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WSOP Circuit at Caesars Indiana Recap
2005 Jason Kirk  

The third stop of this year's World Series of Poker Circuit ended Wednesday when Vinnie Vinh defeated Men "The Master" Nguyen in the $10,000 Main Event. The field for that tournament was on the small side, but the events leading up to it were a smashing success by any standard. Caesars Indiana will go down as a record-breaking Circuit stop in a number of ways. The initial event had the largest field ever for any stop on the WSOP Circuit, the ladies' event had the largest field ever of any LIPS Tour tournament, and the $1000 Mega Satellite the night before the Main Event was also the largest ever. Much like the Circuit's initial stop in Tunica this season, the local player base responded to the new event being held in their back yard. Almost every final table at Caesars Indiana featured at least one local player, and most of them had more than one. If Harrah's decides to bring the Circuit back next year they can count on a great response from the locals.

The Caesars Indiana Circuit stop also marked the return of the crew that ran the Tunica stop, headed up by Tournament Director Johnny Grooms. The response to their organization, much like it was in Tunica, was overwhlemingly positive. This is a good sign for the WSOP Circuit after the Harrah's Las Vegas Circuit stop was run by an in-house crew and received a lukewarm response. Grooms runs a tight ship and looks out for the players' best interests, and this approach pays dividends in player loyalty.

Here is a rundown of all the final tables for all the events that took place in Elizabeth, IN:

Event #1 - $300+40 No-Limit Hold'em

1st place - Moni Advani - $72,165.00
2nd place - David Muse - $38,310.00
3rd place - Justin Tresedell - $22,210.00
4th place - Donaldson Brown - $19,435.00
5th place - Travas Gunmell - $16,665.00
6th place - John Minor - $13,880.00
7th place - Matt Dunbar - $11,105.00
8th place - John Cobb - $8,330.00
9th place - Mark Hanna - $5,550.00

Event #2 - $500+50 No-Limit Hold'em

1st place - Scott Hunter - $52,800.00
2nd place - Dan Delnoce - $27,240.00
3rd place - Brian Owens - $13,620.00
4th place - Peter Mutuc - $11,915.00
5th place - Marlowe Rowe - $10,215.00
6th place - Melissa Gaunce - $8,510.00
7th place - Shawn Gundum - $6,810.00
8th place - Steve Morgan - $5,105.00
9th place - Michael Coates - $3,405.00

Event #3 - $1,000+60 No-Limit Hold'em

1st place - Kerry Borowick - $107,620.00
2nd place - John Brandenburg - $55,560.00
3rd place - Len Ashby - $27,780.00
4th place - Anthony Andretta - $24,310.00
5th place - Jason Gillikin - $20,835.00
6th place - John U. Williams - $17,365.00
7th place - Dale Pinchot - $13,890.00
8th place - Terrence Feely - $10,420.00
9th place - Adam Hovermale - $6,945.00

Event #4

1st place - Mark Vaughn - $49,065.00
2nd place - Daryl Gordy - $27,255.00
3rd place - Eric Edge - $14,990.00
4th place - Brian Jacobson - $10,905.00
5th place - Curtis Smith - $9,540.00
6th place - Mark Beard - $8,175.00
7th place - Michael Lutes - $6,815.00
8th place - Chris Grigorian - $5,450.00
9th place - Calvin Crain - $4,090.00

Event #5 - $500+50 Seven-Card Stud

1st place - Pete Zehnder - $17,700.00
2nd place - Roger Self, Jr. - $10,670.00
3rd place - James Camp - $6,305.00
4th place - Vince Ballinger - $4,610.00
5th place - J.R. Puyear - $3,395.00
6th place - Brian McKain - $2,425.00
7th place - Jon Greenfield - $1,940.00
8th place - David Slowik - $1,455.00

Event #6 - $1,000+60 No-Limit Hold'em

1st place - Chris Divish - $70,095.00
2nd place - Billy Woodrum - $38,660.00
3rd place - Terry Cohen - $21,245.00
4th place - Dan Wood - $16,995.00
5th place - Ronald Stout - $12,745.00
6th place - Donald Summers - $10,620.00
7th place - Dennis Perry - $8,495.00
8th place - Jimmy Pham - $6,375.00
9th place - Matt Delnoce - $4,250.00

Event #7 - $500+50 Pot-Limit Omaha

1st place - Larry Kozlove - $46,095.00
2nd place - Doug Booth - $25,610.00
3rd place - Hilbert Shirey - $14,085.00
4th place - Michael Lutes - $10,245.00
5th place - Matt Glantz - $8,965.00
6th place - Ted Milkey - $7,680.00
7th place - Scott Gullett - $6,400.00
8th place - Samuel Whitt - $5,120.00
9th place - Andrew Poore - $3,840.00

Event #8 - $1,000+60 No-Limit Hold'em

1st place - Jamin Stokes - $78,270.00
2nd place - Arnie Toler - $43,165.00
3rd place - Mack Ham - $23,715.00
4th place - Chris Combs - $18,975.00
5th place - Matt Thornton - $14,230.00
6th place - Will Hammock - $11,860.00
7th place - Bill Sheffey - $9,485.00
8th place - Jerry Zehr- $7,115.00
9th place - Chad Moore - $4,745.00

Event #9 - $2,000+80 No-Limit Hold'em

1st place - Tim Ramsey - $72,630.00
2nd place - Tony Bolahood - $40,350.00
3rd place - John Hegele - $22,195.00
4th place - Damon Ramirez - $16,140.00
5th place - Dan Warchol - $14,125.00
6th place - Johnny Clements - $12,105.00
7th place - Men "The Master" Nguyen - $10,090.00
8th place - Jason Atwood - $8,070.00
9th place - Ossie Kalil - $6,055.00

Event #10 - $200+30 LIPS Tour Ladies Event

1st place - Veronica Heath - $19,780.00
2nd place - Jodi Schill - $10,865.00
3rd place - Trisha Lentz - $5,555.00
4th place - Shanna Hill - $4,320.00
5th place - Bethany S. Willinger - $3,705.00
6th place - Sandra Strapp - $3,085.00
7th place - Angela Burke - $2,470.00
8th place - Karen Orberson - $1,850.00
9th place - Toni Gantz - $1,235.00

$10,000 Main Event - No-Limit Hold'em

1st place - Vinnie Vinh - $437,760.00
2nd place - Men 'The Master" Nguyen - $243,200.00
3rd place - Ron Hargrove - $133,760.00
4th place - Samuel "Slade" Whitt - $97,280.00
5th place - Doug Carli - $85,120.00
6th place - Bill Edler - $72,960.00
7th place - Marlowe Rowe - $60,800.00
8th place - John Smith - $48,640.00
9th place - Clint Keown - $36,480.00


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