HORSESHOE HAMMOND CIRCUIT - OCT 2018

October 11, 2018 - 02:59:52 PM EST  | 

HORSESHOE HAMMOND CIRCUIT - OCT 2018

This is the central page for information about the ongoing WSOP Circuit series at Horseshoe Hammond. Check back here (wsop.com/n/8b1) daily for updated schedule and results.

 

October 13, 2018 (Hammond, Ind.) - Chicago native Chris Fuchs wins his first career WSOP Circuit ring in Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry for $124,386 after defeating the massive 2,563 field. Kennii Nguyen won his third WSOP Circuit ring when he won Event 2: $250 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack for $17,027. Nguyen won his second ring here at Hammond in a Pot Limit Omaha Event, he plans on winning it again as he bagged Event 5 Pot Limit Omaha.


Monday's Schedule

Ring Events:

12:00 PM - Event #6 $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
 2
:00 PM -  Event #4: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Restart Day 2
 3:00 PM -  Event #5: $600 Pot Limit Omaha Restart Day 2
 5:00 PM -  Event #7: $600 H.O.R.S.E

Other Events: 

7:00 PM - $150 Nightly (Main Event Seat Added)

 

Completed Events

Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry - Chris Fuchs defeats 2,563 entries to win $125,385.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #2: $250 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack - Kennii Nguyen defeats 387 entries to win $17,027.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results


 

Casino Champion Update

Chris Fuchs holds the lead in the Casino Champion race with 50 points from his victory in Event #1. Kennii Nguyen also has 50 points, but Fuchs holds the tie-breaker (money earned).


 


About the Winners

Event #1 - Chris Fuchs

Chris Fuchs, a Chicago native won his first career gold ring and big win after ten years of playing recreationally. The 41 year old outlasted a massive field of 2,563 entrants.  Fuchs is in IT Sales which he will be calling in sick tomorrow to.

Fuchs came into the final table as the chip leader, James Gregg who he defeated heads up was among the shorter stacks after bagging the chip lead on Day 1C. Fuchs said he “stuck it out most of the day, I got a lot of good hands, I got the cards and ran well”

This is Fuchs fifth year playing the Hammond Circuit series and he was thrilled to score his first WSOP ring. He says he wasn’t planning on it but is now going to return next weekend for his shot at the Main Event. 

 

Event #2 - Kennii Nguyen

Kennii Nguyen won his third career World Series of PokerCircuit ring Sunday night with a victory at the Horseshoe Hammond. Nguyen won Event #2: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack, earning $17,027 for his victory.

“Nowadays winning a tournament in No-Limit Hold’em is pretty hard.. I played Event 1, I went deep and had my aces cracked by ace seven, he hit a flush draw. Then my friend told me about Event 2 and I jumped in”

“It was up and down for me, I came into the final table as the shortest stack. They were playing crazy so I just let them, all I had to do was say ‘call’ a few times. The final hand played itself.” 

On the final hand Nguyen cracked Andreas Halikias’s pocket aces with king jack… a little poker justice. 

“It feels awesome to win my third ring, the first one I won here at Hammond was the Pot Limit Omaha, I’m going to go play that one now and try to win again.”

No events have been completed yet. The first event is scheduled to end on Sunday October 14th.

 
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