Eric Blair wins the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Main Event at the Lodge Casino, Black Hawk, Colorado, after a tough three-hours heads-up battle with Nicholas Petitti.
Eric Blair and Craig Varnell have taken two of the remaining WSOP National Championship seats after a triumphant time in Black Hawk, Colorado.
Blair reigned supreme in Event #11: No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) $1,675 Main Event Championship, where he earned $116,325 for his second six-figure score of his career.
It’s been a great year for Blair who picks up his third win of 2014 after capturing the top prizes in a $2,000 Wynn Classic event in Las Vegas for $48,752, and the top prize in a $1,100 Deep Stack Extravaganza Event for $90,919, also in Vegas.
Day 3 of the Main Event started with just five players in contention for the gold ring, and after the first level of play only two remained. They were the eventual winner, Blair, and Nicholas Petitti, who battled it out for three hours of heads-up action before Blair’s AQ out-flipped the pocket tens of Petitti.
330-entrants created a $495,000 prize pool, and Craig Varnell finished in third position to take the Casino Championship honors, and also secure his seat in the WSOP National Championships due to be held May 22-24 at Bally’s, Atlantic City.
Final Table Standings
1st. Eric Blair – $116,325
2nd. Nicholas Petitti – $71,924
3rd. Craig Varnell – $52,237
4th. Alexander Greenblatt – $38,585
5th. Corey Zedo – $28,967
6th. Gino Levrini – $22,092
7th. Jonathan Haidsiak – $17,122
8th. Michael Wolf – $13,454
9th. Brian Hartner – $10,737
Black Hawk Winners Rostrum
EVENT #1: Chad Donnelly ($365 NLH) for $19,773
EVENT #2: Valentin Vornicu ($580 NLH) for $20,299
EVENT #3: Greg Eyster ($365 NLH Re-Entry) for $46,205
EVENT #4: Tim Campbell ($365 NLH) for $15,900
EVENT #5: TJ Thondup ($365 NLH) for $13,364
EVENT #6: Osama Aweida ($365 O8B) for $12,246
EVENT #7: Craig Varnell ($365 NLH) for $14,739
EVENT #8: Ryan Pringle ($365 NLH) for $15,520
EVENT #9: Bernard Lee ($365 Turbo NLH) for $14,500
EVENT #10: Mark Weisser ( $580 NLH) for $18,480
EVENT #11: Eric Blair ($1,675 NLH ME) for $116,325