Matt Stout leads final table of WSOP circuit event

Matt Stout leads final table of WSOP circuit event

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Day 2 of the WSOP circuit Main Event in Tunica was a very short affair. On Day 1, 154 players anted up just over $5,000 to play the event. Only 27 returned on Day 2 and within three hours the final table was set after Kathy Liebert and Va Shon Watkins busted together, sharing the 18th-place payout.

Matt Stout stole David Dao’s chip lead early on in the day and held it throughout, carrying it to the final table as players fell like flies. Dao came back in a huge three-way pot where his top pair-plus-flush draw combo held up against the flush draw and overcards of Jeff Morrill and Mark Burrier respectively.

Stout eliminated the 12th and 13th-place finishers before Vince Byrd hit the rail. The remaining ten players took to a single table before Gavin Smith became the bubble boy of the final table. He got it in good with 88 against 33 but a trey on the flop sealed the deal and sent him home.

The final table chip counts are as follows:
Matt Stout -- 1,000,500
Jeremy Byrum -- 404,500
Kai Landry -- 375,000
Leonard Eidson -- 375,000
Mike Leah -- 335,000
Glynn Hyde -- 155,000
Brian McCoy -- 150,200
David Dao -- 150,000
Frank Wyville -- 138,500

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