The Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma is currently playing host to the World Series of Poker Circuit, with the Main Event just finishing up. A total of 1,065 entries were seen, with a prize pool of just over $1.6 million created. The event had a $1,700 buy-in and it was the President and CEO of Schoonover Oil, Dustin Schoonover, who claimed the first place prize.
Schoonover visited the casino to play in the cash games but decided to take part in the tournament series instead. He started late in the event and ended up earning the title and the ring.
Details of the Tournament:
When the final day began, a total of 18 players took to the felt. Several top players were in the mix, including Maurice Hawkins, who ended the day in 10th. Hawkins just recently won his 14th WSOPC ring and was hoping to add to his collection.
According to Cardplayer…
When the event whittled down to the final two, it was Schoonover and John Skrovan going head to head. Skrovan held the chip lead at around 3.5 to 1. However, after doubling up quickly, Schoonover would inch his way to eventually taking over the lead.
By the time he held a 5 to 1 lead, the final hand would go down. Skrovan would raise with 5-3 off-suit and Schoonover would call holding Q-J off-suit. The flop fell Q-J-4 and Schoonover would check his top pair. Skrovan would shove and Schoonover would reply with a shove of his own.
The 7 of spades on the turn gave Skorvan hope but the K of hearts on the river gave the hand to Schoonover as well as the poker tournament win.
Final Table Results:
|Sixth||Allen Brivic||$57, 239|
The WSOPC stop will continue at the Choctaw Casino in Durant through the 21st as additional events play out.