WSOP Circuit Atlantic City event complete

WSOP Circuit Atlantic City event complete

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Roland Isra, a fifty-two year old poker pro, overcame a huge chip deficit to take down the final table of the World Series of Poker Circuit event in Atlantic City. He nets himself a $10,000 seat at the 2010 WSOP Main Event in June as well as a cool $264,000 prize.

"I've been trying very long to get this gold ring and finally this makes me very happy," said Isra to PokerNewsDaily. "I really don't like to wear any jewelry because I was handling it for a long time, but this one is going to stay with me."

Isra was seventh in chips at the nine-handed final table and didn’t take out a single player in his quest to the heads-up stages. Instead, he chipped up via patient and selective aggression, raking dozens of pots without showdown that added up to half the chips in play by the time Dan Witcher hit the rail in third place.

Isra immediately took control of the mano-a-mano confrontation, taking chunks out of initial chip leader Chris Mitchell’s stack in a series of non-showdown pots. In the last hand the two got all the money in on a T-6-9-A board with Mitchell’s QJ in dire straits against A-9. No eight or king hit the river and Isra claimed the championship ring, $264,000 and a WSOP seat.

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