Sam Washburn Claims WSOPC Horseshoe Tunica Title for $188k

Sam Washburn Claims WSOPC Horseshoe Tunica Title for $188kSam Washburn has taken down the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Main Event after overcoming a field of 597 players over four days, including a stacked final table, to claim its first place prize worth $188,068. Commenting after his impressive victory, the 57-year-old retiree from Arkansas, stated:
“I wasn’t intimidated. I have played with a lot of pros in cash for years over in Oklahoma, so playing with the pros doesn’t intimidate me. I know they’re good, I know they push and that they are very aggressive.”
The $1,675 WSOP Circuit Main Event was held at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, and amongst those players claiming a share of its $895,500 prize pool was Andrew Stevenson in 59th ($2,928), Schuyler Thornton in 42nd ($3,492), and Aaron Massey in 16th ($9,448).
The final table subsequently featured four players with a combined 15 WSOP Circuit rings, including Nick Pupillo (8th), Jake Bazeley (6th), Kyle Cartwright (4th), and Scott Stewart, who eventually managed to make it all the way through to heads-up play against Sam Washburn.
At this stage, Washburn, who had earlier eliminated Pupllo and Cartwright, found himself at a 3.5-to-1 chip disadvantage against the seasoned pro, but quickly doubled up on his first hand to even the score after an A-K versus K-Q encounter.
A little while later, however, Stewart enjoyed rather less luck holding A-K to Washburn’s J-10 with all the money going to the centre of the table following a preflop raising war. Unfortunately for Stewart, the dealer produced a 9-7-4-8-10 board to reduce him to just a few chips and few hands later he was eliminated from the competition.
Scott Stewart’s runner-up finish earned him $116,316, bringing his career winnings to $1,343,863, with his biggest score to date recorded last year after finishing the WSOP Main Event in 13th place for $535,000. Heaping praise on his last opponent, Sam Washburn said:
“That’s the toughest tournament field I have ever played through, especially Scott. He’s tough, he is really tough. He is aggressive, raise, raise, raise and he puts a lot of pressure on.”
Final Table Results:
1: Sam Washburn $188,068
2: Scott Stewart $116,316
3: Henry Nguyen $85,055
4: James Naifeh $63,115
5: Kyle Cartwright $47,488
6: Jake Bazeley $36,233
7: Gil George $28,011
8: Nick Pupillo $21,958
9: Paul Belken $17,444


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