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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2010 | WSOP Circuit Events

WSOP Circuit Bayou Poker Challenge Mixed PLO-PLH Steven Hustoft

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2009/2010 World Series of Poker Circuit
Harrah’s New Orleans
Bayou Poker Challenge
Event #4
Mixed Pot Limit Omaha/Pot Limit Hold’em
Buy-In: $500 (+50)
Total Entries: 53
Total Prize Pool: $25,705
May 9-10, 2010

Final Results:

1 Steven Hustoft Lacey, WA $8,225
2 Jason Brice Houston, TX $5,141
3 Eric Cloutier Lafayette, LA $3,277
4 Jerry Randack Richardson, TX $2,313
5 Quy “JJ” Hoang New Orleans, LA $1,863
6 Jeffrey Brown Hollywood, FL $1,542
7 Raymond K. Gollahon Brookville, OH $1,285
8 Elie Said Missouri City, TX $1,092
9 “Uncle Tom” Raymond Spring, TX $963

Steven Hustoft Wins Mixed Event

Las Vegas, NV – The most recent winner on the World Series of Poker Circuit was Steven Hustoft, from Lacey, WA. He is a 41-year-old retiree, who previously served in the U.S. military. Hustoft collected first place prize money totaling $8,225. He was also presented with his first gold ring, the ultimate prize awarded for winning a WSOP Circuit event.

Hustoft served proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War. He now lives near Olympia, WA where he enjoys playing poker part-time. This marked Hustoft’s first time in the winner’s circle of a major poker tournament. In fact, it was his first time to ever cash in a WSOP-related tournament. This was the fifth WSOP Circuit event overall which Hustoft had entered, which turned out to be a memorable victory.

This was the fourth gold ring event (out of 19) on this year’s WSOP Circuit schedule at Harrah’s New Orleans. The $500 (+50) buy-in Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha/Pot-Limit Hold’em tournament began at 5 pm on May 9th. Play concluded late at on May 10th at about 4 am. The tournament attracted 53 entries. The top nine finishers divided a prize pool totaling $25,705.

Hustoft arrived at the Final Table ranked second in chips behind Quy “JJ” Hoang, a local player from New Orleans. Hustoft slowly accumulated chips through the four-hour finale en route to victory.

The WSOP Circuit at Harrah’s New Orleans continues through May 19th. This year’s schedule includes 19 gold ring events, along with multiple second-chance tournaments, single table and mega satellites, in addition to cash games going around the clock inside the Harrah’s New Orleans Poker Room. This marks the sixth straight year Harrah’s New Orleans has been a part of the WSOP Circuit. This is the 11th and final WSOP Circuit stop of the 2009-2010 season following previous tournaments held in Chicago, Southern Indiana, Lake Tahoe, Harrah’s Atlantic City, Tunica, Council Bluffs, Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Rincon, Harrah’s St. Louis, and Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

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Executive Staff, World Series of Poker Circuit – Harrah’s New Orleans

Tournament Director – Steve Frezer

General Manager of Harrah’s New Orleans -- Jim Hoskins
Vice President of Marketing – Sandie McNamara
Director of Table Games – Tosha Skipper
Shift Manager of Harrah’s New Orleans – Larry Barrett
Special Events Coordinator – Gretchen Holzhauser

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