The World Series of Poker Circuit has its stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma and people from the near and far have the chance to participate in one of the eight poker tournaments which it has on offer at the moment. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is the location which is hosting all poker action and the most recent tournament which ended this Wednesday was Event #7: $580 Pot-Limit Omaha.
This particular poker game is not as often played on live events and the reason for that is probably the fact that most poker festival organizers want to play it safe and offer the most well-known poker variant called No-Limit Hold’em. This is a more action-filled variation on the original Texas Hold’em and more and more players turn their eyes towards it. It is visible on the schedule of this poker festival that Event #7 was the only PLO tournament and this is probably why the interest towards it was so impressive.
A total of 125 players made their way to the poker tables, as the buy-in promised a generous prize pool which the top players ultimately shared. Starting on Tuesday and having its second day of poker action on Wednesday, this event generated a prize pool amounting to $62,500. Only the top 15 players on the official leader board had the chance to grab a slice of this amount of money, meaning that the minimal amount of money paid reached $1,050, while the big winner laid his hands on a total of $17,499 as well as the coveted by many WSOP Circuit Ring.
Big Winner Details
John Richards was the big winner who managed to claim the throne and outplay all of his rivals for the big cash, but this was also a very special win for him. So far in his poker career, he has managed to win two WSOPC Rings and this was his third lucky one. He has a total of $314,019 in live earnings and his biggest winning from a live tournament came at a similar WSOP Circuit event, which took place back in 2017. He played at the Main Event of the Choctaw, Durant stop of the WSOPC and claimed some $46,708 for his 8th place on the official leader board.
Richards first WSOPC Ring came in 2017 when he played at the Baltimore stop f the WSOPC and claimed the first place during the $365 Pot-Limit Omaha event. This brought him the big prize of $11,589 as well as his first ring. As for the second one, it was won during the WSOPC stop in Choctaw, Durant, when he played at the $580 No-Limit Hold’em Event $7 and he managed to reach the throne. This granted Richards with the first-place prize reaching $22,008 and the coveted ring.
The next and last event of this stop of the WSOPC is going to be the Event #8: $365 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed one which was scheduled to commence this Wednesday and to have its second day of poker action on Thursday.