English expat Craig Rimmer has converted the start-of-day chip lead into a win at The Star Gold Coast in the WSOP-C Main Event. Despite being one of the shorter stacks towards the end of Day 3, Rimmer went on a heater, winning several big confrontations late in the day to carry the chip lead onto today’s Final Table.
Eight hours later, it was all over, as opponents fell one by one, leaving Rimmer facing wunderkind JP Rounce-Sue heads up for the title. Over the course of over an hour, the chip lead swung back and forth, before Rimmer closed out the win with two pair to take down the WSOP Circuit title.
The $271,184 surpasses Rimmer’s previous best career result by around quarter of a million dollars. Asked by PMA how he intended to celebrate, Rimmer laughed and said “tonight will definitely be a big one!”and that he was “absolutely chuffed, over the moon” with the result, remarking that he “can’t believe it, I came in today and I didn’t expect to win it. Some really tough opponents and I don’t have that much experience, particularly with heads up play.”
Rimmer continued, saying he “intended to take poker more seriously”, especially in the knowledge that part of his victory here today includes an invitation to the Tournament Of Champions at the WSOP in Las Vegas.
For Rounce-Sue, the result marks his incredible third six-figure result in a row; winning the WPT Australia Opening Event at the same venue in September for a tad over $150K, before winning ‘The Goliath’ at APT National Championships in Bankstown, Sydney, in October for $100K. The New Zealand expat, who now resides in Brisbane and is just 19 years of age, is definitely on our radar for the future!
2023 WSOP-C Gold Coast Main Event – Final Table Placings