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The WSOP-Circuit: Who is Qualified at the Halfway Mark

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The World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Harrah’s Tunica this month marks the halfway point of the 2010/2011 schedule. Seven events are in the books with the same number remaining. Given that Tunica’s Main Event is set to kickoff this Sunday, we thought we’d recap the WSOP-C thus far including those who have qualified for the National Championship as well as the current standings on the National Leaderboard.

The Top 100 qualifiers from the WSOP Circuit this season will be awarded seats in the WSOP-C National Championship, a $1 million freeroll paying the top ten players. That event will take place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from May 27 to 29, 2011, and will be televised nationally on the Versus network. Thus far, 33 spots have been locked up for the National Championship. Here is a look at those who’ve already qualified and how they got there:

WSOPC Qualified for National Championship

James AndersonMidwest Regional Champion50011$525,449
Chris BellEastern Regional Champion50011$358,295
Chris KlodnickiEastern Regional Final Table47502$253,757
Gabe PatgorskiMidwest Regional Final Table37501$324,770
Bernard LeeMidwest Regional Final Table32002$242,950
Ketan PandyaEastern Regional Final Table30001$159,851
Curt KohlbergMidwest Regional Final Table27501$174,807
Micah RaskinEastern Regional Final Table27501$117,457
Dave “Doc” SandsMidwest Regional Final Table25001$131,299
Todd TerryEastern Regional Final Table25001$87,808
Shannon ShorrMidwest Regional Final Table22501$100,151
Andy FrankenbergerEastern Regional Final Table22501$66,758
Charles “Woody” MooreS. Indiana Main Event Champ207.516$144,530
Matthew WaxmanHarrah’s AC Main Event Champ20012$144,029
Brandon AdamsMidwest Regional Final Table20001$77,556
Jason BurtEastern Regional Final Table20001$51,607
Anthony HartmannMidwest Regional Final Table17501$60,952
Nicholas MitchellEastern Regional Final Table17501$40,538
Kurt JewellHammond Main Event Champ157.514$254,844
Mark OwensMidwest Regional Final Table15001$48,615
Seth FischerEastern Regional Final Table15001$32,362
Ian WileyHammond Casino Champ132.514$64,360
Stanley QuinnLake Tahoe Main Event Champ11012$88,438
Huy NguyenChoctaw Main Event Champ10011$232,706
Travis LutesIP Biloxi Main Event Champ10011$95,253
Blair HinkleCouncil Bluffs Main Event Champ10011$88,555
Jesus CabreraHarrah’s AC Casino Champ9502$77,440
Robert GeoratoCouncil Bluffs Casino Champ9514$30,118
Bobbie TalbotIP Biloxi Casino Champ87.503$47,764
Kevin ManleyS. Indiana Casino Champ87.512$25,498
Andrew BarberLake Tahoe Casino Champ77.503$19,527
Traci BrownChoctaw Casino Champ7501$143,426

Given that only 100 seats are allotted for the National Championship and 32 have been reserved, only 68 spots remain to be had. If no more stops are added to the WSOP-C schedule, two seats will be awarded at Harrah’s Tunica this weekend to the Main Event Champion and the Casino Champion, while 36 will be determined in the latter half of the schedule. That means only 30 spots will be awarded to the corresponding point earners on the National Leaderboard. If things were to end today, 80 points would be enough to get in; however, with seven events to go that number is sure to rise. Currently, Brett Schwertley (175 points) tops the charts followed closely by Kevin Calenzo (167.5) and Jeremy Schwartz.

WSOPC National Leaderboard Top Ten

Brett Schwertley17527$114,652
Kevin Calenzo167.507$92,878
Jeremy Schwartz162.514$75,238
Shiva Dudani152.515$73,799
Will Souther12014$64,312
Drazen Ilich11513$66,646
Nick Jivkov11013$88,305
Scott Clark11014$18,233
Joel Merwick10506$26,207
Brett Richey10502$25,574

Don’t miss your chance to qualify for the National Championship and your shot at the $1 million freeroll. There are still plenty of opportunities to play, including any one of the remaining stops on the WSOPC schedule:

Remaining 2010/2011 WSOPC Schedule

Circuit EventPalm Beach Kennel Club (Florida)Feb. 17-March 1, 2011
Circuit EventCaesars Atlantic CityMarch 2-13, 2011
Regional ChampionshipHarrah’s Rincon (San Diego)March 10-30, 2011
Circuit EventHarrah’s St. LouisMarch 31-April 13, 2011
Circuit EventCaesars Palace (Las Vegas)April 14-30, 2011
Circuit EventHarrah’s ChesterApril 27-May 9, 2011
Regional ChampionshipHarrah’s New OrleansMay 9-May 22, 2011

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