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Previewing the 2012-2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe

Harveys Lake Tahoe

The sixth stop of the 2012-2013 World Series of Poker Circuit presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof has been taking place all week long at Harveys Lake Tahoe and will culminate this weekend with the $1,675 Main Event.

Poker players flocked to scenic Lake Tahoe to take part in 12 rings events, running from Nov. 8-19, 2012. The majority of those events have come to an end, and one big storyline has emerged — Daniel Gilmer, who won two gold rings in four days to take a commanding lead in the Casino Championship race.

Gilmer, 24, first struck gold in Event #2: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo when he overcame a field of 220 players to capture the $16,426 first-place prize. Days later, Gilmer entered Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold’em and topped a field of 219 players to win his second gold ring and the $15,675 prize. What’s more, Gilmer did so by defeating a final table that included three other gold ring winners — Clint Baskin, Roger Trotter, and Daniel Aran (four-time ring winner Alek Masek finished in 10th place).

“It doesn't seem real right now,” Gilmer told the WSOP moments after his victory. “I've been playing tow years and was chasing this, and now to have two rings this week alone, is amazing. Why did I have to wait this long?”

“I got lucky in some key spots,” Gilmer continued. “I've been running very well here at Lake Tahoe, and you can't teach that… I think I am trusting myself more now. I'll follow my own convictions, to make a play even to get off a hand when I think I'm beat. You have to have that to win, and I'm getting to the point where I am trusting myself. If I think it's the right play, I'll go with it.”

Gilmer joined a short list of players to win two rings at a single stop, and still has the opportunity to do what no one has ever done — win three in one stop.

Here's a look at the WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe events completed thus far:

John Miner, winner of Event #1.
John Miner, winner of Event #1.

WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Ring Event #1: No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65266$79,800
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1John MinerCarlson City, NV$19,547
2Jarod LudemannWells, MN$12,080
3Gerald CohenOrinda, CA$8,728
4Mark BonsackCle Elum, WA$6,423
5Robert KostenSebastopol, CA$4,812
6Jamie McCarrelLafayette, CA$3,667
7Robert PinneyLive Oak, CA$2,841
8Kia ZolfaghariSan Francisco, CA$2,237
9William Ellis IIBlue Springs, MO$1,789

Daniel Gilmer, winner of Event #2.
Daniel Gilmer, winner of Event #2.

WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Ring Event #2: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65220$66,000
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Daniel GilmerAshland, OH$16,426
2Fred WomackStockton, CA$10,152
3Man PhamElk Grove, CA$7,389
4Casey McCarrelWalnut Creek, CA$5,464
5Donna DelfinFolsom, CA$4,104
6Stan QuinnDanville, CA$3,131
7Michael RabithDanville, CA$2,424
8Vlad IuhasExton, PA$1,905
9John AlferaPA$1,520

David Diiorio, winner of Event #3.
David Diiorio, winner of Event #3.

WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Ring Event #3: H.O.R.S.E.

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65104$31,200
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1David DiiorioPlacerville, CA$9,360
2Justin HallerTurlock, CA$5,785
3Robert TheobaldReno, NV$4,119
4Fernando OrtizSan Diego, CA$2,992
5Nathan FitzgeraldFairfield, CA$2,216
6Gabriel BaumgartnerLeipzig, Germany$1,673
7Wendy FreedmanSan Francisco, CA$1,287
8Travis WolfeAlton, IL$1,008

Gregory Guth, winner of Event #4.
Gregory Guth, winner of Event #4.

WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Ring Event #4: No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65651$195,300
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Gregory GuthYuba City, CA$40,029
2Yossi AzulayChicago, IL$24,774
3Drew CaseriMerced, CA$18,171
4Robert MatherNorth Highlands, CA$13,513
5Jeff FielderFranklin, TN$10,185
6Richard GonzalezFremont, CA$7,779
7La SengphetCarrollton, TX$6,019
8Loni HarwoodStaten Island, NY$4,718
9Richard LehmanBillings, MT$3,746

Carter Myers, winner of Event #5.
Carter Myers, winner of Event #5.

WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Ring Event #5: No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65241$72,300
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Carter MyersBreckenridge, MI$17,711
2William ChaoFolsom, CA$10,945
3Stephen KnappRancho Cordova, CA$7,907
4Todd DavisJacksonville, FL$5,819
5James CasementSaint Charles, IL$4,360
6Erle MankinSacramento, CA$3,322
7Shawn Van AsdaleReno, NV$2,574
8Dustin FoxZephyr Cove, NV$2,027
9Nathan FitzgeraldFairfield, CA$1,621

Daniel Gilmer, winner of Event #6.
Daniel Gilmer, winner of Event #6.

WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Ring Event #6: No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65219$65,700
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Daniel GilmerAshland, OH$15,675
2Clint BaskinStockton, CA$9,685
3Mike RuterMurrieta, CA$6,993
4Neil ScottMammoth Lakes, CA$5,136
5Nicolas Vaca-RondonColombia$3,837
6Reggi TrotterArlington, TX$2,916
7Daniel AranSan Jose, CA$2,252
8Robert HendersonSan Lorenzo, CA$1,769
9Armando BechtholdVallejo, CA$1,411

Kevin Calenzo, winner of Event #7.
Kevin Calenzo, winner of Event #7.

WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Ring Event #7: No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65219$65,700
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Kevin CalenzoNew Hartford, NY$17,741
2Donna DelfinFolsom, CA$10,960
3Daniel BrackettSan Ramon, CA$7,678
4Ting HoIrvine, CA$5,416
5Natasha BarbourTampa, FL$3,850
6Ken KootstraElk Grove, CA$2,759

Taylor Skeels, winner of Event #8.
Taylor Skeels, winner of Event #8.

WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Ring Event #8: No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65246$73,800
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Taylor SkeelsSan Carlos, CA$18,083
2Stephen KatsOmaha, NE$11,172
3Josh PenderRockhill, SC$8,072
4Phuoc KhongOakland, CA$5,940
5Rex ClinkscalesLas Vegas, NV$4,450
6Erle MankinSacramento, CA$3,391
7Michael ContiPark Ridge, IL$2,627
8Richard FitzgeraldBig Lake, MN$2,069
9David DiiorioPlacerville, CA$1,655

With several events yet to be determined, the race for the WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Champion is undetermined. Whoever captures that title, along with the eventual winner of the Main Event, will automatically qualify for the Second Annual $1 Million National Championship. Here's a look at the players who have qualified:

National Championship Qualifiers

PlayerQualified
John CrncicRiver Rock (Vancouver) Main Event Winner
Josh WilliamsHorseshoe Horseshoe Hammond Main Event Winner
Mike LeahHorseshoe Hammond Casino Champion
Dan HeimillerHorseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event Winner
Jonathan TaylorHorseshoe Southern Indiana Casino Champion
Quan NguyenBossier City Casino Champion
Jeff GibralterBossier City Main Event Champion
Kyle CartwrightIP Biloxi Main Event Winner
Cory WoodIP Biloxi Casino Champion

*Adina Mazzucco currently leads River Rock (Vancouver) Casino Champion, but there are still two undetermined online events to be held on Canadian site PlayNow.com that will count toward point standings.

In addition to the qualifiers, players who earn enough points on the National Leaderboard will be able to buy-in to the National Championship:

WSOPC National Leaderboard Top Ten*

PlayerPointsRingsCashedEarnings
Charles “Woody” Moore15007$46,997
Caufman Talley142.525$82,963
Yossi Azulay127.509$66,276
Ashly Butler112.514$25,415
Rex Clinkscales11004$28,874
Ari Engel10514$68,762
Aaron Massey10514$24,300
Blake Barousse102.523$59,916
John Dolan10014$63,916
Austin Buchanan92.505$40,964

*Leading up to the WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe stop.

Here's a look at the remaining schedule for the 2012-13 WSOP Circuit:

DateEvent Location
Nov. 29 - Dec. 10, 2012Harrah’s Atlantic City
Dec. 6-17, 2012Harrah’s Rincon
Jan. 3-14, 2013The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles)
Jan. 10-21, 2013Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
Jan. 24 - Feb. 4, 2013Harrah’s Tunica (Mississippi)
Feb. 7-18, 2013Caesars Palace (Las Vegas)
Feb. 14-25, 2013Palm Beach Kennel Club (Florida)
Feb. 28 - March 11, 2013Caesars Atlantic City
March 14-25, 2013Horseshoe Cleveland
March 27 - April 8, 2013Foxwoods (Connecticut)
April 4-15, 2012Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
April 11-April 22, 2013Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Iowa)
April 25 - May 6, 2013Harrah’s Philadelphia
May 9 - May 20, 2013Harrah’s New Orleans
May 21-23, 2013Harrah’s New Orleans (National Championship)

For more information on the 2012-13 WSOP Circuit season, visit WSOP.com. Also, be sure to follow our live updates from the WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe in our Live Reporting Section.

*Photos courtesy of WSOP.com.

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