Kurt Jewell Wins WSOPC Tunica 2012

Kurt Jewell has won the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Tunica Main Event, after defeating a field of 647 players over three days to lift the title, and collect the $192,984 first place prize.
With his latest victory in Mississippi, the Kentuckian now adds a third career WSOPC gold ring to his achievements, which also includes $574,245 in winnings since his first tournament cash in 2007. 
After the $1,600 Main Event final table was set, Kurt Jewell was lying 5th in chips out of the table of nine.
Jewell then scored his first elimination after calling Dustin Gardner’s A-J pre-flop shove with Kc-Qc. The board subsequently fell 6c-10c-Jc-7h-Ah to make Jewell a straight and dispatch Dustin Gardner  in 5th for $49,093.
Kurt Jewell’s next victim was Jacob Bazeley in 4th place ($65,134), who went all-in with A-9 on a 4-9-4 flop, only to discover Jewell was sitting on quads. Continuing his roll, Jewell with pocket jacks then eliminated a short-stacked Dan Blakeman (A-6) in 3rd ($87,586), to go heads-up against Chris Thompson. As the heads-up battle commenced, Kurt Jewell was sitting on a 7.2 million stack compared to Thompson’s 5.6 million.
The lead then changed several times before Jewell managed to pull in front in time for the final hand of the tournament. Jewell had been dealt pocket tens to his opponent’s Qs-Js with all the chips going in pre-flop. The board then fell K-7-J-10-9 to relegate Chris Thompson to a runner-up finish worth $119,415, while Kurt Jewell was crowned the 2012 WSOPC Tunica Main Event Champion.
Here are the final table payouts:
1st Kurt Jewell $192,984
2nd Chris Thompson $119,415
3rd Dan Blakeman $87,586
4th Jacob Bazeley $65,134
5th Dustin Gardner $49,093
6th Steve McClusky $37,495
7th Michael “Great MJ” Cooper $29,013 
8th Todd Chew $22,744
9th Ray Weaver $18,056
The WSOPC next stops is Florida, where the Palm Beach Kennel Club will host the $1,600 Main Event from February 25th to 27th.

Poker News
Intertops Poker Download
25 Jan 2019
If an expenses-paid trip to play poker in the Caribbean in March sounds like a good way to beat the late-winter blues, you need to step up to the tables at Intertops Poker. On March 29 the main event of the WSOPC Caribbean will begin at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino in St.
Matt Waxman Claims 2018 WPT Tournament of Champions Title
28 May 2018
The WPT Tournament of Champions (TOC) is an invitational only tournament consisting of past WPT champions, who can enter the competition for $15k if they wish, or this season’s winners, who automatically receive a free seat, airfare and hotel accommodations through to the end of season finale. The World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions subsequently
MSPT Hosts Largest Poker Tournament in Michigan History
26 May 2018
Mark Brazis has won the biggest poker tournament in Michigan state history after besting a field of 1,287 runners over four days at the $1,100 MSPT Battle Creek for $221,323. The Indiana resident had just $31,264 in winnings from three cashes going into the MSPT Main Event, and after claiming his famous victory, the 36-year-old
Valentin Vornicu Wins Record 12th WSOP Circuit Title
16 May 2018
Valentin Vornicu, has extended his lead over Maurice Hawkins as the World Series of Poker Circuit’s top title holder after winning a 12th ring at the WSOPC Harrah’s New Orleans $365 No Limit Hold’em event. Furthermore, Vornicu’s latest victory worth $24,084 comes just one day after he won a record 11th ring at the $365