This is the central page for information about the ongoing WSOP Circuit series at Harrah's Cherokee. Check back here (http://wsop.com/n/8fg) daily for updated schedule and results.


19 April 2019 (Cherokee) - The first ring winner to be crowned today was Leif Forced. He clenched his second Circuit ring after outlasting 321 players in the $1,125 No-Limit Hold'em.

Next up was Nicholas Verderamo. Verderamo took down the $250 No-Limit Hold'em multi-flight event. He navigated through a field of 732 players and captured his third Circuit ring.

As for Day 1A of the Main Event, Mike Vanier bagged the chip lead with a stack of 773,000. He is followed by Greg Raymer with 724,000.

The second flight of the Main Event starts tomorrow at 11 a.m. local time.

 

Saturday's Schedule

Ring Events:

11:00 AM- Day 1B of Event #10: $1,700 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event ($1,000,000 GTD / 3-day event)
4:00 PM - Event #12: $400 No-Limit Hold'em (One re-entry) ($75,000 GTD/ 1-day event)

Satellites:

9:00 AM - $250 Mega Satellite into Main Event (Event #10) (Re-entry) 3 Seat Guarantee
12:00 PM - $250 Mega Satellite Turbo into Main Event (Event #10)  (Re-entry) 2 Seat Guarantee
2:00 PM - $75 Mega Satellite into Event #12 (Re-entry) 3 Seat Guarantee
11:00 PM - $250 Mega Satellite into Event #10 (Re-entry) 2 Seat Guarantee

Other Events:

8:00 PM - $135 No-Limit Hold'em Nightly Deep stack $10K GTD (Re-entry)
10:00 PM - $75 Mega Satellite into Event #13 (1 Seat guarantee)



Completed Events

Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack - Zhuo Liu defeated 430 entries to win his first Circuit ring.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Multi-Flight - Matthew Newton won his first Circuit ring in his first WSOP cash ever after outlasting 3,186 runners.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em (one-day event) - Huy Pham outlasted 705 runners to clench his first gold ring and $47,693.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #4: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Big Blind Ante - Maurice Hawkins claimed his 12th Circuit ring after outlasting 391 competitors.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max - Jason Brauda won his 1st Circuit ring after navigating through a field of 502 players.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #6: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha - Matthew Higgins claims his 2nd ring exactly a year after winning his first one.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack - Zuheir Daniel takes home his first Circuit ring and $94,002 after outlasting 1,725 players
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #8: $250 No-Limit Hold'em Multi-Flight Event - Nicholas Verderamo captures his 3rd Circuit ring after defeating 732 runners.
Official Report | Winner Photo Results

Event #9: $1,125 No-Limit Hold'em Big Blind Ante - Leif Force clenched his Second Circuit ring after outlasting 321 players.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #11: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Big Blind Ante - Joshua Johnson navigated through a field of 501 players to win his first Circuit ring.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

 

Casino Champion Update

Charles "Tyler" Phillips is in the lead with 70 points. He is followd by Matthew Higgins with 67.5 points.

 






About the Winners

Event #1 - Zhuo Liu

Zhuo Liu has just claimed his first World Series of Poker Circuit Ring after taking down the Harrah’s Cherokee series’ opener, Event #1, $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack.

“I started playing quite a bit in the last few months. I played a little bit in Tulsa and I played a couple of tournaments in Council Bluffs before coming here. I’m a physician but I’m taking a little time off, so I’m just kind of traveling and playing poker right now.”

Event #2 - Matthew Newton

After two days of play, Matthew Newton managed to be the last man standing in the first multi-flight event of the series, Event #2, $400 No-Limit Hold’em. He outlasted a massive field of 3,186 players, and earned a six-figure score of $136,504, as well as his first Circuit ring, in his first WSOP cash ever.

“I feel very surprised, exhausted, and thrilled. The ring means a lot. I never thought that I would be in this position. This is actually my first cash, and it resulted in my first ring so, I’m thrilled,’’ commented Newton after his win.

Event #3 - Huy Pham

Huy Pham has just clenched his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring after defeating a total of 705 runners in Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em at Harrah's Cherokee.

“It means a lot to me. It’s going to make my family proud. It’s my first ring, so I’m very happy,’’ Pham said after his win.

Event #4 - Maurice Hawkins

Maurice Hawkins just added a 12th Circuit ring to his collection after outlasting 391 players in Event #4, $600 No-Limit Hold’em. He now finds himself at the top spot of the all-time WSOP Circuit rings list, tied with Valentin Vornicu.

“It’s not really about the top spot. I still got the most money earned, most everything on the WSOP Circuit, so it’s pretty much the standard, but that makes me feel like my game has evolved to where it should be. I look forward to bigger and better things. It’s all about positivity and good flow of things going the right way.”

Event #5 - Jason Brauda

Jason Brauda just won his first Circuit ring after defeating 502 players in Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max. 

“It means a lot. I don’t play live poker much. I play online a lot. It’s nice to come out here and get a first win. A lot of my friends have wins and rings and whatnot. So it’s nice to finally have something so that some people can see I put in all the hard work too, and I’m trying to be the best poker player I can be.”

Event #6 - Matthew Higgins

Matthew Higgins is the newest member of the two World Series of Poker Circuit rings after winning the only Pot-Limit Omaha of the series, Event $6: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha for $33,867.

“It’s kind of crazy, because I woke up this morning, and on my Facebook memories it popped up that I won my first ring a year ago today.”

Event #7: Zuheir Daniel

Zuheir Daniel is the newest WSOP Circuit ring winner after defeating a field of 1,725 in Event #7: $400 Monster Stack.  He takes home his biggest cash to date, $94,002, as well as his first WSOP Circuit ring.

Daniel is an entrepreneur and doesn’t play much poker. However, after his victory, he plans to take a shot at more tournaments.

“I made a lot of mistakes, but I learned a lot too. I’ve been playing almost all week. I think I’m going to start playing more tournaments.”

Event #8: Nicholas Verderamo

Nicholas Verderamo just added a third Circuit ring to his collecting after defeating 732 players in Event #8: $250 No-Limit Hold’em multi-flight event.

“It feels pretty good. It’s my first time in Cherokee and this is my third Circuit series. I’ve probably only played 25 events and won three of them,’’ Verderamo said after his win.

Event #9: Leif Force

Leif Force just clenched his second gold ring to match with his WSOP bracelet after outlasting a field of 321 entries in Event #9, $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Ante.

“It feels great. It’s my first Hold’em ring. I’ve had a really good start to the year. It’s just another win this year. It will be good motivation for the Main Event coming up tomorrow,’’ Force said after his victory.

Event #11: Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson navigated through a field of 501 players to claim his first Circuit ring and the winner title.

“I’ve been playing a long time. It means a lot, even though it’s not a huge event. It’s very exciting.”