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Event #18 - No Limit Hold'em Results & Report

Horseshoe Council Bluffs WSOP Circuit Event

Event #18 - No Limit Hold'em
Harrahs Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino
2701 23 Ave
Council Bluffs, IA, 51502, US
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John Thelen John Thelen Wins #18, $300 No-Limit, After Final Four Players Make a Deal
Council Bluffs, IA--The 18th event of the WSOP Circuit at Horseshoe Council Bluffs ended in a four-way deal. It had become a...
Profile: John Thelen
Date: February 24, 2009 Time: 4:00 PM

Buy-In: $300 + $45
Prizepool: $21,534
Entries: 74
Game Type: No Limit Hold'em

Place Country Name Prize
1 USA John Thelen $7,752
2 USA Jonas Wexler $4,307
3 USA Drew Woodke $2,369
4 USA Matt Ferguson $1,723
5 USA Joel Merwick $1,507
6 USA Jason Vargas $1,292
7 USA Bob Treffert $1,077
8 USA Wallace Dawkins AKA "DAWK" $861
9 USA Brian French AKA "Frenchie" $646

Tournament Report

John Thelen Wins #18, $300 No-Limit, After Final Four Players Make a Deal

Council Bluffs, IA--The 18th event of the WSOP Circuit at Horseshoe Council Bluffs ended in a four-way deal. It had become a one-day tournament, and with the time approaching 2:30 a.m., the remaining players decided to call it a night. Holding the most chips and declared the winner was John Thelen, a restaurant owner from Meridew, Kansas who is mostly a cash game player, but will once in a while try a tournament when it's held here. Last November he won a "Fat Stacked" tournament at Council Bluffs.

First place in this $300 no-limit event paid an official $7,752. Thelen, who is 44, has been playing poker 20 years.

Final table action began with blinds of 1,500-3,000 and 400 antes. With 80,000 chips, Joel Merwick had a very big lead.

Here were the starting chip counts:
Seat 1. John Thelen 32,000
Seat 2. Drew Woodke 38,400
Seat 3. Joel Merwick 80,000
Seat 4. Brian French 30,000
Seat 5. Matt Ferguson 8,700
Seat 6. Wallace Dawkins 7,600
Seat 7.Jason Vargas 20,200
Seat 8. Bob Treffert 31,200
Seat 9. Jonas Wexler 44,000

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