Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:51 AM Local Time
STANLEY LEE WINS FIRST CAREER CIRCUIT RING
26 March, 2019 (Las Vegas) – Stanley Lee became the latest WSOP Circuit ring winner Tuesday night. In just his second career Circuit cash, Lee finished in first place, earning $33,506.
“It feels great, but it’s just another day at the office,” said Lee, a 32-year old professional poker player from Connecticut. He seemed a little less detached as he recalled the end of the final table, though. “For a minute I though he was going to make the monster comeback,” he said, chuckling a bit. When Lee was heads up against Ed O’Connell (who would finish runner up), Lee won a big all-in confrontation to take a huge lead. Before that hand, the stacks had been nearly equal, and O’Connell was left with about eight big blinds. But after a series of double-ups, some of which involved all-in suckouts, O’Connell was back up to about 50 big blinds. Lee still held the lead, though, and soon secured his victory.
Lee almost didn’t even play this event. It was a last-minute decision for him to come to Bally’s, and he bought in near the end of the late-registration period, taking his seat with just 15 big blinds. He made the most of it, though, and ended up with his first ring.