The World Series of Poker Circuit at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. concluded Monday evening with the crowning of the Main Event champion. The series-closing event drew a field of 393 entries marking a year-over-year attendance increase of nearly 30 percent. Following four days of play, it was Ohio's Peter Vitantonio who donned the tournament's top spot, took home a $129,685 first prize and punched his ticket to the WSOP Global Casino Championship.

Joining Vitantonio at the season-ending event will be fellow PBKC standout and Plant City, Fla. resident John Vale. Vale recorded first-, fourth-, two eighth-place finishes and a ninth-place finish totaling 127.5 points. The impressive performance not only earned him the property's Casino Champion title, but it puts him at the top of the at-large points leaderboard through four stops.
A closer look at Vale's title will be posted later this week in the Casino Champion profile.

That's a wrap on South Florida's ring events, but Circuit action starts up again this Thursday at the Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, Ind. In the meantime, here's a look back at the PBKC's gold ring events:
-Event #1: Joshua Beckley defeated 317 players ($365 Monster Stack) for $22,349
-Event #2: Matthew Ezrol defeated 57 players ($365 HORSE) for $6,412
-Event #3: Jonathan Abla defeated 615 entries ($580 NLH Re-Entry) for $64,575
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