Bechahed Denies Morris Back-to-Back Titles in WSOPC Choctaw Main Event ($274,916)

The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) made its latest stop at Choctaw Durant in Oklahoma and awarded plenty of big winners this time around. The biggest winner of them all was California’s Sami Bechahed, who took down the $1,700 WSOPC Choctaw Main Event for $279,825 and his second Circuit ring to deny WSOPC Tulsa champion Arthur Morris back-to-back titles.

In total, there were 5,500 entrants across the 16 ring events offering over $3 million in prize money at the WSOPC Choctaw stop. Other highlights of the Circuit stop included Marsha Adams winning two events for her second and third Circuit rings and John Holley picking up his eighth career ring.

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No Back-to-Back for Morris

The WSOPC Choctaw Main Event draw a field of 1,076 runners to generate a prize pool of $1.6 million. Bechahed navigated through the field and got to a final table that included Angela Jordison (4th – $96,595) and ten-time ring winner Daniel Lowery (9th – $27,808).

Bechahed, who won his first Circuit ring in December 2021 at the WSOPC Bicycle Casino stop in Los Angeles in a $400 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event, got heads-up against Morris, who was looking for back-to-back Main Event victories after taking down the WSOPC Tulsa Main Event in August for $182,379.

Arthur Morris
Arthur Morris

“It’s pretty surreal, to be honest,” Bechahed told WSOP after the victory, “there were a ton of good players here and I can say this was one of the toughest fields I’ve ever played in.”

WSOP Circuit Choctaw $1,700 Main Event Final Table Results

  1 Sami Bechahed Costa Mesa, CA $274,916
  2 Arthur Morris Plano, TX $169,906
  3 Rami Jradeh North Reading, MA $127,513
  4 Angela Jordison Bend, OR $96,595
  5 Chad Hicks Dalhart, TX $73,867
  6 Nathanael Kogel Pflugerville, TX $57,027
  7 Jackson Holtgraves Mission Hills, KS $44,451
  8 William Wolf San Diego, CA $34,986
  9 Daniel Lowery Charleston, AR $27,808

“Captain Luckbox Scores Again”

Another big winner at the WSOPC Choctaw stop was Missouri’s Adams, who took down Event #7: $130 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies for $7,460 and her second Circuit ring. But that was just the beginning of Adams’ run as she went on to win Event #14: $250 No-Limit Hold’em for $7,961.

The Missouri grinder, who now has $138,587 in live earnings, according to The Hendon Mob, earned her first Circuit ring in the 2018 WSOPC Tulsa Ladies Event, which also brought her $4,184.

Marsha Adams
Marsha Adams

Yet another highlight of the Circuit stop was Florida’s Holley taking down Event #8: $250 No Limit Hold’em Seniors to win his eighth ring, joining the likes of Roland Israelashvili, Sean Yu and Michael Lech.

Holley defeated heads-up opponent Todd Mclane, who was looking for his second ring of the series after winning Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em for $21,129.

“Captain Luckbox scores again,” Holley wrote on Twitter with a photo of him wearing all eight Circuit rings.

Other highlights of the WSOPC Choctaw stop include North Carolina’s Tyler Storment winning Event #12: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em for $64,073 and Texan Jacob Seale winning Event #4: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Gargantuan for $55,253.

The WSOPC team now heads to Grand Victoria Casino in Illinois for a stop that will feature the Grand Victoria Main Event November 17-21.

A full list of ring winners at WSOP Circuit Choctaw is available in the table below.

WSOP Circuit Choctaw Ring Winners

  Event #1: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 107 $55,105 Glen Marshall Willis, TX $15,607
  Event #2: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors 395 $39,500 James Brockriede Electra, TX $8,103
  Event #3: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack 341 $68,200 JW Betree Owasso, OK $14,534
  Event #4: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Gargantuan 1025 $282,830 Jacob Seale Jasper, TX $55,253
  Event #5: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Tilight 371 $72,735 Dien Le Bellevue, WA $15,443
  Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 297 $98,010 Todd McLane Orange, TX $21,129
  Event #7: $130 No-Limit Hold’em Ladies 140 $28,000 Marsha Adams Diamond, MO $7,460
  Event #8: $250 No Limit Hold’em Seniors 451 $90,200 John Holley Destin, FL $17,901
  Event #9: $400 No-Limt Hold’em 135 $45,210 Schuyler Thornton Corpus Christi, TX $12,051
  Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack 274 $19,870 Curtis Terry Metairie, AK $19,870
  Event #11: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Mammoth 294 $98,020 Colter Sanders Mcalester, OK $20,914
  Event #12: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 287 $279,825 Tyler Storment Statesville, NC $64,073
  Event #13: $1,700 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 1,076 $1,630,140 Sami Bechahed Costa Mesa, CA $274,916
  Event #14: $250 No-Limit Hold’em 155 $31,000 Marsha Adams Diamond, MO $7,961
  Event #15: $250 No-Limit Hold’em 172 $34,400 Joe Collida Azie, TX $8,639
  Event #16: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Finale 245 $80,850 Hussein Khalil Allen, TX $18,390

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