The World Series of Poker Circuit made a stop in Atlantic City this past weekend to hold a tournament at Caesars. Two hundred and eight players participated in the $5,150 buy-in tournament and it was Samuel Chartier managed to outlast the field and take the $322,944 first place prize.
When final table play began, Chartier was one of the players with the shortest chip stack. But Chartier was able to fight and gain a good deal of chips to make it to heads up play with John Nixon. On the final hand NixonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ace Ten was not enough to beat SamuelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ace Jack and he was out in second place.
In an interview after the tournament Chartier commented: Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s amazing. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t describe the feeling I have right now. I knew the final table lineup was pretty tough so I hoped to pick up a few good spots to put my money in, and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what I managed to do.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The prize pool was just over a million dollars so each player at the final table was able to earn a good chunk of change for their efforts. Not only did Chartier win the $300,000 plus first place prize but he also won a seat to the 2009 WSOP Main Event.
1 — $322,944.00 — Samuel Chartier
2 — $177,619.20 — John Nixon
3 — $90,828.00 — Frank Vizza
4 — $70,644.00 — Michael Michnik
5 — $60,552.00 — Alex Bolotin
6 — $50,460.00 — Matt Brady
7 — $40,368.00 — Jason Young
8 — $30,276.00 — Chris Klodnicki
9 — $20,184.00 — David Zeitlin
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