Last WSOP-C Before Series, Ends With Final "Gasp"ard
May 21, 2022

The ten stop 2008/2009 World Series of Poker- Circuit season wrapped up yesterday, with one last final champ claiming a coveted gold WSOP circuit ring at the Harrah's Hotel and Casino, New Orleans.  Jean "Prince" Gaspard, a professional poker player from Chicago, took down the final championship event, thanks in part to a three-way deal struck between Gaspard and his final two opponents Billy Kopp and Ken Christopher. 

The fairly standard deal, based on chip stack sizes at the time, officially earned Gaspard the New Orleans Championship title, along with a seat into the 2009 WSOP Main Event, $161,175 in walking around money and of course the aforementioned ring.

The final table finish positions for the $5,150 buy-in WSOP-C Harrah's New Orleans Championship were as follows:

1st.  Jean Gaspard- $161,175*

2nd.  Billy Kopp- $123,837*

3rd.  Ken Christopher- $111,097*

4th.  Steven McKoy- $63,916

5th.  Daniel Walsh- $49,934

6th.  Anita Vasquez- $39,948

7th.  Justin Allen- $31,958

8th.  Kenny Milam- $25,966

9th.  Kurt Scheer- $21,971

*payouts reflect deal struck at final table

For more information on the 2008/2009 WSOP-C season visit, or for updates and photos from yesterday's exciting final table visit

Story by Mark Anderson

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