Christopher Bonn Wins WSOPC Harrah's PhiladelphiaMay 8, 2012 1:29 pm
Christopher Bonn has won the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Philadelphia, after defeating a field of 321 players over three days to lift the trophy, and collect the $109,760 first place prize.
The last day’s action at the $1,600 Main Event saw John Nelson exit in 11th and then Rex Clinckscales in 10th to get the official nine man final table underway. Aggressive player Tuan Phan (10s-5s) then lost ground after shoving on an Ad-Js-4s flop only to be called by Ken Silverstein with pocket aces. The 3d followed by an Ac on the river made Silverstein quad aces to propel him into a favourable position, while Phan was left licking his wounds.
Subsequently, Georgia Robinson officially became the final table’s first casualty after his Ah-Kh shove was called by Pete Kaemmerlen (Q-10), with a Q hitting on the flop to dispatch Robinson in 10th for $10,130. Soon after, Tuan Phan pushed his Ac-7c into the Qd-10d of Christopher Bonn, who flopped a flush on a Ad-7d-2d board to eliminate Phan in 8th for $12,695.
Eugene Fouksman took care of Mike Linster in 7th ($16,146), before being sent to the rail himself in 6th ($20,845) by Christopher Bonn, who then went on to eliminate the remaining players at the table. These included John Mitchell in 5th ($27,332)) holding A-10 to Bonn’s A-J and Cory Mascagni in 4th ($36,407), with pocket eights to Bonn’s Ah-4h.
After Pete Kaemmerlen hit the rail in 3rd ($49,288), Christopher Bonn took his lead into heads-up play against Ken Silverstein and before long the defining hand was played with Silverstein’s A-9 racing against Bonn’s K-9. The K-10-2-2-3 board sealed Silverstein’s fate who collected $67,863 for his runner-up finish, while Christopher Bonn was crowned the 2012 WSOPC Harrah’s Philadelphia Champion.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Christopher Bonn $109,760
2 Ken Silverstein $67,863
3 Pete Kaemmerlen $49,288
4 Cory Mascagni $36,407
5 John Mitchell $27,332
6 Eugene Fouksman $20,845
7 Mike Linster $16,146
8 Tuan Phan $12,695
9 Georgia Robinson $10,130