Jonathan Poche Wins WSOPC In New Orleans
The latest World Series of Poker Circuit event concluded in New Orleans earlier this week and when all the chips were stacked, it was Jonathan Poche who took down top honours, a circuit ring and $121,017 in cold cash.
Poche emerged victorious from his heads-up battle with Bobby Toye after his 2-to-1 chip lead proved too much of an obstacle for his opponent to overcome as a mis-timed shove saw Toye all-in and in need of a miracle.
In the final hand, Toye open-shoved from the button with J-8 but was left in awful shape when Poche snapped him off with pocket eights and the board bricked out to send him to the rail $74,783 richer as runner-up.
Poche, meanwhile, was left to collect the biggest cash of his career and the 29-year-old could also celebrate a first major live triumph on a table that – with the help of some good cards – he dominated from start to finish.
In total, 382 players entered the $1,500 NLHE tournament in New Orleans, providing further testament to the growing popularity of WSOP circuit events in America and making it the perfect warm up to the World Series proper.