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2010 Horseshoe Council Bluffs
World Series of Poker Circuit Event

Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino and Hotel
2701 23rd Avenue Council Bluffs, IA 51502
February 18 to March 2, 2010

The Horseshoe Council Bluffs tournament will have 24 events taking place from February 18th to March 2nd. All events are slated to be 2 days in length including Event #22 the Championship Event, except Event #24. Event #24 will be only 1 day long. The most active day will be February 21st where three event will start on that day. Anyone needing more information can call 1-877-771-SHOE (7463), option 6. They do have special room rates for the tournament which can be downloaded here.

Event #1 -- No Limit Hold'Em
A total of 303 players helped kick off the first event held at the Council Bluffs casino, helping to create a pool of $88,173 for the top 36 finishers. Day 1 of the two day affair saw 292 leave the tables with just 11 to see the next round of play. A little more shaving left 9 for the final table with blinds at $4,000/$8,000.

First one to bust in 9th place was Chadd Johnson who had the set of Kings he made on the flop, crushed by the Broadway straight made by Joe Shanks. Chuck Tabor went away in 8th after seeing the full house (A's/6's) made by Lee Patitz on the river. Then Wesley Grondhovd picked up the cash in 7th when his all-in with pocket 6's were met with the pocket 10's of Thomas Applegate which held to the river. Then Eric Grave decided to go to the center with pocket 3's and lost when Patitz paired his Ace card on the flop, resulting in a 6th place finish for Grave. In his first WSOP Circuit tournament, Joe Shanks finished in 5th when his opponent made a set of 6's on the turn. Kevin Parmley went to the rail in 4th after seeing the runner-runner straight made by Shaun Barnett. Thomas Applegate had Lady Luck turn her cheek to him and his stack went south. On his last hand he was down to exactly one chip that went to Patitz who established a A thru 5 straight.

When the heads up began, Patitz had a 3 to 1 chip advantage over Barnett and it only lasted one hand. Patitz went to the middle with A 5 and Barnett called with A 2. Everything on the table bricked to Patitz won by a 5 kicker.

  1. Lee Patitz -- $27,332
  2. Shaun Barnett -- $14,209
  3. Thomas Applegate -- $7,054
  4. Kevin Parmely -- $6,172
  5. Joe Shanks -- $5,290
  6. Eric Grave -- $4,409
  7. Wesley Grondhovd -- $3,527
  8. Chuck Tabor -- $3,645
  9. Chadd Johnson -- $1,763

Event #2 -- Limit Hold'Em
Buy in for this event was $235 for the 66 players who sat down to play poker. Cash pool reached $12,804 and went to the 9 that made the final table.

  1. Tom Wentzel -- $4,611
  2. Michael Vangenderen -- $2,561
  3. Dale Hanke -- $1,408
  4. Daniel Povondra -- $1,024
  5. Robert Cox -- $896
  6. Adam Clayman -- $768
  7. Randy Belmont -- $640
  8. Marc Schubbe -- $512
  9. Ryan Gerdes -- $384

Event #3 -- No Limit Hold'Em
There were 166 enrants that paid $555 each which helped to create a $80,150 prize pool. Cash went to the top 18 in the event.

  1. Elton Nolde -- $26,086
  2. Jonathan Chovanec -- $13,687
  3. Nicholad Stille -- $8,051
  4. Frederic Winter -- $6,441
  5. Ronald Lacina -- $4,831
  6. Gerald McVeigh -- $4,026
  7. Jesse Starke -- $3,220
  8. Bryan Testin -- $2,415
  9. Nicholas Frost -- $1,610

Event #4 -- Limit Omaha 8 or Better
A more intimate gathering of 77 players paid $345 that created a pool of $22,407. Money went to the 9 players who made the final table.

  1. John Sozio -- $8,068
  2. Brent Carter -- $4,481
  3. Curtis Timperley -- $2,465
  4. Richard Walter -- $1,793
  5. Larry Christiansen -- $1,568
  6. Timothy Vanburen -- $1,344
  7. Walter Lustgraaf -- $1,120
  8. Luke Burgher -- $896
  9. Gerald Rau -- $672

Event #5 -- No Limit Hold'Em
All 423 entrants paid $345 each for a seat at the tables. Pool size reached $123,093 for the top 45 finishers.

  1. Patrick Olsen -- $36,935
  2. David Yee -- $19,818
  3. Kevin Parmely -- $9,847
  4. Charles Gran -- $8,617
  5. Jordan Phillip Blair -- $7,386
  6. Evan Brockman -- $6,155
  7. Vincent Leonardo -- $4,924
  8. Paul Eichfeld -- $3,693
  9. Graham Beynon -- $2,462

Event #6 -- H.O.R.S.E.
A small gathering of 55 players paid the $345 to take part in the 6th event at the Horseshoe Council Bluff casino. They helped to make a $16,005 prize pool that was divided between the top 8 in the field.

