Iowa-based poker player Jeff Fielder emerged as the last man standing of a large field of 1,140 players who took part in the $1,675 buy-in Main Event of the Choctaw leg of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit. After 3 days of exciting poker action, Jeff Fielder was announced as the champion. He won a gold ring, the second in the course of his poker career, a cash prize of $312,080, and 980 POY points. The achievement also pushed him up to the seventh place on the POY leader board.
Fielder has earned more than $600k ever since he started playing poker. Sharing his feelings about his latest achievement, he said, “I’m pretty content right now. I like what I do. It’d be pretty stressful to play tournament poker full time. I like the guaranteed income that gives me the cushion to go to some of these stops.” Fielder also stated that plays poker part time and gives most of his attention to his construction business.
When asked about plans for celebration if any, Fielder said that he has no time for it as he had to finish an important task. He explained, “I have to get my passport and be ready for the Bahamas on Wednesday. We’ve had a trip planned for a while now. I’m probably going to do a little upgrading.”
Among the 117 players who won a share of the prize pool were talented professional poker players such as T. J. Cloutier and Layne Flack, who both received $4,668 each for their efforts.
Here are the results of the final table. The runner-up of the event was Matthew Kirby, who got $192,751 and 800 POY points. The players who finished third, fourth, and fifth were Dale Roesel ($143,230 and 640 POY points), Bryan Campanello ($107,730 and 480 POY points), and Krissi McFarland ($82,092 and 400 POY points), respectively. The players who finished sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth were Drazen Ilich ($63,202 and 320 POY points), Clifton Stewart ($49,265 and 240 POY points), Paul Phillips ($38,834 and 160 POY points), and Douglas Ashmore ($30,951 and 80 POY points), respectively.
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Dimitar Danchev currently occupies the first position on the POY leader board.