2021/22 WSOP Circuit dealt by Velo - Thunder Valley Casino (California)

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WSOPC dealt by Velo Event #10: No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $889,305
  • Entries: 587
  • Remaining: 0


Monday, May 6, 2019 3:41 PM Local Time
Blake Whittington Wins Main Event at Horseshoe Tunica for $151,789


May 6, 2019 (Tunica) - The latest ring winner in the World Series of Poker Circuit is Blake Whittington, who has taken down the Horseshoe Tunica Main Event for $151,789. This is Whittington's first circuit Main Event win as well as his first WSOP six-figure cash. He adds ring number five to his resume and brings his WSOP career earnings over $750,000. The Chattanooga-based pro also locks in a seat to the 2019 Global Casino Championship to go along with all the big cash and two new rings, including the one he collected in Event #9 the night before playing in Day 1A of the main.

There were 466 entries into the Tunica main event, and by Day 3 only eight remained. Whittington began the day second in chips and quickly started to catch fire, sending Schuyler Thornton out first with a pair of kings. He would go on to eliminate four of his final-table opponents and build a massive lead with four players remaining. He chose his spots well, finding max value with almost every monster hand he found.... READ MORE

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