This Friday, New Jersey’s Julian Sacks redeemed himself at the WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event.
In the 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit, Sacks finished runner-up. Two years ago, it was Lucas Picking who left with the coveted gold ring.
Last week, however, Sacks found redemption in a big way, the player won the WSOP Circuit Foxwoods $1,675 Main Events and $148,350 after topping a field of 460 players. With this victory, Sacks also got a free entry into 2017 WSOP Global Casino Championship.
“Here at Foxwoods, I’ve had the chip lead before, and blown it. And I was putting a lot of pressure on myself not to blow it this time,” he said.
On Day One, Sack finished as chip leader, and survived while other big names hit the rail, including Eric Rivkin, Robert Corcione, Tim Reilly and Ben Ludlow.
Sack defeated the defending champion Samuel Taylor, who left the event on 19th place and receive $6.358 for his performance.
Johanssy Joseph and Jeremy Meacham were also looking to improve upon past performance, this time around at the final table. Last year, Joseph finished the WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event as runner-up to Taylor. Meacham finished the circuit in sixth place. This year he did better, scooping third.
“Once it got down to four-handed, at times it felt like I was winning every hand, then I really felt like it was my tournament to lose,” said Sacks.
Sacks played the heads-up against Travis Stams. Even though Stams started as the short stack, he quickly doubled it on the first hand.
On the final hand, Stams found himself in trouble against a pair of kings. He had no choice than to settle for a second-place. Stams left with $91,770 consolation prize.
$148,350 – Julian Sacks
$91,770 – Travis Stams
$66,930 – Jeremy Meacham
$49,680 – Johanssy Joseph
$37,260 – Muhammed Abdel-Rahim
$28,428 – Sean Carlson
$22,080 – Long Tran
$17,250 – Vinh Dang
$13,800 – Ronald Baker