Justin "The Juice" Hagan delivered on his promise to win Event 3 of the World Series of Poker Circuit in San Diego on Tuesday, cracking runner-up Christopher Bonita's pocket fours by pairing a queen on the flop.
Hagan, a 37-year-old pro poker player from Palm Desert, Calif., turned his confidence into a final table victory at Harrah's Rincon Casino, earning $31,079 and a gold WSOP ring.
His success took some effort and a marathon No-Limit Hold'em session: Though the event was scheduled to run over two days, the nine finalists opted to see the game played out in one.
The result was a 2 a.m. win for Hagan and a disappointing loss for Bonita, a 44-year-old pool salesman from Massachusetts, who held a 5-2 chip lead coming into the final table.
The Event 3 results are as follows:
The third event of the Circuit drew 89 players and a total prize pool of $86,330.
The tournament runs Feb. 12-22, with the championship event firing up on Feb. 20 at the casino.
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