Dylan Wilkerson Wins WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event
Poker Pro Tops 705-Entry Field To Win $216,790
Dylan Wilkerson has won the 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit main event at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino, defeating a field of 705 entries in the $1,675 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament to win his first gold ring and the $216,790 top prize.
“Winning always feels great, regardless of how big. And this was pretty big. So yeah, it’s really good,” said Wilkerson.
Coming into the final day Wilkerson was in eighth chip position with 12 players remaining, and there were a number of top opponents still left to contend with including 2011 WSOP main event champion Carlos Mortensen, WSOP Circuit ring holder Matt Stout and 2010 European Poker Tour Villamoura champion Toby Lewis.
Wilkerson sent Mortensen to the rail in eighth place when his A9 outran the Hall of Famer’s AJ. Mortensen earned $25,550 for his impressive run. Stout was eliminated in fifth place after his pocket kings also failed to hold up, this time against the A9 of Douglas Jefferson. Stout added $55,150
to his career earnings, bringing his lifetime total to more than $3.5 million.
Britain’s Toby Lewis scored the next two knockouts, setting up a final heads-up showdown against Wilkerson. Lewis began with 8,125,000 to Wilkerson’s 6,020,000. Wilkerson was able to get off to a strong start and quickly overtake the lead. It didn’t take long for the final hand of the tournament to arise.
With blinds of 80,000 – 160,000 and an ante of 20,000 Wilkerson raised to 350,000 from the button. Lewis called and the flop brought the Q86. Both players checked and the turn brought the 2. Lewis bet 550,000 and Wilkerson made the call. The river completed the board with the 4 and Lewis bet 1,450,000. Wilkerson announced that he was all in and Lewis made the call.
Wilkerson had turned a set of deuces with the 22, and Lewis had rivered two pair with the 64. Just like that, it was all over. Lewis was sent to the rail as the runner-up, earning $134,145.
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