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Luis Henrique Kamei Wins Latest Kings Series of Poker Main Event

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Poker pro Luis Henrique Shinike Kamei claims a first-place prize of R$190,000 and the champion bracelet
Kings Series of Poker (KSOP) has crowned its latest Main Event champion only a few days ago. This year’s sixth installment of one of Brazil’s most popular poker series took place from October 31 through November 6 at Actuall Convention Hotel in the city of Belo Horizonte.
The festival featured 26 tournaments and the four-day Main Event was the star of the series. The tournament attracted a massive field of 717 entries who eventually crashed the guaranteed prize pool of R$1 million to generate R$2.1 million in prize money.
Poker pro Luis Henrique Shinike Kamei was the player to emerge as the victor of the Main Event and to be awarded the tournament trophy and a first-place prize of R$190,000. Kamei also received the shiny champion bracelet to remember his participation and eventual win in the series.
The Main Event featured five starting flights and three more days of action. After certain ups and downs throughout the days, Kamei eventually entered the final table of the Main Event as the chip leader. He maintained his advantage for quite a while, but eventually entered the heads-up match, the final stage of the game, as the player holding the smaller stack.
Action-Packed Heads-Up
Kamei faced Tiago Toscano in the final two-handed match. Despite his initial disadvantage at the start of the duel, an important hand helped Kamei improve his situation and eventually build a formidable stack.
And on what turned out to be the final hand in play, the two players got it all in on the flop. Kamei had the advantage at that point and the blank turn and river cards did little to help his opponent move ahead. As mentioned above, Kamei collected R$190,000 from the Main Event’s prize pool, while Toscano had to settle for R$120,000.
Here it is important to note that at some point during three-handed play, Kamei, Toscano and Guilherme Gomes, the third-place finisher in the tournament, agreed to strike a deal and split what had left of the prize pool. Gomes took home R$150,000.
Kamei is a familiar name across Brazil’s poker community. The player started playing poker in 2006. In his post-victory interview, he said that he got into the game by watching it on television. He then began buying books and studying its fundamentals together with his brother. Kamei initially played poker online. Then he moved to Curitiba and that was when he developed a real passion for the game, the player recalled.
Of becoming the latest KSOP champion, Kamei said that the feeling was incredible. The winner thanked his rail and dedicated his latest poker title to his family and his girlfriend.
The Belo Horizonte festival was actually the final leg of this year’s edition of the KSOP. As mentioned earlier, the major poker event featured 26 tournaments that were played over the course of the past week.
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Who Won at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe

