Sam Washburn survived a field of 597, which generated a prize pool of $895,500, and bagged the coveted winner’s title and prize money of  $188,068 , at the 2018 World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Tunica’s $1,675 Main Event.  The final table was one of the toughest in the history of the tour but Washburn showcased outstanding poker skills and stood first.

This is the first cash of Washburn at the WSOP. Apart from this, he also secured a seat to the 2018 Global Casino Championship and snatched away the revered WSOP Circuit Ring.

Sam Washburn
Sam Washburn

Washburn incorporated every spec of his poker skills to own this win as he had really tough competitors to compete like Scott StewartKyle CartwrightJake Bazeley and Nick Pupillo, whose collective win from live poker tournaments amount to more than 8.3 millions, 15 WSOPC Gold Rings and a WSOP Bracelet.

Any other poker player would have hampered their performance due to fear of facing such brutal opponents but Washburn had a different notion about the ferocious final table line up-I wasn’t intimidated. I have played with a lot of pros in cash for years over in Oklahoma, so playing with the pros doesn’t intimidate me. I know they’re good, I know they push and that they are very aggressive.”

Final Table Details:

The felt supported Washburn since the commencement. The elimination started pretty soon and destiny washed away Paul Belken (9th position) and Nick Pupillo (8th position), barring them from realizing their dream of being the winner.

Then, it was Gil George (7th position) and Jake Bazeley (6th position) who had to leave the felt, making the path towards victory for Washburn even smoother.

Now, Washburn took the steering in his hand and showed Kyle Cartwright (5th position) the exit gate. Next in line was James Naifeh elimination who bust out at the 4th positon. Henry Nguyen gave his best but was eliminated in the 3rd position, setting the felt for a heads-up battle between Scott Stewart and Washburn.

Stewart was leading the stacks when the heads-up started but soon Washburn overtook him.

The final hand of the event dealt Washburn with  card 1 card 3 and Stewart with  card 3 card 3 , as hole cards. The board flipped card 3 card 1 card 1 card 3 card 2,  only to declare Washburn as the winner and gifted him with his first ever WSOP circuit cash.

Final Table results:

Final Table Results (USD)

1. Sam Washburn – $188,068

2. Scott Stewart – $116,316

3. Henry Nguyen – $85,055

4. James Naifeh – $63,115

5. Kyle Cartwright – $47,488

6. Jake Bazeley – $36,233

7. Gil George – $28,011

8. Nick Pupillo – $21,958

9. Paul Belken – $17,444

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