Johnson Makes Good at WSOPC Caesars

2011 WSOPC Caesars champ Chris Johnson.

Las Vegas' own Chris Johnson took down the World Series of Poker Circuit main event at Caesars Palace this weekend.

Originally from Nebraska, the 24-year-old Johnson moved to Las Vegas nine months ago to become a pro poker player and after beating the largest field in the WSOPC Las Vegas' six-year history, it appears it was a sound move.

Johnson outlasted a field of 496 to collect the $153,559 first-place prize, including a final table that featured WSOPC ring winner “Hollywood" Dave Stann and WSOPC Casears Best All-Around Player winner Adam Hui.

Both Hui and Johnson also won seats in the WSOP Circuit National Championship $1 million freeroll at Caesars Palace later this month.

Johnson held the chip lead throughout the final table, finishing up in just 2 hours and 40 minutes, making it one of the fastest final tables in WSOPC history.

“I got ran over by the deck,” Johnson said "Everything went good for me today. I won two early coin flips and that pretty much made it smooth sailing the rest of the way.”

The next WSOP Circuit stop is already underway in Chester, PA and The final WSOP Circuit stop of the season will go off at Harrah’s New Orleans May 8-22.

Here's how the final table finished up in Las Vegas:

1 Chris Johnson $153,599

2 Brian England $94,944

3 Jon Seaman $69,360

4 John Kulish $51,418

5 Adam Hui $38,669

6 James Martini $29,498

7 Alex Santiago $22,820

8 Dave Stann $17,906

9 Matthew Leecy $14,249

10 Derrick Kwenzel $11,492

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