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Jack Sinclair and Czech super star Martin Kabrhel among the biggest winners at this year’s WSOPE
The 2018 edition of the World Series of Poker Europe is now in the books. The popular poker event has found a permanent residence at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, and took place from October 9 through November 2, offering a month full of quality poker action and hefty monetary prizes alongside shiny WSOP gold bracelets, the most coveted poker trophy there is.
This year, the WSOPE festival featured ten gold bracelet tournaments that offered more than €13 million in guaranteed prize money. As many as 876 players were awarded payouts from those ten events. Some of those lucky players were prominent poker pros, while the others were less familiar to the global poker scene, but they all showed great poker skill and poured great effort into running deep into the tough fields of the latest WSOPE.
And here are the winningest players at this year’s edition of the popular tournament poker festival.
Englishman Jack Sinclair Wins the Main Event
Sinclair is a player with quite some experience on the felt. But his latest accomplishment is his best so far. The player topped a stacked €10,350 Main Event for a first-place prize of €1,122,239 and his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet.
Sinclair emerged as the victor from a field of 534 entries, slightly up from last year’s 529-strong field. The event started off with a guaranteed prize pool of €5 million, but that guarantee was eventually surpassed and the final prize pool amounted to €5,034,000. The money was split into payouts for the top 81 finishers.
Hungary’s Laszlo Bujtas was the Main Event champ’s heads-up opponent. The player took home €693,573 for his runner-up finish. Bulgaria’s Krasimir Yankov rounded out the podium, receiving a cash prize of €480,028.
Czech Republic’s Martin Kabrhel Takes Down the Super High Roller
Kabrhel added another hefty payout to his constantly lengthening list of accomplishments. The player was the last man standing in the €100,000 buy-in Super High Roller to collect his second gold bracelet from the WSOP Europe series and his career’s best live cash of €2,624,340.
The WSOP Europe Super High Roller was utter success. The event featured a €5-million guaranteed prize pool but its field of 95 seasoned high rollers totally smashed the guarantee. A prize pool of €9.025 million was eventually generated and the top 15 players were treated to a share of the money.
The likes of Steffen Sontheimer, Steve O’Dwyer, and David Peters were among those to scoop a payout from the tournament. And all three of them are boasting impressive poker portfolios, to say the least. It was in fact Peters whom Kabrhel had to defeat heads-up. The US poker pro eventually collected €1,621,960 from the major tournament.
It is also interesting to note that Kabrhel almost won another €100,000 high roller at King’s Casino only a couple of days after his triumph. The player finished runner-up to Malaysia’s Seng Leow in the non-gold bracelet €100,000 Leon’s High Roller for €773,457 in prize money.
Michael Addamo Triumphs in €25,500 High Roller
Australia’s Michael Addamo was the star of the WSOPE €25,500 High Roller. The player beat a field of 133 for a cash prize of €848,702 and his second WSOP gold bracelet. He claimed his first piece of WSOP jewelry this past summer when he was crowned the victor of the $2,620 Marathon event.
The €25,500 High Roller at King’s Casino featured a guaranteed prize pool of €1 million. However, the guarantee was more than tripled to be split among the top 20 finishers. Christian Rudolph from Germany took home the second-place prize of €524,532, while France’s Benjamin Pollak rounded out the podium for a cash prize of €370,219.
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Scott Sanders Wins 2nd WSOP Circuit Gold Ring at Harveys Lake Tahoe, Takes Down Main Event

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Recreational player Scott Sanders claims two WSOP Circuit titles at Harveys Lake Tahoe in few days
The WSOP Circuit has its brand new Main Event champion and his name is Scott Sanders, a 30-year-old recreational player from Santa Clara, California. The player outlasted a star-studded field of 442 competitors to collect last night his second gold ring from the series and a hefty $147,314 first-place prize.
It is also important to note that Sanders captured his first gold ring just a few days ago when he bested the field of the Monster Stack event at Harveys Lake Tahoe.
The final day of the Main Event was played yesterday at the host casino. There were only four warriors left to battle for the title, the coveted ring, and the cash prize, and Sanders was holding the second biggest stack at the time when cards were thrown in the air to mark the beginning of Day 3. The eventual champ was second only to Stephen Song at that point in play.
However, despite his start-of-the-day advantage, Song was the first to leave the race on the final day. The player scooped $49,392 in prize money for his deep run in the Main Event. Brett Murray was the next to go, good for $66,521. And finally, Sanders faced two-time gold ring winner Nick Pupillo heads-up. It was not meant for Pupillo to claim his third title from the popular poker series. It should also be noted that the player was vying for his second WSOP Circuit Main Event victory. Pupillo’s consolation prize from the tournament at Harveys Lake Tahoe totaled $91,036.
As mentioned above, the Main Event drew 442 entries who created a $669,630 prize pool. The money was distributed to the top 45 finishers, with min-cashes being worth $3,027. The money bubble burst on Day 2.
Almost Fatal Mistake
A major mistake could have ended Sanders’ participation in the Main Event on Day 2. During one of the hands dealt on the second day of play, the player accidentally shoved out of turn for his 13 big blinds. It was Michael Hubbards’ turn.
A Tournament Director was summoned to the table and he ruled that if Hubbard limped, Sanders’ bet would have to stand. However, if Hubbard decided to raise, then Sanders would be allowed the option to fold. Hubbard eventually raised, and Sanders folded. A third player tabled pocket queens, which would have certainly ended Sanders’ run in the tournament.
In his post-victory interview, the newest member of the WSOP Circuit Main Event champions club praised his three remaining opponents from Day 3, saying that they all played great. Sanders also added that his strategy was basically to play the best he could against the tough opponents he faced.
Sanders has only been playing poker recreationally over the years, but it seems that after capturing two gold rings within the span of just a few days, the player is determined to try to play more tournaments in future.
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Scott Sanders Tops 332-Strong Field in WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack

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Scott Sanders captures a shiny gold ring after a fun heads-up against Marty Gorenc
Scott Sanders, a player from Santa Clara, California, was the Thursday night star at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino as he navigated through the field of the $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack, or Event #8 on the WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe schedule, to eventually emerge as the victor and collect his first gold ring from the major poker series.

