Mike Cordell Wins 3rd WSOP Circuit Title in Baltimore

May 11th, 2017 Author:

Mike Cordell Wins 3rd WSOP Circuit Title in BaltimoreThe World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Horseshoe Baltimore $1,675 Main Event was held at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Maryland, with 449 players helping to create a prize pool worth $673,500. One of the players competing was Arkansas native Mike Cordell, who would eventually go on to win the tournament to claim a third career WSOPC ring, as well as a first place prize of $148,171.

Back in 2008, Cordell won the WSOPC Caesars Indiana $550 event for $21,274, and this year the WSOPC $365 Pot-Limit Omaha event for $14,661. In 2016, he also captured a coveted WSOP bracelet at the $1,500 NLHE 6-Handed event for $346,088. Following his latest winning performance in Baltimore, which pushes his career earnings to $780,814 and leapfrogs him from 6th to 4th on the Arkansas ‘All Time Money List’, Cordell, obviously fully still in poker mode, commented:

“I won the tournament, so it feels good. I know I don’t show it, but I’m ecstatic.”

The WSOPC Horseshoe Baltimore Main Event offered 45 money spots, and amongst the recognizable pros seeing a return on their buy-ins was Dennis Phillips in 42nd ($3,044), Alex Ziskin in 37th ($3,044), Ryan Jones in 36th ($3,354), and Andrew Brokos in 22nd ($5,570).

Mike Cordell subsequently entered the final table in pole position, but faced tough competition in the guise of WSOPC Harrah’s Cherokee champion Vanessa Truong, and 10-times WSOPC winner Maurice Hawkins.

Cordell (J-J) then sent Richard Smith (A-K) to the rail in 8th, followed by Robert Garrett in 4th, and Jeremy Stein in 3rd to take a more than 4-1 chip lead over Alex Queen into the final phase of the competition. Queen then looked set to make a comeback after getting his last 30bbs all-in preflop with A-A against his opponent’s K-J, but Cordell subsequently hit a king-high straight to wrap up his impressive victory.

Final Table Results:

1: Mike Cordell $148,171
2: Alex Queen $91,562
3: Jeremy Stein $66,905
4: Robert Garrett $49,667
5: Vanessa Truong $37,460
6: Joshua Vizcarra $28,671
7: Maurice Hawkins $22,266
8: Richard Smith $17,538
9: Ryan Tamanini $14,009

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