Cory Carroll, widely known to online poker players as "UGOTPZD", won the 2007 $5k WSOP Circuit event at Caesar's Palace today, besting Justin "Looshle" Pechie in a heads-up battle that saw multiple lead changes. For his win, Carroll receives just over $500k, the championship ring plus a seat in the World Series of Poker main event.
The big hand of the heads-up battle came when the two players got all of their money in with Pechie holding K J offsuit and Carroll holding pocket nines. The pocket nines held up, and Carroll finished off Pechie, after Carroll pushed holding A J offsuit and Pechie called with 7 5 offsuit. The board blanked out for both players, and Carroll took down the tournament.
This tournament is just another example of how online poker players are making a name for themselves in live tournament play, especially in wake of the UIGEA. Well-known online players have taken down multiple tournaments recently, and they show no signs of slowing down.
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