Roberts records WSOPC win


As a professional poker player, Brent Roberts is no stranger to tournament poker. He's recorded cashes in World Series of Poker events and other big tournaments all over the world, and now he has a World Series of Poker Circuit main event win as well.

The WSOPC made a stop at Harrah's Atlantic City in the past week, with the main event getting started on the weekend. It drew 179 players willing to put up the $5,000 buy-in to create an $867,100 prize pool.

Bill Gazes was on track to get a good piece of that after coming out of Day 1 as the chip leader, but Day 2 was not his friend. He lost most of his stack to a set of eights on Day 2 and never got a chance to recover.

There were a few familiar names who survived longer and made it into the money, though not to the final table. Chris Reslock, who won the WSOPC main event in Atlantic City in 2005, cashed in 15th place. Matt Matros also found himself in 13th place to earn some cash.

The big winner of the day was Brent Roberts as he came from behind in heads-up play to defeat Phillip Reed and earn the $280,040 cash prize as well as a seat in the 2009 WSOP Main Event.

Reed started out with a $2 million to $1.6 million lead over Roberts in heads-up play. Then Roberts pulled ahead when he hit a runner-runner flush on a hand. The final hand followed soon after that.

The flop showed 9 8 K, and Reed bet $120,000 with Roberts coming over him for $340,000. Reed pushed in, and Roberts followed right behind him without hesitating.

Roberts showed 9 8 for two pair while Reed flipped Q J, looking for an inside straight draw or catching two spades or runner-runner trips. A 2 fell on the turn but a 5 on the river gave Roberts the win.

The final-table results were:

Place Name Hometown Prize
1st Brent Roberts Staten Island, N.Y. $280,040
2nd Phillip Reed Washington D.C. $147,707
3rd Kyle Bowker Walton, N.Y. $86,710
4th Robert McLaughlin Washington D.C. $69,368
5th Allen Bari Hoboken, N.J. $52,026
6th Tim Kelly Ontario, Canada $43,355
7th Dwyte Pilgrim Brooklyn, N.Y. $34,684
8th Scott Zakheim Davie, Fla. $26,013
9th Alex Camejo Haverhill, Mass. $17,341

For more in-depth information about how the final table played out, visit the Live Tournaments section.

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