Jeff Fielder scooped a $312,080 prize after finishing with all the chips on Day 3 of the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event.
Fielder entered day three of the tournament as the chip leader and was able to outlast 15 other players throughout the day. Those initial 15 players eventually dwindled down to nine, and the final table was set.
One of the most intriguing players at the table was Krissi McFarland. She was gunning to be the first woman to win a WSOP Circuit Main Event. She just came up short, however, finishing in fifth place.
She was eliminated from the WSOP Choctaw Main Event after calling a four bet shove by Bryan Campanello. McFarland’s King of diamonds and 8 of spades did not hold up against Campanello’s King of hearts and Jack of diamonds and McFarland was sent to the rail. Campanello would be eliminated next, finishing the tournament in fourth place.
As the final table progressed Fielder saw his chip lead dwindle, and Matt Kirby took over as the chip leader. When heads-up play began, Kirby had a 2:1 chip lead against Fielder.
All it took was one hand for Fielder to regain the advantage.
On the first hand of heads-up play the two men bet back and forth preflop. On the fourth bet Fielder called and the flop came out: 8 of hearts, 5 of spades, 10 of spades.
Fielder checked. Kirby then bet 1.4 million chips. Fielder raised, going all in. Kirby called and turned over an Ace of diamonds and Queen of hearts. Fielder turned over an Ace of clubs and 10 of diamonds, pairing 10s.
The turn and river cards did not help Kirby. Fielder would scoop the 14 million-chip pot.
Fielder never looked back after winning that hand. He extended his lead over Kirby in the next few hands.
Fielder would finish off Kirby upon going all in with a pocket pair of fours. Kirby called with an Ace and Queen of hearts. The flop, river and turn gave Fielder a full house, bringing the tournament to an end.
Along with the cash prize, Fielder also earned a seat in the Southern Comfort 100 Proof WSOP National Championship on May 21-23, 2013 in New Orleans. This is Fielder’s second WSOP ring.
“This one has diamonds,” Fielder said as he received the ring.