13 March 2020 (Atlantic City)The 2019/2020 World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Harrah’s Atlantic City was scheduled as a twelve-day series. However, in the interest of protecting the health of players and staff, the decision was made to postpone Events 10 to 13 of the stop.

Nine official ring events took place over the course of nine days and all the events combined attracted 1,654 entrants creating a total prize pool of $513,270.

The opening event of the series, Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack, was taken down by Jeffrey Kurtz in his first WSOP cash ever. Kurtz defeated a field of 205 players to claim his first ring and $16,536, his biggest recorded cash to date.

The next player to hit the winners’ list was Nicholas Verderamo, a well-known face in the poker world. Just a few months after winning his fourth Circuit ring at the WSOP Circuit stop at Horseshoe Baltimore, he managed to capture two Circuit titles at Harrah’s Atlantic City.

First, he navigated through a field of 498 competitors in Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em (4 Flights) collecting his fifth Circuit ring and $31,191 for his win. The following week, he shined again after battling through a field of 103 players in Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold’em (1 Day). His second victory of the series earned him his sixth Circuit ring and $9,709. Verderamo has attended a total of five Circuit stops overall and he has already claimed six Circuit rings. In fact, he won three of the last four Circuit events he played.

Verderamo wasn’t the only notable to step back into the WSOP spotlight twice this series as Jeffrey Trudeau also captured two titles at this stop. First, he topped a field of 138 players in Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed to add an eighth Circuit ring to his already stacked resume and $12,065. The very next day, he did it again, emerging victorious in Event #9: $400 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for his ninth Circuit title and $6,562 after navigating through a field of 61 players. The 25-year old poker professional now has a total of nine Circuit rings and he has won four of them this season.

As for the WSOP signature event, Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack, when all was said and done, it was David Lu who was the last player standing. Lu had recently transitioned from cash games to tournament poker and he bested a field of 272 opponents in the Monster Stack to seize his first trophy ring and $20,936.

Andrey Malinin and Frank Marasco also found success at this stop. Malinin captured his first Circuit ring and $9,294 in Event #4: $250 No-Limit Hold’em and Marasco was the winner of Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold’em. Just a few days after making his first WSOP Online Circuit final table, Marasco reached his first WSOP Live Circuit final table in Event #5 and he managed to close it out. He outlasted 107 entrants and snagged his first ring and $10,021 for the win.

Vladimir Vasilyev was another player to join the club of first-time winners at this stop. He was crowned the champion of Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty after topping a field of 85 players. This was Vasilyev’s third appearance at a WSOP Circuit final table within ten days. He picked up his first Circuit title and $5,920 for his achievement.

With three cashes including two victories, Jeffrey Trudeau currently has the most points this series. The remaining events have been postponed. Scheduling announcements for the remainder of this Circuit series will be announced at an appropriate time in the future.


Completed Events

Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack - Jeffrey Kurtz collects $16,536 and a Circuit ring in his first WSOP cash ever after defeating 205 players.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em (4 Flights) - Nicholas Verderamo navigated through a field of 498 competitors to claim his fifth Circuit ring and $31,191.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack - David Lu bested a field of 272 players to snag his first trophy ring and $20,936.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #4: $250 No-Limit Hold'em - Andrey Malinin came out on top of the 185-player field to capture his first ring and $9,294, his biggest cash to date.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - Frank Marasco snagged his first Circuit ring and $10,021 after outlasting 107 players.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed - Jeffrey Trudeau captured his eighth Circuit ring and $12,065 after topping a field of 138 competitors.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty - Vladimir Vasilyev battled through a field of 85 players to pick up his first Circuit title and $5,920.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold'em (1 Day) - Nicholas Verderamo picked up his sixth Circuit ring and $9,709 after defeating 103 entrants.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results

Event #9: $400 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better - Jeffrey Trudeau adds a ninth Circuit ring to his collection and earns $6,562 after navigating through a field of 61 players.
Official Report | Winner Photo | Results


Casino Champion Update

Jeffrey Trudeau currently has the most points this series.






About the Winners

Event #1 - Jeffrey Kurtz

Jeffrey Kurtz just added his name to the list of Word Series of Poker Circuit champions in his first ever WSOP cash after taking down the opening event of the 2019/2020 Circuit stop at Harrah’s Atlantic City, Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack.

He defeated a field of 205 players and collected $16,536 along with his first ring.  His win marks his first ever recorded tournament victory as well as his biggest cash to date.

“It feels good, finally I won a tournament. I ran pretty well.”

 Event #2 - Nicholas Verderamo

Just a few months after winning his fourth Circuit ring at the WSOP Circuit stop at Horseshoe Baltimore, Nicholas Verderamo managed to capture another Circuit title.
He took down Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em (4 Flights) at the WSOP Circuit stop at Harrah’s Atlantic City after outlasting 498 competitors, adding a fifth Circuit ring to his already stacked resume and collecting $31,191 for his win.

