Oliver Lynch moved all-in from the hijack for 391,000 and Moritz Dietrich came all-in over the top from the button. The blinds released and the hands were tabled. Lynch was slightly behind with K9[[suit:club] to ...
Ryan Stevenson Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Tunica
Mississippi Resident Earned $204,795 For Topping A 666-Player Field
A total of 666 entries were made in the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Tunica main event, building a prize pool of $999,000. After two starting days and two more long days of play, only one player remained: Ryan Stevenson from Horn Lake, Mississippi. The 26-year-old engineer earned $204,795 and 840 Card Player Player of the Year points, climbing to 19th place in the POY standings as a result.
“I’m dumbfounded right now,” said Stevenson after play ended. “This is a dream come true, especially for us grinders who put in a lot of work on and off the felt.”
Stevenson entered the final table with the third most chips and was able to survive to three-handed play, which lasted for more than four hours. Eventually Andrew Rothfolk was eliminated in third place for $92,947, setting up a heads-up battle between Stevenson and Norman McKeldin.
In contrast to the protracted three-handed fight, heads-up play lasted but one hand. With a flop of 1084, all of the money went in with Stevenson holding the 107 for top pair against McKeldin’s AK for a flush draw and overcards. The K on the turn put McKeldin ahead on the turn, but Stevenson was able to redraw to the winning hand when the 7 hit the river, giving him two pair, the pot and the title.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:
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