Kevin Iacofano Claims First WSOPC Victory in Vegas

Kevin Iacofano Claims First WSOPC Victory in VegasKevin Iacofano has won the WSOP Circuit Las Vegas Main Event, after overcoming a field of 887 players over four days, including Nikhil Gera heads-up, to claim the title and a first place prize of $259,463. Having secured hs impressive win, the 32 year-old pro could not contain his excitement, and later tweeted:
“Won my first live tournament and 250k!!!!! A great heads up battle against a tricky tough opponent. Feel so much gratitude.”
Despite recording a string of impressive runs and final table appearances since his first live cash back in 2007, Iacofano always seemed to fall just short of ultimate victory. This time around, however, there was no stopping him, with Iacofano’s latest result representing his biggest live score to date, while bumping his career earnings to $1,354,445.
Online is a different matter all together, though, with Iacofano having notched up numerous tournament wins over the years, with his earnings now totalling $3,334,373 under the screen name Kice32.
The WSOPC Las Vegas $1,675 Main Event featured a prize pool worth $1,330,500, with notable players then seeing a return on their buy-ins including Allen Kessler in 55th ($3,858), Eli Elezra in 46th ($4,244), Sorel Mizzi in 29th ($6,865), Nick Pupillo in 25th ($7,970), Rex Clinkscales in 20th ($9,353), Arkadiy Tsinis in 16th ($13,318) and Joe Kuether in 15th ($16,166)
At the final table, Nikhil Gera proceeded to eliminate Drazen Ilich (10th), Matt Affleck (9th), and Jim Agate (7th), while Iacofano took care of Brett Bader (6th), and Jesse Cohen (4th). Nikhil Gera subsequently sent Boris Kasabov to the rail in 3rd to set up the final showdown against Iacofano.
Iacafano held a slight 9.3m to 8.5m chip lead over Gera going into heads-up play, and following an intense battle the final hand was played with Iacofano (8d-4h) moving all-in on an 8h-7s-4d-2c-Ah board. Gera opted to make the call, but mucked his hand soon after, in the process consigning himself to a runner-up finish worth $160,325.
Final Table Results:
1: Kevin Iacofano $259,463
2: Nikhil Gera $160,325
3: Boris Kasabov $118,095
4: Jesse Cohen $88,132
5: Yashveen Mudireddy $66,631
6: Brett Bader $51,025
7: Jim Agate $39,569
8: Mark Kaganovsky $31,067
9: Matt Affleck $24,694
10: Drazen Ilich $19,864

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