Christopher Trombley – Image Source: WSOP Circuit
Christopher Trombley is the latest World Series of Poker Circuit The main event champion after leading the field at the recently concluded round at Hara Pomapano Beach in Florida. A Macomb, Michigan resident also claimed his first person WSOP Circuit bell. He earned $266,186 for his biggest tournament score and first tournament win. His career earnings are now $335,656.
The $1,700 Hold’em tournament had a prize pool of $1,537,725 thanks to three starting flights that drew a total of 1,015 entries. The top 145 players received prize money of at least $2,558. There were only 102 returning for the second day of the tournament, and the final table of nine was set after 12 hours of play.
Tournament pro Ryan Ericzo entered the final table on chip advantage, and was in control of the first half of the final table. Trombley scored his first elimination when he upset Roman Hrapek in the fifth. Eriquezzo fell to Trombley in the third when aces and fours could not hold out against Trombley’s failed set of kings. That gave Trombley an 18.2 million head-to-head head-to-head against 12.6 million from Robert Lobo.
The final took three and a half hours to determine the winner, with the leader changing hands several times. Last hand saw full money with plate reading K10395. Lupo paid all for 7,000,000 with J8 In the lost tie, Trombley was knocked down for a few minutes before calling the number 92 To win the hand and tournament. Lupo earned $164,511 as the runner-up in the event, and his career earnings are $449,796.
Trombley had to say this to WSOP Circuit told reporters just after the last hand ended, “I took a slightly more choppy route, raising a pair of just nines and making him call, and then he ended up stuffing the river when the tie wasn’t drawn… I was willing to make a payment but I felt my double was well there.” He continued, “When I fell short, I didn’t panic. I know the game plan with eight big players, five big guys… I just don’t get impatient and try to pick up the cards as they come in.”
Other notables to gather at the star-studded event included James Calderaro (11), Scott Baumstein (21), Brian Batston (25), Dylan Smith (32), Daniel Cousins (42), Ryan DiAngelo (44), Brett Apter (50), Nadia Magnus (51), Athanasios Polychronopoulos (53), Aaron Thevyanathan (56), Paul Snead (64), Maxwell Young (70), TK Miles (83), Jeremy Joseph (87), Lonnie Harwood ( 91), Natasha Mercier (100), Matt Waxman (105), Jake Schwartz (110), Chris Tripa (112), Jeffrey Trudeau (118), Neil Blumenfeld (120), Luke Graham (139), and Stephen Karp (145) .
Here’s a look at the payouts awarded in the final table:
the next WSOP Circuit It actually happened at Horseshoe Las Vegas Casino in Nevada, and runs through February 23rd. The $1,700 Main Event starts on Friday, February 17th, and you can watch the full schedule for the Tournament Series right here.