The WSOP Circuit hit the Sunshine State and it was Rulsan Dykshteyn who took home the WSOP Circuit Main Event gold ring and first place cash prize of $202,335 at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Dykshteyn from New York is a semi pro player however this win is a little bit of a surprise to him as he readily admits that he usually sticks to cash games and hardly ever plays in tournaments, saying that he only came down to Florida to visit his friends. He’s usually to be found in the cash games in Atlantic City and only has one other notable tournament cash to his name, which was a 3rd place finish in the 2012 Borgata Spring Poker Open where he bagged $112,950.
The final table at the Kennel Club included 2 Circuit ring holders in Joe McKeehen who has 2 rings to his name and Luke Graham, who has in recent years done well at the Palm Beach event. There were also a few Circuit regulars who made the final 9 with both Vincent Maglio and Josh Kay in the mix, in fact it was a very tough final table. That tough final table however didn’t last long and it was only a few hours of play until Dykshteyn and Maglio were left to battle it out for the title. The lightning pace of the final table continued and within 15 minutes it was all over as Dykshteyn came from behind to take first place and beat the 658 entrants to the glory. Dykshteyn will also be taking his seat in the National Championships in May, and next up for the Circuit is the Las Vegas event at Caesar’s Palace.