Samuel Taylor Wins the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event in Foxwoods after beating Joseph Johanssy in heads up action.
The first festival of the 2015/16 World Series of Poker Circuit has come to a close in Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket.
There were 12-gold ring events and college student Samuel Taylor won the $1,675 Main Event after beating Johanssy Joseph in heads-up action to take the first prize of $149,020.
It’s the biggest score of Taylor’s part time poker career during which time he has managed to rack up $642,791 in live tournament earnings. “Poker is good because it lets you play poker and go to school.” Taylor told the WSOP after his win. It has been to Taylor. In 2013 he won $137,261 coming third in a WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open side event, and later that year he won $118,145 for finishing fifth in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event.
The New Yorker topped a field containing 461 entrants. It was a good series for him. He cashed three times. Not only does he pick up the $149,020 first prize, and a gold ring, but he also secures a seat in the 2015 WSOP Global Casino Championship. According to a WSOP press release Yasin Ahmady, who finished as the Foxwoods Casino Champion, will join him.
It was a pretty inexperienced final table. Only World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Chris Tryba had more experience that the eventual champion. Tryba won his bracelet back in 2012. He also has a World Poker Tour (WPT) Regional title on his resume. He finished a disappointing eighth place.
The heads up action didn’t last too long. Fewer than 20 hands. The last of which would see Joseph moving all-in holding KT, and being called off by Taylor holding A3. A second ace on the turn signifying the end of days for Johanssy, and handing the win to Taylor.
Final Table Results
1st. Samuel Taylor – $149,020
2nd. Joseph Johanssy – $92,184
3rd. Mitch Garshofsky – $67,232
4th. Brandon Miller – $49,904
5th. Soukha Kachittavong – $37,428
6th. Jeremy Meacham – $28,556
7th. Matt Buonomo – $22,180
8th. Chris Tryba – $17,328
9th. Joseph Tieri – $13,881
The next stop for the WSOPC will be Horseshoe Baltimore Aug 20-31.