Monday, October 9, 2017 11:15 PM Local Time
Justin Boggs - Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event Champ
Elizabeth, Indiana (October 9, 2017) – The World Series of Poker Circuit has crowned a new Main Event Champion. It was Justin Boggs who conquered Event #10: $1,675 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana series, winning $139,920, an automatic bid to the 2018 Global Casino Championship, and his first gold ring.
The tournament took four days to complete, including two separate starting flights. Boggs moved through Flight B and not only survived, but advanced with a massive chip stack.
Majority of Boggs’ chips were won in a monster hand against Rob James at the tail end of Day 1B. The pot provided Boggs with a stack of around 530,00, easily enough to give him the overall chip lead going into Day 2... READ MORE
Monday, October 9, 2017 7:45 PM Local Time
Wendy Freedman is in push/fold mode after dropping down under a million chips, and she gets two shoves through.
One hand after the second, Justin Boggs (pictured above) puts her to the test with his own shove from the button. Freedman quickly calls all in for 1,205,000 to put herself at risk, and the news is not good.
The board runs out , giving Boggs the pot with his kicker.
He led after Day 1, led again after Day 2, and now Boggs is alone at the table with every chip in play at the end of Day 3. He wins this Main Event in Southern Indiana, collecting a diamond ring and $139,920 in cash. The full story of his victory will be published shortly.
Freedman (below) finishes as the runner-up, earning $86,464 for her efforts.
Monday, October 9, 2017 7:41 PM Local Time
Justin Boggs calls on the button. Wendy Freedman raises to 300,000 in the big blind. Boggs calls.
The flop comes . Both players check, bringing the turn card.
Freedman bets 245,000. Boggs calls. The river is the .
Freedman bets 800,000, basically half her stack. Boggs quickly moves all in. Freedman is faced with a call for her tournament life. She lets it go and Boggs scoops the huge pot.
Justin Boggs - 7,680,000 (76 bb)
Wendy Freedman - 800,000 (8 bb)
Monday, October 9, 2017 7:27 PM Local Time
Monday, October 9, 2017 7:25 PM Local Time
Wendy Freedman opens the button to 160,000, and Justin Boggs defends his big blind.
They both check through the flop, and the turn is the . Boggs checks, Freedman bets 125,000, and Boggs calls. The river is the , and Boggs checks again. Freedman bets 410,000, and Boggs calls her down.
"Eight-high," Freedman announces, showing . Boggs tables , winning the pot with a pair of kings.
Justin Boggs - 6,750,000 (84 bb)
Wendy Freedman - 1,750,000 (22 bb)
Monday, October 9, 2017 7:21 PM Local Time
Wendy Freedman raises to 170,000 on the button. Justin Boggs three-bets to 360,000 in the small blind. Action is on Michael Foley in the big blind. He jams for about 1,500,000. Freedman gets out of the way and Boggs wastes no time calling.
Foley tables and Boggs shows a monster, .
The board completes with . Boggs' Cowboys hold and Foley is eliminated in 3rd place.
Justin Boggs - 6,130,000 (76 bb)
Michael Foley - Eliminated
Boggs and Wendy Freedman will now begin a heads-up match for the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event title.
Monday, October 9, 2017 7:11 PM Local Time
Wendy Freedman completes in the small blind, and Justin Boggs raises to 210,000 in the big. Freedman moves all in for 2,320,000 total.
Boggs sinks into the tank. "I need a count," he says. As the dealer verifies the amount, Boggs cuts down his own stack to eye up the potential damage. A call would cost him just over half of what he has in front of him, and he ponders for two or three good minutes. Eventually, though, he folds, showing .
Freedman taps the felt lightly in acknowledgment, and the dealer pushes back her own chips plus a little extra.
Wendy Freedman - 2,560,000 (32 bb)
Justin Boggs - 4,440,000 (56 bb)
Monday, October 9, 2017 7:06 PM Local Time
Justin Boggs folds on the button. Michael Foley is in the small blind. He says "I'm all in." Wendy Freedman calls in the big blind. Foley has Freedman covered.
Foley flips over and is slightly ahead of Freedman's .
The board runs out . Freedman pairs her queen and doubles back through Foley.
Wendy Freedman - 2,210,000 (27 bb)
Michael Foley - 1,980,000 (24 bb)
Monday, October 9, 2017 6:56 PM Local Time
Action folds around to the blinds where Michael Foley moves all in for 1,150,000. Wendy Freedman calls from the big blind, and Foley has once again run into her ace-jack.
The flop lets Freedman breathe a little easier, removing three immediate outs from Foley's list. The on the turn adds four more right back, though, as he's suddenly drawing to a gutshot straight with one to come. Sure enough, the river is the , filling the straight and giving Foley a big double-up.
"I'm sorry," he apologizes.
"You don't have to be sorry," Freedman says. "Nice hand."
Michael Foley - 3,170,000 (40 bb)
Wendy Freedman - 1,150,000 (14 bb)
Monday, October 9, 2017 6:44 PM Local Time
In a battle of the blinds, Michael Foley moves all in for 600,000 in the small, and Wendy Freedman instantly calls in the big to put him at risk.
