Council Bluffs, IA (Sep 26, 2022) – More than three years have gone by since the World Series of Poker Circuit made an appearance at Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Iowa and it was clear that players couldn’t wait to come back. Entries were up from April 2019 and players traveled from near and far to play in the popular poker room. There were 15 gold rings up for grabs, with many familiar faces making deep runs and winning seats into the Tournament of Champions in July 2023.
The $1,700 Main Event attracted 368 entries across two starting flights and built up a prize pool of $557,520 paying out 55 spots. The Main Event paid out six figures to the winner and many events throughout the series paid out five figures for first place.
It was Wisconsin’s Josh Reichard who took down the Main Event at Council Bluffs, earning $120,445 in prize money, his 13th WSOP Circuit ring and a seat into the Tournament of Champions. This was not Reichard’s biggest career score but it was his first ever Circuit Main Event win out of his 13 victories. This cash also brought Reichard’s overall tournament earnings over $2 million. Reichard went deep with some tough players, including the likes of his heads-up opponent, two-time WSOP Circuit winner John Fagg, WSOP Circuit champions Steve Buell (3rd), Abraham Lopez (5th) and Terry Williams (6th), WSOP bracelet and ring winner Tim Faro (16th), and two-time WSOP Circuit champions Ryan Phan (30th) and Greg Jennings (36th) to name a few.
Even though Reichard has 13 rings, almost 20 live tournament wins and $2 million in live earnings, his next goal is to win a gold WSOP bracelet. The poker pro also doesn’t see himself moving on from the game he loves and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. “I love poker, I love everything about it. I’m not going to move on to anything beyond poker regardless of results, but a bracelet is next on the list of accomplishments for sure,” said Reichard.
The Iowa stop saw a few multi-ring winners in addition to Reichard (13th ring) including Mark Fink (6th ring) and Frankie Zeta (2nd ring). The rest of the winners at this Circuit stop all won their first piece of gold WSOP jewelry and will have a shot at a bracelet in the Tournament of Champions next summer in July in Las Vegas.
Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event Final Table Results:
1st place: Josh Reichard - $120,445 + Seat into Tournament of Champions
2nd place: John Fagg - $74,439
3rd place: Steve Buell - $52,712
4th place: Joe Hindman - $38,005
5th place: Abraham Lopez - $27,908
6th place: Terry Williams - $20,880
7th place: Joe Sutliff - $15,922
8th place: Walt Lustgraaf - $12,379
9th place: Tim Dorzweiler - $9,817
OFFICIAL RING EVENTS
EVENT #1: $250 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM – ABRAHAM LOPEZ - RESULTS
EVENT #2: $400 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM BOUNTY – NICHOLAS BARKSDALE - RESULTS
EVENT #3: $400 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM MULTI-FLIGHT – TERRY WILLIAMS - RESULTS
EVENT #4: $400 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM – NATHAN DAVIS - RESULTS
EVENT #5: $400 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM – ALEX WHEELER - RESULTS
SENIORS EVENT #1: $250 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM – DAVID TUCKER - RESULTS
EVENT #6: $400 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM – JAMISON ALFORD - RESULTS
EVENT #7: $400 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM SIX-MAX – BRENDEN SHILLER - RESULTS
EVENT #8: $400 POT-LIMIT OMAHA – JACOB LONG - RESULTS
EVENT #9: $400 MONSTER STACK – ALEXANDER HILL - RESULTS
EVENT #10: $1,100 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM – FRANKIE ZETA - RESULTS
EVENT #11: $1,700 NLH MAIN EVENT – JOSH REICHARD - RESULTS
EVENT #12: $600 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM – LUCAS MCCORRY - RESULTS
SENIORS EVENT #2: $250 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM – WAYNE MEYER - RESULTS
EVENT #13: $400 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM – MARK FINK - RESULTS