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2010 WSOP Circuit - IP Casino Main Event

11 November 2010, By:
Another WSOP Circuit Main Event has wrapped up at the IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi, MS.
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Another WSOP Circuit Main Event has wrapped up at the IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi, MS.

2010 WSOP Cricuit IP Casino winner Travis Lutes

Play began on Monday with 270 players turning out looking to take their shot at the circuit ring and $95,253.  In addition, the players were looking for an automatic entry into National Championship event at Caesars Las Vegas prior to the 2011 WSOP.

Among the players in attendance were Tom Franklin, Gabe Costner, Doug Carli, TJ Cloutier, and Will Souther.  Thought two days, Cloutier was the story as he made the money in this event.  Unfortunately, Cloutier fell short of the final table, finishing in 18th place.  Heading into the final table, Travis Lutes was the chip leader with Farid Nasserazad right behind him.  They both had nearly 3 to 1 lead over the rest of the field.  Here is how the final table stacked up:

Seat 1: Jerry Monroe            154,000
Seat 2: Jason Cluxton          589,000
Seat 3: Steven Marshall       106,000
Seat 4: Yair Alon                 404,000
Seat 5: Farid Nasserazad     1,697,000
Seat 6: John Holley             315,000
Seat 7: Robert Gunter         144,000
Seat 8: Bob Talbot              276,000
Seat 9: Travis Lutes            1,725,000

The two big stacks entering the day made it heads-up at this final table.  At the start of heads up play, Farid Nasserazad had 3.733 Million to the 1.877 Million for Travis Lutes.  Heads-up play lasted quite a while with Lutes chipping away at Nasserazad before finally taking the chip lead.

Heads-up play lasted over 5 hours.  Just prior to the final hand, Lutes held 3.51 Million to the 2.1 Million of Nasserazad.  Both players saw a flop of Ac-10s-6s and Lutes checked to Nasserazad, who bet out 120,000.  Lutes moved all-in and was called by Nasserazad.  Lutes held As-6h for a flopped two pair and Nasserazad held Ah-9d for top pair only.  The turn and river both fell fours and Lutes took down the title.

Travis Lutes takes down the circuit ring and $95,253 in prize money.  He also gets an automatic entry in the National Championship event in May.  Congratulations.


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