Elik Vodovoz is a poker fan and has been a regular at Horseshoe Hammond for years now. So, when WSOPC Horseshoe stop hit the floor, he simply couldn’t resist to join the action. He fought his way through a $220 satellite into the $1,700 buy-in Main Event and topped 1,050 entries to win his first WSOP Circuit gold ring with a full wad of cash totaling $294,290.
The WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond in Chicago area ran from 21st February to 4th March. High participation numbers in the Main Event across two starting flights ensured the prize pool crossed the $1 Million mark with the total of $1,590,750 at the end.
Day 2 began with 2014 survivors from two starting flights. The top 108 finishers earned $2,927 but only the final 17 players made it to Day 3. Derek Hanauer was the start-of-day chip leader on the final day with a stack of 4,150,000, while Vodovoz was not too far behind himself with 3,825,000 in the bag.
Some prominent names that made it in the money include Mark Owens (12th for $23,384), Hamid Izadi (13th for $19,057), Maurice Hawkins (21st for $13,076), Josh Reichard (15th for $19,057) and Matthew Ernst (93rd for $3,182).