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Austin Farmer picks up WSOP Circuit gold ring

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Austin Farmer picks up WSOP Circuit gold ring

A relative newcomer to the poker scene picked up his first title Tuesday at the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop. Austin Farmer, a 22-year-old player out of Virginia, took down the $600 NLHE Six-max Big Blind Ante tourney for his first recorded title and his first WSOP Circuit gold ring. The $23,648 first-place prize was also a nice addition.

Farmer had hoped to participate in the recent WSOP Circuit tournament at Coconut Creek. However, a bout of bronchitis kept him away, so he made the eight-and-a-half-hour trip to Indiana for the next WSOP installment. It was well worth it, as Farmer bested a field of 164 players for the win.

The prize pool swelled to $84,451 because of the turnout and the 18 finalists all took home some cash in the two-day event. At the end of the first day, Farmer set the stage, amassing 639,000 chips.

He maintained his lead throughout virtually all of Day 2 and, with only seven players remaining, was still the chip leader. He was also the only player to break the one-million chip mark. His closest competition at the time was Kyle Cruse, who would wind up being eliminated in third place for $10,495.

Farmer would ultimately face off against William Davis in the final heads-up battle. The duel was tough, but Farmer managed to hold onto his lead and finally eliminated Davis, who took home $14,619 for his second-place finish.

Bob

Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.

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