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Kelly Minkin Enters WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino $1,675 Main Event Final Day as Chip Leader

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Kelly Minkin Enters WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino $1,675 Main Event Final Day as Chip Leader

Female poker pro Kelly Minkin will lead the pack of 14 hopefuls into the final day of the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event. The player will enter Day 3 action with 2.405 million and as the only survivor to have passed the 2 million chip mark.

Minkin was the chip leader at the start of Day 2, after progressing from Day 1A with the largest chip stack. Over the course of play, the player dropped several spots in the leaderboard. However, she regained momentum towards the end of the day to eventually emerge as the chip leader once again.

Minkin is well ahead of the second and the third spots on the leaderboard as well as of everyone else left in contention. Brendan Baksh will enter final day of play second in chips with 1.925 million. Tony Phan bagged and tagged the third largest stack of 1.205 million last night.

It can be said that Minkin has quite some experience in WSOP and WSOP Circuit events. She has cashed in 11 WSOP tournaments and in 7 WSOP Circuit ones over the course of his career, collecting more than $325,000 in the process. A notable accomplishment was her deep run in the 2015 WSOP Main Event. The player finished 29th in the tournament, good for $211,821. What is more, she was the last female player to survive so deep into the 2015 edition of the tournament.

Minkin is now contending for her first WSOP Circuit title and gold ring.

Details about the Event

The event kicked off on Saturday, December 9 with the first of two starting flights. Registration remained open until the beginning of Day 2. Once it was closed, the number of participants that had registered for the tournament totaled 687. A prize pool of $1,024,500 was generated. The top 72 players will be leaving with prize money. The bubble burst on Day 2.

The Bicycle Casino is playing host to the final stop on the WSOP Circuit’s 2017 schedule. The ongoing poker festival will actually be completed today with the final day of the $1,675 Main Event.

The 14 remaining survivors will return at the California-based host venue today to play down to a final table and to a champion. Apart from a shiny gold ring, the winner will also receive a first-place prize of $211,220. The player who ranks second will, too, leave with a six-figure payout of $130,720.

Each of the 14 players left in contention is guaranteed a minimum payout of $12,935. And each of the survivors at the official nine-handed final table will leave with no less than $19,765.

Following the completion of the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino stop, the popular poker series will return shortly after the holidays. Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma will play host to the first WSOP Circuit festival of 2018. The casino will have its doors open to WSOP Circuit enthusiasts from January 3 through January 15.

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