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WSOP Circuit -- Bryan Devonshire Wins Rincon Main Event

Devonshire Topped Dan Schreiber and Wei Kai Chang at the Final Table to Win $114,975


Bryan Devonshire WinsThe $5,000 no-limit hold’em championship event at the World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Harrah’s Rincon near San Diego, California, attracted 70 players. The tournament began on Monday, March 29, and it came to a close on Tuesday, March 30. Poker professional Bryan Devonshire won the event and he was awarded the top prize worth $114,975. He joins an impressive list of former WSOP Circuit Rincon champions that includes Chris Ferguson, Dwyte Pilgrim, Peter Feldman, and Darrell Dicken.

Devonshire came into the final table in third chip-position with 145,800, but he had a tough group of opponents to compete with on the final day, which included Wei Kai Chang, Howard Andrews, and Dan Schreiber. Here is a look at the seating charts and chip counts when play began at the final table:

Seat Player Hometown Chip Count
1 Ron Segni San Diego, CA 97,800
2 Wei Kai Chang San Carlos, CA 194,200
3 Darryn Hardin Bellport, NY 79,800
4 Daniel Burke Denver, CO 158,400
5 Dan Schreiber San Diego, CA 142,400
6 Howard Andrews Walnut Creek, CA 69,000
7 Mike McClain Davis,CA 52,800
8 John Farrell San Diego, CA 117,700
9 Bryan Devonshire Las Vegas, NV 145,800

Chang was the first player to fall at the final table in ninth place, and his elimination set up the battle on the money bubble. Darryn Hardin busted out in eighth place and he was the last player to exit the field empty-handed. The first player to walk away with prize money was Daniel Burke, who was eliminated in seventh place and took home $13,140. His king high fell to the ace high of John Farrell.

Mike McClain suffered an agonizing defeat in seventh place when he was dominated by the AClub Suit 8Heart Suit of Devonshire. McClain held ADiamond Suit 7Club Suit and he managed to find another 7 on a 3Club Suit 3Heart Suit 2Heart Suit 4Heart Suit 7Heart Suit board, but it brought a fourth heart for Devonshire to make his flush. McClain was awarded $19,710 in sixth place.

A flush played a leading role in the next hand, as well. Ron Segni was all in with AHeart Suit 8Spade Suit, and Schreiber made the call with JHeart Suit 8Heart Suit. The board ran out KSpade Suit 9Club Suit 10Heart Suit 2Heart Suit 9Heart Suit, and Segni fell in fifth place ($26,280).

Farrell had already improved upon his eighth-place finish at last year’s WSOP Circuit Rincon final table, but his 2010 run came to an end in fourth place ($32,850). His A-8 was dominated by the A-K of Schreiber, and the board delivered him no help. Schreiber scored the next elimination, as well. Howard Andrew was all in preflop with Q-10, but he was behind the A-9 of Schreiber. The board delivered blanks, and Andrew was eliminated in third place, taking home $49,275.

Schreiber took a lead into the heads-up final with Devonshire thanks to his strong run at the final table, but Devonshire played aggressively to take the lead. In the deciding hand of the tournament, Devonshire held A-3 and Schreiber held K-Q on a Q-4-2-5-J board. Devonshire doubled up to a commanding chip lead, and Schreiber was eliminated in second place just a few minutes later. He was awarded $72,270 as the runner-up. Devonshire was crowned the champion of the event and he took home the top prize worth $114,975 along with a gold ring and a seat in the $10,000 WSOP main event this summer.

Final Results:

1: Bryan Devonshire — $114,975
2: Dan Schreiber — $72,270
3: Howard Andrew — $49,275
4: John Farrell — $32,850
5: Ron Segni — $26,280
6: Mike McClain — $19,710
7: Daniel Burke — $13,140
8: Darryn Hardin — money bubble boy
9: Wei Kai Chang — finished out of the money

The next WSOP Circuit stop will take place at Harrah’s St. Louis and it will run from April 1-14.