Southern Poker Championship, Season 8

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Southern Poker Championship
January 24 - 27, 2010


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Day 1

A grand total of 208 players came to the tables for this WPT event. With a $10,000 buy in, a pool of $1,930,000 was created going to the top 18 finishers. Day 1 saw the field drop to 106 players after six levels of action. Poker phenomenon Dwyte Pilgrim became the chip leader in a field that included Gavin Smith, Hoyt Corkins, Shannon Shorr, John Cernuto, Jeff Madsen, Jason Mercier, Nick Binger, Bill Edler, Jimmy Tran, James Van Alstyne and Thayer Rassmussen. Here are the payouts for the final table:
  1. $713,986
  2. $366,643
  3. $196,829
  4. $135,079
  5. $106,134
  6. $86,837
Top 6 for Day 1 With Chip Counts

Dwyte Pilgrim
Dwyte Pilgrim

  1. Dwyte Pilgrim -- 175,000
  2. Johnathan Little -- 152,100
  3. Hoyt Corkins -- 115,000
  4. Dan O'Brian -- 114,000
  5. Tommy Vedes -- 110,000
  6. James Mackey -- 108,000
Day 2

Jared Jaffee
Day 2 Chip Leader Jared Jaffee

Action continued until there were 27 left at the tables.

Among the eliminations are Michael Binger, Nick Schulman, Josh Arieh, Chad Brown, Daniel Negreanu, Allen Kessler, Matt Stout, Blair Hinkle and Joe Tehan.
  1. Jared Jaffee -- 546,000
  2. Tyler Smith -- 462,500
  3. Johnathan Kantor -- 412,500
  4. James Mackey -- 380,000
  5. Tommy Vedes -- 336,500
  6. Ryan D'Angelo -- 304,500
Day 3
Of the 27 that were left at the tables, only 18 saw return on their investment. Top players who busted without seeing any money were Dwyte Pilgrim, Kathy Liebert and Ryan D'Angelo. Pro player Tommy Vedes cashed out in 17th place, earning $15,438 for his efforts. James Mackey and Justin Smith went to the cashier's cage to pick up the winnings for 14th and 13th respectively, each paying $19,297. Ayaz Mahmood left the table in 11th for a $25,086 payday and J.J. Liu just missed the final table in 8th, taking home $48,243. Here are the final table players:

Final table players. From left to right: Hoyt Corkins,Tyler Smith,Jared Jaffee,Jonathan Kantor,Jerry VanStrydonck,James Reed
Final table players. From left to right
Hoyt Corkins, Tyler Smith, Jared Jaffee, Jonathan Kantor, Jerry VanStrydonck, James Reed

  1. Hoyt Corkins -- 2,069,000
  2. Tyler Smith -- 1,169,000
  3. Jerry Vanstrydonck -- 1,044,000
  4. Jonathan Kantor -- 894,000
  5. Jared Jaffee -- 762,000
  6. James Reed -- 377,000
Final Table

WPT Southern Poker Championship Winner<BR>Hoyt Corkins
WPT Southern Poker Championship Winner
Hoyt Corkins

  1. Hoyt Corkins -- $713,986
  2. Jonathan Kantor -- $366,643
  3. Jerry Vanstrydonck -- $196,829
  4. Jared Jaffee -- $135,079
  5. James Reed -- $106,134
  6. Tyler Smith -- $86,837
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