Ship it to Dustin Schoonover. The oil company CEO from Texas took down the 2020 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event and won his first Circuit ring. He's one of those stories that actual drive hardcore tournament players on tilt because the cash-game specialist was playing cash games when he decided to buy in rather late into the Main Event. Of course, he'd go all the way to the final table and then take it down for his first WSOP Circuit ring and a huge mound of cash.
The 2020 WSOP Circuit Main Event had a $1,700 buy-in. This year's anchor event attracted 1,065 runners and a hefty prize pool worth over $1.6 million. Only the top 161 places got a cut of the prize pool in the WSOP Circuit Choctaw Durant with $272K set aside to the champ and most of the cheesecake up top to the final three.
Jared Jaffee went deep but narrowly missed the final table when he busted in 14th place.
Maurice Hawkins set another record with his 14th WSOP Circuit ring over the weekend. He went deep in the Main Event, but missed out on the final table. Hawkins bubbled the final table in tenth place.
The final table of nine in Choctaw Durant included John Skrovan, Brant Jolly, Mark Newton, Christopher Staats, Allen Brivic, Montana Bills, Austin Lewis, Trung Pham, and Dustin Schoonover.
Trung Pham busted first at the final table, while Austin Lewis didn't last long either when he busted in eighth place.
Montana Bills went deep, but their run ended in seventh place. Houston's Allen Brivic hit the bricks in sixth place. Chris Stats, the local from OKC, busted in fifth place.
Mark Newton hit the road in fourth place and just missed out on six figures in cash. Brant Jolly got picked off in third place, which paid out $127K. Jolly's elimination set up the heads-up bout between Dustin Schoonover and John Skrovan.
Schoonover and Skrovan slugged it out heads-up for the WSOP Circuit ring and more than a quarter-million in cash.
Skrovan busted in second place, which paid out $168,642. Not too shabby, eh?
Schoonover took the title, the ring, and $273K in cash.
Notables who cashed in the WSOP Circuit Choctaw Durant included Melisa Singh, Rick Braun, Jacob Haller, Jack Peterson, James Browne, Dan Marin, Mauricio Solano, Mina Greco, Melissa Byrne, Todd Dreyer, Bob Miller, Allen Baker, Sage Nutt, Brittain Fraley, Andy RObinson Jeff Banghart, Rock Eanes, Jason Gooch, Stacey Jones, Eric Bunch, Carla Khani, Ray Grams, Wedley Cutshall, Jimmy Grant, Brian Green, Sung Kim, Quoc Tran, Dan Watkins, Michael Perrone, Pablo Pallan, Jesus Gonzalez, Jared Hemingway, Wayne Keller, Jay Lee, Trevor Parks, Mark Farrar, Clyde Hinton, Barry Barron, Darvis Dennis, Jesse Jones, CHance Walker, Greg Burns, Scott Adrian, Scotty Levy, Barbara Sargent, Scott Castelluccio, James Hughes, Ahmad Popal, Jimmy Ramm, Phil Pope, Hieu Dang, Jake Bazeley, Phil Chow, Scott Stewart, Danny Munson, Andy Wilmot, Alex Holmes, Tony Cousineau, Joel Klipping,Matt Bray.
2020 WSOP Circuit Choctaw Durant
Prize Pool: $1,613,475
Final Table Results:
1. Dustin Schoonover (Midlothian, TX) $272,846
2. John Skrovan(Austin, TX) $168,642
3. Brant Jolly (Fayetteville, AR) $126,988
4. Mark Newton (Ada, OK) $96,485
5. Christopher Staats (Oklahoma City, OK) $73,976
6. Allen Brivic (Houston, TX) $57,239
7. Montana Bills (Fort Scott, KS) $44,699
8. Austin Lewis(Lantana, TX) $35,233
9. Trung Pham (Oklahoma City, OK) $28,034