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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