We've been keeping an eye on the race for Casino Champion here at the 2012-13 WSOP Circuit Harrah's Resort Atlantic City stop.
We mentioned earlier how Brandon Fish — 14th-place finisher in this event and winner of Event #2 ($365 NLHE) — had by virtue of his cash in this event pushed out to the points lead in the Casino Champion race. There were no other players in the Main Event (#10) who could challenge Fish's lead, but with two other events also finishing today (#11 and #12) there were other possibilities to consider.
Now of those two events only Event #12 ($365 Turbo NLHE) is still ongoing, having played down to a final table. And as it happens there is one player at that final table — Richard E. Ward — who has a shot at passing Fish, but can only do so with a win in Event #12. This marks Ward's second final table in a $365 Turbo NLHE event at this stop, as he finished sixth in the earlier event.
But Ward fails to win the ring in Event #12, the Casino Champion title — and invite into the $1 Million WSOP National Championship in May 2013 — will go to Fish.