The WSOP Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event has reached its conclusion. After 5 days of action that saw 1,491 entries create a prize pool of $2,258,865, there was just a player left standing at the end to assist the grand prize of $357,269. Chase Davis of Wichita, KS wins his first WSOP Circuit ring after a wild final table that saw him go from second shortest stack to start the day to champion.
“I came into the day planning to avoid the two massive stacks and attack some of the newer players with the middling stacks close to mine, and that out worked pretty well. I was able to battle these guys and stay out of the way. Then the big stacks had their blunders against other players and I sort of laid low until the last half of the table where I gained some steam,” said Davis after the victory.
This win is by far Davis’s largest of his career as it is more than triple his total career earnings of just over $100,000 prior to this. As things got later in the night, Davis honestly confessed to his tablemates that he cared a lot more concerning the cash than the ring or the title.
To decide a winner, the final table took just over eight hours. At the start of play Chase Davis came in as the second shortest stack, and he was even at risk of elimination during eight-handed play when a ten on the river rescued his tournament run and set the stage for a solid comeback run.
Davis beat Jonathan Dull in the heads-up last with A-K dominating A-4 on the final hand. The runner-up from Fresno, California took home $220,809 for the largest money of his poker career, and his tournament earnings are now right on the cusp of a million dollars.
A few other notables that cashed in the event included Justin Lapka (7th), Tim Kelliher (12th), Cedrric Trevino (13th), Viet Vo (21st), Steve Buckner (38th), Jared Hemingway (39th), Ian Steinman (71st), Ben Keeline (86th), and Brian Battistone (127th).
In addition to the ring and entry into the tournament of champions, Davis’s image will now hang on a banner amongst the other Main Event winners in the Choctaw Durant auditorium for years to come, immortalizing his win.
Final Table Results of WSOP Circuit Choctaw Main Event
|3||Sayed “Mo” Khan||$164,596|
|9||Robert “Mike” Champion||$35,025|