WSOP Circuit Starts for the 8th Year at Harrah's Tunica
Over the years, since 2005 in fact, Harrah's Tunica has played host to some of the best WSOP Circuit events to have been hosted. It has welcomed the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Juan Carlos Mortensen to name a just a few, both winning here. Now in its eighth straight year the event hopes to continue in its history making ways by hosting the 12 day event with plenty of familiar faces turning out. All tournaments will take place in the Event Center and event #1 didn't disappoint with 435 players paying the $365 buy-in for the No Limit Holdem Tourney. These numbers added up to a total prize pool of £130,000 to be shared among the top 45 finishers. The winner was John Holley who pocketed a sweet $28,707 and his second WSOP Circuit ring. Holley stuck around for a hard fought eight hours at the final table finally coming home at just at three in the morning. By winning Holley also took an early lead in the Tunica Casino Championship, the winner of which will claim their place in the National Championships to be held in New Orleans later this year.
Lee Sawyer Wins Huge Pool in Event #3Lee Sawyer held his nerve to win $365 No Limit Holdem Re-Entry event at Tunica, besting a field of 1271 players which made it the second largest tournament in the history of the WSOP Circuit at Tunica. This was an outstanding achievement for the 30 year old amateur from Kenneth MO, and after three days of grueling poker he was awarded his first circuit ring and the 1st place prize of $67,681. There are still plenty of events to come and with a start like this we expect more high turn outs and some very big prize pools.
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