Tyler Morris mastered over 1,448 entries in the $1,675 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw no-limit hold’em main event, earning $369,503 and the first major title in his career.
Morris commented after his win at the Choctaw Casino’s event in Durant, Oklahoma, which followed all American gambling laws: “I started feeling good with five people to go. Everyone at the final table was so cool. It really helped out play and made decisions easy.”
The amazing turnout built the incredible $2,142,000 prize pool, which was way above the event’s $1 million guarantee. Also, in the process it became the fourth largest main event in the WSOP Circuit’s ten year long history.
Morris shined much more than the other poker stars at the event
Morris must have practiced considerably in different American poker rooms, as he was way better than poker pros like Joe Kuether, Kevin Eyster, T.J. Cloutier and Eric Baldwin. He made it to heads-up play against Shelby Penka holding around a 3-to-2 chip lead. The battle was harsh and it lasted for quite a few hours, but finally Morris was able to win and grab the big prize.
The award distribution was as follows:
1st – Tyler Morris – $369,503
2nd – Shelby Penka – $229,194
3rd – Clyde Walters – $167,954
4th – Preston Harwell – $127,685
5th – Jeff Gibralter – $97,204
6th – Joshua Evans – $74,863
7th – Jesse Capps – $58,327
8th – Michael Sanders – $45,967
9th – Julie Walker – $36,650