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Jeff Gibralter Wins 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Bossier City Main Event

Jeff Gibralter

The Main Event of the World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof has come to a close. Jeff Gibralter emerged victorious on Monday, taking home a seat to the National Championship, a WSOPC gold ring, and $133,648.

The pace was fast from the start on Day 3. Six players were eliminated in the first two levels; then, the pace ground to a halt during four-handed play.

The first elimination of the final table occurred when Jim Parker three-bet all in preflop and Cliff Fisher called. Parker held pocket sevens and Fisher held {A-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs}. The board ran {10-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {J-Spades} {6-Clubs} {10-Diamonds}, and Parker’s sevens were counterfeited.

Thirty minutes later, a monster hand occurred when Jesse Maupin, Mark Burford, and Abraham Araya all move all in preflop with similar stack sizes. Maupin held pocket kings, Burford had pocket tens, and Araya had {2-}{2-}. The board ran {A-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} {2-Diamonds} {6-Spades} and Araya’s turned set eliminated Burford in eighth place and Maupin in seventh.

The next to bow out was Pete Rios after he three bet all in preflop and Jeff Gibralter called. Rios had {7-Diamonds} {7-Clubs} and Gibralter had him dominated with pocket queens. The board ran {10-Spades} {4-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {9-Spades} {5-Spades}, and Rios exited the tournament in sixth place.

During five-handed play, Seneca Easley was the shortest stack and moved all in from the small blind after Araya opened on the button. Araya called, tabled pocket queens, and was up against Easley’s {A-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds}. The board bricked for Easley when it ran out {9-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {J-Hearts} and he collected his fifth place prize.

Nearly two hours passed before the next elimination. Abraham Araya shoved from the button and Gibralter called from the big blind holding pocket tens. Araya held {K-Spades} {6-Clubs} and watched the board run {A-Spades} {7-Diamonds} {9-Clubs} {8-Spades} {4-Hearts}. He graciously shook everyone’s hand and headed to the payout desk in fourth place.

Gibralter held a big chip lead entering three-way play, and Cliff Fisher moved all in from the button. Jay Diaz snap-called and tabled pocket aces. Fisher held pocket fours and the board ran {A-Clubs} {10-Spades} {4-Spades} {9-Hearts} {10-Clubs}. Diaz’s aces full beat Fisher's full house and he earned a third place finish.

Heads-up play between Gibralter and Diaz lasted just over an hour. Gibralter started with a heavy chip advantage, but the two sparred until Diaz hit two double-ups to take the chip lead. His lead didn't last long. Just one hand after Diaz grabbed the chip lead Gibralter took it right back with a double up of his own.

In the final hand, both players tossed in 125,000 preflop to see a flop of {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts} {3-Diamonds}. Gibralter checked, Diaz bet 125,000, and Gibralter moved all in. Diaz called holding {Q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} for second pair and Gibralter had top pair with {K-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. The turn locked up the title for Gibralter when it brought the {10-Diamonds}, and the river brought the {a-Clubs}.

2012-13 WSOPC Horseshoe Bossier City Main Event Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jeff Gibralter$133,648
2Jay Diaz$82,590
3Cliff Fisher$60,349
4Abraham Araya$44,809
5Seneca Easley$33,789
6Pete Rios$25,861
7Jesse Maupin$20,084
8Mark Burford$15,819
9Jim Parker$12,636

The World Series of Poker Circuit at Horseshoe Bossier City has awarded all of its gold rings and the Circuit is on to the next stop from Sept. 27 thought Oct. 8 at Horseshoe Southern Indiana.

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