The WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop is in full swing at the host casino and four gold ring events have been completed since the beginning of this thrilling live poker festival. The latest of these four crowned its victor last night.
Dave Potter from Louisville, Kentucky claimed his first WSOP Circuit cash in nine years after besting the field of Event #4 last night. The player took down the $400 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Ante for a first-place prize of $13,490 and his first gold ring from the series.
The event started on September 30 at the host venue and was played over two days to be completed last night with Potter claiming the gold. It drew 146 entries who created a prize pool of $48,174 up for grabs. The top 15 places got paid. Min-cashes were worth $813 and Nick Blackburn was the first player to collect prize money from the tournament.
Day 1 of the tournament was put an end to when the money bubble burst. Bagging and tagging for the night, there were 15 players at that point still in contention. Brian Sanders was the chip leader at the end of Day 1 with 263,000. The player maintained his momentum into Day 2, but was eventually eliminated in third place, good for $6,018.
Day 2 Action and Comments from the Champion
Action developed quickly early into Day 2 of the event and it took around half an hour for the starting field of 15 people to be whittled down to the final 10 who represented the unofficial final table. Goeffry Hatcher was the player to hold the top stack at that point with 362,000. Hatcher miraculously climbed from the bottom of the temporary chip counts chart to its top within the span of 30 minutes.
The start-of-the-day chip leader Sanders was second in chips at the start of the unofficial final table action with 361,000. Potter was in the top half of the leaderboard in that stage of the tournament and little did he know that he would soon be crowned the victor.
The 62-year-old recreational player eventually faced Kenneth Baime heads-up to scoop the title and the gold ring shortly after. It was in 2009 when Potter last cashed in a WSOP Circuit tournament. And that happened namely at Horseshoe Souther Indiana.
In his post-victory interview, the latest WSOP Circuit champion said that he visits the host casino at least twice a week and that he is usually accompanied by his wife, whom he gave credit to as the couple’s better poker player.
The Big Blind Ante tournament was the fourth one on the schedule of the ongoing WSOP Circuit Southern Indiana stop, which means that there are eight more gold ring up for grabs within the festival. Horseshoe Southern Indiana will play host to the popular poker series all the way through October 8.
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