Dylan Wilkerson Wins WSOPC Cherokee, Beats Erick Lindgren Heads-up
Dylan Wilkerson has won his second WSOP Circuit gold ring after eliminating all but one of the players single-handedly at the final table of the WSOP Circuit Cherokee $1,675 Main Event at the Harrah's Cherokee in North Carolina. Wilkerson won $216,790, beating two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Erick Lindgren heads-up.
A little more than a year ago, Wilkerson won his first WSOP Circuit title after shipping the 2017 WSOP Circuit Los Angeles $1,675 Main Event for $216,790 and now has more than $2.7 million in live career tournament cashes.
The WSOPC attracted 1,060 entrants to create a massive $1,590,000 prize pool, overwhelmingly smashing the $1,000,000 posted guarantee.
WSOP Circuit Las Vegas $1,675 Main Event Final Table Results
|1||Dylan Wilkerson||United States||$294,152|
|2||Erick Lindgren||United States||$181,864|
|3||Daniel Wagner||United States||$135,150|
|4||Howard Setzer||United States||$101,601|
|5||Timothy Miles||United States||$77,258|
|6||Fikret Kovac||United States||$59,434|
|7||Gabe Costner||United States||$46,253|
|8||Fred Battle||United States||$36,411|
|9||Christopher Meyers||United States||$29,002|
|10||Jonathan Hilton||United States||$23,373|
According to WSOP.com, the third and final day began with 19 hopefuls battling it out for the title with each player already guaranteed a minimum of $13,070. Jonathan Hilton began the day with the lead with Wilkerson sitting comfortably in seventh place.
The unofficial ten-max final table was set after Italy's Giovanni Marino was eliminated in 11th place after his ace-eight couldn't get there against the ace-nine held by Fikret Kovac. After this hand, it was an all-American affair with Kovac in the lead and Wilkerson on his coattails in second place.
Wilkerson quickly grabbed the chip lead while also sending Day 3 chip leader Hilton to the rail in tenth place for $23,373 after he got a call with a full house against his opponent's two pair.
The eventual champion's chip lead was extended even further at the expense of Christopher Meyers. Meyers was eliminated in ninth place for $29,002 after he three-bet jammed with ace-five and couldn't hold against Wilkerson's king-jack.
Lindgren then won two big hands to claim the chip lead before Wilkerson eliminated his third straight opponent. Gordon Battle, who was down to scraps, hit the rail in eighth place for $36,411 after his jack-eight suited proved to be no good against Wilkerson's pocket nines. Shortly after, Wilkerson reclaimed the lead after winning a pot off of Lindgren.
Gabe Costner was eliminated in seventh place for $46,253 after he called a three-bet shove from Daniel Wagner with ace-deuce suited and couldn't hold against king-queen.
Right after, it was back to the Dylan Wilkerson show with him eliminating all five of his remaining opponents. First, Wilkerson eliminated Kovac in sixth place for $59,434 when his pocket queens bested his opponent's pocket tens.
After the dinner break, Wilkerson eliminated two opponents in a single hand. He called two all-in bets with ace-queen suited and after an ace spiked the flop, he beat Howard Setzer's pocket tens (fourth - $101,601) and Wagner's king-jack (third - $135,150).
Wilkerson entered heads-up play against Lindgren with a sizeable 3:1 chip advantage. Lindgren battled back and eventually evened things up before surging ahead for a 6:1 chip advantage against Wilkerson.
Undeterred, Wilkerson regained control and got the chip lead back. He had a 2:1 chip advantage when the final hand took place. In a bit of a cooler, Lindgren called a four-bet shove with pocket queens and was shocked to see his opponent had pocket kings. Lindgren's hand didn't improve and for the third time, Lindgren finished runner-up in a WSOP Circuit event, this time for $181,864.
Lead image and hand information courtesy of WSOP.com