The events of the latest Bicycle Casino stop of the 2018/19 WSOP Circuit season has been brought to an end, with another gold ring winner emerging.
Brian Snell added a second WSOP title on his account and took home a cash prize of $19,440 in the final ring event of the WSOP Circuit at the Bicycle Casino. Snell, who originates from Hawaii, managed to defeat his 451 opponents and emerge victorious from the massive entry filed of the 13th event of the series – a one-day No-Limit Hold’em.
Maybe most of us know the popular saying “The last shall be first”. It actually relates very well to what happened during the last ring event at the Bicycle Casino, as Mr Snell was registration player number 452 of a 452 entry field. This strategy turned out to be a lucky one for him, as it allowed him to have a much shorter day of play than most of the other entrants, which Snell himself confessed actually mattered. The literally last-minute registration brought him luck and he managed to remain as the last man standing.
As mentioned above, the victory is not the first one of Snell in the World Series of Poker Circuit. The Bicycle stop of the series seems to be a lucky one for the player, as he won his début gold ring in December 2018 exactly at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles.
Bicycle Casino Stop of WSOP Circuit Turns Out Lucky for Snell
This time, the victory was even sweeter than the one which brought Snell his first WSOP Circuit ring, as he managed to defeat many more rivals on his way to the first place. Back in December 2018, the $400 NLHE event which he won gathered only 91 entries. This time, there were 452 competitors for the title, Snell included, who accounted for an overall prize pool of $90,400.
Despite the fact that he started the competition as player number 452, Snell quickly managed to build up his stack to 585,000 in chips with only ten players left in the game. At the time when the unofficial final table was formed, Snell was fourth in chips, after Hossein Dehbozorgi with a chip stack of 740,000, Ophir Atar with 690,000 in chips and Schuyler Thornton with his chip stack of 677,000. Not long after that, Snell triumphed as the champion of the event.
With Brian Snell taking down the 2018/19 WSOP Circuit $250 NLHE event and scooping a $19,440 cash portion from the overall prize pool, his last standing opponents Angat Pannu remained on the runner-up position. He took home a $12,015 prize. The third place in the ranking was occupied by Hossein Dehbozorgi, who was granted $8,780 prize cash.
Maxwell Lineberger remained fourth, followed by Ophir Atar. The sixth and seventh positions were taken by Massoud Eskandari and Fidel Fernandez, respectively, while Shri Shrivas ranked eighth. Only the first 54 players got prize money for their efforts, with the smallest cash portions amounting to $345.