Scott Sanders captures a shiny gold ring after a fun heads-up against Marty Gorenc
Scott Sanders, a player from Santa Clara, California, was the Thursday night star at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino as he navigated through the field of the $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack, or Event #8 on the WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe schedule, to eventually emerge as the victor and collect his first gold ring from the major poker series.
Sanders also claimed a first-place monetary prize of $25,201 as an additional reward for his great performance at the tables of the host venue.
The player was one of the 332 competitors to register into the two-day Monster Stack tournament. And he was the player to collect the lion’s share of the $109,560 prize pool. While the majority of entries left empty-handed, there were others, besides Sanders, to claim a portion of the prize pool. The top 36 finishers received a payout from the tournament, with in-cashes being worth $566.
The event’s final day was played Thursday at the host casino. It kicked off with 13 hopefuls, all eyeing the gold ring and the first-place prize. When the unofficial final table of ten was reached, Sanders was about mid-stacked with 1 million in chips. He managed to improve his stack and to avoid elimination to eventually make it to heads-up against Marty Gorenc from Reno, Nevada.
While playing heads-up for a WSOP Circuit gold ring can certainly be a bit stressful, neither Sanders, nor his final opponent showed any signs of stress when they faced each other for a final battle for the title.
There was a great amount of banter at the table, fans’ excitement, and a couple of drinks for additional fun, before Sanders sealed the victory with [Ah][9c] on what turned out to be the final hand of the night. Gorenc scooped a consolation prize of $15,578 for his runner-up finish.
Of his approach to poker, the brand-new WSOP Circuit champion said last night that if players “don’t have fun then poker will never grow” and that his main goal is namely to grow poker. This is why Sanders has been looking to make poker fun so people keep playing the game he loves.
Sanders’ latest cash from the WSOP Circuit brought his earnings from the series to over $100,000. But his first-place prize last night was not his largest-ever cash from the circuit. Last year, Sanders finished third in the $580 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Muti-Flight) at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood for a cash prize of $62,255. The player has so far cashed in eight WSOP Circuit tournaments, but he is certainly eyeing more titles and deep runs in the series.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the day’s top casino news stories.
The post Scott Sanders Tops 332-Strong Field in WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack appeared first on Casino News Daily.
S78bet Agen Online Casino Live 24 Jam 2018
Friday November 02, 2018
S78bet Agen Online Casino Live 24 Jam 2018 | Agen Judi Casino Online Terpercaya | Situs Agen Judi Casino Terbaru | Daftar Situs Judi Resmi Casino Online | Daftar Agen Situs Judi Casino Online Terpercaya | Agen Casino Online Indonesia Terpercaya
Southland Racetrack Backs Arkansas Casino, Betting Expansion Effort
Sunday October 07, 2018
Proposed casino expansion expected to save the racetrack $86 million in taxes during first three years Owners of the Southland Park Gaming & Racing greyhound racetrack in West Memphis have poured $50,000 into the ongoing campaign for casino expansion in
The post Southland Racetrack Backs Arkansas Casino, Betting Expansion Effort appeared first on W88love.
PAGCOR Must Act on Waterfront’s Manila Casino Plan, Court of Appeals Rules
Tuesday April 30, 2019
Waterfront’s decade-long effort to build a casino resort in Manila’s Entertainment City gets a boost from the Court of Appeals The Court of Appeals in the Philippines has ruled that the nation’s gambling regulator, PAGCOR, must issue a license to
The post PAGCOR Must Act on Waterfront’s Manila Casino Plan, Court of Appeals Rules appeared first on W88love.