28 February 2017 (Las Vegas) – The WSOP Circuit series at the Rio is now complete. This was the first Circuit stop hre since 2005, the very first season of the Circuit.

Here are a few highlights:

In the Main Event, Ryan Jones (pictured) earned his second Circuit ring, taking home $269,327. His first ring was also a main event, from Harrah's Cherokee in 2015.

Then in the High Roller, Brandon Wittmeyer overcame a 10-1 deficit heads up to earn his first ring. Wittmeyer is already a bracelet winner, having won the 50/50 Event at the 2015 WSOP.


Casino Championship:

James Alexander is the Casino Championship at the Rio. Alexander has five cashes this series for 82.5 points. He min-cashed in the opening re-entry event for 2.5 points, and then won Event #2: $365 No-Limit Hold’em for 50 points. Alexander finished in 12th place in Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold’em for 10 points, and then on Monday night finished in 39th place in the Main Event to add 10 more points to his total and pass Gregory Hartwick for the lead. He finished up the series with a 10th place finish in the High Roller.

The winner of the Rio Casino Championship will earn a free seat to the 2017 Global Casino Championship. The Global Casino Championship will have a $1 million guaranteed prizepool and award the winner a gold bracelet.

Rio Casino Championship - Full Leaderboard


Completed Ring Events:

Event #1: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – Nate Bandy defeated 1,498 players for $75,364

Event #2: $365 No-Limit Hold’em – James Alexander defeated 255 players for $18,744

Event #3: $365 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha Six Max – Mordechai Kirschenbaum defeated 180 players for $15,124

Event #4: $250 Seniors Event - Chris Papastratis defeated 418 players for 18,395

Event #5: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo – Adam Ross defeated 300 players for $21,595

Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold'em – Kenny Nguyen defeated 329 players for $23,196

Event #7: $365 Pot-Limit Omaha – Seth Foster defeated 151 players for $12,231

Event #8: $365 No-Limit Hold’em – Chris Leong defeated 376 players for $24,812

Event #9: $365 H.O.R.S.E. – Kyle Loman defeated 213 players for $16,617

Event #10: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack – Eric Blair defeated 780 players for $46,803

Event #11: $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Ryan Jones defeated 945 players for $269,327.

Event #12: $365 No-Limit Hold’em (30-minute levels) – Daniel Pearlman defeated 228 players for $17,103

Event #13: $2,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Brandon Wittmeyer defeated 139 players for $77,840.