Will Berry Triumphs at WSOPC Tulsa for $180,806March 31, 2017 10:15 am
The World Series of Poker Circuit was held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Oklahoma, with the popular tour culminating in its $1,675 buy-in Main Event. The tournament subsequently managed to attract a field of 574 players to create a prize pool of $861,000, and after a weekend of action it was Oklahoma pro Will Berry who would eventually claim the title, as well as its $180,806 first place prize.
In the past, Berry has cashed in at numerous WSOP Circuit events, with his latest performance marking his third main event final table appearance. Needless to say, three times proved a charm for Berry, who after his winning performance commented:
“I’m a little relieved. I’ve played a lot of these tournaments and never managed to finish better than fourth place. So to finally win one feels great.”
As a result of his victory, Will Berry now pushes his live career earnings to $642,048, with his latest result marking his biggest score to date.
The WSOPC Tulsa saw a number of high-profile pros turn out for its main event. Amongst those subsequently seeing a return on their buy-ins was Matt Affleck in 53rd ($3,057), Maurice Hawkins in 39th ($3,358), Alan Engel in 33rd ($4,202), Joshua Turner in 26th ($5,510), and Michael Hahn in 15th ($11,004).
The final table was then headlined by 4-times ring winner Daniel Lowery, and after a hard-fought contest William Berry progressed all the way through to the heads-ups where he faced Lowery for the title. At this stage, Berry was at a roughly 2.5 to 1 chip disadvantage, but he soon managed to reverse the situation before the deciding hand was played with his A-J up against the A-9 of his opponent. The board subsequently ran out Q-10-4-7-J to consign Lowery to a runner-up finish worth $111,835, while William Berry walked away with the title.
Final Table Results:
1: William Berry $180,806
2: Daniel Lowery $111,835
3: Jose Anaya $81,778
4: Tony Lay $60,683
5: Collin Grubaugh $45,659
6: David Brown $34,827
7: Garry Simms $26,932
8: Hank Sitton $21,112
9: Phuong Phan $16,772