Nov 9 2011

Jerry Monroe wins WSOP Circuit Biloxi for $113k

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After three days of action, Jerry Monroe emerged victorious from a field of 337 runners on Monday to win the World Series of Poker Circuit Biloxi Main Event. He made good on his $1,600 buy-in by winning the gold championship ring along with nearly $113k.

Day 3 began with 12 competitors vying to make the nine-handed final table. The first two eliminations came quickly before John Holley pushed all-in with A-4 suited against the pocket jacks of Michael Nasserazad. The flop came down 4-J-A, helping both players, but the board failed to improve Holley’s hand from there, and he ended in the dreaded bubble boy position.

The next player to go was David E. Williams, who ended up drawing dead with A-10 offsuit against the A-J suited of “Wild” Bill Phillips. Russel Ivy busted next when his pocket sevens failed to improve against the pocket tens of Jacob Naquin. Nasserazad and Ronnie Sewell then hit the rail in 7th and 6th places, respectively.

Jeremy Drewery entered with the chip lead on Day 3, but the cards weren’t falling his way. His stack dwindled until his A-8 offsuit met the A-K offsuit of Monroe. Drewery won over $28k for finishing in fifth.

The chip stack of Phillips was thinning out as well until he doubled up against Chris Parsons thanks to a nut flush. A few hands later, the crippled Parsons went all-in with pocket nines only to have Monroe score a pair of jacks on the flop, allowing three-handed play to begin.

Monroe was directly responsible for the next elimination as well, tabling 8-7 suited to score a straight on the 5-4-5-6-3 board and sending Naquin and his pocket nines to the rail for $51k.

Heads-up action was fast and furious, with both players pushing all of their chips into the pot on just the third hand of heads-up play. The two were evenly matched with Monroe holding 9-9 against he A-Q offsuit of Phillips. The board offered no help to either player, leaving Phillips with second place and $70k.

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