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Justin Boggs fails to defend his title from last year, busts in 23rd place
This year’s edition of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event drew 389 entries over two starting flights. Of them, only 74 made it to Day 2 of the prestigious tournament. And of those 74, only the final eight bagged and tagged for the night last night at the host riverboat casino.
They will resume action today at 1 pm local time and will play down to a champion. Stakes are big as the last person standing will collect a cash prize of $129,654, a gold ring, and an automatic entry into the season-ending Global Casino Championship that will be payed next August and will award a WSOP gold bracelet to the winner.
But while there is quite some time until the Global Casino Championship, the winner of the Horseshoe Southern Indiana is just hours away from being determined.
The field of this year’s edition of the tournament generated a prize pool of $589,335. The money was split into 45 payouts, min-cashes starting from $2,664. The bubble burst at some point on Day 2 of the event.
Day 2 Recap
Day 2 action unfolded quite quickly on Sunday at the host venue. It was not long after cards were thrown in the air that the first elimination of the day occurred. And what followed next was a storm of eliminations. Action did not reduce speed after the bubble burst and players continued walking out in quick succession.
Notables who failed to make it through the end of the day but cashed from the tournament included former WSOP gold bracelet winner Alan Percal as well as former WSOP Circuit gold ring winners Ari Engel, Neil Scott, and Timothy Miles, among others. Justin Boggs, last year’s champ of the Main Event at Horseshoe Southern Indiana, departed in 23rd place. He received a consolation prize of $4,874 for failing to defend his title.
As mentioned earlier, the final day of the event will kick off with eight players still in contention for the title and the accompanying first-place prize and gold ring. David Sill from Titusville, Florida will be leading the eight finalists with a stack of 3.125 million. The player will kick off action as the only one to have passed the three-million mark.
Heather Alcorn with 2.76 million and one-time gold ring winner Kevin Iacofano 2.295 million will come into Day 3 as the other two top stacks. Two-time gold ring winner Michael Lech is also among those in contention. However, the player who sports a WSOP bankroll of nearly $600,000 will start Day 3 action as the short stack.
Play is set to resume today at 1 pm local time at the host casino. As already pointed out, the eight finalists will play down to a winner. With that, the WSOP Circuit will wrap up its Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop and will head to Horseshoe Hammond where its next festival is slated to begin on October 11.
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