The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) hit the river again yesterday with the launch of the latest stop at Caesars Indiana - the world's largest riverboat casino.
Event 1, $300+$40 No-Limit Hold'em, attracted an over-capacity crowd of 714 players generating a prize pool of $219,050 and the first big cash of note for Bill Latta, an industrial manager from Mt. Zion, Ill.
The father of two, who's been playing poker for 20 years and has a thing for heavy metal, made his big move with four players left.
Chasing a flush draw with four-way action, Latta ended up pairing a seven to beat a higher draw and take a huge pot, soaring to a big chip advantage.
By the time they hit heads-up play, he'd managed to pad his chip advantage to a 6-1 lead over runner-up Charles Dawson and rode it out for 43 hands for the win.
Latta, whose only prior tournament cash of note was a second-chance seventh-place finish in Tunica, took home $54,708, a gold and diamond trophy ring and a seat in the series-end $5,000 championship event.
Here are the rest of your final table results from Caesars yesterday:
Action continues daily at Caesars Indiana until the big $5,000 finale April 4, with the winner of the championship event scoring an automatic entry into the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas.