MAHO–The first ever World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Caribbean Main Event was won by avid card player Timothy Cavallin of Barbados. He carted home US $84,000 plus the prestigious WSOPC Ring. The buy-in for the event was $1,675 and had a guarantee of $250,000 that was smashed, 224 players created a prize pool of $336.000.
Only 12 out of 224 players had returned to the tables of Sonesta Maho Beach Resort’s Casino Royale for the finals. Jean-Luc Adam was leading the hopefuls into day three of the WSOPC Caribbean Main Event. Cavallin emerged victorious and scooped the first place pay out after a brief heads-up battle with day-one chip leader Luca Giovannone.
The heads-up duel for the title lasted all but 10 minutes. Giovannone’s four-bet-all-in with King-10 of clubs and Cavallin called with King-Jack. A Jack on the flop paired up the player from Barbados and he faded a gut-shot to emerge victorious after an impressive performance at the final table.
Casino Royale was a thrilling place to be for the four days of the poker series. Players were all hopeful to win big in paradise and claim the title as the first winner of the Caribbean leg of the series.
Casino Royale is happy to have hosted this Caribbean stop and to have been chosen as the venue for the ground-breaking event. “Events such as this World Series of Poker go a long way in promoting the destination, not only through the publicity generated directly by the series but through the people it attracts. We are proud to be a partner,” said Sergio Porcasi, vice president of casino operations.
“WSOP is a strong brand and players from all parts of the world follow the series to participate in these events. The combination of a well-organized event in the perfect setting of the Caribbean beauty of St. Maarten made a winning combination. Players promised to return November 2017 for the second edition of WSOPC Caribbean,” said Thomas Kremer organiser and Chief Executive Office of TK Poker Events.
Nine rings have been awarded in the two-week festival in St. Maarten, one of the newest international stops added to the 13 WSOP Circuit, the only one in the Caribbean.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/61777-cavallin-wins-wsopc-caribbean-main-event