"Oh, I misread my hand!" Freedman cringes. "I thought I had an ace." She apologizes in advance for the brutal beat that's forthcoming, but Foley withstands the sweat. The board runs out to give him a double.
Michael Foley - 1,230,000 (15 bb)
Wendy Freedman - 2,800,000 (35 bb)
Monday, October 9, 2017 6:39 PM Local Time
Michael Foley opens the button to 190,000, and Wendy Freedman three-bet shoves for 1,655,000 in the small blind. Foley calls, committing about 75 percent of his stack to put Freedman at risk.
The flop is clean for Freedman, but the turn provides a good sweat. Foley needs to find a nine or a club to knock her out, but the river is the blank . Freedman's kicker plays to double her up.
Wendy Freedman - 3,420,000 (43 bb)
Michael Foley - 600,000 (8 bb)
Monday, October 9, 2017 6:21 PM Local Time
Monday, October 9, 2017 6:13 PM Local Time
Level 29 concludes, and the three remaining players are on a 10-minute break.
Justin Boggs - 5,000,000
Michael Foley - 2,010,000
Wendy Freedman - 1,490,000
Monday, October 9, 2017 6:08 PM Local Time
Justin Boggs raises to 140,000 on the button. Michael Foley folds in the small blind. Wendy Freedman defends her big blind with a call.
The flop comes . Both players check, prompting the turn card. Freedman checks again. Boggs bets 180,000. Freedman calls.
The river is the . Freedman checks for a third time. Boggs fires a bet of 330,000. Freedman folds.
Justin Boggs - 3,910,000 (65 bb)
Wendy Freedman - 2,200,000 (36 bb)
Monday, October 9, 2017 5:57 PM Local Time
Justin Boggs opens the button to 140,000, and Michael Foley three-bet shoves for 855,000 in the small blind. Boggs asks for the count, then asks to have the raise pulled in. "It's close," he says. After a couple minutes, he folds, and Foley wins the pot with no showdown.
Two hands later, Boggs raises to 140,000 in the small blind, and Foley shoves the big.
"You have more than a million now?" Boggs asks.
"One point two," Foley says. "Little less. One-one-eight-five, I think."
"All right, let's go," Boggs says, plunking a stack of chips into the middle to put Foley at risk.
The board runs out , and Foley wins the pot with kings up. His count was correct; he doubles for 1,185,000.
Michael Foley - 2,400,000 (40 bb)
Justin Boggs - 3,600,000 (60 bb)
Monday, October 9, 2017 5:39 PM Local Time
Wendy Freedman raises to 130,00 on the button. Justin Boggs folds in the small blind. Michael Foley calls in the big blind.
The flop comes . Foley checks. Freedman bets 105,000. Foley calls.
Both players check the turn card. The river is the .
Foley leads out with 120,000. Freedman comes over the top with a raise to 325,000. Foley mulls it over and ultimately calls.
Freedman flips over pocket fives, , showing a wheel straight made on the river. Foley mucks his hand.
Wendy Freedman - 2,200,000 (36 bb)
Michael Foley - 1,085,000 (18 bb)
Monday, October 9, 2017 5:22 PM Local Time
In the first hand of Level 29, Al Hencheck moves all in under the gun for right around 650,000. Michael Foley folds on the button. Wendy Freedman folds her big blind.
It is now on Justin Boggs. "Alright Al, let's see what we got. The first one is not good for you," Boggs says, peeling up his first card. Shortly after peeling the second, Boggs puts in a call and flips over .
"I like my chances," Hencheck utters while revealing .
The flop comes . "I like them less now," says Hencheck.
The turn and river are the and , respectively. Boggs pairs both his whole cards and sends Hencheck to the rail. Hencheck is awarded nearly $50,000 for his deep run in the Main Event.
Justin Boggs - 5,300,000
Al Hencheck - Eliminated
Monday, October 9, 2017 5:15 PM Local Time
Monday, October 9, 2017 5:13 PM Local Time
Wendy Freedman opens the cutoff to 110,000, Justin Boggs calls on the button, and Al Hencheck calls in the small blind. Scott Montgomery has 50,000 of his 60,000 chips committed to the big blind, and he drops his last two chips into the middle to put himself at risk with a chance to quadruple up.
The flop is , and Freedman bets to end the action and collect the side pot. The two live hands are shown down to decide the main pot and Montgomery's fate.
Montgomery is drawing live to survive, but the turn and river complete the board with blanks. He's eliminated in fifth place at the hands of Freedman.
Wendy Freedman - 2,320,000 (46 bb)
Scott Montgomery - Eliminated
Monday, October 9, 2017 5:06 PM Local Time
Scott Montgomery opens to 110,000 under the gun. Wendy Freedman moves all in on the button. Montgomery tosses in a chip, signifying a call. The two players have very comparable stacks. The counting will be done after a showdown.
The board completes with . Freedman wins the pot by pairing her jack.
The dealer counts Freedman's stack first, coming to a total of 960,000. Montgomery stands up as if he will be hitting the rail after a count of his stack.
The dealer moves over to Montgomery's chips. Once the 960,000 is taken out, Montgomery is left with a tine bit behind.
Wendy Freedman - 2,020,000 (40 bb)
Scott Montgomery - 65,000 (1 bb)