Sanders also claimed a first-place monetary prize of $25,201 as an additional reward for his great performance at the tables of the host venue.
The player was one of the 332 competitors to register into the two-day Monster Stack tournament. And he was the player to collect the lion’s share of the $109,560 prize pool. While the majority of entries left empty-handed, there were others, besides Sanders, to claim a portion of the prize pool. The top 36 finishers received a payout from the tournament, with in-cashes being worth $566.

The event’s final day was played Thursday at the host casino. It kicked off with 13 hopefuls, all eyeing the gold ring and the first-place prize. When the unofficial final table of ten was reached, Sanders was about mid-stacked with 1 million in chips. He managed to improve his stack and to avoid elimination to eventually make it to heads-up against Marty Gorenc from Reno, Nevada.
Fun Heads-Up
While playing heads-up for a WSOP Circuit gold ring can certainly be a bit stressful, neither Sanders, nor his final opponent showed any signs of stress when they faced each other for a final battle for the title.

There was a great amount of banter at the table, fans’ excitement, and a couple of drinks for additional fun, before Sanders sealed the victory with [Ah][9c] on what turned out to be the final hand of the night. Gorenc scooped a consolation prize of $15,578 for his runner-up finish.
Of his approach to poker, the brand-new WSOP Circuit champion said last night that if players “don’t have fun then poker will never grow” and that his main goal is namely to grow poker. This is why Sanders has been looking to make poker fun so people keep playing the game he loves.

Sanders’ latest cash from the WSOP Circuit brought his earnings from the series to over $100,000. But his first-place prize last night was not his largest-ever cash from the circuit. Last year, Sanders finished third in the $580 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Muti-Flight) at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood for a cash prize of $62,255. The player has so far cashed in eight WSOP Circuit tournaments, but he is certainly eyeing more titles and deep runs in the series.
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Lian Liu Takes Down WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Turbo Event for Debut Gold Ring

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Lian Liu outlasts 227 entrants to claim his first WSOP Circuit title
Lian Liu won his debut WSOP Circuit gold ring after surviving the field of the $400 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo event at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino. Aside from the jewelry piece, the poker pro also took home $18,733 for his efforts.

The tournament was played as Event #7 on the schedule of the ongoing WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe series. The event drew 227 entrants, but due to the Turbo structure, the overall field was reduced to a single player who captured the title over a single day of action.

As mentioned earlier, the victory in the Turbo event secured the young poker pro, who was born in China but now resides in California, with his first piece of WSOP Circuit paraphernalia. However, it should be noted that Liu is no stranger to WSOP Circuit action. In fact, the player had six cashes from the series prior to his triumph a few days ago, and he scored them all at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe. It should also be noted that Liu’s first-place prize of $18,733 more than doubled his WSOP Circuit winnings.
But the brand-new champion was not the only player to walk out with a cash from the tournament. The event drew 227 entries who created a prize pool of $74,910. The top 24 finishers received a share of the money. Min-cashes were worth $691.

Stacked Final Table
Liu entered a stacked final table that included seasoned poker pros and familiar WSOP Circuit faces. Two-time gold ring winner Bernard Lee was among the players to comprise the tournament’s final table. Lee, who has more than $1.1 million in WSOP Circuit and WSOP earnings, collected his second-ever gold ring from the series only a few days ago. The poker pro took down the single-day $400 No-Limit Hold’em at Harveys Lake Tahoe for the gold piece and the $11,465 first-place prize. Lee could not add another ring to his collection with a victory in the Turbo event as he busted in 7th place.

Hank Sitton, a player with 47 WSOP cashes, did too make it to the final table of the Turbo tournament. He eventually finished 5th for $4,680. Andrew Jenkins happened to challenge Liu heads-up. However, the title was not meant for the player from Monterey, California and he eventually had to content himself with the runner-up finish and a consolation prize of $11,575.

