Dennis Brand completed runner-up in the final WSOP Circuit event of 2018 at IP Casino Biloxi, and that second-place surface encouraged the player from Houston, Texas to jump into action at Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma and also win the initial WSOP Circuit event of 2019.
Brand took down the $400 No-Limit Hold’m Monster Stack. The player outwitted a field of 615 entrances to be crowned the victor as well as claim his first-ever Circuit gold ring. Brand also accumulated $42,620 in prize money for his initiatives. The tournament generated a prize pool of $202,950. The money was split into payouts for the top 63 finishers, min-cashes starting from $664.
The $400 buy-in Monster Stack was played over two days. Day 2 took place on Thursday at the host casino. It kicked off with 59 players who bagged and tagged from the previous night. Dave Alfa entered the final day of action as the chip leader with a hefty stack of 1.4 million. The player was well beyond the other remaining survivors.
Brand was eighth in chips at the time. But as the field narrowed down and the pace of action went up, the player accumulated chips in front of him to eventually emerge as the chip leader into the final table and never look back.
Claiming the Title after a Second-Place Finish
While a WSOP Circuit title avoided Brand at IP Biloxi, the player did not allow that one slip with his fingers. The newly crowned champ entered the informal ten-handed last table of the event as the chip leader and never truly relinquished his advantage.
Brand encountered Charlie Johnson heads-up. Johnson, that running that deep into the event, had protected his initial cash from the series, was vying for his first-ever WSOP Circuit title. The two-handed match was not a long one as well as it was Brand name who dominated action over its training course. Eventually, he eliminated his final opponent in 2nd place to declare the title as well as the going along with gold ring. Johnson left with a payout of $26,361.
The WSOP Circuit quit at Choctaw Durant proceeds with twelve more gold ring events that will run right via January 14. The $1,700 Main Event is scheduled to begin on Saturday, January 12 with the first of two beginning trips.
The highlight competition will feature 2 more days of activity as well as will certainly hence be finished on January 14. The tournament will certainly begin with a assured prize pool of $1 million. Nonetheless, judging by the passion the opening Beast Stack captured, it should be expected that the Centerpiece will certainly prove much more prominent and will see its guarantee crushed.
Brand took down the $400 No-Limit Hold’m Beast Heap. Johnson, who running that deep right into the competition, had protected his initial money from the series, was striving for his first-ever WSOP Circuit title. The two-handed suit was not a long one and it was Brand who controlled activity over its course. Judging by the interest the opening Beast Stack caught, it must be expected that the Key Event will prove even much more preferred and also will certainly see its guarantee squashed.