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Previewing the 2012-2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Bossier City

WSOP Circuit

The 2012-2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof continued this past week with the second of 20 stops — the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City in Louisiana. The stop, which will feature 12 rings events, will culminate this weekend with the $1,675 Main Event.

The big story out of Bossier City thus far has been the wild ride of Quan Nguyen, who has finished in second place in three different events. The first was in Event #1: $365 No-Limit Hold’em where he was denied victory by Matthew Colvin and left with a $13,037 consolation prize. A few days later, Lance Garcia stopped Nguyen shy of a ring and sent him home in second place in Event #5: $365 No-Limit Hold’em for $11,399. Fast forward another three days and the same thing happened in Event #8: $365 No-Limit Hold’em when Walan Kite emerged victorious, leaving Nguyen with another runner-up finish and $10,106. Despite missing out on a ring three times, Nguyen has essentially locked up the Casino Championship title and a spot in this year’s National Championship.

Joining Nguyen in Bossier City are Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler, Ken Adams, Mark Bonsack, John Dolan, Brandon Fish, Gary Friedlander, Mark “P0ker H0” Kroon and Dwyte Pilgrim, all of who are expected to take part in this weekend’s Main Event.

Here's a look at the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City events completed thus far:

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City Ring Event #1: No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65293$87,900
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Matthew ColvinDallas, TX$21,097
2Quan NguyenGarland, TX$13,037
3John DevineLeesville, LA$9,460
4Steven SeimanAlto, TX$6,979
5L McbrideShreveport, LA$5,234
6Michael HaddadMonroe, LA$3,989
7Christopher TillerCarthage, TX$3,087
8John HornbeckSugar Land, TX$2,426
9Shane LeaRichton, MS$1,936

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City Event #2: Turbo No-Limit Hold'em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+$80146$73,000
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1William ByrnesSaint Charles, MO$20,440
2Wade JabbourLufkin, TX$12,633
3Johnny MarlowLufkin, TX$9,119
4Grantel GibbsWhitby, ON, Canada$6,701
5Joshua PalmerDaphne, AL$5,009
6Clay HenryMany, LA$3,808
7Mark FisherDenison, TX$2,944
8Clifton StweartIrving, TX$2,313
9Brian SchmidtAthens, TX$1,846

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City Event #3: Pot-Limit Omaha

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65142$42,600
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1“Captain” Tom FranklinGulfport, MS$11,930
2Burt MaddenLittle Rock, AR$7,372
3Donna MurrayGautier, MS$5,322
4Joseph MartinezPortland, TX$3,910
5Paul BuckleSan Antonio, TX$2,923
6Grantel GibbsWhitby, ON, Canada$2,222
7Bobby ChalerShreveport, LA$1,718
8Richard EstepLake Charles, LA$1,350
9Will “Monkey” SoutherBiloxi, MS$1,077

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City Ring Event #4: NLHE Re-entry

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65663$198,900
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Daniel ChakyCypress, TX$40,773
2Jessie BryantConway, AR$25,230
3Matthew RascoHouston, TX$18,506
4Brock DuplechienLafayette, LA$13,762
5Christopher LawsonCommerce, TX$10,373
6Mark GossWest Memphis, AR$7,922
7Anne SidariAustin, TX$6,130
8Billy RodgersOvilla, TX$4,805
9Kenneth HendersonTyler, TX$3,815

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City Ring Event #5: No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65251$75,300
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Lance GarciaHouston, TX$18,449
2Quan NguyenGarland, TX$11,399
3Frederic RoetkerLafayette, LA$8,236
4David ChishkoOklahoma City, OK$6,061
5Joshua HartmanFlint, TX$4,541
6Nicholas JohnsonSchertz, TX$3,460
7Jesse FullenHouston, TX$2,681
8Mark MitrokaIrvine, CA$2,111
9Todd HoffmanTulsa, OK$1,688

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City Ring Event #6: No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65241$72,300
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Robin VannucciSeabrook, TX$17,711
2Bryan ChalerShreveport, LA$10,945
3Brenton HouseFlower Mound, TX$7,907
4George GauthierShreveport, LA$5,819
5Charles “Woody” MooreLas Vegas, NV$4,360
6Brian ScheidSaginaw, TX$3,322
7Yvonne LambMalakoff, TX$2,574
8Donald GriffinLongview, TX$2,027
9Brent RonquilleLafitte, LA$1,621

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City Ring Event #7: Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65216$64,800
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Jonathan TaylorPhil Campbell, AL$16,201
2Chad ScottRiver Forest, IL$10,013
3Ronald LobiancoCorpus Christi, TX$7,287
4Joey WhiteSan Antonio, TX$5,389
5Samuel DriverGainesville, TX$4,048
6Calvin KincadeParagould, AR$3,088
7Shae WilliamsBrownwood, TX$2,391
8Jefferson DriverSanger, TX$1,879
9Becky MakarLas Vegas, NV$1,499

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City Ring Event #8: No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65218$65,400
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Walan KiteBrownwood, TX$16,350
2Quan NguyenGarland, TX$10,106
3Seth FosterShreveport, LA$7,355
4Bradley LipseyFranklin, TN$5,439
5Orben SlaughterRobeline, LA$4,086
6Benjamin ReasonWhitehouse, TX$3,116
7Justin FossenPearl, MS$2,413
8Walter BellSan Antonio, TX$1,897
9Jason GarderMoore, OK$1,513

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City Ring Event #9 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,100+$125144$144,000
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Caufman TalleyLafayette, LA$40,319
2Charles FordMarshall, TX$24,921
3Yossi AzulayChicago, IL$17,988
4David NicholsonPerkinston, MS$13,218
5Joanne DorbinNew York, NY$9,881
6Quang NgoLawrence, KS$7,512
7David NealMaple Valley, WA$5,808
8Rogelio SalinasSan Antonio, TX$4,562
9Samuel MurphyCedar Hill, TX$3,642

WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City Ring Event #10 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+$65240$72,000
PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1John DudleyGreenwood, LA$17,997
2Michael CooperFort Worth, TX$11,125
3Rex ClinkscalesLas Vegas, NV$8,097
4James GonzalesDallas, TX$5,988
5Kat BowenGladewater, TX$4,498
6Joel MidlerAusitn, TX$3,431
7Elias HouraniHouston, TX$2,657
8Kenneth KesslerSpring, TX$2,088
9Dejaunte AlexanderHouston, TX$1,665

With several events yet to be determined, the race for the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City Casino 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
Kyle CartwrightIP Biloxi Main Event Winner
Cory WoodIP Biloxi 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
John Dolan97.513$61,485
Ashly Butler87.512$21,534
Chris Conrad8503$16,077
Quan Nguyen77.503$25,043
Somphone Sengsouvanh77.503$13,042
Charles “Woody” Moore72.503$19,160
Donna Murray6002$8,562
Rex Clinkscales57.502$16,484
Jonathan Taylor5512$13,332
Caufman Talley52.512$32,239

*Leading up to the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Bossier City stop.

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

DateEvent Location
Sept. 27 - Oct. 8, 2012Horseshoe Southern Indiana
Oct. 11-22, 2012Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)
Oct. 27 - Nov. 7, 2012River Rock (Vancouver, Canada)
Nov. 8-19, 2012Harveys Lake Tahoe
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.

*Photos courtesy of WSOP.com.

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