Bradley Rhodes Wins 2015/16 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $580 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

The 2015/16 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond in Hammond, Indiana is halfway through with six gold ring events already being completed. A few hours ago, Indianapolis resident Bradley Rhodes emerged victorious over the field of Event #6: $580 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max to win his first-ever gold ring, the amount of $28,758 of the entire prize pool, and a seat into the $1675 Main Event.

The event was a two-day one and attracted 213 entries who created a prize pool of $106,500. The top 24 finishers received a portion of the prize pool, with the payouts starting from $955. Of all the players who entered the event on Day 1, there were only eight left for Day 2. And it took four hours of play for the winner to be determined.

The seven-handed final table started with Rhodes as the chip leader, holding 494,000 in chips. However, he could not maintain his lead and was really short for the greater part of the final table. Eventually, the player was one of the two remaining and the table. He faced Jorge Postigo from Evanston, Illinois heads-up. Rhodes started the match with a three-to-one chip disadvantage.

Despite the difficulties he faced, the player managed to regain his chip lead from earlier in the day and to defeat his opponent. On what turned out to be the last hand in play, Postigo’s [Kc][Qh] could not hold up against Rhodes’ [Js][Jd] and he had to settle for the runner-up finish and a consolation prize of $17,766.

A 33-year-old poker professional from Indianapolis, Rhodes traveled to Hammond with the intention to enter the $580 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max, the $1,125 gold ring event, and the Main Event, of course. After he topped the field of Event #6, he decided that he would not take part in the $1,125 one and that he would celebrate his victory instead. After his triumph last night, Rhodes’ live tournament earnings amount to a little more than $130,000.

And here are the rest of the players at the final table and their respective payouts:

One-time gold ring winner Shiva Dudani from Chicago, Illinois finished 3rd to collect $12,447. Paul Ewen from Hartley, Iowa took 4th place for $8,780. Brian Green from Decatur, Texas scooped $6,241 for his 5th place in the event. The player has previously won one gold ring. Kip Jones from Denham Springs, Louisiana, who, too, is a one-time gold ring winner, finished 6th for $4,472. Kieran Davey from the United Kingdom took 7th place to scoop $3,231.

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