The Main Event of the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Horseshoe Chicago came to a conclusion in which he saw Dan Livingston Oak Forest, Illinois, stay with the first prize of $ 291,749. Despite facing a poker tournament with a field of 248 players, an increase of 12% over the previous year, part-time player poker 22 years surpassed everyone in his path to victory. According to Livingston, this victory was well worth the effort. “I felt really good. What was this? Four hours of work for nearly $ 300,000? I like this,” he said.

Although Livingston played only poker tournaments at the Horseshoe Casino low average inflows and managed entry to the event with $ 5,000 entry thanks to a special promotion poker room. Livingston won the entrance to the WSOPC tournament while playing an afternoon at the Horseshoe poker room. As part of a special promotion, the Horseshoe gave away four entries to the Main Event daily. Every day, four times and during the two weeks preceding the start of the series this year in Chicago, was chosen at random poker table and the player mea receiving the highest card received the entrance to the Main Event the WSOPC. Livingston received his letter two weeks before winning the poker event and was pleasantly surprised by playing the biggest poker tournament of his life.

According to Livingston, he realized that he had solid opportunities to achieve victory only when he entered the final table. “When we reached the final table, he had about 900,000 chips. So I won some early pots that were played and reached 2,000,000 chips. At that moment I said to myself, ‘wow, could win this , I have almost a quarter of the chips in play. Actually I have a good chance. “And I did.”

Thanks to the confidence gained at the final poker table, Livingston was able to achieve quick work of his opponents when the field to the final four players was narrowed, thanks to his big stack. “Everyone at the table had about a million chips and I had almost four million at that time. So I could do what I wanted.”

With most previous gain Livingston having been in the online poker $ 4,000, this is obviously the jackpot for the young player and already set his sights on the next WSOP 2010. “I always dreamed of winning a bracelet really. But I must say the gold ring will reach for now. This win really boosted my confidence. ”

The final table:

Dan Livingston – $ 291,749
Tom Floros – $ 180,287
Chris Gentile – $ 119,556
Tad Mosele – $ 84,594
William Schweinebraten – $ 63,744
William Miner – $ 50,871
Joshua Goldstein – $ 42,881
Jacob Bazeley – $ 38,082
Michael Parisi – $ 35,533