Jay Lee Victorious at 2017 WPT Choctaw Main Event

Jay Lee Triumphs at 2017 WPT Choctaw Main EventThe WPT Choctaw $3,700 Main Event took place in Durant, Oklahoma, with 924 players taking part in the tournament to create a prize pool worth $3,121,980. Five days of action later, and it was Jay Lee who successfully managed to overcome the field, including Jeb Hutton heads-up, to claim the title, and a top prize of $593,173. Commenting on his impressive victory, the Austin native stated:
“It’s amazing. Cooler hands after cooler hands, but you know, it’s a great feeling. A lot of ups and downs, and a lot of happy at the end.”
The WPT Choctaw Main Event featured 99 money place, and amongst the notable pros seeing a return on their buy-ins was David Peters in 38th ($10,896), Darren Elias in 34th ($12,238), Bryan Campanello in 19th ($25,788), and Blair Hinkle in 16th ($30,939).
Lee subsequently entered the final table as one of the short stacks, but soon managed a double-up holding A-Q to Eric Bunch’s pocket six to put himself back in contention. After amassing more chips, Lee (Q-Q) then sent Michael Stashin (8-8) to the rail in 4th, before being dealt A-Q and getting lucky to eliminate Josh Kay (A-K) in 3rd place for $270,801.
Following a tense heads-up battle between Jay Lee and Jeb Hutton, the deciding hand was then played with Lee (J-4) reraising all-in on a J-4-4-7-9 board. Hutton (Qd-2d) made the call with a flush, but after seeing his opponent’s full house had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $366,895, while Jay Lee was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Jay Lee $593,173
2: Jeb Hutton $366,895
3: Josh Kay $270,801
4: Michael Stashin $202,617
5: Paul Fisher $153,508
6: Eric Bunch $117,761
The Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma opened for business in 2006, and is one of eight casinos and hotels located in the state owned by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. In addition to boasting a large casino floor, the $360 million resort also features 286 luxurious rooms, as well as entertainments including swimming, bowling, laser tag, and a cinema.

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