Matt Keikoan Wins WSOP Circuit Harvey's Lake Tahoe Championship
November 17, 2021

World Series of Poker bracelet winner Matt Keikoan, came out the victor over a small but experienced field at the World Series of Poker Circuit Harvey's Lake Tahoe, $5,150 buy-in, Championship Event yesterday, earning himself the top prize worth $106,435 as well as a shiny new WSOP Circuit gold ring.

Keikoan was the last man sitting out of 64 starting players, with seemingly the majority of the known players in the field lasting with him all the way to the final table- forcing Matt to prove his skills directly against some of the most talented players in attendance.

Some of those pros that made the money by landing at this WSOP Circuit final table included World Poker Tour 2009 Festa al Lago champion Tommy Vedes, past WSOP Circuit ring winner Ari Engel and 2008 WSOP bracelet winner David Woo, who entered the final table as the significant chip leader with 286,000 in tournament chips.

Despite Woo's 100,000 starting chip advantage over his nearest rival, ultimately he was unable to surpass seventh place overall, opening the door for players like Justin Hallstrom and John Goodger to crack the big money always awaiting the top three spots.

The final table finish positions for the 2009 WSOP Circuit Harvey's Lake Tahoe Main Event were as follows:

1st.  Matt Keikoan- $106,435

2nd.  Justin Hallstrom- $56,886

3rd.  John Goodger- $39,820

4th.  Ari Engel- $28,144

5th.  Tommy Vedes- $21,557

6th.  Roger Sippl- $17,066

7th.  David Woo- $13,174

8th.  Tim Davey- $9,581

9th.  John McNeilly- $6,737

For more information on this and other stops on the 2009/2010 World Series of Poker Circuit schedule visit

Story by Mark Anderson

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