The 29-year-old American poker heavyweight Kyle Cartwright bested a stacked field of 343 entrants to pocket the first prize of $118,332 and add one more WSOP-branded piece of gold to its collection of trophies. Cartwright continued his amazing run on the WSOP Circuit IP BILOXI Event, sealing yet another Main Event title this Monday.
Cartwright navigated himself to the victory through a packed field of 343 poker hopefuls, who were competing for 4 days. The event featured 2 different starting flights and all the players were struggling fiercely to take the biggest slice of the guaranteed prize pool, announced to be $514,500. After the end of Day 1B of the event, the player took a favorable position on the leaderboard. Once Cartwright entered Day 2 of the event, he demonstrated accomplished poker skills. Entering the unofficial final table, he seems to have tasted the sweetness of success, grinding his opponents’ stack of chips. By the time Day 2 came to a close, it was Cartwright, who was holding the commanding chip lead position. The dominant position gave Cartwright confidence to play relentlessly, without stepping aside from his throne.
Cartwright Marches to the Throne
The final Day 3 welcomed 7 poker survivors with Cartwright on top with 2,750,000 in chips. By the time the field was narrowed to only 4 players, Cartwright had the chance to bust all of his opponents at once, as all of them were stuck in an all-in grip. But the cards decided that the show must go on, giving a great advantage to Cartwright’s eventual heads-up opponent TK Miles as he won the big pot.
The 2-handed action saw Cartwright dueling with TK Miles for the title for over 4 thrilling hours. The big-stacked Cartwright was putting pressure on his opponent with an aggressive style of play, but Miles, on the other hand, did not give up without a fight. He even managed to melt the seemingly insurmountable chip lead, appearing ahead of his opponent at a certain moment.
The final decisive hand came, when Miles shoved all-in and Cartwright did not waste any time, but called straight away, holding [As][Kh]. Miles were holding [Ac][10c] and watched the deck to run out [Js][6s][4c][8h][4s], bricking him on the river. Eliminated in second place, Miles pocketed $73,157 for his efforts. In a post-victory interview, the crowned Cartwright admitted that his opponent was one of the toughest players, admiring his poker skills.
To sum up all the pieces, Cartwright’s poker career boosts 7 WSOP Circuit rings, 3 WSOP Circuit Main Events, and 1 WSOP gold bracelet. This selection of trophies is self-evident that Cartwright is everything, but a newbie on the WSOP poker tables.