structure
Entrants: 95

As was the case with yesterday’s 11am freeze-out, it’s a slow and steady drip as players file in to the ballrooms for a shot at WSOP Circuit gold. After kicking off with 34 entrants, the field is now approaching 100 and there’s a number of notables in the game.

Steven Bennett

Steven Bennett is quite familiar with the Florida poker scene. With more than $500,000 in career earnings, Bennett owns titles both here in Hollywood and at the sister property in Tampa. Additionally, yesterday he final tabled the Monster Stack ultimately finishing seventh for just over $4,200.

Lou Stadler

Another familiar face in the field is that of Lou Stadler. Although he doesn’t have the earnings of Bennett, it’s quite possible Stadler knows the Florida poker scene better than anyone in the state. Stadler is involved with various efforts promoting poker including ThePokerSociety.com where viewers can easily access a comprehensive list of tournaments in both Florida and Las Vegas. Stadler is no slouch on the felt, either. He claims more than $120,000 in live earnings along with tournament titles here in Hollywood and in Coconut Creek.

With the Event 5 and Event 6 restarts coming up, much of our live reporting efforts will be concentrated there. We will provide the prize pool for this event after it’s finalized, then pick up the action at the final table.