The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) returned after the pandemic with a cautious schedule. It had several events that began once the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) ended in November in Las Vegas. Then, it hit standard stops in different states before veering off to Aruba, Caribbean.
A Middle America, Choctaw stop got the Circuit going as the WSOP added several other locations for its tour to break the United States schedule.
The WSOPC finalized its tour stops at Harrah's Cherokee, Bicycle Casino, Turning Stone, and Bally's Las Vegas.
The North Carolina WSOPC Harrah's Cherokee
Harrah's Cherokee is one of the popular live tournament stops in the Circuit. It began by exceeding its guarantees as Event No. 1 had a $25,000 guarantee and was a $400 buy-in competition with 475 entrants. Even so, its prize pool increased to over $156,000.
Event No. 2 was a $400 buy-in tournament with a $500,000 guarantee. Yet, it had 3,300 players, and its prize pool increased to $1,100,000. Most players don't get satisfied playing live poker today.
The Main Event had a $1,000,000 guarantee and was a $1,700 buy-in tournament. But, its two first days attracted 1,402 entries and a $2,124,030 prize pool.
Mark Davis, one of the players in the tournament, began Day 2 in position 131 out of 225 entrants with a small stack. Besides, he was among the players with the largest stacks as the day progressed. He used one hand to eliminate two players and topped the leaderboard with 17 more players.
The player started Day 3 by beating an opponent. But, a few short stacks doubled to him. He went to the final table with 11 million chips, with Dale Roesel following with an 8.75 million stack.
Davis lost more than 5 million chips and the stack lead after several rounds. Adam Ney bashed Chris George and took a significant chip lead. Davis didn't have a lot of momentum at first, and he later doubled to 10 million before leading in stacks again, thus winning the first WSOP Circuit ring.
The Los Angeles' WSOPC Bicycle Casino
The Southern Californian tournament attracts many talented poker players, including Kym Possible and Ethan Yau. Both of them have won ring events in the series in the past.
Event No.1 had a $152,000 prize pool and $60,000 guarantee. Event No. 2 had over $407,000 prize money, and it doubled the $200,000 guarantee.
The Main Event lacked a guarantee, and it attracted 550 entrants who formed a $833,250 prize pool. Michael Jozoff was in position 14 out of 87 when Day 2 started. He eliminated several players as Jessica Vierling, and Roland Israelashvili won money.
The player was in position six at the end of the day. The final table had eight finalists when Day 3 began. Jozzoff doubled Corey Brass and busted opponents in the fifth and sixth places.
He had a two-to-one lead when he got into a heads-up battle against Eugene Tito. Jozzof used pocket kings to bust Tito, which held up to A-T. he won the first gold ring in WSOPC.
Bally's Las Vegas WSOPC
Event No. 1 almost doubled its $50,000 guarantee, while Event No. 8 almost tripled its $50,000 guarantee. Stan Jablonski, David Baba, and David O'Callaghan won rings. The Main Event had 468 entries, a $500,000 guarantee, and a $709,020 prize pool.