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Soheb Porbandarwala Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event For 12th Career Ring

Connecticut Poker Pro Secures His Third WSOPC Main Event Title, Besting 986 Entries To Earn $257,725

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Soheb Porbandarwala dominated down the stretch in the 2024 World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $1,700 no-limit hold’em main event. The poker pro from Connecticut survived a 986-entry field to make the final table with a big chip lead. He then proceeded to score all but one knockout on the last day as he sprinted to victory. For the win, he was awarded $257,725 and his 12th career WSOPC gold ring.

This was the third WSOPC main event title for Porbandarwala. It was also his largest payday yet, topping the $239,820 he secured for taking down the 2020 World Poker Tour Online Poker Open. He now has more than $2.4 million in recorded tournament earnings to his name.

The 912 Card Player Player of the Year points awarded to the champion were enough to move Porbandarwala within reach of the top 100 in the 2024 POY standings presented by Global Poker.

The sizable turnout for this tournament saw the $1 million guarantee easily surpassed. The $1,493,790 final prize pool was ultimately paid out among the top 148 finishers. The final day began with just eight contenders remaining, each of whom had locked up $32,639 by making it that far.

That sum was eventually awarded to bracelet winner and three-time WPT main event champion Brian Altman. The four-time ring winner and 2023 WSOPC Harrah’s Cherokee main event champion made a hero call on the river for his tournament life with second pair, ace kicker facing a big bet from Porbandarwala. Altman’s pair of jacks were second-best, though, as Porbandarwala had rivered a set of fours.

Porbanderwala then made a royal flush in diamonds after getting all-in preflop with A-10 suited against the pocket eights of Eric Adelstein (7th – $41,489) to take nearly two-thirds of the chips in play into six-handed action.

He then proceeded to knock out Hussain Sajwani (6th – 53,259), Richard Bai (5th – $69,039), and Adam Greenberg (4th – $90,360) to extend his sizable lead even further. Brad Coultas was the only other player to eliminate somebody on the final day. He won a classic race with A-Q against the pocket threes of Jonathan Seely (3rd – $119,402) to set up the heads-up showdown for the title.

Porbandarwala held 32,200,000 to Coultas’ 5,700,000 to start. It didn’t take long for all of the chips to get in. The final hand saw Coultas shove with ASpade Suit7Club Suit. He was up against ADiamond Suit2Diamond Suit for Porbandarwala. The board ran out JDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit2Spade Suit6Spade Suit8Spade Suit and Porbandarwala’s deuces were enough to drag the pot. Coultas was awarded $159,277 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Soheb Porbandarwala $257,725 912
2 Bradley Coultas $159,277 760
3 Jonathan Seely $119,402 608
4 Adam Greenberg $90,360 456
5 Richard Bai $69,039 380
6 Hussain Sajwani $53,529 304
7 Eric Adelstein $41,489 228
8 Brian Altman $32,639 152
9 Brian Batt $25,933 76

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