Lake Tahoe, Nevada (October 25, 2022) – For the first time since 2019, the World Series of Poker Circuit returns to South Lake Tahoe at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe for a full schedule of 16 ring events, seven of which have already been completed.

Throughout the first week of activities, several noteworthy figures have been observed at Harvey’s poker room. Among them is WSOP Circuit ring winner Rex Clinkscales, who won Event #3, $400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed for about $15,000 and his second ring.

Ken Baime, who placed 46th in the WSOP Main Event last summer for $176,200, also had a deep run in Event #6: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Mystery Bounty this week, finishing third for $7,879.

Here are the winners from the first several days of competition at Lake Tahoe.

$400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack – Taylor Pollard ($15,838)

Event #2: $250 Ladies’ Tournament – Rachel Cho ($4,019)

Rex Clinkscales won $14,898 in the third event, a $400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed, after he placed third in the event.

Event No. 4: $400 No-Limit Hold’em (2-Day) – Thomas Masinter ($27,513)

Event #5: Seniors Event for $250 – Wade Smith ($13,671)

Oscar Alvarez won $18,304 in the sixth event, a $600 No-Limit Hold’em Mystery Bounty.

Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed – Albert Gorelik ($18,205)

There will be nine more champions crowned before the season concludes on November 1. Click here for a detailed itinerary of the remaining events.

The series’ highlight will begin on Thursday, October 27 with the first flight of the $1,700 Main Event. The tournament will include three 11 a.m. Thursday through Saturday opening flights. The survivors of these flights will merge on Day 2 to play down to a final table on Sunday, with the final table commencing at noon on Monday, October 31.

Since the Main Event has not returned to Harvey’s Lake Tahoe since 2019, Michael Pearson remains the reigning champion, having won the championship and $133,285 against a field of 424 players. The inhabitant of San Francisco is also the 2016 Lake Tahoe Main Event.

Any legitimate gold ring winners from this WSOP Circuit trip will be invited to the new “Tournament of Champions,” which is by invitation only. The $1 million freeroll event will take place in Las Vegas at the 2023 World Series of Poker. Winners of online and live bracelets in 2022/23 will also be eligible for the new signature event.


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