Pot Limit Omaha Results & Report
WSOP Circuit Event
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Hammond, IN, 46312, US Full Schedule
A ROYAL FLUSH TO WIN!
Not really. 33-year-old Plumber Wins First WSOPC Pot-Limit Omaha Event He Plays. Hammond, IN (October 18, 2011)—Pot-Limit...
Profile: Charles Tonne
Date: October 16, 2011
Rebuy: Rebuy @ $100Prizepool: $139,123
Entries: 153 + 946 rebuys
Game Type: Pot Limit Omaha
A ROYAL FLUSH TO WIN!Not really. 33-year-old Plumber Wins First WSOPC Pot-Limit Omaha Event He Plays.
Hammond, IN (October 18, 2011)—Pot-Limit Omaha is one of the most popular, but also one of the most volatile games in poker. Players can go from zero, to hero, to bust in the course of a few hands. Naturally, putting a $350 prize tag on a PLO tournament and adding the option for $100 re-buys will make for some exciting poker. That’s exactly what Horseshoe Hammond and the WSOP Circuit did with Event #4.
Fortunately for our most recent WSOP Circuit champion, Charles Tonne, he came to the final table of Event #4 as one of the heroes, starting third in chips. The swings that typically define PLO didn’t get to him and he remained a hero until the last card was dealt, cashing in for $37,560 and his first circuit ring.
Hammond is one of the only WSOPC stops to hold a PLO tournament of this nature as a ring event, and it’s always a huge success. This year, 153 players put up the $350 entry fee and there was an astonishing 946 re-buys. That’s an average of more than six re-buys per player!
“It’s my favorite event,” Jason Newman, poker manager, said. “It’s a $300 event that turns into anywhere from a $500 to $1,000 event. It’s hard to find the PLO tournaments anywhere outside of Las Vegas. I had numerous players come up to me thanking me for running it.”
Needless to say, one of Newman’s biggest fans is our newest champion, Tonne. Tonne, 33, grew up in a small town in Michigan where he still resides. He has worked as a master plumber for 13 years and poker remains one of his biggest hobbies.
Tonne’s PLO resume didn’t necessarily match up with the rest of the final table’s, but he didn’t let that bother him. He came to the table third in chips and remained one of the largest stacks until he was about a 5-to-1 advantage heads-up and sealed the deal on his first WSOPC victory.
When you reach into your pocket for the fifth, sixth and even seventh time to re-buy, are you still thinking, “Yeah, I can win this,” or what is your mindset? – “Always. I always expect to win. I don’t want to cash. I play to win.”
This is the fourth of 12 ring events slated to take place at the Horseshoe Hammond. Winners of all events will receive first-place prize money and the coveted WSOP Circuit ring. In addition, the winner of the Main Event will receive a seat to the $1 million Circuit National Championship in Las Vegas. An additional seat will be awarded to the individual who earns the most Circuit points at this stop.
The WSOP Circuit Events at Horseshoe Hammond continue through October 24. The Main Event will take place October 21.
Each final table throughout the 2011/2012 Circuit tour will be streamed live at WSOP.com
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