2023 54th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 to Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

EVENT IN PROGRESS:Level: 28 | Blinds: 50,000/100,000 | Ante: 100,000
  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $426,300
  • Entries: 1,015
  • Remaining: 10


Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:50 PM Local Time
Eugene Roemischer Wins First Ring in Foxwoods' $365 Monster Stack Event
Foxwoods Ev 5 Winner - Eugene Roemischer

Event #5
No Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Buy-In: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 448
Prize Pool: $134,400

Eugene Roemischer Wins First Ring in Foxwoods' $365 Monster Stack Event

Mashantucket, Connecticut (August 23, 2016) – Last Circuit season Eugene Roemischer came very close to winning his first Circuit ring in a $365 No-Limit Hold'em event at Foxwoods, but was ultimately eliminated in 4th place. The 35 year old hedge fund analyst has a full family life, and a full career, so it's amazing to him that within one year of being so close to his goal of winning his first ring, he has accomplished it in this year's Monster Stack event.

When Roemischer was younger he competed in chess tournaments, and he said that the skills he learned from playing chess has really helped with his poker game later in life. 

"Poker is kind of another outlook (like chess) where you can essentially use your strategy and brain power to your advantage. Poker is a little different because obviously with chess you have a game of complete information, the board is laid out in front of you. It hasnt been solved, but...with poker, the question you always have to ask yourself is does the story make sense? What your opponent is presenting to you and vice versa. Whether you are bluffing or you are representing a strong hand, does this make sense? Would I play aces this way or would I bluff this way?  It's kind of like being a detective," he says with a sly smirk.

Roemischer came into the final table as chip leader, and for the most part, quietly maintained one of the biggest stacks throughout the ten levels of play today.  In his opinion, there were two key hands that really lead him to his victory.  The first occurred when he knocked out Steven Sousa in 3rd place ($13,440). The second happened when he was heads up with Chris Leong and the blinds were 12,000/24,0000. According to Roemischer, he raised preflop on the button, and Leong called.  When the flop came    , he called Leong's check raise of 165,000. When the turn came the  , he called a 450,000 bet, and when the river came the  , he said that Leong put out what he considered to be a "blocker bet" of about 350,000. Roemischer shoved all in, and Leong eventually folded after thinking about it for a few minutes.  

"I had pocket queens and didn't think I was good, I was doing it as a bluff. He (Leong) thought about it for a while and folded and said he had pocket kings, which I believe. I showed him my queens, but I didn't show him to say 'Look I just I bluffed you', I told him that I knew my hand wasn't good."

After queens hand, Roemischer had 7,500,000 to Leong's 1,200,000. He chipped Leong down for a few orbits and the tournament concluded when Roemischer called Leong's all in with    and was up against   . Roemischer turned a king, and Leong was eliminated in 2nd place, for $18,279. Roemischer said that playing with a player of Leong's caliber really helps take his game to the next level.  

"Playing with Chris was an amazingly positive experience.  He is what every professional should be. Nothing but hats off to him. Honestly, I dont think I could have asked for a better opponent,"  Roemischer said, " I think he was definitely better than me, and I think the cards just fell my way. And that's how it is, that's poker," Roemischer concluded humbly.  

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

1 – Eugene Roemischer – $29,568
2 – Christopher Leong – $18,279
3 – Steven Sousa – $13,440
4 – Scott Murphy – $9,932
5 – Robert Miller – $7,473
6 – Kevin Penhall – $5,712
7 – David Carleton – $4,435
8 – Anthony Galvin – $3,494
9 – Frank Flowers – $2,818


At the conclusion of this event, Chris Leong has taken the lead away from Andrew Layer in the Foxwoods Casino Champion race. Chris was in second place coming into today with 75 points, but when they were down to three handed play in this event, he secured himself the lead  with third place being worth 30 points.  Having come in 2nd in this event, he added another 37,5 points, and is now at 112.5 total points.  Andrew Lauer has moved to second place.  Lauer won Event #1 ($365 No-Limit Hold'em) on Friday,  took down Event #3 ($365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo) on Saturday, and then cashed 142nd in the Re-Entry event on Sunday, giving him a total of 102.5 points. Today's change in point-leader proves that with seven more ring events to play out at this stop, it's still anyone's game. 

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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