Paul Wasicka wins WSOP Circuit event for $139k

Paul Wasicka wins WSOP Circuit event for $139k

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Three days of play and a 96-strong field at the $5,000 World Series of Poker Circuit event in Tunica has lead to one man standing – that man is 2007 NBC Heads-Up champion and 2006 Main Event runner-up Paul Wasicka.

His $139,000 payday came after besting Larry Gurney in the heads-up stages. You don’t need to have taken down the NBC Championships to win in the last hand though, which saw Gurney shove 300,000 into the 60,000 pot with 44 on a 9s-8c-6h board. Wasicka called with 9d-8d for top two pair and faded the two outs to take down the title and a $139,000 first prize.

Wasicka came to the final table of the event with over a quarter of the chips in play; a chip lead he never relinquished. As well as the cash, the Victory Poker pro takes home a championship ring and a free seat at the 2010 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event. Not bad for three day’s work!

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