WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Wraps Up; Maurice Hawkins Denied File 15th Ring

Maurice Hawkins

The World Sequence of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Horseshoe Tunica $1,700 Major Tournament in Mississippi wrapped up this week with Randy Paguio of San Diego a success his 2nd gold ring and cashing for $193,766. Paguio defeated Tennessee’s Kenneth Mason in the end of heads-up play, who in turn earned $119,755 for his runner-up invent.

The Major Tournament attracted 674 entrants to generate a gigantic prize pool of appropriate over $1 million. The seven-identify prize pool turned into by far basically the most fascinating of the 13 tournaments on the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica stop, which awarded over $2.5 million in prize money.

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Major Tournament Closing Desk Outcomes

  PLACE PLAYER HOMETOWN PRIZE (USD)
  1 Randy Paguio San Diego, CA $193,764
  2 Kenneth Mason La Vergne, TN $119,755
  3 Brandon Butler St. Louis, MO $88,163
  4 Sean Maurer Grayville, IL $65,658
  5 Adam Ross Roswell, GA $49,472
  6 Donovan Dean Rainsville, AL $37,719
  7 Michael Esquivel Clarendon Hills, IL $29,104
  8 John Gallaher Lebanon, TN $22,730
  9 BJ McBrayer Tuscaloosa, AL $17,970

Paguio, who now has $230,617 in match earnings according to The Hendon Mob, entered the final day as chip leader and persevered to flee up his stack from there. The Californian eliminated 5 a form of avid gamers on the final table sooner than weeding out Mason.

Randy Paguio
Randy Paguio obtained his 2nd ring by a success the WSOP Circuit Tunica Major Tournament

Paguio earned his first ring in 2012 by taking down Tournament #1: $355 No-Limit Take’em at WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Rincon in San Diego for $21,844. He performed 2nd in the identical tournament no longer as much as a year later for $9,878.

“After my mother Rubenita ‘Ruby’ Paguio passed, I obtained my first ring and that turned into for her. I are searching to commit this one to my grandmother Nenita Cuevas who appropriate only currently passed,” Pagula acknowledged after his fresh victory.

Other well-known avid gamers who made deep runs in the Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Major Tournament consist of four-time ring winner John Gallaher (Eighth – $22,730), BJ McBrayer (Ninth – $17,970), Eric Salazar (12th – $14385), Carl Masters (17th – $9,572) and Stephen Song (21st – $7,960).

Maurice Hawkins Denied 15th Ring

Maurice Hawkins
Maurice Hawkins

Maurice Hawkins, who sits with ease on top of the all-time Circuit ring checklist with 14 rings to his name, turned into on the hunt for a 15th on the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica stop.

Hawkins, of Florida, came inner inches of that file-extending ring in Tournament #8: $600 No-Limit Take’em Black Chip Bounty but performed in 2nd discipline for $15,971.

It turned into a David-versus-Goliath of a match that saw Hawkins topple to John Marlow, a fellow Floridian who simplest had one WSOP money to his name heading into the heads-up match (compared to the 149 WSOP cashes of Hawkins).

For his first-discipline invent, Marlow earned his first ring and a profession-excessive money of $25,841. The very next day, Marlow performed in 24th discipline in Tournament #10: $400 NLH for $714, bringing his lifetime match earnings to $52,825.

Total, it turned into a extraordinarily get Circuit stop for Hawkins. He had a deep flee in the Major Tournament, in the break ending in 27th discipline for $5,725, and furthermore performed in 29th discipline in Tournament #7: No-Limit Take’em Knockout Bounty for $996.

While he could maybe no longer possess earned a 15th ring, Hawkins now has 151 WSOP cashes to his name to assemble up a hefty part of his $4.3 million in stay match earnings.

Preston McEwen Gets His First

Preston McEwen
Preston McEwen obtained his first ring at WSOP Circuit Tunica

Yet any other spotlight of the WSOP Circuit Tunica stop turned into Tennessee’s Preston McEwen a success his first ring. McEwen, who has viewed success in tournaments and Circuit stops right thru the south, took down Tournament #11: $400 NLH Turbo for $18,157 after defeating David ‘Ruetama’ Moses, one more well-known southern grinder. McEwen furthermore came right thru a 19th discipline invent in the Horseshoe Tunica for $7,960.

McEwen, who has $485,890 in match earnings according to The Hendon Mob, came conclude to a success a hoop abet at 2019 WSOP Circuit Cherokee, where he performed third in Tournament #1: $400 Double Stack No-Limit Take’em for $22,325. Just a few years earlier, he came right thru a sixth-discipline invent on the WSOP Circuit Tunica stop in Tournament #11: $365 No-Limit Take’em (Single Re-entry).

McEwen’s most fascinating stay rating came appropriate months ago when he made a deep flee in the 2021 WSOP Major Tournament that extended into Day 6. McEwen fell in 57th discipline for $113,800 when he obtained it in with ace-king in opposition to pocket jacks and couldn’t expend the flip.

Later in the series, John Holley of Destin, Florida obtained his seventh ring by taking down Tournament #12: $400 No-Limit Take’em for $14,588.

A plump checklist of avid gamers who obtained rings in the end of the 2021 World Sequence of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Tunica is probably going came right thru beneath.

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WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Ring Winners

  TOURNAMENT ENTRIES PRIZE POOL WINNER HOMETOWN PRIZE
  Tournament #1: $400 NLH Double Stack 342 $112,860 John Duke Benton, AR $24,062
  Tournament #2: $400 NLH Multi-Flight 1,585 $523,050 Michael Zuro Salem, OR $77,895
  Tournament #3: $400 NLH 181 $59,730 Dale James Tracie City, TN $14,676
  Tournament #4: $400 NLH 6-Max 253 $83,490 Calvin Kincade Paragould, AR $19,328
  Tournament #5: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 154 $50,820 Sokchheka Pho Memphis, TN $13,044
  Tournament #6: $400 NLH Turbo 288 $95,040 Lovell “Da Wiz” Wilkerson Smyrna, GA $20,620
  Tournament #7: $400 NLH Monster Stack 555 $183,150 Donnie Phan Nashville, TN $34,331
  Tournament #8: $600 NLH Black Chip Bounty 287 $119,105 John Marlow Apopka, FL $25,841
  Tournament #9: $1,700 Major Tournament 674 $1,021,110 Randy Paguio San Diego, CA $193,764
  Tournament #10: $400 NLH 229 $75,570 Jonah Labranche Phoenix, AZ $17,461
  Tournament #11: $400 NLH Turbo 240 $79,200 Preston McEwen Murfreesboro, TN $18,157
  Tournament #12: $400 No-Limit Take’em 178 $58,700 John Holley Destin, FL $14,588
  Tournament #13: No-Limit Take’em Double Stack 163 $53,790 Donnie Phan Nashville, TN $13,641

*Photography courtesy of WSOP.

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