Mukul Pahuja Wins 2016 WSOP Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club Main Event
Poker Pro Tops Tough Final Table To Win Second WSOPC Main Event Ring and $193,095
A total of 613 entries were made in the 2016 World Series of Poker Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club $1,675 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event building a prize pool of $919,500. In the end Mukul Pahuja emerged victorious, outlasting a stacked final table that included the like of Adam Levy, Tristan Wade and Daniel Weinman to capture his second WSOP Circuit main event gold ring and the first-place prize of $193,095.
Pahuja came into the final table of nine in fourth chip position, but was able to knock out wade in seventh place with his 99 holding against Wade’s 44 to pull closer to the lead. By the time he made it to heads-up play he had knocked out two more players, taking more than a 3-to-1 chip advantage into the final showdown against Adam Levy.
On the final hand of the tournament with blinds at 60,000 – 120,000 with an ante of 20,000 Pahuja raised to 280,000 from the button. Levy moved all in and Pahuja quickly called with the 1010. Levy held the A6 and picked up plenty of outs after the 832 flop. The 8 kept Pahuja in the lead going into the river. The 3 sealed the deal, securing the pot and title for Pahuja and sending Levy to the rail in second place with $119,434.
In addition to the title and the money, Pahuja also earned 840 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his first final table of the year, but it alone was enough to move him into 36th place in the overall standings for the time being.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:
|Place||Player||Earnings (USD)||POY Points|
|1||Jason Mercier Close To Bracelet No. 3|
|2||Glaser Wins WSOP $10k Omaha 8/OB Championship|
|3||A Poker Life: Mike Shariati|
|4||Craig Wins 2016 WSOP Seniors Championship|
|5||Ian Johns Wins 2016 WSOP $10k Limit Hold'em|
|6||California Online Poker Bill Moves Out Of Committee|
|7||2016 POY Update: Fedor Holz Takes The Lead|
|8||Michael Gathy Wins His Third WSOP Bracelet|
|9||Moore Wins 2016 WSOP Super Seniors Event|
|10||Revel Reopening Delayed Indefinitely Over License Dispute|
|1||Selbst Could Owe Mercier $1.8M In Controversial Bet|
|2||Disgraced Poker Player Returns To The WSOP|
|3||Lederer Follows Ferguson, Makes Return To WSOP|
|4||Jason Mercier Close To Bracelet No. 3|
|5||Rainer Kempe Wins 2016 Super High Roller Bowl|
|6||Dan Bilzerian: Kevin Hart Is Terrible At Poker|
|7||Jason Mercier Wins His Second Bracelet Of 2016 WSOP|
|8||2016 WSOP Colossus II Draws 21,613 Entries|
|9||Super High Roller Bowl: Matt Berkey Leads Final 16|
|10||NFL Player Busts WSOP Main Event Champion|