Jonathan Poche Ships WSOPC Hard Rock Tulsa Main Event for $216,000


721 players battled it out over 3 days for a share in a prize pool of  $1,081,500 at the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Hard Rock Tulsa Main Event. It was Jonathan Poche from Youngsville, Louisiana who eventually walked away with the title as well as $216,000 for his efforts.

Ironically, Poche’s career began 7 years ago with a WSOPC win when he took down the 2011 WSOP Circuit Regional Championship Harrah’s New Orleans for $121,017.

Poche came into the final table of 10 as 6th in Chips. However, he quickly proceeded to chip up and then eliminate  Michael Horchoff in seventh place which propelled him further. Poche entered heads-up play against Chad Smith from Dallas, Texas, with only a slight disadvantage in chips. This did not seem to deter him much as he chipped up nearly to a 4:1 advantage before the final hand was dealt.
“It feels good, like winning is supposed to,” Poche told WSOP reporters.
A look at the final table payouts:

1. Jonathan Poche – $216,307
2. Chad Smith – $133,349
3. Mashir Khan – $98,308
4. Joshua Turner – $73,272
5. Jeffrey Fielder – $55,340
6. Charles Adkins – $42,341
7. Michael Horchoff – $32,802
8. Matthew Colvin – $25,729
9. Sayed Khan – $20,430

With this victory, Jonathan Poche takes his lifetime live poker earnings up to $645,215 and moves to 14th on the Louisiana all-time money list, according to his Hendon Mob profile.


The WSPOC is next headed to the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas. The events are set to be played from March 22nd to April 2nd.


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