Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

The Wright Way

• Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante
Kyle Cartwright

During the first break of the day Kyle Cartwright took to the bracelet ceremony stage to celebrate his first World Series of Poker win, after the young circuit legend took home the title in Event #4: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em for a $360,435 score.

Cartwright is no stranger to collecting jewelry though, as the five WSOP Circuit rings he has already won can attest, but the bracelet ceremony was obviously a special moment in his career. And while he was once christened the "Poster Boy for the WSOP Circuit," Cartwright is hoping to become a poker superstar period.

If he wins two bracelets in a week, that should just about a do it, and with double the starting stack at the moment, he is squarely in contention for another deep run.

A recent hand saw Cartwright shove all in on the flop with the board reading {q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{9-Spades}. He was acting from the small blind, and from what we could gather he had come over the top of a 2,800 wager which was either a bet or a raise. In any event, Cartwright soon had the "all-in" button in front of his 20,000-chip stack, and his opponent diving deep into the tank to assess his spot.

Eventually though, that player surrendered and the sizable pot was sent Cartwright's way, giving him about double the average late in this first day of play.

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