After three days of facepaced poker, the WSOP Circuit Main Event at the Lodge Casino is complete. Play on the final day was so active and aggressive, players were busting out almost constantly until the intense heads-up battle. When it was over, Eric Blair emerged victorious, winning his first Circuit ring and $116,325 in prize money.
There were five players remaining in the tournament after Day 2, and they returned at noon on Monday to determine a winner. By the end of the first level of play (Level 25), only two players were left. Eric Blair and Nicholas Petitti then battled heads up for the ring for about 3 hours. Blair secured his victory at about 4:15 p.m. in Level 29. In addition to the ring and the firstplace money, Blair’s victory earns him a free entry into the WSOP National Championship to held May 22nd-24th at Bally’s Atlantic City.
THE LODGE CASINO WSOP CIRCUIT EVENT EVENT 11 5 /2/14 No Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT BUY-IN $1,675 PLAYERS 330 Prize Pool $495,000 1. Eric Blair . . . . . .$116,325 2. Nicholas Petitti . . . $71,924 3. Craig Varnell. . . . . $52,237 4. Alex Greenblatt . . . .$38,585 5. Corey Zedo . . . . . . $28,967 6. Gino Levrini . . . . . $22,092 7. Jonathon Haidsiak . . .$17,112 8. Michael Wolf . . . . . $13,454 9. Brian Hartner . . . . .$10,737
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