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: 29 | Blinds: 60,000/120,000 | Ante: 120,000
  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $426,300
  • Entries: 1,015
  • Remaining: 10


Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:23 PM Local Time
Andrew Dubuque Wins First Circuit Ring in Event #6 at Foxwoods Casino

Event #6
No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 145
Prize Pool: $50,000

Andrew Dubuque Wins First Circuit Ring in Event #6 at Foxwoods Casino

Mashantucket, Connecticut (August 24, 2016) – Andrew Dubuque is a single father to a four year old little boy, and works at a college in human resources. He loves poker, but only has the chance to play a few times a month at most.  When he does have the chance to play, he focuses mostly on tournament play, and views poker as a nice little "getaway" from everyday life.  Today, he took down his very first World Series of Poker Circuit ring, and $14,000 after winning Event #6, a $365 No-Limit Hold'em tournament.

"This is kind of a weight lifted off of my shoulders, I've placed a lot, but this is actually my first outright win. I've chopped a bunch because typically when you get down to the end in some of the smaller tournaments, you just chop. This is the first time I have pushed it out and finished it," Dubuque said with an air of pride and confidence.

When asked why he chose this tournament and this venue for his tournament play for the month Dubuque said, "Foxwoods is just the best. It's closer for me, and it's definitely the best poker room on the East Coast...I was also playing for the ring. I mean, the money is helpful, but it's a World Series ring."

Dubuque felt that there were two key hands that ultimately led him to the ring.  The first occurred when they were hand for hand on the bubble. He was priced in to call a short stack player's all-in with   , and ended up cracking the players pocket aces.  The second hand took place when they were still seven handed. Dubuque won a big pot with pocket aces against another player's pocket jacks to take the chip lead. According to Dubuque, when they reached heads up play, it was like nothing he had ever experienced before. 

"I've never played heads up like this before. We played a hand completely blind! It was just really friendly poker. more like a home game...which was great for me because I was able to get lucky a few times and get some big hands to eventually knock him (Rabeh Ebeed) out."

In addition to his love of poker Dubuque also enjoys running, and just ran his first marathon this past May.

"I actually kind of relate poker a lot to a marathon, it's a lot about patience and endurance. Poker is a marathon, not a sprint. It's something where you really need to be in for the long haul. I think that has a lot to do with the way I played too," Dubuque concluded. 

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

1 – Andrew Dubuque – $14,000
2 – Rabeh Ebeed – $8,655
3 – Michael Cervone – $6,245
4 – Justin Smith – $4,590
5 – David Walluck – $3,430
6 – Matthew Smith – $2,610
7 – Adam Sadick – $2,015
8 – Sherwin Agard – $1,585
9 – Joseph Goncalo – $1,260


Chris Leong is still leading the Foxwoods Casino Champion race. Leong placed 5th in Event #1 - $365 NLH ($4,369), he won Event #4 -$580 NLH Six Max ($19,665), and took 2nd Place in Event #5 - $365 NLH Monster Stack ($18,279) giving him a total of 112.5 points.

Andrew Lauer is in second place with 102.5 points.  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.

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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