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Kyle Cartwright Wins 2017 WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi Main Event

29-Year-Old Poker Pro Captures Third Circuit Main Event Title and Seventh Gold Ring


Kyle Cartwright has won the 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit IP Biloxi $1,675 no-limit hold’em main event, defeating a field of 343 entries to win his third WSOPC main event title and his seventh circuit gold ring. This was the second time the 29-year-old poker pro won the main event at the Imperial Palace in Biloxi, MS, having taken the title in this same tournament back in 2012. This time around he earned $118,332 as the champion.

Cartwright has also won a WSOP gold bracelet, having emerged victorious in a $1,000 no-limit hold’em event back in 2014. He now has over $1.5 in lifetime live tournament earnings.

Once a regular grinder on the WSOP Circuit, Cartwright now says he is scaling back the number of events that he enters.

“Tournaments, I don’t play too many anymore, but when I do I’m kind of successful. I
should probably play more, but the cash at home is so good to where I don’t even want to travel anymore,” Cartwright told WSOP reporters. “I just stay close to home.”

Cartwright entered the final day of this event as the chip leader with seven players remaining. He was able to keep the pressure up and make it down to heads-up play with a 2.3-to-1 chip lead over Timothy ‘TK’ Miles. The two battled back and forth, with Miles even taking the chip lead several times. Each time Cartwright was able to regain control, and in the end he was able to get all-in preflop with the ASpade SuitKHeart Suit in a dominant position against Miles’ AClub Suit10Club Suit. The board ran out JSpade Suit6Spade Suit4Club Suit8Heart Suit4Spade Suit and Cartwright’s ace-king held up, earning him the pot and the title.

Miles was awarded $73,17 as the runner-up, one of the top ten largest scores of his live tournament career.

“I mean, he is by far the best player I have ever faced heads up. That’s not even a question. He was tough, but I kind of figured him out after a while,” Cartwright told WSOP reporters after the four-hour battle.

In addition to the ring and the money, Cartwright also earned 480 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his first title of the year, but his seventh final table finish. As a result he climbed into a tie for 93rd place on the 2017 Card Player POY leaderboard, which is presented this year by the Commerce Hotel & Casino.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Kyle Cartwright $118,332 480
2 Timothy Miles $73,157 400
3 Thurmand Boothe $53,369 320
4 Kevin Benoit $39,586 240
5 Christopher Mclean $29,820 200
6 Bob Beck $22,808 160
7 Robert Chow $17,699 120
8 William Stanford $13,933 80
9 Saeed Nia $11,123 40