Heather Alcorn Wins WSOPC Southern Indiana Main Event for $130K
Heather Alcorn scored her first major poker title at the World Series of Poker Circuit Southern Indiana Main Event. The 41-year-old mother of two took home $129,654 for finishing first in the $1,700 Main Event. She also won a seat in the 2019 Global Casino Championship valued at $10,000.
The victory was sweet for Alcorn, who has been watching others win at the very same table for over half a decade. Alcorn has worked for the WSOP as a dealer for six years, but this is her first year on a successful poker streak.
The Missouri resident picked poker casually in 2013. Her lifetime winnings are now at $174,573, but over $150,000 of that total was won just this year. It was the result of four final table cashes – three of which were during the WSOP Circuit Southern Indiana. In addition to the Main Event, she finished 8th in the $400 buy-in NLHE event for $1,752; 4th in the $400 NLHE Monster Stack event for $10,150.
Alcorn said she had not been planning to enter the event but just happened to be driving through town when it was set to begin. She stopped into the Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana to say hello to her WSOP coworkers and decided to enter a tournament while she was there.
One thing led to another – after making it to the final table in the first tournament she entered she decided to stay the next day and ended up making another final table.