Players from The South hadn’t even made a final table for the first nine events at the World Series of Poker circuit events at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Iowa, much less claimed victory. Now in less than a week the Sunshine State has two WSOPC champs.
Timothy Morgan has had a lot of cashes (19 in 2009, with nine final tables) but no wins.
He came close a number of times, including a second in the Southern Poker Championship at the Beau Rivage.
Tonight (Feb. 27) he got heads-up in the 18th event of the WSOPC at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, $500 no-limit hold’em. At that point, he had better than a 2-1 chip lead, but was afraid of bubbling a win again. So he made an even-money chop to bring home his first title along with the diamond-and-gold trophy ring.
“I did it for my wife Lisa,” he said. “She’s put up with my shenanigans for a long time.” First place paid $24,045, but he and Joel Wassom got $18,330 each for their split in this event.
Morgan, 57, is a full-time player from Pompano Beach, Fla.
For more coverage of this and other events be sure to pick up a copy of Ante Up’s April issue in a southern poker room near you.