Dylan Wilkerson Triumphs at WSOPC Bicycle Casino for $217k

The latest stop on the 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit tour was the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Los Angeles, with 705 players entering its $1,675 Main Event to create a prize pool worth $1,059,000. Five days of action later, and it was Dylan Wilkerson who eventually managed to claim the victory to secure his first ever gold ring, as well as a top prize of $216,790.
Back in 2014, he finished runner-up at the $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars Main Event for $728,650, and after now taking down his second biggest score to date, the professional player pushes his career earnings to $2,197,099. Commenting on his triumph, Wilkerson stated:
“Winning always feels great, regardless of how big. And this was pretty big. So yeah, it’s really good.”
The WSOPC Bicycle Casino Main Event was stacked with top talent, and amongst those booking themselves a money spot was Phil Laak in 72nd ($2,960), Anthony Spinella in 60th ($3,225), Joe Serock in 37th ($3,915), and Mike Leah in 20th ($9,115).
After the final table of nine got underway, Wilkerson (A-9) sent the 2001 WSOP Main Event champion Carlos Mortensen to the rail in 8th, while the UK’s Toby Lewis did likewise to Lance Allred (4th) and Douglas Jefferson (3rd) to set up the final showdown against Wilkerson for the title.
At this stage, Lewis held an 8.125m to 6.02m chip advantage over Wilkerson, but the situation was soon reversed, and on the deciding hand of the competition Wilkerson (2-2) reraised all-in on a Q-8-6-2-4 board. Lewis (8-6) then made the call with two pair, and after seeing the bad news had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $134,145, while Wilkerson was crowned the 2017 WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Dylan Wilkerson $216,790
2: Toby Lewis $134,145
3: Douglas Jefferson $98,390
4: Lance Allred $73,170
5: Matt Stout $55,150
6: Chang Lin $42,120
7: Frank Lin $32,250
8: Carlos Mortensen $25,550
9: Levon Khachatryan $20,285
The WSOP Circuit is now underway at Harrah’s Atlantic City casino in New Jersey, with the competition’s Main Event scheduled to run from March 17th to 20th.

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