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David Sill Leads Final 8 Into WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event Day 3

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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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Justin Boggs Vies for Second WSOP Circuit Main Event Title at Horseshoe Southern Indiana

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Justin Boggs eyes second Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event title, after claiming his first one this time last year
Another day has passed at Horseshoe Southern Indiana where a WSOP Circuit stop is currently taking place, and it has produced a plethora of thrilling stories from the poker tables. But what was perhaps the biggest story of that day was defending Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event champ Justin Boggs vying for a back-to-back title at the riverboat casino.
Day 1B of the $1,700 Main Event was played on Saturday. It saw Boggs enter it to make it through the 15 levels played throughout the day, and finally bag and tag 255,500 at the end of the night. Boggs thus secured a spot among the top 15 chip stacks into Day 2 of the prestigious tournament.
Precisely a year ago, Boggs swept through the field of the $1,675 Main Event at Horseshoe Southern Indiana for his first WSOP Circuit gold ring and a cash prize of $139,920. There are two more days of play within this year’s edition of the tournament and it is yet to be seen whether the player will be able to defend his well-deserved title.
The Main Event drew a total of 389 entries this year who generated a prize pool of $589,307. The top 45 spots will get paid, with min-cashes starting from $2,663 and going all the way up to the first-place prize of $129,953.
Highlights from Day 1B
Day 1B of the tournament was busier than the first starting flight. Tournament records show that Flight B drew 223 entrants to add to the 166 competitors who registered into the Main Event through Flight A, played at the host casino on Friday.
The second, and final, flight was wrapped up with 43 hopefuls bagging and tagging for the night. Michael Shanahan was the player who emerged as the chip leader last night. He put 374,500 worth in chips in his bag to top not only the Flight B leaderboard but also the overall chip counts chart, meaning that the player will enter Day 2 action in the comfortable position of the overall chip leader.
Melih “Turk” Birdal ranks second in the overall leaderboard with 356,000. The player entered the competition through Flight B. Day 1A chip leader James Hill is rounding out top three of the chip counts chart with 343,000.
Day 2 action is set to kick off at 1 pm local time. The 43 survivors from Flight B will be joined by the 31 players who made it through Day 1A for a day full of quality poker action. The players will fight for a paid spot as the money bubble is expected to burst at some point today. The final day of the tournament will be played tomorrow at the host casino. The survivors from today will gather for the last time to play down to a champion.
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James Hill Leads 31 Hopefuls after WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event Day 1A

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Main Event action resumes today at the host casino Horseshoe Southern Indiana
James Hill bagged the largest stack at the end of the first of two flights in the ongoing WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana $1,700 Main Event. The tournament kicked off yesterday at the host casino and it will take through October 8 for the winner to be determined.
As many as 166 players registered into the Main Event on Day 1A, but only 31 of them made it through all 15 levels that were played at the riverboat gambling venue as part of the first starting flight.
As mentioned above, it was Hill who had the largest stack at the end of the day. The player put 343,000 into his end-of-the-day bag. He will be leading the 31 survivors into Day 2 of the tournament, which is set to be played on Sunday at the host facility.
Asked to comment on his performance, Hill, a Louisville, Kentucky resident, said that he was playing “real good”. Coming close behind Hill, Kevin Iacofano from Cincinnati, Ohio scooped the second largest stack last night with 334,000. Micheal Oldfather from White Salmon, Washington ranks third in the temporary chip counts chart, after accumulating a stack of 314,500 in chips throughout Day 1A.
The likes of Ari Engel, Kevin Davis, and Timothy Miles were among the notables to bag and tag for the night. Record-breaking eleven-time gold ring winner Maurice Hawkins was among the Day 1A entries, but the player got eliminated before the end of the day. Seven-time gold ring winner Vincent Moscati took a shot, as well, but did not make it through the 15 levels played on Friday.
Day 1B
The second starting flight of the Main Event is set to be played today at the host venue. Action will kick off at 11 am local time. A total of 15 levels will be played, just as on Day 1A, and registration will remain open until the beginning of Level 13 of play. This means that the overall prize pool and the places paid might be revealed by organizers by the end of the night.
The survivors from the second starting flight will join the 31 Day 1A hopefuls on Sunday at the host casino so that the two fields are combined for the first time. Action on Sunday is set to kick off at 1 pm local time. The final day of the tournament will be played on Monday. With the conclusion of the Main Event, the WSOP Circuit wrap up its Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop and will head for Horseshoe Hammond where its next stop is set to start later next week.
While the prize pool of the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event as well as the first-place prize for the winner are yet to be announced, it should be noted that the champion will receive a gold ring from the popular poker series as well as an automatic entry into next year’s Global Casino Championship.
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Carl Brewington Takes Down WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack

