Lon McEachern, a legendary WSOP commentator, has made his way to the top of the table after participating in the $400 Seniors Event. Lon takes home $15,008 and becomes the first commentator to leave a mark on the ranking table. The feat comes after defeating Calvin Norman for the second position and prize money of $9,276.
The event happened at Thunder Valley Casino in North California. Lon has worked alongside Norman Chad for several years. This victory is also epic because he has been able to surpass his colleague by clinching the victory.
Following Michael Peters’ departure from the final table, Lon and Calvin met face-to-face. The third-place finisher was awarded $6,485 for his efforts. A minimum of $1,109 has been won by Jeff Rosen in the tenth position, which enhances the appearance of the final table. There were a total of 181 entries, and the top 10 finishers each received more than a thousand dollars.
Anthony Banuelos held onto the 4th position after the elimination of Nathan Fitzgerald, who had to smile with $3,835 to his name. Anthony has registered $4,633 by ending the session just before Michael Peters.
Gregory Agren is in the 6th position with $2,530, followed by Jena Venturini, who has taken $1,935 along with them after the event. Paul Richardson and Ronald Henry Jr. finished eighth and ninth, respectively, for $1,516 and $1,110.
It was a tough start for Lon, who was fifth in chips and has 25 big blinds. Norman was with him, nearly, with 10 big blinds. Those who were leading with chips went on to leave the table earlier than them. Norman finished with A-4 against the winner’s A-8. Lon was declared the champion of the final table after it ran out 9-5-J-2-K.
The WSOP Circuit Series is scheduled to end on January 23, 2023. It is a collection of 13 ring events with a $1,700 Main Event as the major highlight. It will run from January 20, 2023, to January 23, 2023, with a guaranteed pool of $500,000. Meanwhile, Thunder Valley Casino has begun Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em The Opener.
Norman Chad has also tried his luck, but it does not appear that fortune will soon favor him. Lon McEachern has been able to deliver the victory with fewer plays than Norman, who will likely give the game another shot in an effort to replicate the pattern set by his colleague.
Ben Erwin conducted a post-match interview with Lon. In response to the questions posed by Thunder Valley’s director of tournament operations, he did brag about his victory, to no one’s surprise. Lon McEachern is a regular player. Soon, he could return to the table for another victory.