Elizabeth, IN (October 7, 2011)—The most exciting time at any Circuit stop is only one day away. The Main Event at Horseshoe Southern Indiana begins tomorrow, October 8, with a re-entry format.
In the past few days, the Horseshoe has seen records broken and past performances solidified. Mark “Pegasus” Smith surpassed Men “The Master” Nguyen and Chris Reslock with his record fifth Circuit victory in Event 1. Smith made another final table in an impressive performance in Event 3. He came up short of extending his ring lead when he finished third, but added 30 points toward the Casino Championship, bringing his total to 80.
Scott Schwalich placed 14th in the Main Event in Las Vegas this summer. He earned almost $500,000 for the deep run, but had no hardware to show for it. That would all change for the 24-year-old as he meticulously picked apart a tough field in Event 5 and won a Circuit ring.
“(The ring) means a lot because it’s actually a poker memento. It’s a big deal. I wanted the ring more than the money,” Schwalich said after his victory.
Two seats at Horseshoe Southern Indiana will be awarded to the National Championship in Las Vegas. The first will go to the individual who earns the most ranking points at this stop. Mark Smith leads that race with first and third place finishes. Thomas Cronin sits in second place with 57.5 points coming off back-to-back final table appearances in Events 7 and 8. A second seat will be awarded to the winner of the Main Event.
Last year’s Main Event champion was Charles Moore. He bested a field of 289 entrants to win almost $100,000, the gold ring and a seat in the $1 million National Championship.
This year’s Main Event will feature a re-entry format. Flight A begins October 8 at 11 a.m. ET. Players eliminated in that flight will be able to register for flight B at 7:00 p.m.
The final table, as with all final tables at this stop, will be streamed live at WSOP.com
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