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Congratulations to Jim Anderson, Winner of WSOP-C Hammond Regional Championship ($525,449)!

Jim Anderson and his prize!

A former bartender before he peeled back cards and stacked chips, Jim Anderson was just another unknown face in the field of 226 a few days ago. Now, he's the champion of the first-ever World Series of Poker Circuit Regional Championship here in Hammond, Indiana!

This event represents the Midwest region on the WSOP Circuit and Anderson was able to conquer quite the stacked field of players that came out for this $10,000 buy-in event. Anderson claims over $525,000 for his win, a WSOP Circuit gold championship ring and the right to be called a champion. By making this final table, he already had earned a seat in the National Championship at the end of the season where he will have the opportunity to go for a lot more cash and even a WSOP gold bracelet.

The key turning point for Anderson was when runner-up Gabe Patgorski had a minor blow up during three-handed play. Anderson called Patgorski's all-in, five-bet shove with pocket jacks and held against the {A-}{6-} offsuit for Patgorski. That pot catapulted Anderson to the chip lead and he never looked back from there.

Final Table Payouts

1Jim Anderson$525,449
2Gabe Patgorski$324,770
3Bernard Lee$236,368
4Curt Kohlberg$174,807
5Dave Sands$131,299
6Shannon Shorr$100,151
7Brandon Adams$77,556
8Tony Hartmann$60,952
9Mark Owens$48,615

That wraps up PokerNews' coverage from here in Hammond, but you can surely find us at the next stop when the WSOP Circuit tour hits Biloxi, Mississippi and the IP Casino Resort and Spa. Congratulations to all the winners and especially to the winner, Jim Anderson!

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