Justin Boggs Leads WSOP Horseshoe Southern Indiana $1,675 Main Event Final Table

The WSOP Circuit Southern Indiana is just a single playing day away from its conclusion. The festival included 12 gold ring events and the final, Main Event, piece of jewelry is to be handed to its rightful owner later today when action at Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana resumes.

There are nine contenders left to play for the title and they are led by Justin Boggs, who maintained his chip advantage all the way through Day 2 and bagged the most chips by the time the final table was set and play was wrapped up for the day.

Boggs entered Day 2 with a massive chip lead which he managed to accumulate during Day 1B of the $1,675 Main Event. The player converted his 20,000 starting stack into a massive pile of chips worth over 500,000 on Day 1B.

While Day 2 of action began comfortably for Boggs, he will not be able to enjoy the same comfort of being an overwhelming chip leader at the start of Day 3. The player may still be heading the chip counts chart, but Canadian poker pro Scott Montgomery is hot on his heels and vying for his first-ever WSOP Circuit gold ring. Montgomery has a WSOP gold bracelet which he won back in 2010. More importantly, the Canadian player is a former WSOP Main Event final tablist. In 2008, he finished 5th in the world’s most prestigious No-Limit Hold’em event for $3,096,768 in prize money.

Challenging Final Table

Boggs is set to enter the Main Event’s final day of play with a stack of 1.78 million, which accounts for 59 big blinds. He is closely followed by Montgomery (pictured) with 1.73 million. However, the Canadian is not the only tough opponent Boggs is set to face when he takes his seat at the final table.

There are five former gold ring winners to have made it to this final stage of the tournament and they will all be looking to expand their collections. George Lusby (1.255 million), Wendy Freedman (1.255 million), Al Hencheck (770,000), and Hamid Izadi (725,000) have each previously won one piece of WSOP Circuit jewelry. And Christopher Carey, who is set to begin final table play as the short stack with 210,000, is vying for his third gold ring.

Action is set to resume at 2 pm local time at Horseshoe Southern Indiana and the nine finalists will play down to a winner. A first-place payout of $139,920 and the coveted gold ring are awaiting their rightful owner at the top.

The WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana $1,675 Main Event attracted a total of 424 entries who generated an overall prize pool of $635,978. The money was split into 45 payouts.

Eight-time gold ring winner Robert Hankins won that same tournament last October. The player defeated a field of 432 entries to claim the first place and the gold ring. The player tried to defend his title this year, but eventually left in 37th place.

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