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Taylor Takes WPC at Gold Strike

Jonathan Taylor of Phil Campbell, Alabama took the final event of the Gold Strike Winter Classic tournament in Tunica, Mississippi, winning $56,746. This series of 14 events was held from December 14 to 22 at the Gold Strike. The last event had a $750 + $50 buy-in.

GOLD STRIKE CASINO
WINTER POKER CLASSIC
EVENT 14 12/21/12
NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
CHAMPIONSHIP
BUY-IN $750 + $50
PLAYERS 260
PRIZE POOL $189,150

1. Jonathan Taylor . . . $56,746
2. Craig Debiase . . . . . $30,264
3. Terry Stuhldreher . $17,024
4. James Kelly . . . . . . . $13,241
5. Rodney Cozart . . . . $11,349
6. Daniel Mitnick . . . . . $9,458
7. James Kizer . . . . . . . . $7,565
8. Michael Smith . . . . . . $5,674
9. David Gutfreund . . . $3,782

EVENT 13 12/20/12
NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
BUY-IN $200 + $30
PLAYERS 157
PRIZE POOL $30,458
1. Barry Schultz . . . . . $10,053
2. William Matula . . . . $5,543
3. Clayton Howard . . . . $3,046
4. Jonathan Taylor . . . . $2,437
5. Glen Biddle . . . . . . . . $1,827
6. Reginald Bankston . . $1,523

EVENT 12 12/19/12
LIMIT OMAHA HI-LO 8/B
BUY-IN $200 + $30
PLAYERS 55
PRIZE POOL $10,670
1. Robert Heard . . . . . . $3,841
2. Clint Landman . . . . . $2,027
3. Jesse Tapken . . . . . . . $1,280

EVENT 11 12/19/12
NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
BUY-IN $300 + $40
PLAYERS 119
PRIZE POOL $34,629
1. Emmit Humphrey . $12,467
2. Saeed Nia . . . . . . . . . . $6,580
3. Charles Spencer . . . . $4,155

EVENT 10 12/18/12
7-CARD STUD HI-LO 8/B
BUY-IN $200 + $30
PLAYERS 31
PRIZE POOL $6,014
1. Hod Berman . . . . . . . $2,406
2. Michael Budde . . . . . $1,804
3. Neal Boocher . . . . . . . $1,203

EVENT 9 12/18/12
NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
BUY-IN $100 + $20
PLAYERS 161
PRIZE POOL $15,617
1. Terry Stuhldreher . . $5,154
2. Russell Ross . . . . . . . $2,842
3. Rick Mcgowin . . . . . . $1,562
4. Jeffrey Galloway . . . $1,249

EVENT 8 12/17/12
NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
WINNER TAKE ALL
BUY-IN $100 + $20
PLAYERS 37
PRIZE POOL $3,589
1. Loi Hoang . . . . . . . . . $3,589

GOLD STRIKE CASINO
WINTER POKER CLASSIC
EVENT 7 12/17/12
SENIORS—NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
BUY-IN $200 + $30
PLAYERS 173
PRIZE POOL $26,578
1. Michael Budde . . . . . $8,770
2. Ronny Aden . . . . . . . $4,837
3. Kenny Piel . . . . . . . . . $2,658
4. Ronnie Faith . . . . . . . $2,126
5. John Comer . . . . . . . $1,595

EVENT 6 12/16/12
POT LIMIT OMAHA HI-LO 8/B
BUY-IN $200 + $30
PLAYERS 73
PRIZE POOL $14,162
1. Herbert Tapscott . . . $5,099
2. David Gabriel . . . . . . $2,691
3. Michael Budde . . . . . $1,699

EVENT 5 12/16/12
NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
BUY-IN $100 + $20
PLAYERS 213
PRIZE POOL $20,661
1. David Rylander . . . . . $6,818
2. David Mount . . . . . . . $3,760
3. Edward Guynes . . . . $2,066
4. Loi Hoang . . . . . . . . . $1,653
5. Adam Scheuplein . . . $1,240

EVENT 4 12/15/12
LIMIT OMAHA
HI-LO 8/B
BUY-IN $200 + $30
PLAYERS 87
PRIZE POOL $16,878
1. Brandon Boman . . . . $6,077
2. James Fleming . . . . . $3,207
3. Chris Mecklin . . . . . . $2,025
4. Michael Budde . . . . . $1,350

EVENT 3 12/15/12
NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
BUY-IN $300 + $40
PLAYERS 240
PRIZE POOL $69,840
1. Jerry Thielmier . . . $23,048
2. Michael Pelt . . . . . . $12,711
3. Jay Friedman . . . . . . $6,984
4. Ricky Daniel . . . . . . . $5,587
5. Chris Eaton . . . . . . . . $4,190
6. David Newman . . . . . $3,492

GOLD STRIKE CASINO
WINTER POKER CLASSIC
EVENT 2 12/14/12
NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
6-MAX BOUNTY
BUY-IN $360 + $40
PLAYERS 65
PRIZE POOL $18,986
1. Josiah Burdette . . . . . $6,390
2. James Dobbs . . . . . . . $4,136
3. Robert George . . . . . $2,632
4. Fred Hutchinson . . . . $1,880
5. James Kizer . . . . . . . . $1,504
6. Jeffrey Wilson . . . . . . . .$940

EVENT 1 12/14/12
NO LIMIT HOLD’EM
BUY-IN $200 + $30
PLAYERS 184
PRIZE POOL $35,696
1. Ricky Taylor . . . . . . $11,776
2. Kevin Pope . . . . . . . . $6,498
3. James Meskunas . . . . $3,571
4. James Miller . . . . . . . $2,856
5. Stephen Femino . . . . $2,142
6. Andrew Moon . . . . . . $1,785

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