2008 Caesar's Indiana WSOP Circuit Event

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2008 Caesar's Indiana WSOP Circuit Event

Caesar's Indiana
Elizabeth, Indiana
October 17 to November 2, 2007


The 2007 Caesar's Indiana WSOP Circuit Event is the second stop in the tournament schedule. All events are listed below and are 1 day events unless noted.

Event Schedule

Friday 10/19/2007 9:00 a.m.
Event #1 No Limit Hold'Em $300 + $40

For the first event at Caesar's Indiana there were 668 players who entered. With an entry fee of $300 + $40, this created a prize pool of $189,213 which went to the top 63 finishers. The winner was Jason Potter who is a 22 year old law student. He won the final table by using what he called "super aggressive" play, which involved him moving all-in repeatedly even with weak hands because he felt the other players were too tight with their chips. The final table heads up happened between Jason Potter and Robin Farley who has played the game for more than 20 years. Farley had 260,000 to Potter with over 1 million chips. The winning hand came when Potter went all-in with Q 3 and was called by Farley with Qh Kh. What landed on the felt was Ah 9c 3c Qc 5s, which gave Potter two pair (Q's and 3's) to win the title.

  1. Jason Potter -- $52,986
  2. Robin Farley (AKA Queen of Hearts) -- $27,439
  3. Brandon Bourne -- $15,139
  4. Daniel Numan -- $13,246
  5. Steven Wienckowski -- $11,354
  6. Daniel Schafer -- $9,461
  7. Felix Morreo -- $7,569
  8. Daniel Vo -- $5,677
  9. John Pearman -- $3,784

Saturday 10/20/2007 9:00 a.m.
Event #2 No Limit Hold'Em $500 + $50

With a $500 buyin, 459 people came to the tables to play. A cash pool of $218,444 was made and split between the top 45 finishers.

  1. Christopher Williams -- $65,240
  2. Lance Perry -- $35,012
  3. Jeffrey Jones -- $17,397
  4. Charles Casavant III -- $15,223
  5. Adam Currey -- $13,048
  6. Jody Shadbolt -- $10,874
  7. Gebrehiwet Goitom -- $8,699
  8. Alex Tainsh -- $6,524
  9. Andrew Kloc -- $4,349

Sunday 10/21/2007 11:00 a.m.
Event #3 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em $200

There were 233 ladies who graced the tables at Caesar's Indiana. The top 18 were paid from a $40,052 cash pool.

  1. Neslie O'Hare -- $12,817
  2. Denise Van Burkleo -- $7,049
  3. Rebecca Kelly -- $3,605
  4. Debbie Jorgensen -- $2,804
  5. Gwendolyn Davis -- $2,403
  6. Patricia Clark -- $$2,003
  7. Donna Behnke -- $1,602
  8. Alma Egnew -- $1,202
  9. Janet Milakis -- $801

Sunday 10/21/2007 12:00 a.m.
Event #4 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold’em Split $500

A total of 163 entries and a $73,905 prize pool for this tournament.

  1. William Mayes -- $23,945
  2. Greg Hurst -- $23,564
  3. Helmut Koch -- $7,391
  4. Jeffrey Roberson -- $5,912
  5. Juan Lapido -- $4,434
  6. Larry Koslove -- $3,695
  7. Kevin Smith -- $2,956
  8. Brian Beazly -- $2,217
  9. Joel Patchell -- $1,478

Monday 10/22/2007 12:00 p.m.
Event #5 No-Limit Hold’em $300

A total of 382 committed entrants sat down for a round of No Limit Hold'Em. The top 36 split up a prize pool of $106,012.

  1. Adam Lippert -- $32,864
  2. Andrew Kloc -- $16,962
  3. Andy Alina -- $8,481
  4. Richard Maranville -- $7,421
  5. Bryan Dillon -- $6,361
  6. E. Craig Fields -- $5,301
  7. Daniel Phelps -- $4,240
  8. Greg Lester -- $4,180
  9. Wade Woelfel -- $2,120

Tuesday 10/23/2007 12:00 p.m.
Event #6 Short Handed No-Limit Hold’em $500

A $100,095 cash pool for the top 27 finishers was created after the 217 players took their seats for this tournament. Final table results are here.

  1. Zac Fronterhouse -- $32,030
  2. Greg Bowling -- $17,617
  3. Kenneth Jenkins -- $9,009
  4. Richard Spicuzza -- $7,007
  5. Scott Dalton -- $6,006
  6. Chris Shubert -- $5,005
  7. Rita Davison -- $4,004
  8. Steven Wright -- $3,003
  9. Steven Shorten -- $2,002

Wednesday 10/24/2007 12:00 p.m.
Event #7 Pot Limit Omaha w/ rebuys $500

This event was pretty scarce for players as 52 showed up and made 59 rebuys. Cash only went to those who made the final table, but at least they got to split up a $48,685 prize pool. Final table results are below:

  1. Steven Saris -- $17,527
  2. Jeremy Kotler -- $9,737
  3. Brian McKain -- $5,355
  4. Richard Guthrie -- $3,895
  5. Larry Romine -- $3,408
  6. Bruce Gans -- $2,921
  7. Brian Ahern -- $2,434
  8. Anthony Schoenlein -- $1,947
  9. Richard Ferro -- $1,461

Thursday 10/25/2007 12:00 p.m.
Event #8 No Limit Hold'Em $500

The eighth event had 424 players in it, creating a prize pool of $118,234. Money went to the top 45 finishers.

