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Hafiz Khan Triumphs in WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event

Poker is one of the most popular card games in the world and it continues to win the hearts of many people around the globe. Since the game has been invented, the poker community is struggling to answer one question โ€“ whether poker relies mainly on luck or skills. The truth is that poker combines a massive amount of skill and strategyโ€ฆ and luck. There is no denying that that real money is one of the reasons why people are so attracted to the game.

In search of poker fame and trophies, poker players are ready to travel the length and breadth of the world to make their dreams come true. Traveling the World Series of Poker Circuit has turned out to be a good perspective for the American poker players, as it offers qualitative poker action at various casinos throughout the U.S.

Back in the days, Khan boasted a prolific poker reputation, but the player has been mostly absent from the felt in the recent years. Khan became known at the online poker tables by his nickname โ€œhafizzleโ€. Even though the player has a rich poker career, this is his first official Circuit win. As for now, the player is sporting a seven-figure bankroll of $2,563,888.

Khan Mounts Huge Comeback to Win the Circuit Ring

Thunder Valley Casino Resort was the latest California WSOP-Circuit stop. The tournament was highlighted by the Main Event, which wrapped up yesterday with the crowning of the new champion. Competition was fierce throughout the tournament as the poker felt attracted 599 entries, who had no doubts to pay a $1,675 buy-in fee. The swollen prize pool of $898,500 stimulated the poker players, even more, to compete for the first-place grand prize of $188,686. But the champion is only one and that is the 43-year-old Hafiz Khan.

With two starting flights and two more days of play now being completed, the $1,675 Main Event wrapped up in fashion. Hafiz Khan won the WSOP Circuit Main Event in Thunder Valley, shipping $188,686. Khan bagged an overwhelming chip lead by the time the clock announced the end of Day 1B. Entering Day 2 of the event, the player has already developed a tight and aggressive strategy to knock out his opponents. By the time the official final table was set, the eventual winner was the third-biggest stack.

The official final table ended in a grueling heads-up battle between Khan and Roland Shen. At that time, it seemed that the man best-positioned to capture the first-place prize is Shen as he was holding almost a 10-to-1 chip advantage. But as aforementioned, poker is a combination of luck and skills. After a historic comeback, Khan managed to recover from the blow to his stack. Locked in an all-in confrontation, Khan tabled [Ah][Qc] to battle with Shenโ€™s [Qd][8h]. The [Kh][10d][8c][2h][Jc] landed on the board to lock up the victory for Khan, ending Shen’s run in 2nd place for $116,686.