Bob Bounahra Wins 2015/16 WSOP Circuit The Bicycle Casino $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em

Bob Bounahra from Belize triumphed on Friday in Event #6: $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em on the 2015/16 WSOP Circuit The Bicycle Casino schedule, collecting his first cash from the Circuit series and his first gold ring. The player’s share of the tournament’s entire prize pool amounted to $26,555.

Bounahra does not have much experience in WSOP Circuit events. However, the player has been seen at the tables of WSOP tournaments over the years. He has cashed in a total of 5 Series events, scooping a little less then $1.5 million in those. Bounahra’s best career performance was his 7th place in the 2011 WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event. He took the amount of $1,314,097 for his efforts.

Turning back to the $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em at Los Angeles’ Bicycle Casino, the event was a two-day one. It kicked off on March 24 to see 83 players enter it. The overall prize pool amounted to $83,000 and the top 9 finishers received a share of it, with lowest payouts totaling $2,645.

The unofficial ten-handed final table was reached late on Day 1. Thah Le was the chip leader at that point with a total of 437,000. Bounahra was fourth in chips at the beginning of ten-handed action.

The bubble burst shortly after. Players played for three more hours before organizers decided to call it a day. After 21 levels of play, there were only five remaining hopefuls to return for Day 2 of the tournament. The group of survivors was led by Charlie Nguyen from Houston, Texas with a stack of 418,000 in chips.

It was Nguyen whom Bounahra had to face heads-up. Despite kicking off the day as the chip leader, Nguyen could not hold up against his opponent’s [Ah][Kc] on the last hand of play and had to content with a second-place finish. The player collected the amount of $16,415 for his performance in the event.

Alexander Shelton from Madison, Wisconsin finished 3rd, good for $11,490. Brian Small from Los Angeles, California took 4th place for $8,370. Rommel Berges from Belize collected $6,160 for his 5th place in the tournament.

Max Mashour from Newport Beach, California scooped $4,600 of the entire prize pool for finishing 6th. Thah Le collected $3,690 for taking 7th place. Dylan Wilkerson from San Francisco, California finished 8th for $3,075. Brian Brubaker from Manhattan Beach, California received $2,645 for taking 9th place.

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