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Heather Alcorn Wins 2018 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event

Poker Dealer Defeats Field of 389 Entries To Win Her First WSOPC Ring and $129,654

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The 2018 World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana $1,700 no-limit hold’em main event attracted a field of 389 total entries, building a prize pool of $589,335. In the end, the last player standing was Heather Alcorn, a poker dealer who travels the live tournament circuit. Alcorn made two final tables in preliminary events at this series and decided to take a shot at the main event.

“I couldn’t work this event for personal reasons so I just happened to be driving through town so I thought I’d just stop and say hi to everybody,” Alcorn told WSOP reporters. “I thought I was going to stay one night and play one tournament, ended up final tabling, so I stayed the next day and final tabled that one. So I went ahead and played the main.”

That decision ended up working out quite well for Alcorn, who earned $129,645 and her first WSOPC gold ring as the champion of this event. She was also awarded 600 Card player Player of the Year points.

Alcorn came into the final day of this event in second chip position with eight players remaining. David Sill began with the chip lead, while 2018 WSOP Circuit Rio main event winner Kevin Iacofano sat in third. The three largest stacks were able to navigate their way to the three-handed action. Alcorn eliminated Sill in third place, picking up KClub SuitKDiamond Suit and raising to 225,000 from the button. Iacofano called out of the small blind and Sill shoved all-in for nearly 4 million from the big blind with the KSpade Suit9Spade Suit. Alcorn made the call and her pocket kings held up to earn her the knockout, sending Sill home will $58,545/

Alcorn took just over a 2-to-1 chip lead into heads-up action with Iacofano. She was able to extend her lead to more than a 9-to-1 advantage by the time the final hand arose. Iacofano raised all in for about 1,100,000 with the 5Spade Suit5Heart Suit and Alcorn called with the ADiamond Suit9Club Suit. The board ran out KClub Suit10Diamond Suit7Heart Suit10Spade Suit7Club Suit, with the river counterfeiting Iacofano to secure the pot and the title for Alcorn. Iacofano earned $80,120 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Heather Alcorn $129,645 600
2 Kevin Iacofano $80,120 500
3 David Sill $58,545 400
4 Abhishek Yerra $43,469 300
5 Michael Foley $32,799 250
6 Michael Lech $25,088 200
7 Saleem Delawalla $19,483 150
8 Daniel Loizzo $15,346 100
9 Robert James $12,258 50