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Previewing the 2011-2012 World Series of Poker Circuit IP Biloxi

WSOPC

For the past week, the IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi, has played host to the World Series of Poker Circuit. The stop features 12 ring events, culminating the $1,600 Main Event that began Saturday, Nov. 5. Last year’s Main Event was won by Travis Lutes, and early indications suggest this year’s tournament may surpass last year’s field of 270, which will include players like Kathy Liebert, “Captain” Tom Franklin, Chris Tryba, Kyle Cartwright, and Jacob Bazely.

This weekend, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be providing coverage of the Main Event. Here's a look at the preliminary events of WSOPC IP Biloxi in a bit more detail:

WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi Ring Event #1 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$45272$79,152
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Randall GoodnerAtlanta, GA$18,647
2John DolanBonita Springs, FL$11,540
3Randolph ReynoldsJacksonville, FL$8,373
4Darrelle GreeneMacon, GA$6,177
5Peter MavroLas Vegas NV$4,633
6Mark RoseOrlando, FL$3,531
7Bryant LipscombFort Smith, AR$2,732
8Joe DelunaSan Antonio, TX$2,147
9Kirk MckenzieOmaha, NE$1,713

WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi Ring Event #2 NLHE

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$45 (Re-Entry)477$138,807
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Thomas WilkieBatesville, MS$29,552
2Drew FanningMadison, WI$18,272
3Gene DudekHouma, LA$13,348
4Steven GiddingsRuston, LA$9,896
5Robert HarwellPas Christian, MS$7,442
6Freddie ArdoinLacassine, LA$5,677
7Ken PikopOcean Springs, MS$4,392
8Tony ThrashSharpsburg, GA$3,446
9David SidlerAtlanta, GA$2,742

WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi Ring Event #3 H.O.R.S.E.

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$4571$20,661
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Tim BurtGrenada, MS$6,567
2Christopher WolfeRolla, MO$4,062
3David KeyBaton Rouge, LA$2,674
4Daniel BarrettLisbon, CT$1,872
5Thomas ElliottCarrolton, GA$1,387
6Wenzel WernerJacksonville, FL$1,085
7Benton BlakemanDaphne, AL$893
8Antony VidmerNashville, TN$771

WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi Ring Event #4 NLHE

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$55109$52,865
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Kip JoneDenham Springs, LA$15,455
2Danielle BarbeeAtlanta, GA$9,552
3Chris ParsonsMentor, OH$6,801
4Kevin KaylorHouston, TX$4,940
5Casey AndrusLafayette, LA$3,660
6Kenneth PielRobinsonville, MS$2,763
7Thomas DoussanMetairie, LA$2,125
8Larry GreenDeer Park, TX$1,664
9Grant ElmerFayetville, AR$1,327

WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi Ring Event #5 NLHE

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$45160$46,560
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Ricky RomeroNew Iberia, LA$12,208
2Frank AlpandinarBaton Rouge, LA$7,544
3Stanley SeeligMetairie, LA$5,430
4Kenneth MilamLa Place, LA$3,980
5Bret WeeksBatavia, IL$2,968
6Edward HansenSanta Ana, CA$2,253
7William Brock IIPelham, AL$1,739
8Will GouldHouston, TX$1,364
9Farris AttaDecatur, GA$1,088

WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi Ring Event #6 NLHE

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$45200$56,850
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Brock SawyerCovington, LA$14,784
2Mark BerriganTallahassee, FL$9,131
3John FaggTerre Haute, IN$6,593
4Tripp KirkAtlanta, GA$4,842
5Jesus CabreraAtlanta, GA$3,617
6Jonathan TaylorPhil Campbell, AL$2,749
7Barron WhippleHouma, LA$2,123
8Matthew ColvinDallas, TX$1,667
9Christopher SavageLoxley, AL$1,330

WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi Ring Event #7 NLHE Six-Handed

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$45197$57,327
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Caufman TalleyLafayette, LA$14,555
2Lacey CoffeyHouston, TX$8,990
3Michael LeHouston, TX$6,492
4John HolleyDestin, FL$4,768
5Jae ChungAtlanta, GA$3,562
6Randall LequireFranklin, TN$2,706
7Mark RoseOrlando, FL$2,091
8Jason TaylorLoxley, AL$1,310
9Thomas ArmigerAuburn, AL$1,310

WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi Ring Event #8 NLHE

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$55174$84,390
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Greg WhitworthBiloxi, MS$22,421
2Beverly CheneyGrandbury, TX$13,856
3Christopher ConradTampa, FL$9,974
4Mitch JonesKennesaw, GA$7,310
5Hoyt LanceRinggold, GA$5,452
6Brandon NewsomePowder Spring, GA$4,138
7Rex ClinkscalesLas Vegas, NV$3,194
8Thomas CroninSaint Peters, MO$2,505
9James WiggsSpringville, AL$1,998

WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi Ring Event #9 NLHE Turbo

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$45187$54,417
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Clint LandrumDickinson, TX$13,796
2Rahul DeevaraAtlanta, GA$8,523
3Gene DudekHouma, LA$6,154
4Marvin McCordAtlanta, GA$4,520
5Michael Sanders Media, PA$2,566 
7Eric WilkinsonNew Orleans, LA$1,982
8Ocia LangnerFreeport, TX$1,556
9Richard GibsonSidon, MS$1,242

With three events yet to be determined, the race for the WSOP Circuit Hammond Casino Champion is wide open. Whoever captures that title, along with the eventual winner of the Main Event, will automatically qualify for the Second Annual $1 Million National Championship. That event is limited to 100 players, and so far only six have qualified:

National Championship Qualifiers

PlayerQualified
David NicholsonHorseshoe Bossier City Main Event Winner
Chris GamboaHorseshoe Bossier City Casino Champion
Robert CastoireHorseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event Winner
Mark “Pegasus” SmithHorseshoe Southern Indiana Casino Champion
Bob ChowHorseshoe Hammond Main Event Winner
Drazen IlichHorseshoe Hammond Casino Champion

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
Felicia Johnico107.514$21,998
Thomas Cronin9504$21,396
Peter Mavro87.505$11,892
Benjamin Kramer8514$28,848
Beverly Cheney8503$22,970
Scott Schwalich8013$34,846
Robert Newman77.513$29,930
Russell Ivy7503$51,757
John Fagg72.503$14,906
Bryan Dillon7012$36,532

*Leading up to the WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi stop.

Don’t miss your chance to qualify for the National Championship. There are still plenty of opportunities to play, including any of the remaining stops on the WSOP Circuit schedule.

Remaining 2011-2012 WSOPC Schedule

EventLocationDates
Circuit EventHarveys Lake TahoeNov. 10 - 21, 2011
Circuit EventHarrah’s Atlantic CityDec. 1 - 12, 2011
Circuit EventChoctaw DurantJan. 12 - 23, 2012
Circuit EventCaesars Palace (Las Vegas)Jan. 19 - 30, 2012
Circuit EventHarrah’s TunicaFeb. 2 - 13, 2012
Circuit EventPalm Beach Kennel ClubFeb. 16 - 27, 2012
Circuit EventCaesars Atlantic CityMarch 1 - 12, 2012
Circuit EventHarrah’s RinconMarch 15 - 26, 2012
Circuit EventHorseshoe Council BluffsMarch 29 - April 9, 2012
Circuit EventHarrah’s St. LouisApril 12 - 23, 2012
Circuit EventHarrah’s ChesterApril 26 - May 7, 2012
Circuit EventHarrah’s New OrleansMay 10 - 21, 2012

Be sure to follow our live updates from the WSOP-Circuit IP Biloxi Main Event.

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