The World Series of Poker Circuit had the fourth event of its schedule which was a two-day tournament featuring a $580 buy-in. The action took place in the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles and the total number of entries willing to participate in the poker game was 117 which resulted in a generous prize pool and payouts for the top positions on the leader board. The big winner who managed to reach the throne was Lang Lee, who received $17,560 for his poker skills on the felt.
Due to the big interest towards the event, all poker players helped with the prize pool which reached some $58,500. This guaranteed good payouts for the players and motivated them to give their best on the poker tables. The poker player from the US has a lot of experience in live poker tournaments and this was clearly visible in his style of play during the poker event. The $580 No-Limit Hold’em tournament was not a challenge for him, however, he entered the second day of game as the player with the shortest stack of chips. This motivated him to push through and be resourceful when it comes to his tactics.
WSOP Final Table Action
This Wednesday afternoon offered a lot of action to the poker players and Lee managed to turn his situation around. He moved from being the last on the temporary leader board to climbing to the top position. He played a heads-up duel against fellow Californian William Wolf who unfortunately finished second and bagged only $10,845 at the end of the final table. The top three was completed by Scott Willoughby who with his performance received $7,725. It is safe to say that the final table was dominated by poker players from the US demonstrating their best performance. The fourth position on the official leader board was reserved for Eli Strickland who pocketed $5,610 for his deep run in the event.
As for the lucky winner, this is Lee’s first WSOP Gold Ring and a first WSOP cash which made him especially happy with his performance. Following the win, he stated that this is his first long odds climb to the top in a poker tournament and as such he feels more than awesome. The first day of poker was rather fast-paced which resulted in fairly quick elimination of poker players. Having said that, the final table was reached towards the end of the first day, but the players decided to get some rest and continue the poker action on Wednesday. Lee had already amassed an impressive chip stack and he was willing to finish the tournament and make it a single-day one. However, after some thought, all players agreed that it will be best to resume game the next day since they will have time to recuperate and move on with their poker strategy on the second day.
Lee’s overall live cashes amount to $223,135, while his best live cash at the moment is $23,145. He managed to bag it back in 2004 during his third time at a live poker tournament. He became the champion at the $120 No-Limit Hold’em event at the Ho-Ho Hold’em festival in Los Angeles. As for his last generous cash, it happened at the $300 No-Limit Hold’em Liz Flynt Fall Poker Classic, where he finished fourth and received a sweet payday amounting to $4,900.