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WSOPC kicks off from Caesars Indiana
It's time for one of those patented World Series of Poker Circuit Events and this time the action is based in Caesars Indiana.
With 13 events scheduled including one massive $5,000 Circuit Championship Event to top it off, there's going to be a whole lot of cash awarded to poker players.
Four of the events have already been played and close to $200,000 has been paid out.
Event 1 saw 668 players come out to compete in $300+$40 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em. In the end it was Jason Potter of Tulsa, Okla., who beat Robin Farley of Akron, Ohio, to take home a first-place prize of $52,986. Potter, a student/poker player, annihilated the final table with his super-aggressive style and relentless re-raising. With only four players left Potter had more than 50% of the remaining chips to himself. It certainly didn't take Potter any magic to finish off the four remaining players and take home first place.
Event 2 attracted 459 players who competed in a $500+$50 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em. Christopher Williams of Pittsburg, Pa., beat Lance Perry of Franklin, Tenn., in heads-up play. Williams took home a very decent $65,239 for his first-place finish.
Event 3 switched things up a bit and saw 163 players come forward to take part in a mix tournament (Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em) with a buy-in of $500+$50. William Mayes, a meat market manager from Kokomo, Ind., proved he could play both games very well and won $23,945 for first place.
Event 4 was all about the ladies and had a total of 233 runners. The game was No-Limit Hold'em with a $200+$25 buy-in. Nesli Ohare proved to be the overall winner after making a deal with her heads-up competition Denise Vanburkleo. Despite the deal Ohare played an exceptional final table with a tight-aggressive style that saw her climb all the way back from having a couple of big blinds to carrying a 3-1 chip advantage in heads-up play.
With just four events down and nine more to go it's going to be an exciting couple of weeks full of poker action. Be sure to check PokerListings' live tournament section for the $5,000 event because we'll be providing exclusive live coverage with photography, live updates and player interviews.