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Poker pro dedicates his first WSOP Circuit title to his late father
Carl Brewington had a killer run at Horseshoe Southern Indiana over the past two days. The poker pro from Nashville, Tennessee was eventually rewarded with his first WSOP Circuit gold ring for outwitting the 417 entries of the $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack. He also collected $30,274 to celebrate his big triumph.
The tournament took place over two days, starting October 3. Brewington ran pretty well on that first day of the event, but what really cemented his advantage over the others was a massive pot he scooped on the very last hand dealt for the night.
The eventual champ was already pretty deep at that point, but what came next really helped him boost his confidence into the final day and take down the tournament. On that final hand of Day 1, Brewington had 780,000 which he shoved pre-flop. The player was challenged by a fellow competitor sitting right next to him, who, too, had quite a hefty stack. Kings vs. Aces clashed for what turned out to be a massive pot.
Brewington’s pocket rockets helped him lock that massive pot and the overnight chip lead and put 1.415 million into his bag.
Day 2 Action Highlights
While Brewington was the one to lead a pack of 40 survivors into the second and final day of action, he lost his chip lead some point in play. However, he still maintained his position among the top stacks throughout the day.
He eventually clashed against one-time gold ring winner William Watson heads-up. Watson won his first piece of WSOP Circuit gold last month when he took down a $400 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.
Brewington and Watson had an action-packed heads-up duel. Chips were swinging back and forth for a while and each of the two finalists managed to double through their final competitor at least once. Eventually, Brewington kicked out his opponent with a queen-high flush to Watson’s jack-high flush. Watson collected $18,708 in a consolation prize for his effort.
A roar of happiness and excitement escaped Brewington’s lungs when he realized that the title and the gold ring were his to collect. The player, who lives in Nashville with his wife and two children, dedicated his victory to his late father. Brewington told WSOP Circuit staff that it was namely at Horseshoe Southern Indiana where his parents last saw him play poker, which made his triumph last night event more special.
The Monster Stack tournament was the eighth gold ring on the schedule of this fall’s WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop. This means that there are four more gold rings up for grabs within the festival. The major poker series will be hosted by the popular Indiana casino through October 8. It will then head to Horseshoe Hammond in the Chicago area for another thrilling festival starting October 11.
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Robert Sheldon Tops $400 No-Limit Hold’em at WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana

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Recreational player from Kentucky joins the club of WSOP Circuit gold ring winners
Robert Sheldon, a 40-year-old Kitchen Manager from Lexington, Kentucky, had a terrific debut on the WSOP Circuit scene, scooping last night his first-ever cash and first-ever piece of hardware from the series. The recreational poker player came to Horseshoe Southern Indiana to challenge his luck and skills and took down Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em for a gold ring and $15,681 in prize money.
Sheldon came out as the winner from a field of 176 entrants who played over two days. The players who assumed the top 18 paces received a share of the $58,068 prize pool, min-cashes starting from $778.
Day 1 of the tournament ended with nine players left in contention. The survivors of the official final table withdrew for the night and resumed play on Wednesday at the host casino. Action kicked off at 2 pm local time.
It was Dave Potter to lead the nine finalists into the closing stage of the tournament. The player was vying for a second gold ring from the series in as many days. Holding 737,000 in chips and being well ahead of his nearest competitor, Potter was in a really good position to scoop his second title from the ongoing Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop.
Sheldon’s Day 2 Performance
It was actually Sheldon who was Potter’s nearest competitor at the start of Day 2 action. The eventual champion held 465,000 in chips and was far behind the start-of-the-day chip leader. However, despite Potter’s effort, the gold ring was just not meant from him. The player eventually left the race in third place for $6,795.
Potter, who is from Louisville, Kentucky, left it to Sheldon and another Kentuckian to determine the champion. Christian Mascagni was Sheldon’s heads-up opponent. The two players maintained nearly even stacks for quite some time before the final hand was dealt.
That final hand saw Mascagni shove pre-flop after a raise from Sheldon. The latter called with [6h][5h] to win the title, the first-place prize and the accompanying piece of WSOP Circuit jewelry.
Following his debut WSOP Circuit victory, Sheldon said that he does not play much tournament poker and prefers cash games. He also pointed out that he tends to visit Horseshoe Southern Indiana every once in a while. Of his decision to enter the $400 No-Limit Hold’em, the player said:
… I figured I come here and have some fun.
The WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana is now halfway through. As seven gold rings have already found their rightful owners, there just five left up for grabs. One of the pieces of jewelry will go to the Main Event champion. The $1,700 buy-in tournament is slated to kick off on October 5. It will feature two starting flights played over two separate days and two more days of action. That said, the name of the champion will become known on October 8, which will also be the last day of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop.
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Austin Farmer Wins Debut WSOP Circuit Gold Ring at Horseshoe Southern Indiana

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Latest WSOP Circuit gold ring winner drove more than eight hours to take part in the Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop
Austin Farmer fell sick during the WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek stop a couple of weeks ago and could not really play poker there. However, he was the star of the $600 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Big Blind Ante tournament at Horseshoe Southern Indiana last night, taking down the event for his first WSOP Circuit gold ring and a cash prize of $23,648.
Farmer had bronchitis throughout the whole Coconut Creek stop which kept him off the poker tables most of the time. He was not really planning to attend the Horseshoe Southern Indiana at first, but a friend of his encouraged him to join poker festivities at the riverboat casino for a shot at a gold ring and some prize money.
Farmer, a 22-year-old player from North Chesterfield, Virginia, outsmarted a field of 164 players in the $600 buy-in Six Max tournament to collect his debut WSOP Circuit title. The tournament kicked off Monday at the host venue. The field of 164 entries generated a prize pool of $84,451, but only the top 18 would get a share of the money.
Day 1 of the event ended with just 16 players from the original field. It was namely Farmer to amass the largest chip stack throughout the day, bagging a total of 639,000 in the end.
Day 2 Highlights
Farmer led the 16 finalists into the second day of play with quite some advantage over his nearest competitors. Kyle Cruse with 458,000 and Bryan In with 255,000 were the other two players to become part of the temporary leaderboard’s top three at the end of Day 1.
The eventual champion pretty much kept his hold of the chip lead throughout the final day of play. He entered the unofficial seven-handed final table as the player to hold the top stack and as the only one to have broken through the one million mark. Cruse, who started the day second in chips, was still on Farmer’s tail with 930,000. Cruse’s run in the tournament ended when the player was eliminated in third place for $10,495.
That left it to Farmer and William Davis to determine the eventual winner. It was a tough heads-up duel, but Farmer still managed to maintain his chip lead and to eventually collect every single chip on the table. Davis collected $14,619 for his efforts and deep run into the tournament.
In his post-victory interview, Farmer said that he had driven eight and a half hours to get to the Horseshoe Southern Indiana and take part in the ongoing WSOP Circuit stop. The long drive was clearly worth it.
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