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Lichtenberger Takes WSOPC Vegas Title
Andrew Lichtenberger took down the World Series of Poker Circuit Las Vegas main event at Caesars Palace Thursday.
The 22-year-old online cash game player turned live tournament pro bested a final table chock full of veteran pros and young stars to book the $190,137 win.
However, the toughest test proved to be Day 1 chip leader Dan Casetta, who eventually fell to Lichtenberger after a five-hour heads-up match.
With his 13th place finish at the 2009 World Poker Tour Championship, runner-up in the 2009 WSOP $5k Shootout, 18th in the 2009 WSOP Main Event and 10th at the inaugural PokerStars North American Poker Tour Venetian main event, Lichtenberger had been knocking on the door of something big for some time.
However, Thursday marked his first major live tournament win, pushing him above the $1 million mark in career earnings.
A total of 150 players entered the $5,150 event, creating a $717,500 prize pool.
Next up for the WSOPC is its annual visit to New Orleans with preliminary events beginning May 7. The $5,150 main event in New Orleans starts May 17.