Brant Jolly emerged as the champion in the most recent World Series of Poker Circuit main event. He displayed remarkable skill and resilience, surpassing a field of 668 participants in the 2023 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond’s $1,700 no-limit hold’em main event. For his triumph, Jolly claimed a substantial prize of $196,842 and clinched his second WSOPC gold ring.
Jolly had previously claimed his first WSOPC ring last December when he conquered a $2,200 buy-in event at the WSOPC Harrah’s Cherokee stop, securing a prize of $70,393. Hailing from Fayetteville, Arkansas, Jolly’s tournament earnings now total nearly $590,000, with a notable $458,000 attributed to his impressive 16 in-the-money finishes within the WSOP Circuit.
Reflecting on his victory, Jolly expressed his elation, stating, “It feels great. This is like my seventh or eighth main event, and it feels good to lock one up.”
The event boasted a substantial $1 million guarantee, an amount that was surpassed by over $42,000, owing to the participation of 668 contenders across the three starting flights held at Horseshoe Hammond, situated near the Indiana-Illinois border, close to Chicago.
A total of 104 players secured payouts, with the bubble bursting early on the second day. As the final day began, only seven players remained, with Jolly leading the pack. The early stages of the final day witnessed three eliminations, with Jolly achieving his first knockout of the day by besting Sung Kim’s A-10 with his K-Q, ultimately sending Kim to a 5th-place finish with $50,363 in winnings.