David Hengen is the newest World Series of Poker Circuit predominant occasion champion to be selected the favored mid-major tour. The Nebraskan defeated a subject of 352 entries within the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs $1,700 buy-in no-limit maintain’em predominant occasion in Iowa, simply throughout the border from his dwelling metropolis of Omaha. He was awarded a career-high payout of $116,846 for the win, in addition to his fourth WSOPC gold ring.
Hengen now has greater than $567,000 in profession event earnings to his title. Over $365,000 of that has come from cashes in WSOPC tournaments.
“My wife and I are going to be taking our kids to Savannah, Georgia,” Hengen told WSOP reporters after coming out on top. “It is our 15th wedding anniversary, as well as our son’s 14th birthday. I’m sure we will do something extravagant for the celebration.”
In addition to the title and the cash, Hengen additionally secured 600 Card Player Player of the Year factors because the champion of this event. This was his second final-table end of the yr, having positioned third in a $400 buy-in preliminary ring occasion earlier at this identical collection for $10,021 and 128 factors.
With 728 whole factors on the yr, he now sits inside the highest 1,000 within the 2023 POY standings introduced by Global Poker.
This occasion featured two beginning flights, which drew 173 and 179 entries, respectively. From the entire turnout of 252, 53 gamers moved on to day 2, all of whom made the cash.
The remaining day started with simply six contenders remaining and WSOPC ring winner Timothy Garles within the lead. 14-time WSOPC ring winner Daniel Lowery scored the primary two knockouts of the day, eliminating Matthew Dodd (sixth – $21,097) and Garles (fifth – $28,011) to maneuver into the highest spot within the chip counts.
84-year-old Michael Henery was the following to fall, getting all in on a 9768 board with A5 for the underside finish of the straight. Former poker journalist and two-time WSOPC ring winner Mo Nuwwarah had him in horrible form, although, with A10 for the upper straight with the nut-flush redraw. The 8 on the river spelled the top of Henery’s run in fourth place. He earned $37,801 for his efforts.
Nuwwarah overtook the chip lead quickly after that, with pocket aces holding towards the ace-jack of Lowery in a preflop all-in showdown. The two quickly squared off once more, however this time round Lowery was the one holding the aces. His AA didn’t maintain up, although, as Nuwwarah’s 99 improved to a set on the river to see Lowery knocked out in third place ($51,838). He now has greater than $1,593,000 in recorded WSOPC earnings, and practically $2.5 million in whole event scores for his profession.
This was Lowery’s twelfth final-table end of the yr. With 4 titles gained and greater than $400,000 in to-date POY earnings, the Arkansas native now sits in seventy fifth place within the general POY standings.
Nuwwarah held a large chip lead coming into heads-up play with Hengen, however a pair of fast double-ups noticed Hengen shortly shut the hole. He then overtook the lead because of profitable a wholesome pot with journey nines.
The two traded the chip benefit backwards and forwards a pair occasions, with Hengen taking what ended up being the decisive lead with a flopped set of fives besting the turned eights and deuces of Nuwwarah. Not lengthy after that, Hengen raised on the button with AOkay and Nuwwarah three-bet shoved holding 33. Hengen referred to as and the board ran out OkayQ9A6 to offer him aces up and the title.
Nuwwarah was awarded $72,216 because the runner-up, the biggest stay event rating of his profession. He now has greater than $371,000 in recorded cashes to his title.
Here is a take a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the remaining desk:
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