The WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Atlantic City Main Event attracted 306 entries over its two starting flights and created a whopping prize pool of $459,000, crushing the $400,000 guarantee. The prize pool was split into payouts for the top 33 finishers. It was the 27-year-old Soheb Porbandarwala, who won the coveted title and took home a lion’s share $107,862 for his superb performance.
The fight for the WSOP Circuit Harrah’s AC Main Event title began with two separate starting flights. Porbandarwala emerged from Flight B as a below-average stack. From there, he chipped-up very nicely and went on to make it to the final 3 tables with nearly 200,00 chips among the ITM players.
During the ten-handed final table, Porbandarwala found himself locked in an all-in battle against Joe Siracusa whose hand could not hold and he ended his run in 10th place. At that point, Porbandarwala took the chip lead among the remaining 9 players. He ran quite well at the final table and eventually reached heads-up against the 3-time WSOP gold ring winner Peter Vitantonio.
The heads-up battle began on Day 2 of the tournament and both players fought it hard for the title. The Day 3 started with Porbandarwala beginning as the chip leader against Vitantonio, who did swing the lead back to his way, but unfortunately couldn’t keep it all the way. On the last hand of the tournament, Vitantonio held Qs-10c and Porbandarwala had Jc-5h. The board ran out Js-9s-3h-4h-7c, giving the coveted Main Event title to Porbandarwala, who claimed $107,862 for his first-place finish. Vitantonio scooped a cool $66,693 for his remarkable runner-up finish in the tournament.