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Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:18 PM Local Time
John McMahan has won Event #1 at the Hard Rock Tulsa WSOP Circuit. This is McMahan's first gold circuit ring. He defeated Dan Lowery heads up to claim his first ring.
"I was not the best player at this table. I was the worst player. I just got good cards," McMahan said, "This was a Jamie Gold moment."
McMahan added that he would have been happy to min-cash this event. The 69-year-old Tulsan doesn't travel the whole circuit, mostly staying in the Oklahoma and Missouri area. McMahan did travel to Las Vegas recently to go through what he called a "poker boot camp" where he played seven tournaments in 12 days to prepare for the circuit at the Hard Rock.
"The players here are tough. We're blessed in Tulsa, we have a lot of good players," he said.
This is only his second WSOP cash. He finished second in a circuit main in 2007 for $268,858. He plans on playing all the rest of the events for this circuit series.
"I'll play them all until I burn out," he said.
Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:40 AM Local Time
The final seven players are bagging and will return Thursday at 1 PM and play to a winner.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 11:26 PM Local Time
The Event #1 final table is set.
Seat 1 - Glenn Vermillion 1,035,000
Seat 2 - Ira Lampley 755,000
Seat 3 - Dan Lowery 675,000
Seat 4 - Gabriel Attoun 380,000
Seat 5 - Breck Nuckolls 1,450,000
Seat 6 - Brent Bogdanovecz 530,000
Seat 7 - John Song 985,000
Seat 8 - John McMahan 1,020,000
Seat 9 - John Nowak 790,000
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 7:49 PM Local Time
Registration is closed for Event #1. The field reached 261 players and a prizepool of $86,130.
First place will pay $19,167 and the winner will also take home a WSOP Circuit gold ring. Check the rest of the prizepool here.
Monday, August 15, 2022 12:47 PM Local Time
Today marks the return of the WSOP Circuit to the Tulsa Hard Rock. Things kick off with Event #1 a $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack.
The tournament starts at 11 am with registration open until the start of level 9. Re-entry is allowed until the start of level 9. Players will start with 15,000 chips.
There will be a 60-minute dinner break after six hours of play on Day 2. The field will play through level 22 before bagging for Day 2.
Day 2 will resume at p.m. Thursday.
The levels will be 30 minutes for Day 1 and after two levels on Day 2 they will go to 45 minutes.
Monday, August 15, 2022 12:43 PM Local Time