Justin Boggs wins Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event

Justin Boggs is the newest owner of a WSOP Circuit championship ring after taking down the main event at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana WSOP Circuit stop earlier this week in Elizabeth, Indiana.

A 474-player field tried their luck in the $1,675 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, which compiled a prize pool of $635,978. Boggs ran hot throughout the event as he was chip leader after Day 1 and 2 and he continued to hold the chip lead entering the final table. His take for finishing first was $139,920.

The final table was an experienced one as it boasted the likes of Scott Montgomery, a WSOP bracelet winner who finished fifth in the 2008 WSOP main event, and Chris Carey, who already has two WSOP Circuit championship rings to his name. Both failed to add more hardware to their poker resume as Montgomery bowed out in fifth place and Carey finished ninth.

Boggs and Freedman battle heads-up

When only two players remained at the table, it came down to Boggs and Wendy Freedman heads-up for the tournament title. Freedman was in search of her second WSOP Circuit ring, having previously won on the WSOP Circuit at the Bicycle Casino in 2013.

When heads-up play got underway, Boggs had a large chip lead with 6.1 million chips compared to Freedman’s 2.3 million. It took only a few hands for all of the chips to move to Boggs’ side of the table.

On the final hand, Boggs went all-in with ace-nine suited clubs and Freedman called with ace-two suited spades. The flop delivered Kd-Qh-4h, providing no help for Freedman and reducing her chances of winning by cutting her chance at hitting a flush. The turn card, 3h, was also a dud, giving her only seven outs on the river. None of them hit as the river card was a 10s, giving Boggs the win. For second place, Freedman received $86,464.

The next stop on the WSOP Circuit season is the Horseshoe Hammond Casino in Hammond, Indiana. The $1,675 main event is scheduled to begin on October 21 and run for three days.