Slaubaugh pulls no punches at World Series circuit event

Wisdom may come with age but - at least at the poker table - there are some astute young guns. Though he's just old enough to avoid getting carded in a casino, 21-year-old Cody Slaubaugh dominated the final table to win the $300 No-Limit Hold'em event at the World Series of Poker Circuit in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday.

At this point, it's almost old hat: Players no older than 22 have won all three of the circuit events at the Horseshoe Casino so far.

Slaubaugh, a native of Sauk Rapids, Minn., arrived at the tournament equipped with three years of poker experience, impressive live event cashes and hours of online play.

Using this to his advantage, Slaubaugh was well-heeled coming into the final table, holding $136,500 of the $594,000 of chips in play. He proved to be a controlling presence at the felt, taking down four of the first seven players before going heads-up with Danny "Danimal" Walker.

Though Walker, 22, managed to double up during the eight-hand showdown, Slaubaugh finished him off with big slick in the final hand of the game.

Final table results are as follows:

1stCody Slaubaugh $35,543
2nd Danny Walker $18,345
3rd Mike Armstrong $9,172
4th Dave Kerrigan $8,026
5th Gary Turille $6,879
6th Todd Bentley $5,733
7th Josh Wininger $4,586
8th Frank Regalado $3,440
9th Ron Haynes $2,293 will be at the tournament's main event starting Monday, with reporters offering up-to-the-minute live tournament coverage, analysis and player interviews.

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