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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,070,000
  • Entries: 130
  • Remaining: 1


Sunday, August 21, 2016 3:11 AM Local Time
Andrew Lauer Wins Second Ring in Back to Back Events at Foxwoods Casino

Event #3
No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $500 (+$80)
Total Entries: 174
Prize Pool: $52,200

Andrew Lauer Wins Second Ring in Back to Back Events at Foxwoods Casino

Mashantucket, Connecticut (August 21, 2016) – Andrew Lauer has had a very busy last 48 hours, to say the least.  Just yesterday afternoon, he won the World Series of Poker Opening Event #1 ($365 No-Limit Hold'em) for $17,475. He then immediately jumped into Flight C of Event #3, and managed to bag up 85,500 in chips to end the night.  Bagging in Flight C allowed him to enter Event #3 today, and the rest is history.  

"I'm soooo excited, I can't even believe it.  My buddies were joking about it like, 'Oh you know, you bagged for the second event, now you have win this one and get back to back wins.'  I was told that no one has ever won three in a row, and I think that would be pretty cool. I had never even won one, and now I've got two (in two days)," Lauer said with a big smile. 

Lauer came into the final table second in chips behind Sean Thomson (4th Place, $4,593), but that quickly changed after getting crippled in a big hand he played against Johanssy Joseph (3rd Place, $6,269).  According to Lauer, Joseph had been one of the more active players at the table, and "a really great player."  They got it all in pre-flop with Lauer holding    against Joseph's   .  The flop came    , and the   turn gave Joseph the straight. The board failed to pair, and Lauer was left with only three bigs, and had to build his way back.

Lauer said that he forgot to mention in yesterday's winner interview that on Thursday when he played Event #1, he was actually supposed to work for his dad, but he told his dad that the World Series started.

"My dad said he needed me on Thursday and then 10:00 am rolls around and I was supposed to go into work. So I told my dad, 'Dad, I know I promised you that I would work and that you need my help, but the World Series is at Foxwoods, and how am I gonna miss that?  Dad said, 'alright, I guess you can go, but you better do well'."  Needless to say, Lauer has done extremely well over the last few days, amassing $31,569 in winnings, two gold Circuit rings, and 100 Casino Champion points. His dad has since told Lauer that he doesn't expect to see him at the work for the rest of the week. 

Tomorrow Lauer plans to focus on Event #2 in attempts to make Circuit history by winning three back to back events. He is also focusing on the Global Casino Champion seat up for grabs, having a stellar lead with 100 points already. Even though he said he feels confident, he knows that anything can happen, so his plan is to stay focused and driven over the remainder of the ten events here at Foxwoods.

Below are the results of the final table. Full results from this event are available by clicking the Results tab above.

1 – Andrew Lauer - $14,094
2 – Sherwin Agard - $8,713
3 – Johanssy Joseph - $6,269
4 – Sean Thomson - $4,593
5 – Michael Cervone - $3,430
6 – Thomas Russell - $2,600
7 – Cheryl Sloane - $2,009
8 – Thomas Welch - $1,577
9 – John Moore - $1,262


At the conclusion of this event, Andrew Lauer jumps even further into the lead in the Casino Champion race. Lauer won Event #1, the $365 No-Limit Hold'em yesterday, and then took down Event #3 today, giving him a total of 100 points with ten more ring events still to play out at this stop. The player who accumulates the most overall points in the twelve gold ring tournaments at Foxwoods Casino earns the title of Casino Champion, and receives an automatic entry into the $1 million 2017 WSOP Global Casino Championship. The winner of the Foxwoods Main Event earns an automatic entry to the Global Casino Championship as well. All players who cash in ring events will receive points that apply to both the Casino Champion race and the season-long race to claim one of the 50 at-large Global Casino Championship bids awarded to the top point earners throughout the season. More information on the points system is available on

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