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Jessica Vierling Wins 2024 World Series of Poker Circuit Commerce Casino Main Event

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The 2024 World Series of Poker Circuit Commerce Casino $1,700 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event drew a massive field of 1,467 entries, more than doubling the $1 million guarantee. After three starting flights and two more days of action, the largest share of the $2,222,505 prize pool was captured by Jessica Vierling. The German poker pro, now residing in Las Vegas, emerged victorious with her second WSOP Circuit gold ring and the top prize of $328,273.

This was her largest live tournament score yet, topping the $158,286 she earned for a third-place finish in the WSOPC Choctaw main event back in 2022. She now has more than $1 million in recorded cashes to her name.

Vierling is one of four female players to capture a ring at this ongoing stop at The Commerce Casino and Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Christina Gollins took down the ‘Housewarming’ kickoff event, Sally Stephens triumphed in the seniors event, and Kathy Chang came out on top in a H.O.R.S.E. tournament.

Vierling’s previous ring victory came in a $400 buy-in event at the 2022 WSOPC Hard Rock Tulsa festival, with a $13,641 top payout coming with the hardware.

This latest win saw Vierling earn 960 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was her first title run and third final-table finish so far. With 1,106 total points, she now sits inside the top 200 in the 2024 POY standings presented by Global Poker.

The final day began with 15 players remaining, with Edward Pak in the lead and Vierling in second chip position when action resumed. She had overtaken the chip lead by the time the final table live stream began, with just six players still in contention.

Amit Shah (6th – $60,029) was the first to fall, with his A-7 suited unable to hold from the big blind against the J-9 that was shoved from small blind Cooper Feltham. Stephen Sharrah (5th – $81,148) soon followed. He lost a key flip with A-Q against James Pilpa’s pocket eights to slide into the danger zone, and was eliminated not long after.

The next big clash began with Vierling opening for a 800,000 min-raise from the button with ADiamond Suit4Diamond Suit and calling a three-bet to 2,200,000from Pilpa, who held QSpade SuitQDiamond Suit in the small blind. The flop came down AClub SuitQHeart Suit3Diamond Suit. Pilpa bet 1,500,000 with middle set and Vierling called with her top pair. The 6Diamond Suit saw Pilpa check and Vierling checked back with her nut flush draw and pair of aces. The 8Diamond Suit on the end prompted another check from Pilpa. Vierling moved all-in with her flush and Pilpa quickly called for his last 10 million in chips. Pilpa earned $111,325 as the fourth-place finisher, while Vierling heading into three-handed action with roughly two-thirds of the chips in play in front of her.

Cooper Feltham’s last 11 or so big blinds went in with A-J trailing the pocket aces of Vierling. Feltham flopped a jack to keep it interesting, but found no further help from there. The Australian was awarded $154,959 as the third-place finisher.

Heads-up play began with Vierling holding 50,400,000 to Christian Roberts’ 8,375,000. It didn’t take long for her to convert that lead into the title. Roberts was up slightly from his starting point when the final hand began. He called a min-raise from the big blind with JDiamond Suit7Club Suit after Vierling opened from the button with 6Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit. The flop came down 5Heart Suit3Spade Suit3Club Suit and Roberts checked. Vierling bet a single big blind (400,000) and Robert check-raised to 1,000,000. Vierling called with her trips and the KClub Suit rolled off the deck on the turn. Roberts bet 2,000,000 and Vierling called. The AClub Suit completed the board and Roberts moved all-in for 6,100,000. Vierling quickly called to lock up the pot and the title. Roberts earned $218,807 for his second-place showing.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Jessica Vierling $328,273 960
2 Christian Roberts $218,807 800
3 Cooper Feltham $154,959 640
4 James Pilpa $111,325 480
5 Stephen Sharrah $81,148 400
6 Amit Shah $60,029 320
7 Edward Pak $45,076 240
8 Jared Griener $34,365 160
9 Johnny Bromberg $26,607 80

Photo credit: WSOP / Alicia Skillman.

 

 

 

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