Almost 200 more people tried their hand at this year’s 2015-16 World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Main Event than last year. The 646 players created a whopping prize pool of $969,000. A sizable portion ($198,657) went to champion David Kruger. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) ring is the first for the 54-year-old Missouri native, who also secured a seat in the WSOP Global Casino Championship.
Kruger, who runs a waste management company, still considers himself an amateur poker player; but this isn’t his first taste of success. He’d already made 11 final tables at WSOP Circuit events before his big win, and he now boasts over half a million dollars in lifetime earnings.
Kruger began day three with the chip lead but didn’t hold onto it at the final table, as stacks fluctuated across the board. Heads-up play trailing WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event-winner Russ Head.
Kruger doubled-up and regained the lead after making a six-high straight flush. The final hand of the battle came during level 32. Head raised with 8♤, 8♧ and Kruger three-bet, holding A♡, A♤. Head then moved all-in and Kruger snap called with his rockets. The board (J♤, 6♡, 5♤, 5♡, 10♧) didn’t bring the snowman Head needed, and Kruger took home the title.
Final table results:
The 2015/2016 WSOP Circuit season will continue on Feb. 14 at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.
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