Jeff Fielder Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Main Event
Tops Field of 1,140 Entrants To Win $312,080
A total of 1,140 entrants posted the $1,675 buy-in in the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw main event, the third largest WSOPC main event in the tour’s history. The great turnout built a prize pool of $1,710,000.
After three long days of battling it out on the felt, the last player standing was Des Moines, Iowa resident Jeff Fielder. For the win the he earned his second gold ring, the $312,080 first-place prize and 960 Card Player Player of the Year points. As a result, Fielder now its in seventh place in the overall POY standings.
Fielder now has more than $600,000 in lifetime earnings, but insists that he will keep poker as a side project while he focuses on operating the construction company he owns in Iowa.
“I’m pretty content right now. I like what I do,” said Fielder. “It’d be pretty stressful to [play tournament poker] full time. I like the guaranteed income that gives me the cushion to go to some of these stops.”
When asked about celebrating after the win, Fielder said he would probably be keeping things low-key as he has an important errand to accomplish ahead of an upcoming vacation.
“I have to get my passport and be ready for the Bahamas on Wednesday. We’ve had a trip planned for a while now. I’m probably going to do a little upgrading,” said Fielder after play ended.
A total of 117 players made the money, including notables like six-time WSOP bracelet winners TJ Cloutier (60th – $4,668) and Layne Flack (58th – $4,668).
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:
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