The first-ever WSOP Circuit ring awarded at Lumière Place Casino in St. Louis goes to Matt Bond of Irving, Texas for winning the opening event,$580 No Limit Hold’em.(Matt’s first name is Justin,but he goes by middle name Matt.) He came to the final table second in chips and battled headsup for nearly two hours before getting the last of Peter Nigh’s chips with A9 dominating Nigh’s A3.Bond collected $17,779 for the win. Nigh, who was the chip leader at the start of the final table, picked up $10,989 for second place.
This event drew 127 entrants for a total prize pool of $63,500. The final 15 players got paid. Two time WSOP Circuit ring winner Tim Vance was in the starting field along with Palm Beach Kennel Club Casino Champion Jeff Gunnip and single ring owner DJ MacKinnon.They all failed to make the money. None of the player sat the final table owned any WSOP or Circuit bling.
LUMIERE PLACE WSOP CIRCUIT EVENT EVENT 1 3 /20/14 No Limit Hold’em BUY-IN $580 PLAYERS 127 PRIZE POOL $63,500 1. Justin Bond . . . . . $17,779 2. Peter Nigh . . . . . .$10,989 3. Mark Koeln . . . . . . $7,932 4. Casey Hindman . . . . .$5,829 5. Jonathan Gray . . . . .$4,357 6. Gary Bland . . . . . . $3,313 7. Scott Vetter . . . . . $2,561 8. Randy Smock . . . . . .$2,012 9. Chris Weable . . . . . $1,606