  1. Brian Roberts -- $ 35,470
  2. Hong Nguyen -- $ 19,035
  3. Ricky Stinson -- $ 9,458
  4. James Bradley -- $ 8,276
  5. Janette Branham -- $ 7,094
  6. Paul Givens -- $ 5,911
  7. Kevin Wade -- $ 4,729
  8. Michael Day -- $ 3,547
  9. Brandon Howard -- $ 2,364

Friday 10/26/2007 12:00 p.m.
Event #9 No Limit Hold'Em $300

A total of 339 players sat down to play in this event. The prize pool of $159,265 went to the top 36 finishers.

  1. Keith Correll -- $ 49,372
  2. Dave Brown -- $ 25,482
  3. Nick Guagenti -- $ 12,741
  4. Todd Bartley -- $ 11,149
  5. Eric Crain -- $ 9,556
  6. Thad Haas -- $ 7,963
  7. Bradley Mason -- $ 6,371
  8. Mohammad Hamid -- $ 4,778
  9. Mark Wertheim -- $ 3,185

Saturday 10/27/2007 12:00 p.m.
Event #10 No Limit Hold'Em $1000

It was Amanda Baker who came out on top of a 290 player field. She took home the lion's share of a $276,150 prize pool. Only the top 27 finishers received cash from the event.

  1. Amanda Baker $ 88,368
  2. Wilbur Futhey $ 48,602
  3. Chad Hahn $ 24,853
  4. Paris Heard $ 19,330
  5. Luis Rodriquez $ 16,569
  6. Shane Masters $ 13,807
  7. Kevin Cook $ 11,046
  8. Ryan Gentry $ 8,284
  9. Johnathan Westra $ 5,523

Sunday 10/28/2007 12:00 p.m.
Event #11 No Limit Hold'Em w/rebuys $500

There were 128 entries for Event #11, and 91 rebuys took place for the event. The final table for this one was pretty tough as it had Mark Smith who won the Main Event at this tournament stop last year. Plus Chad Batista who won at Tunica last year. David Fox is also a top player with six figure winnings in his career.

When the heads up began, both Mark Smith and David Fox were even in chips. But the action only lasted three hands. Fox lost heavily in the first two hands to Smith and in the last all-in hand, Fox had his 8 2 beaten down by Smith's J 8. Prize pool size hit $100,677 which was split between the final table players.

  1. Mark Smith -- $36,244
  2. David Fox -- $20,135
  3. Larry Kozlove -- $11,075
  4. Mohammad Yennes -- $8,054
  5. John Denman -- $7,047
  6. Kevin Stammen -- $6,041
  7. Chad Batista -- $5,034
  8. Danny Sweeney -- $4,027
  9. Kou Vang -- $3,020

Monday 10/29/2007 12:00 p.m.
Event #12 No Limit Hold'Em $300

A field of 309 players came out to Caesar's Indiana to play in the last tournament before the Main Event that will be held on Halloween. The size of the pool for this event reached $84,769 and was split up between the top 36 finishers. The champion Duane Solomon said this was his first cash ever in a tournament. Solomon who is mostly a home game player, won the heads up with a pair of Jacks.

  1. Duane Solomon -- $26,278
  2. Ryan Williamson -- $13,563
  3. Michael Spahn -- $6,781
  4. Chad Burns -- $5,934
  5. Troy Daniels -- $5,086
  6. Morgan Nickols -- $4,238
  7. Donald Floyd -- $3,391
  8. Frank Shaw -- $2,543
  9. Robert Willmont -- $1,695

Wednesday 10/31/2007 12:00 p.m. 3 day event
Circuit Championship Event $5000

Well the WSOP is running a little behind and as of Nov 4, results have not been released. So we will just post what we know to be true. On Day 1 there were 144 entrants for this Main Event. Strangely enough, last year's champion Chad Bautista was on the floor but did not enter the event until the very last minute. This created a $688,400 prize pool to be split with the 18 top finishers. First place will receive first place earning $223,041.60, a $10,000 2008 WSOP main event buy-in, and $1,000 spending money for that event. Seen at in the field were Doug "Rico" Carli, Tom Schneider, Dave Fox and William Elder. During Day 1 a player did hit a royal flush during play, gaining enough chips to ensure Day 2 play. All the action ended when 27 players were left.

Day 2 had the goal of continuing until the 9 for the final table was reached, which only took a few hours. Here are the names of the final table players with chip counts:

  1. Terry Ogle -- 339,000
  2. Carlos Uz -- 329,000
  3. Chris Moore -- 293,500
  4. Vito Casullo Jr. -- 137,500
  5. Marc Fratter -- 115,500
  6. Jim Lindsay -- 74,000
  7. Chris Viox -- 67,500
  8. Thomas Hover -- 43,500
  9. Tom Schneider -- 42,500
Day 3 went down to a heads up between Carlos Uz and Marc Fretter. We don't know the hands, but we DO know the deal they made. About 42 hands into play, both went to the side and came back with Marc Fretter agreeing to take the $10,000 seat and the $1,000 WSOP spending money, and $175,034. And Carlos Uz agrees to take first place, $165,000 and the WSOP Circuit ring. So Carlos Uz is the Main Event champion. And that's the truth!

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