James Dorrance Tops Record-Breaking WSOPC Event For $418,526October 30, 2013 12:18 pm
James Dorrance has won the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond, after overcoming a record-setting 1,717 player field over four days on his way to capturing the title, his first gold ring, as well as the $418,526 first-place prize.
Following his remarkable victory at the Horseshoe Hammond Casino in Indiana, the 27-year-old player, commented: “I like to compete and it was a fun final table. There were a lot of creative and smart players.”
Amongst the notable pros entering the $1,675 Main Event was Tony Dunst, Kevin Saul, Amanda Muscemi, Chad Brown, and Isaac Baron. By the time the final table of nine had been reached, James Dorrance held the chip lead, while the most experienced player still remaining in the tournament was 2013 Player of the Year contender Kevin Eyster. Also in contention was Scott Anderson , David Cossio, Steve Maniaci, Steven Hensley, Millard Hale, Diane Dines, and Michael Oshana.
James Dorrance (J-J) then proceeded to eliminate Kevin Eyster (4-4) in 6th ($87,103), before being dealt pocket jacks again and doing likewise to Scott Anderson in 5th ($112,498) on a 10-9-4-7-A board. Next, Dorrance’s pocket tens was good enough to see off last woman standing Diane Dines (K-10) in 3rd ($193,832), thus heralding in the heads-up phase of the competition against David Cossio.
As the final battle commenced, David Cossio held a 2-1 chip advantage over his opponent, but Dorrance was soon able to overcome the deficit before the defining hand was played. A preflop raising war subsequently saw Dorrance (A-K) and Cossio (A-9) push all their chips to the centre of the table, and after the board rolled out K-7-4-10-2, David Cossio picked-up $260,100 for his runner-up finish, while James Dorrance was crowned the 2013 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond champion.
Final Table Payouts:
1 James Dorrance – $418,526
2 David Cossio – $260,100
3 Diane Dines – $193,832
4 Steven Maniaci – $146,855
5 Scott Anderson – $112,498
6 Kevin Eyster – $87,103
7 Steven Hensley – $68,173
8 Millard Hale – $53,905
9 Micheal Oshana – $43,088