Preston McEwen Wins WSOP Circuit Tunica Main Event For $183,653


Preston McEwen battled through a field of 642 entries at Tunica Horseshoe Casino & Hotel in Mississippi. To win the  $1,700 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament with a prize pool worth $972,630 that came with a $183,653 top prize.

The win secured Preston McEwen his largest WSOP cash to date since taking down the Cherokee Monster stack for $133,830 a few short months ago, a win which meant a lot for the 34-year-old poker pro.

Final Table Results

1 Preston McEwen $183,653
2 Carl Masters $113,504
3 Michael Monaghan $82,434
4 Buck Bucceri $60,713
5 John Gallaher $45,355
6 Satar Sadoun $34,374


Final Table Action

The final match came down to McEwen and Carl Masters. McEwen held more than a 2-1 chip advantage, and the first time the final two players got all in was the last hand of the tournament. McEwen held K-J, and he had the K-6 of Masters dominated. The board changed nothing, and the Clarksville, Tennessee resident Masters was awarded $113,504 for his runner-up finish in the tournament.

“You know, I just woke up today feeling like I was going to win. I knew I was sitting fourth in chips out of five players, but I knew I still had 37 big blind and I was just locked in,” said McEwen to the WSOP Circuit reporters after his win.

He continued, “Even though I woke up feeling that it was my day, I’m just super grateful it came to fruition and thankful for the supporting cast I have around me because without my wife, kids, or friends, this wouldn’t be possible.”

A few other notables that cashed in the event included Hunter Cichy (18th), Andre Ostapchenko (32nd), Maxwell Young (59th), Corey Wade (68th), and Laura Born (84th).

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