Jeff Fielder began Day 3 of the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event first in chips, and ended the day with all of them, earning $312,080, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and a ticket into the Southern Comfort 100 Proof WSOP National Championship.
Final Table Results
At the start of play on Monday, 15 players had their sights set on the glory, the gold and the cash. In the first level of play, three players bowed out, including Kasra Khodayarkhani, Brenda Bassett and Reginald Roberts.
Roberts busted when he three-bet jammed for 430,000 over an open to 120,000 from Krissi McFarland with the blinds at 20,000/40,000/5,000. McFarland tank-called, and her
The next two players out were Jon Wood and Lee Abramson. With the blinds at 25,000/50,000/5,000, Abramson opened to 110,000 on the button, and Fielder three-bet to 240,000 from the small blind. After Abramson made the call, the flop fell
The turn and river bricked with the
The remaining 10 players joined at an unofficial final table, but it only took six minutes to move to the official final table on the main stage. Fielder opened to 110,000 from early position at the same blind level, Bryan Companello three-bet to 250,000 in middle position, and Brant Hale cold four-bet jammed for 600,000. Fielder folded, and Campanello called.
The first player to bust from the final table was Doug Ashmore. With the blinds at 30,000/60,000/10,000, Ashmore open-jammed for his last 330,000 from middle position. Cliff Stewart, who received an early, fortuitous double at the final table, re-shoved from the hijack seat, and the other players folded.
Stewart had Ashmore crushed, and held as the board ran out
Paul Phillips was the next player to exit. Matt Kirby opened to 160,000 on the button with the blinds at 40,000/80,000/10,000. Phillips three-bet to 270,000 from the small blind, and Kirby called. Phillips led out for 215,000 on a flop of
Kirby turned over
A few hands later, Stewart was eliminated in seventh place. After being crippled by Campanello, Stewart was all in for less than the big blind with the
The remaining six players then went on dinner break, and on one of the first hands back, Drazen Ilich exited in sixth place. With the blinds at 50,000/100,000/10,000, Fielder opened to 225,000 from the hijack seat, Ilich moved all in for 1.82 million on his direct left, and the action folded back to Fielder, who called.
Fielder had his friend dominated and held as the flop, turn and river came
Meanwhile, McFarland was vying to be the first female ever to win a WSOP Circuit Main Event, but two hands before dinner break left her hurting. After Ilich busted, she called a four-bet shove from Campanello with the
By the start of four-handed play, Kirby had amassed a large chip lead. That all changed when Fielder doubled through him with two kings.
Campanello started the action by raising to 200,000 from first position. Kirby three-bet to 405,000 on the button, and Fielder cold four-bet jammed for 4.72 million from the big blind. Campanello folded, and Kirby snap-called.
The cowboys held as the board came
Campanello’s stack resembled a yo-yo during four-handed play, oscillating back and forth. He could never get any solid momentum going, though, and busted when he four-bet jammed for 2.9 million over a 560,000-chip three-bet from Kirby with the blinds at 60,000/120,000/20,000. Kirby snap-called with the
The board ran out
Dale Roesel’s stack plummeted during three-handed play, and he finally four-bet shoved for two million over a three-bet to 585,000 from Fielder. Fielder quickly called with the
Kirby began heads-up play with a 2:1 chip lead against Fielder, but on the first hand, the two switched places. With the blinds at 70,000/140,000/20,000, Kirby raised to 280,000 on the button, and Fielder three-bet to 740,000. Kirby responded with a four-bet to 1.68 million, Fielder called, and the flop fell
Fielder held as the turn and river came the
Fielder extended his lead over the next few hands and then won a flip to end it all. Kirby opened to 280,000 on the button, Fielder three-bet to 880,000, and Kirby four-bet to 1.88 million. Fielder moved all in, and Kirby quickly called.
With the win, Fielder more than doubled his career lifetime earnings and added a second WSOP Circuit ring to his trophy collection.
“This one has diamonds,” he said with a grin.
Fielder has locked up a seat in the Southern Comfort 100 Proof WSOP National Championship, which will take place on May 21 at Harrah’s New Orleans. The next WSOP Circuit stop begins on Jan. 24 at Harrah’s Tunica, and PokerNews will be bringing you live updates from the Main Event beginning on Feb. 1st.