HORSESHOE TUNICA - CIRCUIT HUB

January 28, 2018 - 03:33:20 AM EST  | 

HORSESHOE TUNICA - CIRCUIT HUB

This page is the hub for information on the WSOP Circuit at Horseshoe Tunica. Check back here (wsop.com/n/81l) for updated information and links on this ongoing tournament series.

Sam Washburn wins the Main Event and Scott Stewart wins the Casino Championship.

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.

The Circuit now heads north to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 12-day series begins Thursday at Potawatomi Casino and Hotel.

 


 

Completed Events:

Event 1: $365 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em (1-Day) – Edward Jolley tops 332 entries to win $22,909
Official Report | Winner's Photo | Results

Event 2: $365 Pot-Limit Omaha – Warren Bishop tops 86 entries to win $8,256
Official Report | Winner's Photo | Results

Event 3: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – Mike Cordell tops 1,208 entries to win $56,620
Official Report | Winner's Photo | Results

$135 Ladies Event – Lori Lindley tops 146 entries to win $4,089
Winner's Photo | Results

Event 4: $365 No-Limit Hold’em (1-Day) – Kevin Miles tops 199 entries to win $15,520
Official Report | Winner's Photo | Results

$250 Seniors Event – Elie Williams tops 480 entries to win $20,643
Winner's Photo | Results

Event 5: $365 No-Limit Hold’em – John Jacob tops 223 entries to win $16,727
Official Report | Winner's Photo | Results

Event 6: $365 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed – William Anderson tops 281 entries to win $21,916
Official Report | Winner's Photo | Results

Event 7: $365 No-Limit Hold’em (1-Day) – Rodney Lovelace tops 290 entries to win $20,879
Official Report | Winner's Photo | Results

Event 8: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack – Jon Swift tops 556 entries to win $35,026
Official Report | Winner's Photo | Results

Event 9: $580 No-Limit Hold’em – Stephen Nussrallah tops 248 entries to win $30,379
Official Report | Winner's Photo | Results

Event 10: $1,675 MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em – Sam Washburn tops 597 entries to win $188,068
Official Report | Winner's Photo | Results

Event 11: $365 No-Limit Hold’em (1-Day) – Moin Kazi tops 257 entries to win $18,888
Official Report | Winner's Photo | Results

$250 Seniors Event – Connie Rice tops 242 entries to win $11,856
Winner's Photo | Results

Event #12: $365 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em Turbo – David Lee tops 254 entries to win $18,667
Results


 

Casino Champion:

Scott Stewart has won the Casino Championship after cashing five times and reaching three final tables.

Horseshoe Tunica Casino Championship Leaderboard


 

About the Winners:

Event #1: Edward Jolley
Edward Jolley is a business owner from Sikeston, Missouri. He owns a trucking business. Jolley plays the Tunica Circuit regularly and also plays the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. This marked Jolley’s second career WSOP cash. His first came four years ago here in Tunica. Jolley intends to play more events this series and already has a trip booked to Vegas this summer for a week full of poker.

Jolley won the first event of the series for $22,909. The opening event of the series drew 332 players, which is over 100 more than last year.

Event #2: Warren Bishop
Warren Bishop is a senior at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi. He prefers Pot-Limit Omaha over No-Limit Hold’em. This was the first World Series of Poker event Bishop had ever played in. He defeated the 86-player field and tough final table that included ring winners Jeter Brock (4th) and Scott Stewart (8th).

Event #3: Mike Cordell
Mike Cordell is poker player from Little Rock, Arkansas. He won a gold bracelet at the 2016 gold bracelet in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max event for $346K. His victory in Event #3 earned him his fourth career WSOP Circuit gold ring and third in the past year. Cordell won the Baltimore Circuit Main Event last April for $148K.

Event #4: Kevin Miles
Kevin Miles is a funeral home worker from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Miles used to grind the online scene hard, but has shifted his focus to his career limiting the amount of poker he plays nowadays. This was Miles’ third career WSOP cash and first victory. All of his cashes have come here at Horseshoe Tunica.

Event #5: John Jacob
John Jacob is a student from Texas. Event #5: $365 No-Limit Hold’em was the first WSOP Circuit event he had ever played in. He defeated the 223-player field to capture the WSOP Circuit gold ring and top prize of $16,727. Jacob plays poker as a hobby and hopes to find more time for poker after graduation.

Event #6: William Anderson
William Anderson is a retired 10th grade math teacher and high school baseball coach. He retired last year and started following the WSOP Circuit in August of 2017. Anderson made a breakout performance in Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed earning his second career cash and first WSOP Circuit gold ring. Anderson plans to play a heavy schedule of WSOP events during the second half of this season. He plans on going to Harrah’s Atlantic City, Harrah’s Cherokee, Horseshoe Baltimore and Harrah’s New Orleans.

Event #7: Rodney Lovelace
Rodney Lovelace is a 49-year-old electrical engineer from Henderson, Tennessee. He does critical power and many of the casinos in the Tunica area are his customers. Lovelace earned $20,879 for winning Event #7: $365 No-Limit Hold’em  (1-Day). He plans to use his prize money to go to Las Vegas this summer and play in the $10,000 Main Event.

Event #8: Jon Swift
Jon Swift is a 28-year-old software developer from Memphis, Tennessee. Swift’s win in the Monster Stack earned him $35,026, bringing his career WSOP tournament earnings to $38,856. Swift intends to use some of his prize money at taking a few shots in some bigger buy-in events.

Event #9: Stephen Nussrallah
Stephen Nussrallah is a 67-year-old World Series of Poker regular from Alpharetta, Georgia. This win marked Nussrallah’s 43rd career WSOP cash and second WSOP Circuit ring. Of his 43 cashes, 33 have been on the Circuit and 10 at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Nussrallah has made two Las Vegas WSOP final tables including finishing 3rd in the 2016 $1,500 Monster Stack for $513,902.

Event #10: Sam Washburn
Sam Washburn is a retired power plant instrument tech from Yellville, Arkansas. This was Washburn's first ever WSOP cash, but he has a lot of experience playing cash game poker.

Event #11: Moin Kazi
Moin Kazi is a 53-year-old physician from Atlanta, Georgia. Kazi was born in Pakistan and moved to the United States in 1992. Kazi won a $65 satellite to get into this event. This was the first WSOP event Kazi had ever played in and he took it down for a WSOP Circuit gold ring and the top prize of $18,888.

 


 
Share & Connect