Poker insider wins WSOPC Event 11

Caesars Palace

The final event of the World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas before the main event begins today was a $550 No-Limit Hold'em event won by Jason "J.D." Newitt.

Jason Newitt is a familiar face on the poker tournament scene, but not for his play at the tables. He's been a consultant and public relations specialist for years, traveling around the world to attend many of the game's biggest events.

Event 11 of the World Series of Poker Circuit event at Caesars Palace was Newitt's turn to take center stage and prove that he is just as talented at the poker felt as the players he often deals with. To get there, he had to defeat a 491-player field that included some big names in the game.

One major competitor who made the final table with Newitt was Men "The Master" Nguyen. They were joined by Louis Lee, John Curtis, Trevor Thomas, Sam Petitti, Allan Booth, David Fox and Reza Payvar, who is also a WSOP bracelet winner.

Curtis was leading the pack going into the final table, with Newitt right behind him. Newitt got the eliminations ball rolling, sending Fox to the rail in ninth place, and when it finally came down to heads-up it was Newitt against Lee.

Newitt began heads-up play with a sizable chip lead against Lee - 1,238,000 to 261,000. Newitt didn't relinquish that lead during heads-up play either.

On the final hand, Newitt was dealt T-9, and Lee was dealt T-7. The flop brought T-7-4, and when the turn brought a deuce, Lee moved all-in. Newitt called with his pair of tens, and Lee had an opportunity to double up.

It wasn't to be for Lee, however. A nine came down on the river, giving Newitt the higher two pair and the win.

The final-table results were as follows:

Place Name Hometown Prize
1st Jason Newitt Las Vegas $71,439
2nd Louis Lee Plano, Texas $38,340
3rd John Curtis Staten Island, N.Y. $19,051
4th Men Nguyen Bell Gardens, Calif. $16,669
5th Trevor Thomas Las Vegas $14,288
6th Sam Petetti Hammonton, N.J. $11,907
7th Allan Booth Vancouver, Canada $9,525
8th Reza Payvar Irvine, Calif. $7,144
9th David Fox Kerrville, Texas $4,763

Poker action at Caesars Palace continues today as the main event gets under way at noon Pacific Time. PokerListings will be on the scene to provide the best live coverage of the tournament delivered right to your computer screen.

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