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WSOP Circuit draws over 4,000 entries

31 January 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The 12-day 2018 World Series of Poker Circuit at Horseshoe Tunica is now complete. The series featured 12 gold ring events, two seniors events and a ladies event. The biggest winner of the series was Sam Washburn, who won the $1,675 Main Event for $188,086 and his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring. It was Washburn's first ever WSOP cash. The Main Event ended up drawing 597 runners to generate an $895,500 prizepool. In total, the 12 gold ring events drew 4,531 entries for an average of 377 players per event and paid out over $2.1 million.

This series was full of first-time winners. Warren Bishop, John Jacob and Moin Kazi all won gold ring events in their first WSOP event ever played. Bishop won the $365 pot-limit Omaha event, Jacob a standard Circuit $365 no-limit Hold'em event and Kazi a one-day $365 no-limit Hold'em event.

On the other end of the spectrum, bracelet winner Mike Cordell won his fourth career WSOP Circuit gold ring and picked up his 25th career WSOP cash in Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry.

Cordell also picked up his 26th career cash a week later in the Main Event, finishing 51st for $3,179. Stephen Nussrallah grabbed his second career WSOP Circuit gold ring in Event #9: $580 No-Limit Hold'em. He defeated the 248-player field to earn $30,379. The win tallied as Nussrallah's 43rd career WSOP cash and boosted his career WSOP tournament earnings to a whopping $841,437.

The two Global Casino Champion seat winners at the series were Washburn and Scott Stewart. Washburn won his entry to the 2018 freeroll for winning the Main Event and Stewart won the Casino Championship. Stewart cashed five times, including reaching three final tables to earn the honor. Stewart finished runner-up to Washburn in the Main Event for $116,316.

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