  1. Adam Clayman -- $5,843
  2. Fred Walker -- $3,153
  3. Ed Tonnellier -- $2,154
  4. Michele Freeman -- $1,520
  5. Tom Wentzel -- $1,168
  6. Dennis Larimer -- $928
  7. Shaun Burnette -- $720
  8. Peter Clark -- $528

Event #7 -- No Limit Hold'Em
A pool of $70,810 was made from the 73 players who paid $1,080 for the entry fee. But only the top 9 were rewarded for their efforts.

  1. James Scheibler -- $25,491
  2. Ron Koenemann -- $14,162
  3. Jesse Starke -- $7,789
  4. Francis Cooke -- $5,665
  5. Nathan Jessen -- $4,957
  6. Shawn Meyer -- $4,249
  7. Douglas Hutcheson -- $3,541
  8. Troy Ethridge -- $2,832
  9. William Sindelar -- $2,124

Event #8 -- Ladies Championship No Limit Hold'Em
On Sunday afternoon, there were 35 ladies who went to the tables to become a champion. The $235 entry fee helped to create a $10,282 prize pool that awarded cash to the last 9 who made the final table.

  1. Christine Kaplan -- $3,702
  2. Shannon Vanlangingham -- $2,056
  3. Tashina Blackbull -- $1,131
  4. Amy Muller -- $823
  5. Stephanie Travnicek -- $720
  6. Cinda Trost -- $617
  7. Gwendolyn Oulton -- $514
  8. Phyllis Schweitzer -- $411
  9. Kim Strong -- $308

Event #9 -- No Limit Hold'Em
A total of 223 players came to the tables after paying the $235 entry fee. Pool size reached $43,262 for a fortunate 27 who saw the cash.

  1. Curtis Timperley -- $13,840
  2. David Hengen -- $7,614
  3. Duane Gerleman -- $3,894
  4. Garry Kipp -- $3,028
  5. Kevin Wheeler -- $2,596
  6. Andrew Franks -- $2,163
  7. Ryan Thorson -- $1,730
  8. George Brand -- $1,298
  9. Bradley Lau -- $865

Event #10 -- No Limit Hold'Em
Just the top 18 finishers in the event saw a part of the $38,412 cash pool. The buy in of $345 was paid by 132 entrants. The champion, 23 year old Natasha Barbour, became one of 8 women who have won a WSOP Circuit Event. Before she started making money at poker, she was a student at the University of South Florida. She became victorious over some very top rated players, one being Doug "Rico" Carli.

The final table began having blinds of $1,500/$3,000. First to bust out was Jacob Hamilton who missed an all-in flush and straight draw to finish in 9th place. Brandon Foster was next in 8th when he lost his bid with A Q to the set of Kings made by Brian Hansen. Doug Carli missed with his pocket 4's against a player who paired one of his A K cards and ended up with his 40th WSOP cash in 7th place. Duane Gerleman lost to the heart flush made by Jeremy Golden for 6th. Golden became the next victim in 5th place after his paired Jacks could not hold up to the set of 6's made by Hansen. Claiming the cash for 4th place was Wade Readel who lost to the set of 8's made by Barbour. Barbour then made another set of Queens, busting Brian Hansen in 3rd.

The final table was over in less than 10 hands, with the winning hand taking place when Dale Johnson went all-in with K 7 and was called by Barbour holding J 9 of diamonds. On the flop, she received another 9 which allowed her to win her first championship and a nice gold and diamond ring as proof.

  1. Natasha Barbour -- $12,444
  2. Dale Johnson -- $6,530
  3. Brian Hansen -- $3,841
  4. Wade Readel -- $3,073
  5. Jeremy Golden -- $2,305
  6. Duane Gerleman -- $1,921
  7. Doug Carli -- $1,536
  8. Brandon Foster -- $1,152
  9. Jacob Hamilton -- $768

Event #11 -- Pot Limit Omaha
There were 60 players who paid the $235 for a seat at the tables. Pool reached $11,640 and went to the 9 who made the final table.

  1. Christopher Ybarra -- $4,191
  2. Brent Carter -- $2,328
  3. Frank Dukich -- $1,280
  4. Ivan Janssen -- $931
  5. Nicholas Janssen -- $815
  6. Steven Hayes -- $698
  7. Adrian Hernandez -- $582
  8. Ronald Grandgeorge -- $466
  9. Scott Erickson -- $349

Event #12 -- No Limit Hold'Em
There were 137 players that paid $345 per seat to participate in this event. Pool size reached $39,867 for the top 18 finishers. Day one saw 128 players pushed to the sideline.

