Friday, March 4, 2016 1:34 AM Local Time
Richard Mullen Wins Event #7 for $16,128
Las Vegas (3 March, 2016) – Richard Mullen won his first World Series of Poker Circuit ring Wednesday night at Bally’s Las Vegas. Mullen finished in first place in Event #7: $365 No-Limit Hold’em, earning $16,128.
Mullen felt like he was really in the zone throughout the final table. “It’s all kind of a blur right now,” he said after his victory. “I ran pretty good early on, don’t really remember the rest.”
After thinking for a moment, he added, “It was tough playing against Ari, for sure.” He’s referring to Ari Engel, perhaps the most well-known face at the final table. Engel, among other impressive accomplishments, has earned seven WSOP Circuit rings (tied for second all-time). This was also his second final table here at Bally’s, and he finished in third place at both of them.
Mullen, who hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, came to Las Vegas just to play poker. He arrived on Tuesday, just in time for this event, and his poker trip is off to a great start.
The tournament started on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. with 215 players. Twelve made it to Day 2, which began at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. After Day 2 started, two players were eliminated within the first 10 minutes, and the remaining players combined to a single table. Mullen officially earned his victory at about 8:15 p.m.
Full results from the event are available in the Results Tab, above.