There are five more gold rings up for grabs at Harveys Lake Tahoe, including the one reserved for the Main Event champion. The $1,700 buy-in tournament is set to take place from November 2 through November 5 at the host casino.

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Super High Roller Bowl V Lands at ARIA Casino in December

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Super High Roller Bowl makes December a permanent home, promises multiple surprises for players
The fifth edition of the highly successful Super High Roller Bowl poker series is set to take place on December 17-19, organizers announced Tuesday. The major live tournament event has traditionally taken place in May ahead of the World Series of Poker. However, the days leading up to Christmas are now set to turn into a permanent home of the Super High Roller Bowl, Poker Central said in a press release.
The high roller event first took place in 2015 when US poker pro Brian Rast topped its field for a hefty first-place prize of $7.525 million and the prestige that goes along with winning a tournament of this scale.

As usual, the Super High Roller Bowl will take place at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. And as in its previous editions, it will once again feature a cap of 48 players. The Super High Roller Bowl has featured a $300,000 buy-in fee in all but one previous editions and organizers will keep that fee for its fifth edition. This means that the event will feature a prize pool of $14.4 million and the winner will take home the amount of $5 million in a first-place cash prize as well as the Super High Roller Bowl championship ring, known to have become one of poker’s most coveted trophies.

All players who are interested to take part in the event will have to make a $30,000 deposit by November 26. Of all 48 spots available, 25 will be determined by a live lottery that will be drawn on November 27. There will also be 18 seats reserved for ARIA VIP guest entries. Last but not least, five seats will be awarded to those occupying the top five spots in the High Roller of the Year leaderboard.
Previous Super High Roller Bowl Winners
As mentioned earlier, it was US poker pro Brian Rast who bested the field of the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl in 2015. The player collected $7.525 million from the prize pool and the champion’s ring after he managed to outwit some of poker’s most seasoned players.

Germany’s Rainer Kempe won the 2016 edition of the tournament. The player was awarded $5 million for his feat. It is also interesting to note that Kempe faced another German poker star heads-up. He played against Fedor Holz for the title. Holz eventually collected $3.5 million for his runner-up finish.
The third edition of the Super High Roller Bowl saw another German poker pro walk out with the title and the first-place prize of $6 million. That lucky player was Christoph Vogelsang. He was crowned the victor after three days of quality poker action and a heads-up duel against Jake Schindler, who took home $3.6 million for his runner-up finish.

Justin Bonomo is the reigning Super High Roller Bowl champion. The player won the tournament this summer for a first-place prize of $5 million. It is important to note that Bonomo actually won most of the major high roller tournaments on the 2018 poker calendar, scooping more than $20 million in earnings in the process and overtaking Daniel Negreanu on the all-time money list.
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Dustin Fox Locks Up Back-to-Back Win in WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Six-Max

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Cheered by his mom, Fox scoops back-to-back Six-Max title at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino
Local player Dustin Fox defended his WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max title last night to collect his second gold ring from the series and $18,878. Fox took down the exact same event at the exact same host casino this time last year.

The player said in his post-victory interview that last year he received a text message from his mother saying “You got it.” and he won the event. The exact same thing happened this year. He got the same message and he won the same event shortly after.

The six-max tournament drew a total of 208 entries this year, a significant improvement from last year’s field of 187 contenders. The prize pool of $68,640 was distributed among the top 21 finishers. Min-cashes were worth $629.
Fox did not enjoy a good start to the $400 buy-in tournament, but he remained calm and consistent to eventually lock up the title. The player had to fire six bullets into the event. He told WSOP Circuit staff that despite getting eliminated five times throughout the tournament, he did not feel discouraged and kept playing for the title. He further pointed out that he felt good all the time. His positivism certainly helped him capture the title and the gold ring.

Fox’s Final Table Run
Fox was holding the largest chip stack when the unofficial final table of seven was reached. The player had 723,000 in chips at that point in play. He was followed by Dave Potter with 676,000 and James Duke with 609,000.