Heads up lasted two hours between Haney and Hinrichs, when a deal was made to where the majority of the cash was divided and both continued for just the ring and $1,696 in cash. The winning hand came when Hinrichs went all-in with Q J and was called by Haney holding Q 5. The board gave Haney the remaining cards to make the wheel straight and that is how Haney earned his first WSOP circuit ring.

  1. Carl Haney -- $12,919
  2. Mitchell Hinrichs -- $6,777
  3. Scott Westphalen -- $3,987
  4. Tucker Stone -- $3,189
  5. Ralph Shannon -- $2,392
  6. Lou Merwick -- $1,993
  7. Cory Aune -- $1,595
  8. Douglas Hutcheson -- $1,196
  9. Larry Nichols -- $797

Event #13 -- Pot Limit Hold'Em 8 or Better
Later in the evening, there were 53 players who got together for Event #13. Buy in was $235 and the top 9 at the final table received part of the $10,282 prize pool. Now this has to be the most bizzare final table in WSOP history, because technically, there was no final table!

As weird as it seems, no hands were dealt as the entire table agreed to a chip count deal as soon as they sat down. That meant prizes and the champion were determined by the amount of chips each player had in front of them.

  1. Jeffrey Rudolph -- $3,702
  2. Gerald Olson -- $2,056
  3. Ed Tonnellier -- $1,131
  4. Jimmy Blevins -- $823
  5. Fred Walker -- $720
  6. Jeffrey Bryan -- $617
  7. Robert Curran -- $514
  8. Cory Koeppen -- $308

Event #14 -- 6 Handed No Limit Hold'Em
There were 12 players that shared the $35,211 pool by the end of the second day. In all, there were 121 players who entered with a $345 buy in. With the level of action here, the time at the tables was very short for some. Within four minutes of the final table start, the first of the siz players, Timothy Sciscoe, lost to the Queen kicker of Brendan Waite to finish in 6th place. Walter Gardner was gone in 5th after his all-in with K Q lost to the pocket A's of Waite. Mike Sortino soon after laid claim to 4th place after his opponent won with two pair (A's and 7's). Dennis Modde had to settle for 3rd place when his all-in with pocket 5's lost to the pocket A's of Waite.

Heads up began with Waite having 425,000 chips verses 300,000 for Harrold. Blinds were $5,000/$10,000 and a $1,000 ante. Action continued for 29 hands, but climaxed when Waite received a flush on the turn and moved all-in. He was called by Harrold which resulted in the victory and a first championshiop ring for the 26 year old student and bartender from Nebraska.

  1. Brendan Waite -- $11,094
  2. Trevor Harrold -- $6,866
  3. Dennis Modde -- $4,401
  4. Michael Sortino -- $2,993
  5. Walter Gardner -- $2,025
  6. Timothy Sciscoe -- $1,496

Event #15 -- Limit Omaha 8 or Better
This evening event drew 47 players, brining in a $345 buy in. Just the last 5 tables split the $13,677 pool.

  1. Jeffrey Bryan -- $6,154
  2. John Lovejoy -- $3,419
  3. Kelly Vandemheen -- $2,052
  4. Dave Kerrigan -- $1,368
  5. Robert Reardon -- $684

Event #16 -- No Limit Hold'Em
February 25th Thursday
12:00 PM
Buy In: $345

Event #17 -- H.O.R.S.E.
This evening gathering was tiny with just 36 entrants who paid $345 per seat. Pool grew to $10,476 which was divided up between the top 4 finishers.

In a peek behind the scenes, the 9 who made the final table made a deal so that all would get their buy in back. The winner Timothy McReynolds, recovered from a liver transplant that saved his life and has begun to celebrate each day of life as it comes, either playing poker or performing corporate mergers as an attorney. When the final table was started with the four receiving cash, blinds were at $6,000/$12,000 and $1,500 antes. Finishing in 4th place was Loren Rice after his all-in with 2 other people ended up with him between the two. Todd Kidd was busted in 3rd during a round of RAZZ where he lost to the 9-low of McReynolds. The heads up was played during Stud where the winning hand was when 8 7 was dealt to Babb and A K with a 10 was dealt to McReynolds preflop. Two more 7's came up and were defeated by an additional two 10's also came up, giving the win to McReynolds.

  1. Timothy Mcreynolds -- $5,028
  2. Raymond Babb -- $2,829
  3. Jon Kidd -- $1,729
  4. Loren Rice -- $890

Event #18 -- No Limit Hold'Em
In all, there were 155 enrants, each paying the $555 fee for a seat at the tables. Pool size grew to $74,205 that went to the top 18.

