The other Chan the man at WSOPC

Tournament newcomer Jerry Chan swept the World Series of Poker circuit Event 2 at Caesars Atlantic City in a dominating performance likened to those of greats Doyle Brunson and Phil Hellmuth.

The Brooklyn College business student had yet to win a poker event before he nailed down a victory in the $500+$60 No-Limit Hold'em tournament Wednesday.

More than 500 players competed, swelling the prize pool to $254,000. Chan's portion of the money totaled $76,200 after he smoothly defeated runner-up Rick Austin in heads-up poker.

By all accounts, Chan, 23, was in the zone throughout the two-day event, rarely relinquishing his hold on the chip lead.

The momentum carried through to the heads-up, and after 20 hands Chan had built a stack to be reckoned with. When Austin moved all-in with A-5, Chan called holding A-8. Austin wouldn't recover after the flop paired Chan's eight.

The final tournament results are as follows:

1st Jerry Chan$76,200
2nd Rick Austin $40,894
3rd Carl Restifo $20,320
4th Perry McGinnis $17,780
5th Bobby Roberts $15,240
6th Ryan Blankenship $12,700
7th Jose Torres $10,160
8th Shane Keller $7,620
9th Brian Murphy $5,080

With 1,106 registered players, the Caesars Atlantic City event is the second-largest WSOP circuit to date.

To read more results throughout the tournament, check back daily with the news team.

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