The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Main Event was brought to an end late on Monday night at the South Florida’s Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, with Kammar Andries emerging as winner.
The player conquered the $1,675 buy-in event, overcoming his 826 competitors and won the first-place prize of $241,898 and his first WSOPC gold ring. Moreover, Andries received a free entry into the WSOP Circuit season-ending Global Casino Championship.
As previously reported, this was the first time for the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek to host the series, with the WSOP Circuit becoming a huge success. Of course, the Main Event of the WSOP Circuit was the most-expected event with a total of 827 players registered, accounting for a total prize pool estimated to $1,240,500.
After the completion of Day 1A, Andries bagged up 137,000 chips, and was one of the 155 players who advanced to the Main Event Day 2. The second day of the WSOP Circuit’s Main Event, however, turned out to be challenging for Andries, who finished at the fifth place at the end of the day, with only 15 players left to compete for the first-place prize.
Things became even more challenging on Day 3, as Andries was to face some previous WSOPC title winners such as Brian Altman and Mike Linster, the former WSOP November Niner Kevin Schafel and the successful online poker player Joe Elpayaa. There were several former WSOP Circuit ring winners as well.
At the end of the day, Andries found himself facing Linster and Altman in a three-handed play, with both of his opponents having much more experience in live poker tournaments than him. Then, literally one hand changed it all for him with the 40-year-old Andries becoming the favorite to occupy the first place. A little later, he was already facing a heads-up battle with Mike Linster, which was over within about 20 hands, with Andries emerging as the winner of the WSOP Circuit Coconut Creek Main Event.
Final Table Ranking
This was the third final table appearance for Kammar Andries, who this time managed to resist the tough competition at the Main Event Final table and bagged the first-place prize of almost $242,000. The 40-year-old player who makes his living as a physical therapist cashed three times leading into the Main Event, but his previous appearances ended with him occupying the fourth place.
Andries’ total live earnings before him winning the WSIO Circuit Coco Main Event amounted to $56,753, with his best live cash generated for his first place at the $365 NLHE – Monster Stack Event from the WSOP Circuit Coconut Creek Series being estimated to $11,619.
With Kammar Andies emerging as winner from the WSOPC Coconut Creek Main Event winning a total of $241,898, Mike Linster remained on the runner-up position, bagging the second-largest prize estimated to $149,480. The third place in the ranking was taken by Brian Altman who was granted with a prize pool cash portion amounting to $110,107.
It was Jason Hill who remained fourth, followed by LaVann Williams. The sixth place was occupied by Dafney Adisson, while Michael Foley ranked seventh. The eighth and ninth positions in the ranking were taken by Kevin Schaffel and David Gunas, respectively.