While the initial stages of the tournament were a bit challenging for the eventual champion, he had a terrific final table run. The player bulldozed his way to the end of the tournament, applying aggression where it was needed and winning hand after hand until he was the last man standing.
Fox faced James Duke for a heads-up finale. His approach to the game and his consistency won him his second gold ring. Duke, walking out as the runner-up finisher, collected $11,661 in consolation prize money.
Fox’s victory from last night secured him with his second cash from the series. Last week, the player finished 46th in the $400 buy-in multiflight re-entry tournament for $742. And as mentioned earlier, Fox claimed his second gold ring from the WSOP Circuit. This time last year, the player emerged victorious in the same six-handed tournament at the same host casino for his debut piece from the popular poker series.

Fox told WSOP Circuit staff that we will not see him at the tables of Harveys Lake Tahoe over the next few days as he will be attending a golf tournament. However, the player plans to return to take part in the Main Event, which is set to kick off November 2 and to run through November 5. Fox said that he is determined to win that one, too.
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Bernard Lee Wins $400 Buy-In Event in WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe for Second Gold Ring

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Poker columnist and commentator Bernard Lee captures second WSOP Circuit gold ring at Harveys Lake Tahoe
A 13th-place finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event was pivotal for Bernard Lee as it rocketed him into a successful career as a poker columnist, commentator, and player. Lee captured over the weekend his second WSOP Circuit gold ring after besting a 124-strong field in a $400 No-Limit Hold’em event at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino, where the latest stop on the series’ calendar is currently taking place.

The tournament took place over a single day and featured 20-minute levels which provided for a speedy action at the tables of the host venue.
As mentioned earlier, the $400 buy-in event drew 124 entries. They created a prize pool of $40,920. The top 15 spots received a share of the money, min-cashes starting from $691. Aside from the shiny gold ring, Lee also claimed a cash prize of $11,456 for finishing first in the tournament.

While Lee might have had his ups and downs over the initial stages of play, he managed to overcome the challenges and build a solid stack of 303,000 when the unofficial final table of ten was set. The player held the second largest stack at the time, topped only by Paul Miller, who had 400,000 in chips.
Final Table Action.

Surviving the final table was a challenging task. Lee lost some of his momentum early into that stage of the game, but remained patient. The player said in his post-victory interview that he played for the title and that he claimed it by playing carefully, building a stack slowly but steadily.

The champion eventually faced Miller heads-up. Lee began the duel as the chip leader and maintained his advantage until the very end. He applied pressure in the right spots, and it looked as if he was making the right move on every hand dealt. Miller was eventually eliminated for a cash prize of $7,082, his second one from the WSOP Circuit series.

As for Lee, this was his third tournament victory in the past few months. The player took down a Rio Daily Deepstack in June and another event earlier this month. As mentioned above, he has also performed quite well in the WSOP, finishing 13th in the 2005 WSOP Main Event and scoring a runner-up finish in a bracelet event in the summer of 2017. Lee has also previously won one more gold ring from the WSOP Circuit.

He told WSOP staff over the weekend that the support from his family meant the world to him. Lee had dedicated his first ring to his daughter, Maya. His second piece of WSOP Circuit jewelry, the player dedicated to his son, Noah.
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WSOP Circuit Stops at Harveys Lake Tahoe, First Ring Goes to Joe Ambrogi

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US poker pro Joe Ambrogi secured his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring, winning the $250 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry against 267 competitors. The tournament on Thursday was the opening event of 2018/2019 WSOP Circuit at Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino in Nevada.

The series continues with thirteen more tournaments, which will run through Sunday, November 5, with buy-ins ranging between $250 and $1,700. The venue is Harveys Lake Tahoe, one of the oldest in most iconic casinos in US history. For more than a week, it will attract hundreds of poker players from all across the country who have a chance to take a share of attractive guarantees or win one of the prestigious WSOP Circuit gold rings.

The festival opened with $250 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry on Thursday, a single-day event which drew in a field of 268 entries. The tournament came with the smallest buy-in for WSOP Circuit events and still, it managed to gather a fantastic total prize pool of $53,600. There were a few notables who entered the tournament – Bernard Lee, Robert Cheung, Adam Owen, Janet Fitzgerald, and Valentin Vornicu. Only 27 players, however, finished in the money and took home a minimum cash of $433.

