2021/22 WSOP Circuit dealt by Velo - Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)

Friday, January 14, 2022 to Friday, January 14, 2022

WSOPC dealt by Velo Event #9: No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $2,137,665
  • Entries: 1,411
  • Remaining: 0


Monday, October 2, 2017 9:04 PM Local Time
Mike Russ Wins Turbo For $11,589!

Mike Russ

Local part-time player wins $11,589 and a ring for one day of work

Monday was closing day at the WSOPC Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, with the schedule capped off by a $365 one-day turbo. Mike Russ took it down, outlasting a field of 138 entries to win his first gold ring. He also collected the top prize of $11,589 — about $1,000 per hour of work for the day.

Russ, 40, is a business owner from Kerrville, Texas. He’s earned nearly $100,000 in his career as a part-time player, including a handful of near misses on the WSOP Circuit. The most recent came just one day prior, when he finished in ninth place in Event #11.

He finally got one on Monday.

The Turbo structure presses the action from start to finish, but things were particularly thin for Russ. He entered the final table with the shortest stack, doing battle with just four big blinds. Just a couple hours later, he was posing for photos after outlasting his fellow finalists to claim the title.

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