Tyler Payne Wins First Gold Ring in 2018/2019 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe $1,125 NLHE Single Re-Entry

The two-day $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em Single Re-Entry event which kicked off under number nine in the 2018/2019 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond schedule, was brought to an end mere hours ago, with the American Tyler Payne emerging as a winner.

The victory on Thursday night brought the young poker player not only the lion’s share of the event’s prize pool but also his first career World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) ring. Apart from the WSOPC ring, Payne, who is from Fayetteville NC, also brought home a monetary prize amounting to $45,900. The prize helped him boost his all-time live winnings to over $160,000, despite the fact it did not surpass his best live cash of $46,539, which he generated in August for ranking at the seventh position in the 2018/2019 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee $1,700 Main Event.

As a matter of fact, Tyler Payne was the one who entered Day 2 of the NLHE Single Re-Entry event as a chip leader and managed to keep his good pace over the entire day to finally emerge as a winner. At the time when he was crowned as the victor in the competition, he shared: “It felt like it was mine the whole time, no tough spots or bad beats.”

2018/2019 WSOP Circuit Event 9 NLHE Single Re-Entry kicked off at the Horse Hammond Casino on October 17th. The event saw a total of 170 entries, who accounted for an overall prize pool estimated to $170,000, and offered the enthusiasts another opportunity to win a WSOPC gold ring.

Payne Entered Day 2 as a Chip Leader

Only 24 players left out of 170 to return on the second day of the live poker event, with Tyler Payne leading the pack at the time. As mentioned above, Payne was the overnight chip leader, with a stack of 544,500 chips at the end of Day 1. This gave him a huge advantage over Jim Carr who was at the second place by chips at the end of the first day of the event, with a stack of 388,500.

Payne managed to boost his chip stack even further to 772,000 at the time when the unofficial final table was formed and was second after Stephen Song who got 838,000. Reaching the final table guaranteed the nine players who remained in the game a payday of no less than $4,090.

Five hours later, Tyler Payne was one of the two remaining players, along with the WSOP bracelet winner Kevin Eyster. It took Payne only a few hands to defeat his last standing opponent, becoming the event’s champion and scooping the lion’s share of the prize pool and his first-ever WSOPC gold ring.

With Tyler Payne occupying the first place in the ranking, winning his first WSOPC ring and a monetary prize of $45,900, Kevin Eyster remained on the runner-up position, taking home a prize of $28,366. Stephen Song remained third, getting $20,419 for his efforts.

Brian Green occupied the fourth position in the ranking, followed by Mikul Pahuja. The sixth place was taken by Paul Welke, and Saleem Delawalla and Richard Bain remained seventh and eighth, respectively. The ninth position in the NLHE Single Re-Entry was occupied by James Carr.

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Harry Evans

Harry Evans

Harry Evans is a long-year journalist with a passion for poker. Apart from a good game of poker, he loves to write which is why he spent several years as an editor of a local news magazine.
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