PokerNews is in town to live report both the $3,250 High Roller and $1,700 Main Event here at the World Series of Poker Circuit Thunder Valley, but that is just one of the gold ring events that will have played out by the end of the series.
For instance, Event #4: $400 NLH Double Stack was a one-day tournament featuring 20-minute levels. It attracted 125 runners, which offered up a $41,250 prize pool, and the top 19 got paid including Gerald Watts (16th - $610), Ryan Awwad (13th - $684), Jason Tang (8th - $1,156), Sam Cosby (5th - $2,520), and Marcus Laffen (3rd - $4,832).
In the end, Jimmy Wester bested Bruce Powell in heads-up play to win the title for $11,241 and his first gold ring.
“It feels great to get the win, I am happy it is over,” said Webster, who played three hours at the final table and ten overall. “There were a lot of good players at the final table, so I am happy to be able to win. I also came in fairly short and was one of the short stacks for a long time, but won a few pots here and there, grinding it out and managed to pull it off.”
Final Table Results
|1||Jimmy Wester||Fairfield, California||$11,241|
|2||Bruce Powell||Tracy, California||$6,945|
|3||Marcus Laffen||Cupertino, California||$4,832|
|4||Cory Cook||Bay Point, California||$3,445|
|5||Sam Cosby||Portland, Oregon||$2,520|
|6||Anthony Bloesch||Walnut Creek, California||$1,892|
|7||Salas Alam||Hayward, California||$1,459|
|8||Jason Tang||El Cajon, California||$1,156|
|9||Benjamin Heinrichs||Chico, California||$943|