The four starting flights combined attracted 498 entries but only 41 returned to the tournament area for Day 2. Verderamo was sitting near the top of the leaderboard and he kept adding to his stack, eventually taking a seat at the final table with the lead.

“I bagged a good amount of chips last night. A lot of people were just bluffing into me and I was calling with ace-high and bluff catchers and that went really well. Today, I went 2-0 in early flips and I was the chip leader for a good amount.” 

Event #3 - David Lu

After two days of play, David Lu was the last man standing in Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack. He bested a field of 272 opponents to seize his first WSOP gold ring and the top prize of $20,936.

“It means a lot. I did well in a few tournaments last year, I got 100k in cashes last year. I ran deep in a few, but I never got to play for a real trophy.”

Event #4 - Andrey Malinin

Last season, Andrey Malinin got extremely close to winning his first Circuit ring at Harrah’s Atlantic City in Event#5: $400 No-Limit Hold’em but fell one spot short. However today, he came out on top of the 185-player field in Event #4: $250 No-Limit Hold’em to collect the Circuit ring he was chasing. He also earned $9,294 and 50 points towards the 2020 Global Casino Championship.

“It means a lot specially because last year I got second in an event. It was kind of a challenge for me to get it this year.”

Event #5 - Frank Marasco

Just a few days ago, Marasco made his first WSOP Online Circuit final table and ended up getting sixth in Event #10: $320 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em, Today, he reached his first WSOP Live Circuit final table and he managed to close it out. He defeated a field of 107 entrants in Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold’em to collect his first Circuit ring and pocketed $10,021 for the win.

“It feels good. I ran pretty good, I got a lot of good hands and they mostly held.”

Event #6 - Jeffrey Trudeau

Jeffrey Trudeau stepped into the spotlight once again at the World Series of Poker Circuit on Thursday afternoon after taking down Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed at Harrah’s Atlantic City. He topped a field of 138 players to collect his eighth Circuit ring and the top prize of $12,065.

It is Trudeau’s third victory of the 2019/2020 World Series of Poker Circuit season. Just a few months ago, he took down Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold’em at the Circuit stop at Ameristar St. Charles and also Event #9: $2,200 High Roller at the Circuit stop at Seminole Coconut Creek.

“It feels good. I’m just playing my game. I’ve been playing tournaments for so long I feel like I’ve just gotten used to every stage of the tournament."

Event #7 - Vladimir Vasilyev

Vladimir Vasilyev picked up his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring on Thursday evening at Harrah’s Atlantic City. He cruised to a victory in Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty which drew a field of 85 entries. It was an achievement that earned him the top prize of $5,920 and 50 Casino Championship points.

This is Vasilyev’s third appearance at a WSOP Circuit final table within ten days. He recently got fourth in Event #15: $400 No-Limit Hold’em at the Horseshoe Hammond Circuit stop and second in Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold’em at the Ameristar St. Charles Circuit stop. In fact, he now has a total of six WSOP cashes including three final tables.

“I’m just happy to win because when we were heads-up I was down to ten big blinds and then I came back. He [Arkadiy Tsinis] was a very good player, he was very experienced.” 

Event #8 - Nicholas Verderamo

Just a few days ago, Nicholas Verderamo captured his fifth Circuit ring after taking down Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em (4 Flights) at the WSOP Circuit stop at Harrah’s Atlantic City. Today, he has broken through to the winner’s circle once again after winning Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold’em (1 Day). He battled through a field of 103 players and earned the top prize of $9,709.

While many players spend years chasing a ring, Verderamo makes it look easy. He attended a total of five Circuit stops overall and he has already collected six Circuit rings. In fact, he claimed the title of three of the last four Circuit events he played.

“It’s unbelievable how well I run. Yesterday, I almost went back to back to back. I won the WSOP Circuit High roller in Baltimore, I came here Saturday and won the multi-flight event, (this was my second Circuit tournament in a row), I played yesterday and busted, and today I won.”

Event #9 - Jeffrey Trudeau

Jeffrey Trudeau has been successful in the poker world for a long time, but he is definitely having one of his best Circuit seasons ever.

The very next day after winning Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed at the World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Harrah’s Atlantic City, he did it again, emerging victorious in Event #9: $400 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for his ninth Circuit title after navigating through a field of 61 players. Trudeau now has a total of nine Circuit rings and he has won four of them this season.

The 25-year poker professional doesn’t play much Omaha Hi-Lo. In fact, it is his third Omaha Hi-Lo tournament ever, but he still managed to close it out.

“I feel good. I feel like I kind of luck boxed this one because I don’t really play Omaha Hi-Lo. This is like my third Omaha Hi-Lo tournament ever. I play Omaha Hi cash but not Omaha Hi-Lo limits, I just hardly ever play this game. This is the last event so I was like I will just hop in and see if can do anything.”