The second stop of the 2017/2018 World Series of Poker Circuit season finished up this past weekend at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, with rising pro Jeremy Meachem continuing his successful trajectory for the year. Meacham prevailed over a field of 486 entries in the $1,675 main event, winning a career-high $156,736.
Meacham Moves Up Ranks
It marked the third consecutive WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event final table for Meacham, a 30-year-old poker pro from nearby Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. In 2015, he finished in sixth place for $28,556, and the year after that placed third for $66,930.
“The third time’s the charm, I guess,” Meacham told WSOP officials after the win. “It feels good to finally get there. Sixth, third, and first is a nice little progression.”
In addition to the prize money, Meacham became the third player to earn a free entry into the 2017/2018 WSOP Global Casino Championship.
Meacham rose to poker prominence earlier this year alongside his brother, Henry Meacham, after each won major titles in Florida just one week apart. Henry took down Event #1, $360 DeepStack, at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $122,467 six days after Jeremy won the WPTDeepStacks Jacksonville for $117,551.
Other highlights on Jeremy Meacham’s poker résumé include a fourth-place finish in the 2016 Wynn Summer Classic $1,100 NLHE for $101,642, a victory in a 2016 Borgata Fall Poker Open $300 NLHE event for $32,424, and finishing runner-up in the 2016 PPC Foxwoods World Poker Finals for $30,754.
Meacham finished Day 1A as the chip leader, and he would’ve taken the overall chip lead into Day 2 had it not been for 2011 PCA champ Galen Hall, who finished as the Day 1B chip leader after eliminating his brother Henry.
Hall’s demise came in Level 27 (20k/40k/5k) when he raised the cutoff to 235,000, which left him just 5,000 behind. Bob Ricciuti then moved all in from the small blind holding the A♥J♣, and Hall called off with his A♦7♠. The board ran out a dry K♦9♥3♥8♣10♣ and Hall had to settle for fifth place and $39,366 in prize money.
Other notables to cash the event were Cory Waaland (11th for $11,736), who recently weighed in on the passing of Rachel Kranz, as well as Kevin Calenzo (13th for $9,622), Mike Dentale (18th for $7,946), JeWook Oh (25th for $4,884), and MSPT Maryland Live! champ Greg Himmelbrand (27th for $4,884).
Meanwhile, Caleb Clarke finished as the Foxwoods Casino Champion, which gives him a seat into the 2017/2018 WSOP Global Casino Championship. Clarke amassed 122.5 points at the stop, which included winning Event #11: $3,250 High Roller for $50,625 and a gold ring. He also notched five other cashes, four of which were final table appearances.
The 2017/2018 season of the WSOP Circuit continues September 7-18 at the IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Final Table Results
1 Jeremy Meacham (Oak Bluffs, MA) $156,735
2 Sean Thomson (Worcester, MA) $96,957
3 Robert Ricciuti (Johnston, RI) $70,713
4 Mike Azzaro (New York, NY) $52,488
5 Galen Hall (San Francisco, CA) $39,366
6 Filippos Stavrakis (Forest Hill, MD) $30,035
7 Lawrence Greenberg (Weston, MA) $23,328
8 Ralph Massey (Chicago, IL) $18,225
9 Fabio Dagata (Needham, MA) $14,602