The World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Harrah’s New Orleans began on 10th May. The $1,700 Main Event brought the series to a halt which registered 582 entries from two starting flights. Outplaying the fierce competition was Chris Lane who took a whopping $185,158 in prize money. He is a graphic designer by profession and plays poker recreationally. He came up against Dustin Stewart in the heads-up play where he defeated the latter to add a second WSOPC gold ring. He also got a free seat into the Global Casino Championship 2019.
This is Lane’s second WSOPC title victory. His first WSOPC title in May where he took down the $150 NLHE Deepstack at WSOPC Tunica for $2,250. It is the biggest live score till date.
A prize pool of $881,730 was generated in the event and Day 2 began with 101 survivors. Only 63 of them were paid $2,883. After an entire day’s of play, the field was whittled down to just 8 players.
Stephen Song (10th), Dylan Wilkerson (15th), Jacob Foley (24th), Blake Whittington (57th), and Robert Elliott (60th) were some well-known WSOPC regs who made it in the money. Steve Bierman (9th) missed making it to the final table. Bierman`s exit also signaled the end of play and bagging the overnight chip lead was Dustin Stewart (5,030,000), with John Cressend(4,665,000) and Yousef Saleh (3,365,000) the next big stacks.
Final Table Chip Counts
Bill Phillips – 630,000