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World Series of Poker Circuit -- Kurt Jewell Wins Hammond Main Event

Jewell Takes Home a Gold Ring and $242,909 in Prize Money

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Kurt Jewell WinsBe sure to stay tuned today for full live coverage and videos from CardPlayer TV for the $10,000 Super Regional event. Here is a look back at yesterday’s final table.

Kurt Jewell was the chip leader of the $1,500 no-limit hold’em main event at the World Series of Poker Circuit stop at the Horseshoe Hammond Casino just outside of Chicago for much of the last two days of the tournament. He also had the misfortune of doubling up his opponents at a very high rate, but at the end of final day of play on Sunday he was victorious despite the setbacks. Jewell took home the top prize worth $242,909, a gold ring, and a seat in the $1 million guaranteed National Championship in May 2011 that will have a gold bracelet up for grabs.

The final day began with 16 players and although it took just a few hours to decide the final nine, the march down to a champion was a long one. Play ended a little before 5 a.m. when Jewell eliminated Jared Kenworthy after a heads-up battle. The victory over Kenworthy ensured that Jewell was the champion of the largest WSOP Circuit main event in history, he topped a field of 872 players that created a $1,245,680 prize pool.

Chip counts at the start of the final table:

Seat 1: Bryan Devonshire — 775,000
Seat 2: Nick Jivkov — 1,330,000
Seat 3: William Reynolds — 1,100,000
Seat 4: Jared Kenworthy — 1,600,000
Seat 5: Kurt Jewell — 6,800,000
Seat 6: Daniel Cohen — 1,085,000
Seat 7: Will Souther — 2,300,000
Seat 8: Edwin Choi — 2,600,000
Seat 9: Casey Hayes — 655,000

Here is a look at the elimination hands from the final table as featured on CardPlayer.com’s live updates:

Casey Hayes Eliminated in Ninth Place ($23,120)

Casey Hayes raised all in preflop UTG+1 for just under 600,000 and after a few moments of thought Edwin Choi made the call under the gun. Their cards:

Choi: ADiamond Suit KSpade Suit
Hayes: AHeart Suit JHeart Suit

Board: KClub Suit 9Heart Suit 8Club Suit ASpade Suit JSpade Suit

Hayes was eliminated on the hand and he will take home $23,120 in prize money in ninth place.

Daniel Cohen Eliminated in Eighth Place ($29,087)

William Reynolds raised to 120,000 preflop from the hi-jack and Jared Kenworthy reraised to 300,000 from the cutoff. Daniel Cohen then decided to reraise all in from the small blind and Reynolds mucked. Kenworthy made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Kenworthy: AHeart Suit KHeart Suit
Cohen: ADiamond Suit ASpade Suit

Board: 8Heart Suit 6Club Suit 3Diamond Suit JHeart Suit 9Spade Suit

Cohen was eliminated on the hand in eighth place and he will take home $29,087 in prize money.

Bryan Devonshire Eliminated in Seventh Place ($37,047)

Bryan Devonshire raised to 170,000 preflop from the big blind and Edwin Choi reraised to 395,000 from the small blind. Devonshire then shoved all in and Choi made the call after spending some time in the tank. Their cards:

Devonshire: KSpade Suit KDiamond Suit
Choi: 8Club Suit 2Club Suit

Board: 8Diamond Suit 4Heart Suit 2Diamond Suit QSpade Suit 10Diamond Suit

Devonshire was eliminated in seventh place and he will take home $37,047 in prize money.

Will Souther Eliminated in Sixth Place ($47,772)

Will Souther was all in for a third time preflop, this time on the cutoff, and Edwin Choi had him covered on the button. Their cards:

Souther: AHeart Suit JDiamond Suit
Choi: KClub Suit KHeart Suit

Board: JClub Suit 5Diamond Suit 2Heart Suit 10Heart Suit 9Club Suit

Souther was eliminated in sixth place and he will take home $47,772 in prize money.

Nick Jivkov Eliminated in Fifth Place ($62,384)

Nick Jivkov was all in for just under a million preflop from the small blind and Edwin Choi made the call on the button. Their cards:

Jivkov: QClub Suit 8Club Suit
Choi: ADiamond Suit AClub Suit

Board: QDiamond Suit 7Diamond Suit 5Club Suit KDiamond Suit JClub Suit

Jivkov was eliminated on the hand in fifth place and he will take home $62,384 in prize money. Choi held close to 5 million after the hand.

Edwin Choi Eliminated in Fourth Place ($82,514)

Edwin Choi moved all in preflop for 500,000 from the small blind and William Reynolds made the call from the big blind. Their cards:

Choi: 6Diamond Suit 4Club Suit
Reynolds: JSpade Suit 7Diamond Suit

Board: AClub Suit 10Diamond Suit 7Spade Suit KSpade Suit QSpade SuitSpade Suit

Choi hit the rail in fourth place and he will take home $82,514 in prize money.

William Reynolds Eliminated in Third Place ($110,567)

William Reynolds moved all in preflop for 3 million and Kurt Jewell made the call. Their cards:

Reynolds: AClub Suit 4Diamond Suit
Jewell: ASpade Suit 6Club Suit

Board: KClub Suit QClub Suit 3Spade Suit 5Heart Suit JClub Suit

Reynolds was eliminated on the hand in third place and he will take home $110,567 in prize money.

Kurt Jewell Wins WSOP Circuit Hammond Main Event ($242,909) — Jared Kenworthy Eliminated in Second Place ($150,104)

Kurt Jewell raised to 500,000 preflop and Jared Kenworthy reraised all in. Jewell made the call. Their cards:

Jewell: QSpade Suit JDiamond Suit
Kenworthy: AClub Suit QDiamond Suit

Board: 10Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit 4Spade Suit 2Spade Suit JClub Suit

Kenworthy was eliminated in second place on the hand and he will take home $150,104 in prize money. After leading for most of the last two days Jewell was crowned the champion of the event and he was awarded a gold ring, $242,909, and a seat in the $1 million guaranteed National Championship that will take place in May 2011.

Final-Table Results:

1: Kurt Jewell — $242,909
2: Jared Kenworthy — $150,104
3: William Reynolds — $110,567
4: Edwin Choi — $82,514
5: Nick Jivkov — $62,384
6: Will Souther — $47,772
7: Bryan Devonshire — $37,047
8: Daniel Cohen — $29,087
9: Charles Hayes — $23,120