After approximately 12 hours of poker play, the final table was reached late in the evening and the ten survivors had to play until the winner is determined. After the break, the big stack was David Felger, a retired attorney from Lantana, Florida, who had 950,000 in chips. He soon lost his lead, however, and finished 6th for $2,463 in prize money. Mitch Adams (10th, $976) left the final table first, followed by Jose Esparza (9th, $1,202), Val Ahmadi (8th, $1,502), and Dan Turner (7th, $1,908).

David Avina from Murrieta, California, was eliminated in the 5th position and received a cash prize of $3,232. Sean Barker (4th, $4,314) was the next to bust, followed by Canadian player Robert Cheung who won $5,862. In the final heads-up, Joe Ambrogi defeated Peter Schulz and received the top prize of $13,132. For his runner-up position, Schulz took $8,114. This is the seventh cash from a WSOP event for Ambrogi who is 35-years-old and admits he did not even plan to take part in the tournament. Luckily, he did, because along with the cash prize, he also took the first ever WSOP Circuit ring in his career.

WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Schedule
The current poker festival at Harveys Lake Tahoe is the latest stop of the 2018/2019 World Series of Poker Circuit. It kicked off Thursday and runs until November 5 with a total of 13 tournaments on its schedule. Most of the events will be giving winners WSOPC gold rings and most of them feature an entry fee of $400. However, there is no High-Roller event, so those who look for some high-stakes action would be disappointed.

The Main Event kicks off on November 2 with two starting flights and a $1,700 buy-in ($1,515 prize pool + $185 administrative fee). Players will start with 30,000 in tournament chips and will be allowed one re-entry per flight. Day 2 will resume on November 4 with survivors from both flights, while the final Day 3 starts on November 5 and the remaining finalists will compete until the winner is determined.
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William Watson Takes Down WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed

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Watson scoops second gold ring exactly a month after claiming his debut WSOP Circuit gold piece
William Watson from Lexington, Kentucky bested last night the field of the $600 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed at Horseshoe Hammond to claim his second WSOP Circuit gold ring in just a month and a payout of $30,592.

Watson’s ride to victory was a bumpy one, but the player managed to survive all the challenges he faced throughout the two days of action and to emerge as the victor. Commenting on his latest poker accomplishment, the player said that winning the second ring took much less than the first one. Watson has been poker for nine years now but it was last month that he finally captured a piece of WSOP Circuit jewelry.

During the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek stop last month, Watson outlasted the field of a $400 No-Limit Hold’em tournament for his debut gold ring and $6,805. At Horseshoe Hammond, the player played the six-max format, which he said he is particularly fond of as “there’s more space at the table and it plays faster.”

The $600 buy-in tournament drew a field of 220 entrants from here and there. They generated a prize pool of $113,300 that was split into payouts for the top 24 performers.

Final Day Action
Of all 220 competitors that registered into the tournament, there were just ten left at the end of Day 1. Watson was among the short stacks coming into Day 2 with his 192,000 chips. The player managed to add to his stack as action kicked off. However, he was the short stack when the unofficial final table of seven was set.

Blake Whittington was the chip leader at that point in play with 1.33 million, and he never really lost his momentum down to the heads-up match. Whittington himself is a two-time gold ring winner.
Another player who started gaining momentum over the course of the final table was Watson himself. The player doubled through Whittington to improve his situation. The heads-up duel between the two player was quite the ordeal, Watson himself admitted. “Long, hard, and tough,” the eventual player said of the battle. Yet, he pointed out that he ran really good so he could not really complain.
On what turned out to be the final hand in play Whittington went all in with [10c][8s] and Watson called with [Qc][9s]. The board ran out [Kh][Kc][7d][4s][5h] and Watson’s Queen high was more than enough to lock the victory. Whittington, a player from Jacksonville, Florida with nearly $500,000 in WSOP earnings, collected $18,901 for his runner-up finish.

The $600 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed was the eighth gold ring tournament on the schedule of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond stop. This means that there are just four gold rings up for grabs until the poker series wraps its Hammond visit. The $1,700 Main Event starting October 19 and the $5,300 High Roller starting October 21 are certainly the ones that will attract the most attention.
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