Cartwright wins 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit IP Biloxi

Kyle Cartwright is celebrating after proving victorious in the recent 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit IP Biloxi Main Event. The Bartlett-born player managed to overcome the challenge of 300 other participants to win the event and subsequently qualify for the National Championship.

As well as earning qualification to the circuit-ending event, Cartwright was also rewarded handsomely for his efforts having won the 1st prize of $107,992. The event was certainly lucrative for other players as well, with Brad Johnson earning $66,744 for his 2nd place finish while John Dolan was handed a check for $48,429.

Unlike a lot of final table showdowns, Cartwright was actually a very active player in his event. He showed his intent right from the start and was responsible for knocking out Dennis Pasentine, after showing pocket kings against Pasentine's pocket jacks. Cartwright had Brad Johnson to thank for the second casualty after he managed to dispose of Jesus Cabrera, who finished the tournament in 5th place. However, Cartwright at least contributed to the demise of Cory Wood and John Dolan, with his aggressive play resulting in both being eliminated in 4th and 3rd respectively.

Considering Cartwright's active style on the final table, he held a huge advantage as he prepared to go heads-up against Brad Johnson. Cartwright had an incredible 5.375m chips as opposed to the 625,000 that Johnson held in his arsenal. As you would expect, Johnson pushed at the first opportunity and with Cartwright once again holding a pocket pair, this time jacks, Johnson had few outs with his KH-7H and promptly finished the tournament in 2nd place.