Just over two weeks ago, Warren Sheaves finished second in the $365 N0-Limit Hold ‘em event at the Horseshoe Cincinnati series. A player might never get a shot at another ring in their lifetime, but Sheaves had a second chance today. The 30-year old from Ashville, NC took full advantage of his opportunity and took his first Circuit ring in the $365 No-Limit Hold ‘em event at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana.
A total of 173 players entered the eighth ring event and, as has been the pattern at the series, we reached the final table by the end of Day 1. This promised to be one of the most interesting final tables of the series.
First, brothers Jeffrey and Jason Epley were seated next to each other in the two and three seats. In the five seat was renowned poker professional Amanda Musumeci. Chip leader Reyna Binkley is the wife of Stephen Binkley, who just won the $365 No-Limit Hold 'em ring event the day before. Finally, in the nine seat was Doug "Rico" Carli, the all-time WSOP Circuit career cashes leader.
The brothers Epley were the first two eliminated from the final table. Musumeci was eliminated in fourth place while start of Day 2 chip leader Reyna Binkley was knocked out in third place.
That left Sheaves and all-time Circuit cash leader Carli to battle it out. Carli, who also holds two WSOP Circuit rings, did earn his 79th career cash but was unable to earn the third ring as Sheaves took down the title.
For Sheaves, he takes home $14,013 and his first Circuit ring. More importantly, the poker professional gets redemption for his second place finish just a few weeks earlier.
Final table results are as follows:
1st – Warren Sheaves $14,013
2nd – Douglas Carli $8,660
3rd – Reyna Binkley $6,234
4th – Amanda Musumeci $4,569
5th – Stephen Kats $3,408
6th – Franklin Caldwell $2,586
7th – Nicholas Blumenthal $1,996
8th – Jeffrey Epley $1,566
9th – Jason Epley $1,249