Justin Boggs Ships WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event For $139,920
October 12, 2017, 00:21:50
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The World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana $1,675 Main Event drew a strong field of 424 entrants. The last player standing was Ohio based Justin Boggs (cover image) who clinched his first WSOP Circuit ring and netted $139,920 for his finish. He also won a seat to the season-ending Global Casino Championship.

Boggs, a teacher and recreational player previously had about $22,000 in live winnings and truly dominated the field on the first two days of the tournament.

The event paid out the top 45 places and among the notables who managed to cash but fell shy of making the final table included Robert Hankins, Kurt Jewell, Maurice Hawkins and eight-time ring winner Josh Reichard.

When the tournament was approaching the final table, Boggs lost his lead in a hand against former November Niner Scott Montgomery. However, Boggs scored two of the next three eliminations to enter the final day and the official final table once again in the lead.


Final Table Recap

Boggs immediately got down to business as he won a flip against Chris Carey early to score his first elimination. The next elimination was Jerry Robinson who took the eighth spot.

Despite being short stacked, Montgomery managed to outlast George Lusby and Hamid Izadi to take a decent pay jump but hit the rail next.

Al Hencheck then shoved with card 2card 3 only too see Boggs making the call with card 1card 3. Boggs even flopped an ace to eliminate Hencheck.

There was no stopping Boggs who then eliminated Michael Foley and went into the heads-up battle with a 3-1 lead against Wendy Freedman.

Flexing his muscles early on, Boggs soon reduced Freeman to less than 10 big blinds and ended it all when he moved all-in with card 3card 3 and Freeman called with card 1card 1. Neither player paired up and Boggs' kicker won him the title.

Post his win, the champion said, “It’s nice to be able to play and finally get a monkey off my back, one I have had for quite a bit," he told reporters after the win. "I respect the game so much and I respect the players. I am just grateful to be in this position."

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Final Table Results (USD)

1. Justin Boggs - $139,920

2. Wendy Freedman - $86,464

3. Michael Foley - $63,180

4. Al Hencheck - $46,911

5. Scott Montgomery - $35,374

6. Hamid Izadi - $27,074

7. George Lusby - $21,026

8. Jerry Robinson - $16,561

9. Christopher Carey - $13,228

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3. Rob Coventry Takes Down WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event for $313,933

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