World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) action continues from the Horseshoe Hammond in Chicago, with two gold ring victories for Michael Oshana and Kevin Meeusen; as Ari Engel is stopped in his attempt to change the record books.
Michael Oshana has respect, but no fear, as he proved when he stopped Engel from adding to those numbers in a big way when he defeated him in heads-up action to take the third gold ring of the Horseshoe Hammond series.
“I was aware of his accomplishments,” Oshana said of Engel, “He’s a good player, but that one hand with king-nine when he had ace-queen and I flopped trip nines…He couldn’t catch me up after that.”
The hand that Oshana was referring to came at a crucial time in the early doors of the heads-up encounter that was threatening to run away in the direction of Engel.
The runner-up spot was Engel’s second cash of the Hammon series, whilst Oshana picked up $29,983 after topping the 465 player strong field.
Top Five Finishes
1st – Michael Oshana
2nd – Ari Engel
3rd – Justin Young
4th – Caryn Percifield
5th – Michael Pasley
Kevin Meeusen Takes Event #4 for $35,812
Kevin ‘Fun Kev’ Meeusen took the first non Hold’em event of the series when he overcame 146 players, and a ton of rebuys, to take the first prize of $35,812 in Event #4: $365 Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) with rebuys.
“They call me Fun Kev for a reason,” He joked after his win. “I’m a lot of fun off the felt. On the felt I’m a lot of fun to be around, too, but its maybe not for the right reasons.”
The 42-year old insurance salesman, capturing the biggest score of his short time on the felt after defeating Pawel Andrzejewski in heads-up action on a final table that included WSOP bracelet winner Francesco Barbaro who finished ninth.
Top Five Finishes
1st – Kevin Meeusen
2nd – Pawel Andrzejewski
3rd – George Dietz
4th – Robert Reints
5th – Jason Schroeder