Tunica, Mississippi (January 25, 2023) - The World Series of Poker Circuit has returned to the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, for another round of action after two successful stops here last year.
Tunica has been a staple on the WSOP Circuit as this marking its 21st stop dating all the way back to 2005.
This time around, 16 gold rings are up for grabs from January 19th-31st with 13 open events, along with two senior events and one ladies event.
Action kicked right into gear with Glen Hickman nabbing his first Circuit ring after he navigated through 322 hopefuls in Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em for a first-place prize of $23,621.
Following in Hickman's footsteps was Jenna Amacher, who became the first lady to claim gold at Tunica after she ran through 1,222 entries in the multi-flight to win her first Circuit ring along with $63,647.
The next event saw a familiar face take the top spot after Kevin Davis demolished 295 runners in Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em earning him an impressive sixth Circuit ring, along with $20,988.
Michael Myers is someone we all know from the classic Friday the 13th movies, but in this case, this Myers only terrorizes seniors aged 50 and up. After devouring 519 Golden Saints in the first Seniors event, Myers claimed $23,820 along with his first Circuit ring.
Also claiming gold for the first time was Nicholas Latta who defeated 210 bounty hunters in Event #5 $400 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty for $20,655.
After the poker room was cleaned up from Myers & Latta's mess on Sunday, the poker "Grinch" decided to make his presence felt on Monday, stealing everyone's chips in the six-max.
With 318 entries logged in Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max, it was WSOP bracelet winner David Moses who came out on top of the 318 entry-field to claim his third Circuit ring along with $23,477.
After six two-card events were played to completion, it was time to switch it up to a four-card game. In Event #7: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha, 192 non-hold'em players were logged with another first-time ring winner, Timothy Earls, coming out on top to earn $15,430.
Here are all of the WSOP Circuit champions that have been crowned so far:
Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em – Glen Hickman
Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Multi-Flight – Jenna Amacher
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em – Kevin Davis
Event #4: $300 No-Limit Hold'em Seniors – Michael Myers
Event #5: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty – Nicholas Latta
Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed – David Moses
Event #7: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha - Timothy Earls
Seven rings have already been awarded with nine more to come before the series wraps up on Monday, meaning the marquee event of the series is now on the horizon.
Starting tomorrow, Thursday, January 26th, at 11:00 a.m. is the first of three starting flights of the $1,700 Main Event! The most anticipated tournament of the series will run all weekend long, with a winner being crowned Monday, January 30th.
Last January, San Diego's Randy Paguio claimed his second WSOP Circuit gold ring along with a top prize of $193,764 after defeating a field of 674 entrants while, just a few months later in April, Alabama native Gavin Munroe navigated through 536 runners enroute to his third Circuit ring and $158,424.
Any official gold ring winners from this WSOP Circuit stop will qualify for the new invitation-only “Tournament of Champions”. The $1 million freeroll event will be held during the 2023 World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas. 2022/23 online and live bracelet winners will also be eligible to compete in the new signature event.
For a complete schedule of remaining events, click here.