Six players returned for Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Circuit IP Biloxi Main Event presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof. The tournament began two days prior with 300 hopefuls, and on Monday, Kyle Cartwright was the last man standing, tying Mark "Pegasus" Smith for the all-time ring record of five. For the win, Cartwright pocketed $107,992 and a seat to the circuit-ending National Championship.
2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit IP Biloxi Results
The first casualty of the final table came when Dennis Pasentine opened for 60,000 during Level 27 with the blinds at 12,000/24,000/4,000, John Dolan called and Cartwright reraised to 143,000 from the big blind. Pasentine four-bet to 335,000, Dolan folded, and Cartwright moved all in. Pasentine called, tabled pocket jacks and then saw he was behind Cartwright’s pocket kings. Pasentine never improved and was eliminated.
Twenty minutes later, Jesus Cabrera open-shoved his short stack from the button and Brad Johnson called from the small blind. Cabrera held the and Johnson was ahead holding the . Johnson hit an ace on the flop, and despite having four to a flush on the turn, Cabrera bricked on the river.
The fourth-place elimination came when Cory Wood shoved from the big blind after an open-raise from Cartwright. Cartwright called and tabled the and Wood showed the . The board ran out blank and Wood was eliminated.
Not more than 10 minutes later, Cartwright opened for 60,000 on the button, Dolan made it 150,000 from the small blind and Cartwright reraised all in. Dolan called with the to Cartwright’s pocket sixes. The board ran to send Dolan to the rail.
Heads-up play began with Cartwright holding a seemingly insurmountable chip lead. Johnson had just 625,000 to Cartwright’s 5.375 million. From there, they got all the chips in the middle on the third hand of heads-up play. Johnson shoved on the button and Cartwright called holding two red jacks. Johnson held and watched the board run out . Eliminated in second place, Johnson pocketed $66,744 for his efforts.
That wraps up the first stop of the 2012-2013 WSOP Circuit presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof. For an in-depth look at all the action from the WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi Main Event, head over to the PokerNews Live Reporting pages and relive the action. Next up on this season's schedule is Horseshoe Bossier City, which begins on September 13. The Main Event for the second stop will begin on September 22 and PokerNews will be there to provide the coverage.
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