The $1,675 Main Event from the World Series of Poker Circuit event at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, wasn't the only feature tournament of the series to produce a big winner. Earlier this week, Illinois native Zachery Schneider won the $5,300 High Roller event for $101,250 and his first WSOP Circuit gold ring, topping a field of 54 entries.
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"I've had my eye on this event for a couple weeks," Schneider told WSOP officials after the win. "It feels good to finish it off the way I wanted to."
Schneider entered Day 2 of the two-day event in the lead with 23 players left in the field and kept himself at the top of the leader board almost all day long. After Sanghoon Ouh busted on the money bubble in seventh place, WSOP bracelet winner Jack Duong busted in sixth place for $15,930. Shortly after that, Aditya Prasetyo took a bite out of Schneider's stack to knock him off his pedestal, but Prasetyo couldn't get past fifth place, where he finished for $20,790.
After Jared Palmer fell in fourth and Matthew Shepsky his the rail in third, Schneider was heads up with Brandon Fish. Fish held the lead of more than 2-1 on the scoreboard, but Schneider doubled into the lead fairly quickly and never really looked back.
After one all-in clash resulted in a chopped pot that kept Fish alive, things didn't last much longer. On the final hand, Fish was all in with the against the for Schneider. The flop, turn, and river ran out , and Schneider was awarded the victory.
For his runner-up finish, Fish took home $62,640.
"I don't have any live results really," said Schneider. "Maybe $12,000 was my biggest score, but I'm a very accomplished online player. In terms of $100,000, it's my biggest score ever. It's fairly life-changing. It's nice to get my first trademark win. It's a good day."
The 2015-2016 WSOP Circuit schedule will continue on Oct. 29 with the kickoff event from the tour's Harvey's Lake Tahoe stop. The WSOP Circuit Harvey's Lake Tahoe $1,675 Main Event will take place Nov. 6-9, and you will be able to find an event recap right here on PokerNews following its completion.
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