Justin Boggs Wins 2017 WSOPC Horseshoe Southern IndianaOctober 11, 2017 12:00 pm
After Florida, the World Series of Poker Circuit’s (WSOPC) sixth stop of the 2017/18 season was the Horseshoe Southern Indiana, with the tour rolling into the state on September 28th. The venue offered a total of 12 gold ring events, and on October 6th its showcase $1,675 Main Event then got underway, with the tournament eventually won by Justin Boggs, who collected $139,920 for his impressive performance.
Going into the competition, the Ohio resident had just $22,372 in live earnings from eight cashes dating back to 2013. However, at one stage he even considered becoming a full-time player before opting to become a health and fitness instructor, instead. Boggs has never lost his passion for the game, though, and following a victory which now pushes that figure to $162,292, he commented:
“It’s nice to be able to play and finally get a monkey off my back, one I have had for quite a bit. I respect the game so much and I respect the players. I am just grateful to be in this position.”
The WSOPC Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event attracted 424 players to create a prize pool of $635,978, and amongst the notable pros seeing a return on their buy-ins was Robert Hankins in 37th ($2,874), Brian Reinert in 27th ($4,547), Kurt Jewell in 16th ($7,314), and Maurice Hawkins in 14th ($8,789).
Justin Boggs subsequently entered the final table as the chip leader, and added further to his stack by first taking out Chris Carey in 9th, followed by Jerry Robinson in 8th. Canadian pro and 2008 WSOP Main Event finalist Scott Montgomery then exited in 5th, after which Boggs (A-J) eliminated a short-stacked Al Hencheck (9-8) in 4th. Boggs (K-K) followed up by doing likewise to Michael Foley (A-J) in 3rd, leaving just himself and Californian pro Wendy Freedman to duke it out for the WSOPC title.
At this stage, Boggs had a 3-to-1 chip advantage over his remaining opponent, and before long Freedman was reduced to just 10bb when she decided to call Boggs’ preflop shove holding A-2. Unfortunately for her, Boggs held a dominating A-9, and after the dealer laid out a K-Q-4-3-10 board, Wendy Freedman had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth $86,464. Nevertheless, the amount represents her biggest score to date, whilst also pushing her career earnings to $805,278. Meanwhile, Justin Boggs was crowned this year’s WSOPC Horseshoe Southern Indiana champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Justin Boggs $139,920
2: Wendy Freedman $86,464
3: Michael Foley $63,180
4: Alexander Hencheck $46,911
5: Scott Montgomery $35,374
6: Hamid Izadi $27,074
7: George Lusby $21,026
8: Jerry Robinson $16,561
9: Christopher Carey $13,228