Pompano Beach, Florida (7 February, 2023) - After just under four short months, the World Series of Poker Circuit is back in one of its most popular locations, the newly renamed Harrah’s Pompano Beach (formerly Isle of Capri).

A total of 16 ring events are on the slate for this month’s series, with five of them already in the books with guarantees that have been far-surpassed, and a massive $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event just around the corner.

Daniel Pearlman got the series kicked off in a big way by winning Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold ‘em for $22,537 and his third WSOP Circuit ring.

The $250,000 guarantee of Event #2 was smashed, as over four flights, a prize pool of $638,600 was created, with Gary Gelman earning a six-figure score of $100,126 for his victory.

Emily Xie became the first woman to win a ring this series with her triumph in Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold ‘em for a career-best $18,873 score.

Former WSOP Main Event Final Tablist Neil Blumenfield earned his first WSOP Circuit ring in Event #4: $400 Seniors No-Limit Hold ‘em, taking home $24,514 for his efforts.

And finally, the most recent ring went to Joel Deutsch of nearby Plantation, Florida in Event #5: $1,100 No-Limit Hold ‘em. Deutsch earned $58,536 for the win.

Here’s a look at the results of those events:

Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em – Daniel Pearlman ($22,537)
Event #2: $600 No-Limit Hold ‘em – Gary Gelman ($100,126)
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em – Emily Xie ($18,873)
Event #4: $400 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em – Neil Blumenfield ($24,514)
Event #5: $1,100 No-Limit Hold 'em – Joel Deutsch ($58,536)

The $1,700 buy-in Main Event’s $1,000,000 guarantee will be built from a trio of opening flights running Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with Day 2 on Sunday and the final table on Monday.

The WSOP Circuit series here in Pompano Beach last fall saw its Main Event guarantee of $500,000 more than doubled, so organizers have upped the ante, guaranteeing a full million this time around.

Mike Chiappetta of Boca Raton, Florida took down the fall edition for a massive first prize of $200,196, his first Circuit ring, and a seat in the $1 million Tournament of Champions this summer at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

A comparable total is expected for the winner this time around with another seven-figure prize pool on the docket.

WSOP.com will be on the tournament floor the whole way with live updates until a champion is crowned on Monday, so keep your browsers locked here for all the action.