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Recap of the WSOP-Circuit Harrah's Chester Ring Events


For the past week and a half, the World Series of Poker Circuit has been at Harrah’s Chester in Pennsylvania, the first Circuit stop in the state. In fact, until January 2010, poker wasn’t allowed in Pennsylvania, but the state’s House of Representatives, along with nearby Delaware’s, voted to allow table games in their respective states. Since then, poker has thrived, so much so, the WSOP-Circuit added a stop at its Harrah’s property in Chester, which is 23 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

Each WSOP-Circuit stop hosts ten gold-ring events. Players can earn National Leaderboard points, based upon their performance in those events, and hopefully accumulate enough to qualify for the National Championship in May. In addition, the player who earns the most points at each stop (the "Casino Champion") automatically qualifies for that event. You can find a summary of the ring events below leading up to the Harrah’s Chester Main Event, along with the current standings on the Event Leaderboard.

As always, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team is providing coverage of the Main Event, which will play out its final table on Tuesday, May 10. In the meantime, here is a look at the Harrah’s Chester ring winners thus far.

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Event #1 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Rocco LucianoPhiladelphia, PA$16,888
2Mohammad FarahPhiladelphia, PA$10,433
3Anthony FlanaganRidgeley, WV$7,538
4Zemzem MustefaTemple Hills, MD$5,548
5Reggie FranklinPark Forest, IL$4,156
6Paul DoldererHavertown, PA$3,167
7Thomas PattersonWilmington, DE$2,454
8Trevor DeeterPhiladelphia, PA$1,932
9Christopher KushaStaten Island, NY$1,545

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #2 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Matthew LopeMt. Laurel, NJ$22,447
2Gordon EngCliffside Park, NJ$13,871
3Todd ShackleMoon Township, PA$9,985
4Tim BryanCenterville, VA$7,318
5Larry KolkLevitown, PA$5,458
6Julius KrewinaWilmington, DE$4,142
7Peter KangBroomall, PA$3,197
8Anthony MarioniMt. Ephraim, NJ$2,508
9Trevor KellerSouderton, PA$2,000

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #3 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Izzet Burak TemelFalls Church, VA$14,176
2Oliver EntinePhiladelphia, PA$8,757
3Joseph LibertaBerlin, NJ$6,323
4Ruibing LinFlushing, NY$4,644
5Christopher WolfeRolla, MO$3,469
6Jarrod FultonWashington, PA$2,636
7Robert GallagherPhiladelphia, PA$2,036
8Trevor DeeterPhiladelphia, PA$1,599
9Anthony VitaleCantonment, FL$1,276

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #4 Omaha Hi-Lo Eight or Better

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Brent KellerHorsham, PA$9,097
2Mark WileczekWest Chester, PA$5,624
3Dale PinchotTrenton, NJ$4,004
4Marc SaiaChesterbrook, PA$2,909
5William MunleyScranton, PA$2,155
6Raymond JamisonPhoenixville, PA$1,627
7Timothy FiorvantiCommack, NY$1,251
8Doug McFarlaneWest Nyack, NY$980
9Paul ZelikovSouth Hampton, PA$781

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #5 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Jonas WexlerSouthampton, PA$13,505
2John HindsGreenville, NC$8,340
3Shahriar KashaniMarietta, GA$6,022
4Peter MalkounBrookhaven, PA$4,423
5Andrew BollingerDrexel Hill, PA$3,304
6Patrick McKennaPhiladelphia, PA$2,511
7Daniel KotowskiSpotsylvania, VA$1,940
8David ClarkDallas, TX$1,523
9Matthew DelucaEast Meadow, NY$1,215

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #6 H.O.S.E.

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Kenneth FischerAnnapolis, MD$7,494
2Donald JacobyPhiladelphia, PA$4,631
3Antonio WalkerWillingboro, NJ$3,242
4James DownendMedia, PA$2,361
5John CernutoLas Vegas, NV$1,737
6Roland IsraForest Hill, NY$1,298
7Peter IppolitoEast Meadow, NY$1,041
8Michael GabarickEaston, PA$868

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #7 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Tuan Bui LeNewport, TN$13,505
2Christopher WolfeRolla, MO$8,340
3Mike EppersonKing George, VA$6,022
4Phil EustrasioSwarthmore, PA$4,423
5Ari KestlerBaltimore, MD$3,304
6Ricardo FrancoPhiladelphia, PA$2,511
7Matt IlesAtco, NJ$1,940
8Kenneth MoyerHatfield, PA$1,523
9Peter IppolitoEast Meadow, NY$1,215

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #8 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Steven ReeseSewell, NJ$23,795
2David RittmeyerBaltimore, MD$14,699
3Daniel WellbornFairfax, VA$10,614
4James WhiteOrmond Beach, FL$7,795
5Leo WhittLouisville, KY$5,823
6Trevor DeeterPhiladelphia, PA$4,425
7Samuel RenauroBridgeport, NJ$3,418
8Everett CarltonSt. Paul, MN$2,684
9Robert ScottDallas, TX$2,142

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #9 No-Limit Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1Miller DaoMaricopa, AZ$55,202
2Melvin SkeelesFarmerville, LA$34,118
3Neal (Wallace) JordanExcello, MO$24,831
4Adam HuiMarkham, ON$18,364
5Sang NguyenSan Jose, CA$13,793
6Barry ClappCalgary, AB$10,521
7Kasra KhadayarkhaniDallas, TX$8,148
8Sonja JurkovichLas Vegas, NV$6,403
9Thomas WintersSan Angelo, TX$5,107

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester “Casino Champion” Leaderboard*

Christopher Wolfe62.502$11,809
Matthew Lope6012$23,125
Trevor Deeter57.503$7,956
Steven Reese5011$23,795
Rocco Luciano5011$16,888
Izzet Burak Temel5011$14,176
Jonas Wexler5011$13,505
Tuan Bui Le5011$13,505
Brent Keller5011$9,097
Kenneth Fischer5011$7,494

*Through the first eight ring events. The ninth ring event is the Main Event while Event #10 $345 No-Limit Hold'em is the last event of the stop.

There is only one opportunity remaining on the WSOP Circuit schedule to qualify for the National Championship and your shot at the $1 million freeroll.

Remaining 2010/2011 WSOP Circuit Schedule

Regional ChampionshipHarrah’s New OrleansMay 9-May 22, 2011

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