Steven Spunt Wins 2018 WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino Main Event


Steven Spunt has won the 2018 World Series of Poker Circuit Bicycle Hotel & Casino $1,700 buy-in no-limit hold ’em main event. The 58-year-old entrepreneur from Trabuco Canyon, CA was awarded his 2nd WSOPC gold ring, the $174,055 leading prize, and 840 Card Gamer Player of the Year factors as the champ of this occasion.

Spunt has actually had fairly the run in December, making 2 last tables at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic collection to start the month off with two fifth-place coatings.

“I started working on my game a little bit,” Spunt told WSOP reporters after coming out on top. “I study a little bit. Not a lot because I don’t have time because I’m still working. I play for fun. I really enjoy the game. Part of my retirement plan is to play more just because I like it. It’s something to do. Hopefully, I’ll semi-retire and play a lot more tournaments.”

Spunt got in the final day of this occasion in 11th chip placement with 13 players staying. Spunt increased up immediately and after that scored back-to-back removals, breaking Alexander Furahi (12th– $12,995) and also Viet Vo (11th– $12,995) to take the chip lead into the unofficial ten-handed last table.

Spunt really did not score his following knockout till the event was down to four-handed activity. Spunt’s 8Diamond Suit7Spade Match won a preflop race against the pocket fours of short-stacked Jason Bral to send him to the imprison 4th area ($58,405). David Lambard surged an ace with his AClub Suit10Spade Match against the pocket 10s of Steven Forman, removing him in third location ($78,710) to take the chip introduce heads-up have fun with Spunt.

Both battled it out for a while, but the key hand of the suit arose when the two saw a flop of JClub Suit8Heart Suit8Heart Suit in a single-raised pot. Spunt examined to Lombard, who wagered 800,000. Spunt check-raised all-in for 6,430,000. Lombard made the call with the JSpade Suit3Diamond Match for top pair. Spunt had 10Club Suit8Club Fit for second set and a straight draw. The 9Club Match on the turn offered Spunt the straight as well as the lead. The 3Spade Match on the river safeguarded the pot for Spunt, who took virtually a 6-to-1 lead after the hand.

Spunt called with the ASpade Suit9Club Fit. The board ran out 9Spade Suit7Spade Suit6Spade SuitJSpade Suit10Club Fit and Spunt made the nut flush to secure the hand and the title.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Steven Spunt $174,055 840
2 David Lambard $107,640 700
3 Steven Forman $78,710 560
4 Jason Bral $58,405 420
5 Marcos Exterkotter $43,495 350
6 Craig Varnell $33,520 280
7 Vincent Moscati $25,920 210
8 Ian Steinman $20,320 140
9 Jorge Leiva $16,145 70