Christophe Bouziane Wins 2016 WSOPC Caribbean Event #35 ($7,140)
The final ring event of the 2016 World Series of Poker Circuit Caribbean at the casino Royale attracted a field of 68 entries for the $365 Turbo one-day event and it would last until 5 a.m. local time to determine a winner. Ultimately, Christophe Bouziane defeated Hank Sitton after an all in festival on the final table and WSOP bracelet and WSOP Circuit ring winner Kevin Eyster had to settle for third place.
Sitton entered the nine-handed final table with a decent lead over the rest of the field and just the top seven spots were paid a portion of the $20,400 prize pool. Gerald Mortensen bowed out in 9th place and after several double ups, some players survived showdowns on the bubble with two big blinds or less, it was Aroon Maharaj who missed out on the money. All in for less with ace-nine, he was called by Pierre Legrand in the big blind with eight-five and a five appeared on the board.
The entertaining showdowns continued and it took some time to whittle down the field in the money. Eric Herbet, Legrand, Mark Ali and Richard London then fell in quick succession and Eyster picked the wrong timing to push from the small blind with king-six. Sitton called with ace-three and the board bricked.
Heads-up started almost even in chips and Sitton’s three-bet shove with ace-deuce let Bouziane double with ace-kind and the American had less than one big blind less. It took a few hands before he eventually bowed out with eight-nine versus jack-deuce and Bouziane was crowned as a winner.
Christophe Bouziane wins last WSOPC ring
Final Result Event #35
|5||Mark Ali||Trinidad & Tobago||$1,560|
That marks the end of the final World Series of Poker Circuit ring event at the Caribbean festival for 2016. On Wednesday November 16th, two further Side Events will take place with a $250 NLHE Event as of 6 p.m. local time and $135 Survivor Event as of 9 p.m. before the action concludes after almost two weeks of fun in the sun.