Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:12 AM Local Time
Scott Quimby Wins the Final Event at Potawatomi
Scott Quimby bounces back from a Main Event bad beat to win the final event of the series.
MILWAUKEE (February 14, 2017) – Scott Quimby has won the final event of the inaugural Potawatomi World Series of Poker Circuit series. He defeated 246 players in the one-day event to earn his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring and become Potawatomi’s final champion.
This series was the first time Quimby had ever played in World Series of Poker events. He played in three events, including the Main Event. Quimby cashed twice over the course of the series and racked up $19,130 in tournament earnings.
“I played in the Main Event and busted about two minutes before Day 2. I had aces cracked by ace-queen, said Quimby. “It left a little sour taste, so I decided to come back.”
Quimby’s decision to return to play in the final event after a bad break in the Main Event paid off handsomely. The first place finish earned Quimby $18,083 and of course some bragging rights. His plan to celebrate the victory is to first call his buddies and share the great news. He is going to let his buddies know that “he told them so,” about winning a gold ring. Then he plans on going and buying himself some ice cream.
Quimby said that the experience of playing in the two events earlier in the week helped him in this tournament. He said that he made a bad play midway through the tournament that left him with less than five big blinds.
“I think having been through the last two tournaments, I, just was able to calm down, refocus, and not go on tilt or anything.”
Quimby picked up aces two hands in a row to double up twice and get back in the mix after getting down to his last few blinds. The rest was history.
“It was a lot of fun,” said Quimby.
Quimby would like to play in the $10,000 Main Event – World Championship one day. He said that hopefully some of this prize money will go toward making that goal a reality.
Event #12 was the final of 12 gold ring events on the WSOP Circuit schedule at Potawatomi. The $365 no-limit hold'em tournament with 30-minutes levels attracted 246 players generating an $73,800 prize pool. The top 18 players were paid.
It was a one-day event. The tournament began at 11 a.m. Monday and finished at about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Final table results:
1st: Scott Quimby - $18,083 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Benjamin Waldron - $11,172
3rd: Evan Bethyo - $8,072
4th: Jason Niehaus - $5,940
5th: Richard Pavlat - $4,450
6th: Matthew Andrews - $3,391
7th: Philip Russo - $2,627
8th: Michael Herget - $2,069
9th: Byron Ziebell - $1,655
Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.