Stybaniewicz Wins WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond For $356,043

wsopc-krzysztof-stybaniewicz-wins-horseshoe-hammond-main-eventA total of 1,376 players entered the World Series of Poker Circuit Hammond $1,675 Main Event, making it the largest WSOPC of the year so far. Three days later, and it would be Krzysztof Stybaniewicz who would emerge atop of the field to collect its first place prize of $356,043, whilst also adding a second career WSOPC ring to his resume. Following a remarkable performance which pushes his life-time earnings to $535,586, Stybaniewicz commented:
“This means everything to me. I have a lot of friends that have had a lot of success. These guys are constantly making final tables and I’m kind of on the sidelines. It was nice to have the roles be reversed for once.. Everything went right and all the spots worked out. I kept the gas pedal to the floor and brought it home.”
The Horseshoe Hammond Main Event featured a prize pool worth $2,064,000, meaning 153 players would see a return on their buy-ins. Amongst the notable pros subsequently placing in one of the money spots was Blake Bohn in 119th ($3,013), Aaron Massey in 118th ($3,013), Nick Pupillo in 85th ($4,211), Harrison Gimbel in 48th ($6,006), Kenny Nguyen in 25th ($11,435), and Thomas Koral in 16th ($19,133).
The final table, too, featured a couple of top pros in the guise of Joe Kuether and Kevin Saul, with Stybaniewicz subsequently facing Kuether heads-up for the title. After an intense battle, the final hand was eventually played with Stybaniewicz (J-9) and Kuether (10-10) moving all-in on a J-8-2-3 board. The A on the river altered nothing, and so Joe Kuether earned $220,848 for his runner-up finish, while Stybaniewicz was crowned champion.
“To beat Joe heads up is even more special because of the run he’s been on in the last year and a half. He’s obviously one of the best live tournament players in the world,”commented an elated Stybaniewicz after his victory.
Final Table Results:
1 K.Stybaniewicz $356,043
2 Joe Kuether $220,848
3 Lytle Allen $161,838
4 Michael Younan $123,035
5 Ben Beever $93,664
6 Robert Kuhn $72,137
7 Kevin Saul $56,203
8 Hao Sun $44,293
9 P.Vitantonio $35,315

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