Monday, April 8, 2019 7:14 PM Local Time
Nick Burris Wins Second Gold Ring by Way of Main Event Title
Nick Burris - Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event Champion
*Photo courtesy of Hayley Hochstetler
Nick Burris reigned as the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Circuit Main Event on Monday, winning his second World Series of Poker gold ring. The 42-year-old from Missouri topped a field of 273 entries in Event #11: $1,7000 Main Event, which featured two separate starting flights and took four days to deem a champion.
Burris snuck into the Flight A chip lead, late in the night, bagging up 346,500.
“I was pretty card dead most of the day. Then, just kind of ran it up at the end; had some good bluffs that got through and some big pots that made it,” Burris recollected.
The start of Day 2 did not bode as well for Burris. He lost a large chunk of his stack early. Having a cushion to begin with worked out in Burris’ favor as he was able to run it back up.
Day 2 of the tournament was stacked with experienced players. Some players still in the mix when the two-table redraw hit were...READ MORE