World Poker Tour (WPT) is one of the premier brands when you think of poker and entertainment across the world. Currently, Season V of the WPTDeepstacks is underway and its latest stop was the WPTDS – Jacksonville series, which was scheduled between 2nd and 12th March 2018.
The Main Event was a $1,500 buy-in one, which kicked off on 9th March, with $300,000 in guaranteed prizes. However, a vast field of 372 entries was created, generating a prize pool of over $500,000, and it was Georgia’s Jonathan Cronin who shipped this event, for $107,386. The tournament series took place at the bestbet Jacksonville Casino in Florida.
Cronin fired his first bullet and was eliminated in no time, but after coming back on Day 2, he was on a hot streak. This would’ve been a massive moment for him as it became his highest ever career live cash, having only about $75,000 in cashes before this event. His previous best was $19,000 in a Mid-States Poker Tour event last year.
Cronin first played a live tournament in 2010 but it’s only since last year that he has been active on the poker circuit, with a couple of titles and several final tables. “Right now, it feels amazing. It hasn’t quite hit yet, but it’s getting there, it’s definitely getting there. I’ve had a lot of great tournaments, a lot of great runs, but this definitely tops all of them,” said Cronin after this win.
Have a look at the final table action:
He played Adam Shuman in heads up, down 3.5 million against Shuman’s 5.7 million chips. However, he played well to recover and take the lead. In what became the final hand, both players went all-in pre-flop, with Shuman holding A-10 and Cronin holding pockets kings. The table opened 7-5-2-6-3, giving Cronin the title. For Shuman, it turned out to be a career best live cash as well!
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