Justin Carey denies Maurice Hawkins 14th WSOP Circuit ring

Maurice Hawkins latest shot at breaking his own record came up short this week at Foxwoods during the latest stop for the WSOP Circuit.

Stopping Hawkins in his attempt to win a 14th WSOP Circuit ring was Justin Carey. Carey captured his second WSOP Circuit ring after winning the $1,700 main event at Foxwoods.

The main event drew a 468-player field, and naturally it came down to Carey and Hawkins heads-up for the tournament championship and the WSOP Circuit ring.

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When heads-up play began Carey had a sizable chip lead on Hawkins with 10.9 million chips to Hawkins 3.95 million. Hawkins didn’t go quietly though, as he took over the chip lead a few hands into heads-up play after he pushed Carey off a huge pot.

After a short back-and-forth with chips moving all over the table, Carey retook the lead when his K-Q stood up.

On the final hand of the tournament Carey moved all-in preflop with Ad-8h and Hawkins called instantly with As-Qh. Carey needed some help and got it on the flop when 8s-4d-3h fell to pair his eight.

Hawkins now needed some help but missed on the turn when the 7c hit, and whiffed on the river as well when it showed the 9h.

For the win Carey received his second WSOP Circuit Championship ring and cashed $143,293. Hawkins had to settle for $88,557 and second place.