2008 WSOP Circuit Event - Rincon

$5,000 Circuit Championship Event
Day: 3
Event Info

2008 WSOP Circuit Event - Rincon

Event Info
Prize Pool
Players Left
Level Info
10,000 / 20,000

$5,000 Circuit Championship Event

Day 3 Completed

Michael "Mickey" Pickett - 2008 WSOP-C Rincon Champion

Michael "Mickey" Pickett
Michael "Mickey" Pickett
And just like that Michael "Mickey" Pickett is the new WSOP-C Rincon Champion, having bested a very tough field of 148 players en route to the biggest victory of his young tournament career.

Congratulations to all of the finalists and money winners on a job well done.

Final Standings:

1st: Michael Pickett ($229,002)
2nd: David Peters ($120,156)
3rd: Edward Sabat ($70,680)
4th: Kenny Bedoya ($56,544)
5th: Cristian Avendano ($42,408)
6th: Gavin Smith ($35,340)
7th: Lee Watkinson ($28,272)
8th: Damien Oborne (21,204)
9th: Jon Eaton ($14,136)

Until next time, good night from Rincon!

Tags: Michael Pickett

Pickett Eliminates Peters; Wins Rincon Circuit Championship!

David Peters - Runner-Up
David Peters - Runner-Up
23-year-old Michael "Mickey" Pickett has just eliminated David Peters from the tournament, earning $229,002 in prize money, a gold circuit championship ring and a $10,000 buy-in to this summer's WSOP main event. Here's how the hand went down:

Peters called the extra 10,000 it cost to complete the big blind and Pickett knuckled the table opting to see a free flop, which came: {3-Spades}{9-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}. Pickett opened with a 20,000 feeler bet and Peters made the call. The turn brought the {7-Diamonds} and Pickett fired again - this time for 60,000; once again, Peters made the call.

The last card off the deck was the {J-Clubs} and it turned out to be the biggest action card possible, as it gave Peters, who held {J-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} two pair, and Pickett, sitting with {10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, the title-winning straight. On the river, Mickey fired a 200,000 bet and Peters moved all in over the top for a total of 410,000. Pickett made the call and that was all she wrote.

Congratulations to David Peters, our tournament runner-up. Peters will take home $120,156 in prize money for his second-place finish.

Tags: David Peters

Peters Doubles Again

David Peters awaits Pickett's decision
David Peters awaits Pickett's decision
Pre-flop, Michael Pickett completed the big blind and David Peters knuckled the table, opting to see a free flop:


Peters then led out with a 40,000 bet and Pickett made the call. The turn brought the {8-Hearts} and Peters led out again, this time for 100,000; Pickett called again. Before the river was dealt, Peters announced that he was all in in the dark for a total of 180,000. Pickett tanked for quite some time, but eventually made the call and upon hearing the news, Peters excitedly flipped over his {10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, announcing, "Two pair!" Pickett mucked his hand.

The double up improved Peters to 650,000 in chips while Pickett dropped to just over 2,300,000.

Tags: David Peters

Level: 20

Blinds: 10,000/20,000

Ante: 2,000

Trading Blinds

Over the last few hands, David Peters and Michael Pickett have been stealing each other's blinds with standard pre-flop raises, rarely seeing the flop.

Game On

The players have returned to the table and the cards are back in the air. There are 12 minutes remaining in the current blind level.

Impromptu Breakage

The tournament clock has been paused while the Bluff Media crew works out a technical issue. We'll be back momentarily.

The current chip counts are as follows:

Michael Pickett: 2,609,000
David Peters: 340,000

"That's enough!"

Hey!  Gimme my chips back!
Hey! Gimme my chips back!
Over the last ten minutes, the dealer has accidentally pushed two small pots to Michael Pickett that should've gone to David Peters. "That's enough!" said Peters with a smile, reaching across the table to take back what's rightfully his.

Tags: David Peters

Mickey Picks on Peters

Michael "Mickey" Pickett has begun using his monstrous chip lead to start pushing David Peters around. On this particular hand, Pickett limped into the pot and Peters opted to raise it up another 66,000; Pickett called.

The flop came {3-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{J-Spades} and David led out with a 70,000 bet, which was met by an all-in re-raise from Pickett. David, as he has done quite often today, insta-folded.

Tags: Michael Pickett