Cary Marshall Wins WSOPC Harveys Lake Tahoe For $140kNovember 21, 2012 1:04 pm
Alaska’s Cary Marshall has won the World Series of Poker Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe, after defeating a field of 422 players over three days on his way to lifting the title, and collecting the $139,260 top prize.
A number of notable names were drawn to the $1,675 NL main event, the highest finishers of which were Ylon Schwartz in 42nd ($2,861), Chris Bonita in 27th ($4,526), Joshua Pollack in 24th ($5,235) and Gordon Vayo in 21st ($6,134).
By the time the final table of nine had been reached, Cary Marshall was lying in third spot, behind chip leader Derrick Yamada, who then proceeded to four-bet jam his pocket queens against Van Asdale (Ah-Jh), to eliminate him in 9th place for $13,166.
Next, Cary Marshall (10-10) scored his first knock-out against Jesse Rockowitz (3-3) who exited in 6th ($26,947), before Derrick Yamada was back in the action once more, this time shoving holding pocket fours to Ping Liu’s K-8. Liu made the call, but the 5-A-10-2-3 sealed his fate, and so he departed in 5th for $35,207.
Cary Marshall then raced ahead four-handed, and grew his stack to over five million after being dealt pocket sixes to Clint Baskin’s Ah-5h, who subsequently shoved on a 4h-5s-7d flop. The Jc and 8d turn and river made Marshall a straight to dispatch Baskin to the rail in 4th ($46,690).Marshall (Q-J) followed up by eliminating John Deng (6-6) in 3rd for $62,882, to set up heads-up play against Derrick Yamada, who trailed behind him in chips.
Despite then mounting a comeback, Yamada eventually came unstuck after being dealt J-J to his opponent’s K-8 with the board rolling out 7-9-6-J-5. Having check called all the way, Marshall subsequently went all-in on the river and after calling the bet, Yamada finished the runner-up for $86,056. Meanwhile, Cary Marshall was crowned the 2012 WSOPC Harveys Lake Tahoe champion.