With a dominating lead going into the final table of the WSOP Circuit Main Event at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, Kenny Jewell closed out the competition and took down the largest field in WSOPC history. The entrant pool for the $1500 buy-in tournament totaled 872 players, the largest field of entrants in a WSOPC Championship event to date, and began on Friday, October 22, 2010, lasting until 2:00 AM Monday morning.
Going into the final table, poker pro Kenny Jewell entered with 6 million in chips, followed by Edwin Choi and Will Souther with approximately 2.5 million each. Casey Hayes and Bryan Devonshire rounded out the final 9 with under a million each. After a series of double-ups from William Reynolds, Souther was crippled, ultimately leaving the tournament in 6th place. Reynolds ended up in 3rd place, taking home $110,000 in prize money.
Jewell took a few hits but managed to regain the lead and held it for the rest of the tournament, battling it out with Choi for a number of hands before taking a 2-1 chipstack lead into heads up play against Jared Kenworthy. Play continued for about an hour, with Kenworthy making a few double-ups to bring him close to level with Jewell. Although Kenworthy did manage to get close, he was never able to garner the chipstack lead.
The final hand played out with a preflop raise by Jewell on QJ offsuit. Kenworthy reraised all-in with AQ offsuit and Jewell made the call. Both players missed the flop completely, 10 5 4 and the turn card, 2, gave Kenworthy an inside straight draw. Jewell rivered the Jack to win it, taking home a prize of $242, 909 while Kenworthy took home the second place prize of $150,104.
Jewell, who led throughout most of the two day tournament, took home the top cash prize, the title, a gold ring, and a seat in the $1 million dollar guaranteed National Championship, scheduled to take place at Harrah’s in May of 2011.
The final table results for the WSOPC main event at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana were as follows:
1. Kurt Jewell – $242,909
2. Jared Kenworthy – $150,104
3. William Reynolds – $110,567
4. Edwin Choi – $82,414
5. Nick Jivkov – $62,384
6. Corey Souther – $47,772
7. Bryan Devonshire – $37,047
8. Daniel Cohen – $29,087
9. Casey Hayes – $23,120

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