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Patgorski, Doc Sands Lead Big Name Final at WSOPC Hammond
Online star Gabe "gp333" Patgorski leads heading into a final nine full of big names at the WSOP Circuit's first $10,000 Regional Championship in Hammond, Indiana Thursday.
Patgorski, whose biggest scores include wins in the $100 Rebuy and $100k Guaranteed on PokerStars, is the only player with over 2 million in chips heading into the chase for a $525,449 first-place prize.
In fact, fellow online superstar David "Doc" Sands is the only other player over 1 million in chips.
Two-time WSOP and WPT finalist Curt Kohlberg, 2005 WSOP Main Event 13th place finisher Bernard Lee, WPT and three-time WSOP finalist Shannon Shorr, three-time WSOP finalist Brandon Adams, four-time WSOP finalist Anthony Hartmann, Mark Owens and James Anderson round out the final nine.
The $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Regional Championship drew 226 players to Horseshoe Hammond in the Chicagoland area, creating a $2,101,800 prize pool - the biggest on the WSOPC in more than three years.
A new concept for this season, Horsehoe Hammond represents the first of Four $10,000 Regional WSOP Circuit Championships on the tour.
All nine finalists have already won seats into the $1 million WSOP Circuit National Championship in Las Vegas next May.
Here's how things will look heading into the 2 p.m. CT final table:
Seat 1 Bernard Lee 401,000
Seat 2 Dave "Doc" Sands 1,360,000
Seat 3 James Anderson 345,000
Seat 4 Anthony Hartmann 194,000
Seat 5 Shannon Shorr 905,000
Seat 6 Mark Owens 270,000
Seat 7 Curt Kohlberg 863,000
Seat 8 Gabe Patgorski 2,263,000
Seat 9 Brandon Adams 155,000