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Outlasting a massive field of 1,560 players, Alex Jim (cover image) won the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Foxwoods $600 Multi-Flight event, pocketing a hefty payday of $134,570, along with his maiden WSOP Circuit gold ring.
The 15th season of WSOPC kicked off at Harrah’s Cherokee on August 2 and Foxwoods, Connecticut is the second stop. The series kicked off with the $400 NLHE event on August 16 and will play out a full schedule of 13 events till August 27.
26-year old Jim has been immensely successful in recent years but the win at Foxwoods has more than doubled his live earnings and placed him comfortably among the top ranking players in Mashantucket Pequot Tribe.
“I’ve been grinding hard for a few years now, mostly online. I started transitioning to playing a lot more live poker as of recently and it’s nice to finally close one out and get a nice result and decent score after getting close so many times,” an elated Jim said, after winning the tournament.
With the victory earning him 50 points on the stop’s leaderboard, Jim is now a strong contender for the Foxwoods Casino Champion title and if he wins it, he will win a seat into the season-ending Global Casino Championship.
Crushing the $500,000 guarantee, a massive prize pool, to the tune of $803,400 was created over the 1,560 entries who made their way in the event through four starting flights.
290 players returned to action on Day 2 and the bubble burst midway through the day, with 171 players guaranteed a minimum cash of $964.
Among the many notables who collected a payday were Zach Donovan (18th for $7,391), Matt Wantman (21st for $6,186), Julie Bae (38th for $2,570), two-time MSPT champion Greg Himmelbrand (45th for $2,570), David Paredes (70th for $1,847), and Antonio Mariano (138th for $1,044).
Final Table Chip Counts
1. Chris Chou – 6,235,000
2. Charles Davis Sawyer – 5,355,000
3. Jeremy Wing – 3,800,000
4. Bassioni Hammouda – 3,700,000
5. Alex Jim – 3,100,000
6. Paul Jones – 2,400,000
7. Soukha Kachittavong – 1,825,000
8. Stephen Saranteas – 1,760,000
9. Jeffrey Giordano – 1,600,000
10. Gregory Gratton – 1,300,000
Final Table Recap
Chris Chouentered the official final table with the largest stack of 6,235,000, while Gregory Grattonwas the shortest stack, with 1,300,000.
Jeff Giordano, who was among the shorter stacks, was the first casualty on the ten-handed final table. Paul Jones and Gregory Gratton followed him to the rail in ninth and eighth place respectively.
Soukha Kachittavong, who had suffered major setbacks early on the final table, then exited in seventh place and Bassioni Hammouda who had carried a healthy stack of 3,700,000 ended his tournament run in sixth place.
With the eliminations of Stephen Saranteas in fifth place, Charles Sawyer in fourth and Chris Chou in third place, the heads-up match was set between Jeremy Wing and Jim. Jim had entered the final table in the middle of the pack as the fifth biggest stack, but he maneuvered his way well to bring in a huge stack for the final face off with Wing. He played his A-game to dig into the latter’s stacks, finally relegating Wing to a runner-up finish.
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Alex Jim – $134,570
2. Jeremy Wing – $83,313
3. Chris Chou – $62,665
4. Charles Sawyer – $47,802
5. Stephen Saranteas – $36,394
6. Bassioni Hammouda – $27,958
7. Soukha Kachittavong – $21,773
8. Gregory Gratton – $17,112
9. Paul Jones – $13,730
10. Jeff Giordano – $11,006
Meanwhile, two tournaments kicked off on August 22 and five more events will open soon, including the top attractions i.e. Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed, Event #10: $1,700 Main Event and Event #12: $3,250 High Roller.
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