Poker player Cary Marshall Wins Main Event at WSOPC Lake Tahoe

Cary Marshall claims victory at Lake Tahoe's biggest poker tournament

He won USD$139,260, a gold ring and a place at next year's National Championship | poker, poker news

The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) was the largest poker tournament ever to be held in Lake Tahoe, and Tuesday night (November 20th),

Cary Marshall bagged himself a victory, outlasting the rest of the 422-player field to earn USD$139,260, a gold ring and a place at next year's National Championship.

Marshall came to the final day of the WSOPC event with the chip lead of nearly 100,000 more than the competitor in second place. The day began with 13 players, but within an hour it was down to the final table.

Down to the final two and Marshall carried a chip lead of more than 3-1 against his opponent Derrick Yamada. Over the 2.5 hours of play, Yamada appeared to be making some headway.

Marshall admits: "I got lucky a few times here to win. I hit trips a few times at the right moment. Then on the final hand I had a straight and I guess I got lucky that Derrick had trips that time and I got the call."

Poker player Cary Marshall Wins Main Event at WSOPC Lake Tahoe