  1. Timothy Morgan -- $24,045
  2. Joel Wassom -- $12,615
  3. Daniel Walker -- $7,421
  4. Roger Upton -- $5,936
  5. Bernard Morrow -- $4,452
  6. Saad Vasquez -- $3,710
  7. Eric Koffman -- $2,968
  8. Leroy Patitz -- $2,226
  9. Jeff Banghart -- $1,484

Event #19 -- Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better
The pool for this event was $12,222 and went to the last 9 who made the final table. Entry fee was $235 for the 63 players at the poker tables.

  1. Curtis Timperley -- $4,400
  2. Glen Walston -- $2,444
  3. Ronald Grandgeorge -- $1,344
  4. Joseph Miklas -- $978
  5. Jackie Spencer -- $856
  6. Douglass Dickenson -- $733
  7. Lawrence Berg -- $611
  8. James Mcgill -- $489
  9. David Schenk -- $367

Event #20 -- No Limit Hold'Em
The numbers jumped up when 329 players came to this event, paying $345 to get in on the action. Only the top 18 saw a piece of the $95,739 prize pool.

  1. Stephen Kats -- $26,683
  2. Danny Parde -- $15,318
  3. Mark Fink -- $7,659
  4. Michael Dreiger -- $6,702
  5. Scott Pape -- $5,744
  6. Duane Gerleman -- $4,787
  7. Mitchell Bicknell -- $3,838
  8. Jason Fennell -- $2,782
  9. David Muller -- $1,915

Event #21 -- Limit Omaha 8 or Better
This was a small event that only lasted one day. Just 30 players paid the $345 for a seat at the tables. Pool size grew to $8,730 with 3 players seeing any money at all.

  1. Travis Lavine -- $4,365
  2. Brent Carter -- $2,619
  3. Michael Lynch -- $1,746

Event #22 -- Championship Event No Limit Hold'Em
March 1st Monday
12:00 PM
Buy In: $5,150 So here is a chance at the big money, but just 46 players showed up. By all paying the $5,150 entry fee, the pool rose to $212,000 for the top 5 to share. Day one saw the field whittle down to just 10 players who returned the next day for the showdown at the final table. First place officially paid $95,455, but a couple of deals between the final 10 players spread out the cash so everyone there took home something. Blinds were at $1,000/$2,000 and a $200 ante.

Finishing in 9th place was Jeff Banghart when his all-in with pocket 5's lost to the full house made by Jack Do when his pocket 10's grew to 10's/K's for the win. Jeff Bryan laid claim to 8th place after the K Q in his hands crumbled to the set of 6's held by Jerry Walter. In 7th was Kathy Walter who lost to the better kicker of Mike Sortino. For 6th place was Bernard Lee when the all-in with pocket 10's fell to the pocket K's of Mike Sortino. Without the deal between the players, Lee would have received nothing, instead he left with $12,798. Picking up the winnings for 5th place was Sortino after his his pocket 6's fell to the pocket Q's of Jovan Sudar. For 4th place was Jack Do who bravely commited his chips to the pocket Q'a in his hand preflop. Unfortunately, Sudar had pocket K's that grew to a full house (K's/6's) by the river. Next, Sudar finished off Derek Masek with two pair (K's and 9's), giving Masek a 3rd place payoff.

The heads up was only fun for one person as Sudar held 800,000 to the 100,000 in front of Walter. Walter began to catch up, only to be put back down by a pair of pocket Kings held by Sudar. With hardly any chips in front of him, Walter went all-in holding K 9 and was called by Sudar with A 6. After the dealer produced 4 Q 7 8 5, the 8 high straight made by Sudar gave him his first championship win.

  1. Jovan Sudar -- $95,455
  2. Gerald Walter -- $53,025
  3. Derek Masek -- $31,815
  4. Jack Do -- $21,210
  5. Michael Sortino -- $10,605

Event #23 -- H.O.R.S.E.
Joining the tiny event brigade were the 26 players who signed up for this event. The $235 paid for the entry fee culminated in a pool reaching $5,055 which was divided between the top 4 finishers.

  1. Fred Walker -- $2,421
  2. Frank Dukich -- $1,362
  3. Larry Cascio -- $832
  4. Charles Marty -- $429

Event #24 -- Last Chance No Limit Hold'Em
Putting a wrap on the Horseshoe Council Bluffs circuit tournament were the 46 players who sat at the tables for this one day event. Buy in was $345 and pool grew to $13,386 for the top 5 finishers.

  1. Derrick Reinhart -- $6,023
  2. Barry Fleming -- $3,347
  3. Michelle Hiers -- $2,008
  4. Timothy Sciscoe -- $1,339
  5. Raymond Rife -- $669

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