25 January 2023 – Tunica, Mississippi After two successful trips last year, the World Series of Poker Circuit has returned to the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi for another round of competition.
This is the 21st time that the WSOP Circuit has visited Tunica, going all the way back to 2005.
This season, there are sixteen gold rings up for grabs between January 19 and January 31. There are thirteen open events, two senior events, and one women’s event.
Event #1: $400 No-Limit Holdem began with Glen Hickman claiming his first Circuit ring after outlasting 322 competitors. The first-place prize for Hold’em is $23,621.
Jenna Amacher followed in Hickman’s footsteps by becoming the first woman to win gold in Tunica when she defeated 1,222 competitors in the multi-flight to earn her maiden Circuit ring and $63,648.
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em was won by a familiar face as Kevin Davis defeated 295 competitors, earning him his sixth Circuit ring and $20,988.
Michael Myers is a well-known character from the original Friday the 13th films, but in this instance, he exclusively terrorizes those over the age of 50. Myers won $23,820 and his first Circuit ring after consuming 519 Golden Saints in the first Seniors tournament.
Nicholas Latta won his first gold medal after defeating 210 bounty seekers in Event #5 $400 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty for $20,655.
After Myers and Latta cleaned up the poker room on Sunday, the poker “Grinch” decided to make his presence known on Monday by grabbing all of the six-max chips.
Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max attracted 318 entrants, and WSOP bracelet champion David Moses prevailed to earn his third Circuit ring and $23,477.
After the conclusion of six two-card events, it was time to transition to a four-card game. In Event #7: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha, 192 non-hold’em players participated, with Timothy Earls, a first-time ring winner, earning $15,430.
All WSOP Circuit champions to date are listed here.
Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em – Glen Hickman
Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Multi-Flight – Jenna Amacher
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em – Kevin Davis
Event #4: $300 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors – Michael Myers
Nicholas Latta won the $600 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty in Event #5.
David Moses won Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed.
$700 Pot-Limit Omaha – Timothy Earls
Seven rings have already been given, with nine more to follow before the tournament concludes on Monday, indicating that the series’ main event is imminent.
Tomorrow, January 26, at 11:00 a.m., the first of three beginning flights for the $1,700 Main Event will begin! The most anticipated event of the season will take place over the course of the whole weekend, concluding on Monday, January 30.
Last January, Randy Paguio of San Diego won his first WSOP Circuit gold ring and $193,764 after defeating 674 competitors. A few months later, in April, Gavin Munroe of Alabama defeated 536 opponents on way to winning his third Circuit ring and $158,424.
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.