Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Players 496

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000
Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Congratulations to Chris Johnson, WSOP-C Caesars Las Vegas Champion ($153,599)!

donpeters • Level 28: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

What just happened? That's what we're left asking ourselves because if you blinked, you'd have missed this final table as it went so fast. Just about two hours, 40 minutes ago, the first hand was dealt. Now, we're looking at a winner and that player is Chris Johnson. He'll be pocketing $153,599 and the gold championship ring!

Johnson began the day as a chip leader and ran through this final table with ease, eliminating five players at the final table. Brian England got the other four eliminations en route to his second-place finish for $94,944. When asked about how he felt the final table went, Johnson told Nolan Dalla, "I pretty much got run over by the deck."

Johnson wasn't the only winner at this final table, as fifth-place finisher Adam Hui earned himself enough points to win the Casino Champion award and will join Johnson and 98 others in the $1,000,000 National Championship at the end of May. For now, let's look at how the final table wrapped up.

Final Table Payouts

1Chris Johnson$153,599
2Brian England$94,944
3Jon Seaman$69,360
4John Kulish$51,418
5Adam Hui$38,699
6James Martini$29,498
7Alex Santiago$22,820
8Dave Stann$17,906
9Matthew Leecy$14,249
10Derrick Kuenzel$11,492

That wraps up our coverage of the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event here at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Thanks to everyone for following along and congratulations to all of the winners, especially Chris Johnson on his new title. Be sure to follow along with all of PokerNews' live reporting and hopefully we'll see you in Chester, PA at the next WSOP Circuit stop!

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Brian England Eliminated in 2nd Place ($94,944); Chris Johnson Wins WSOP-C Caesars Palace!

[user75032] • Level 28: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Brian England - 2nd Place
Brian England - 2nd Place

For a final table that was on a break-neck pace from the very beginning, it seemed fitting that heads-up play didn't last even five minutes. Third-place finisher Jon Seaman was still being processed at the payout desk when Brian England opened the button to 100,000. Chris Johnson, in the big blind, three-bet to 240,000. England quickly announced he was all-in for 1.5 million and Johnson snap-called!


England: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Johnson: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

"Sick," said England in disgust. "Even with ace-queen." He was referencing the fact that his intended second card -- the {q-Hearts} -- would have given him {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} but was inadvertently exposed by the dealer and became the burn card. Even with ace-queen suited, England would have been dominated.

The flop paired each player, {j-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{10-Hearts}.

"Ace-queen would have been good now," noted Johnson. Indeed -- ace-queen would have flopped the joint! Instead of a double-up to 3.0 million, England hit the rail in 2nd place after the {9-Spades} turn and {2-Clubs} river.

The dealer was absolutely beside himself at the magnitude of the dealing error that led to the final hand. He profusely apologized to England at the payout desk, but England was completely non-plussed. "No worries, man," he said as he shook the dealer's proferred hand.He collected his $94,944 and went on his way.

Jon Seaman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($69,360)

donpeters • Level 28: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Jon Seaman - 3rd Place
Jon Seaman - 3rd Place

After Brian England folded the button, Chris Johnson jammed on Jon Seaman's big blind. Seaman had about 575,000 and made the call for all of his chips with the {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. Johnson held the {A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}.

The board ran out {9-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Johnson's ace high stayed in the lead to give him the win. Seaman was eliminated in third place and took home $69,360 for the win.

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England Fighting

donpeters • Level 28: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

From the button, Chris Johnson raised to 90,000. Brian England reraised to 240,000 from the big blind and Johnson made the call.

The flop came down {J-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts} and both players checked to see the {10-Clubs} pair the board on the turn. England fired 145,000 and Johnson folded.

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Seaman Teetering

[user75032] • Level 28: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Chris Johnson keeps winning every pot. After a stretch of about 15 minutes of raise-it-and-take-it pots, Johnson opened the small blind to 120,000. Jon Seaman called in the big blind, then called another 120,000 on a highly coordinated flop, {9-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. Both players checked the {6-Spades} turn. When the {a-Clubs} hit the river, Johnson fired another quarter million into the pot. Seaman didn't look happy, but called. He was even less happy to see Johnson's {a-Hearts}{5-Spades}, a pair of aces. He mucked and dropped to 500,000.

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Is England Steaming?

[user75032] • Level 28: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Chris Johnson has gotten the best of Brian England several times today. It may be starting to get under England's skin. England opened to 90,000 pre-flop from the small blind and Johnson called. Both players checked a king-high flop, {k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}. England tried a bet of 80,000 on the {a-Spades} turn; Johnson called. Down the river {10-Clubs}, England bet 140,000. Johnson eyed the 140,000, then announced a raise and started cutting out chips. Before he could even complete the raise, England flipped his cards into the muck.

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