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Brandon West Tops 1,162 Entries to Win WSOP Circuit PH Opening Event for $106,303

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  • Brandon West topped a field of 1,162 entries to win WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Opening Event for $106,303.

The 2015/2016 World Series of Poker Circuit continued this weekend at Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas. The stop, which will award 12 gold rings and culminate with the $1,675 Main Event this coming weekend, kicked off with Event #1: $580 No-Limit Hold'em Reentry, a tournament that attracted 1,162 entries and created a prize pool of $581,000.

Just 177 players returned for Day 2 on Sunday, and it would take until 6:30 a.m. on Monday for local player Brandon West to emerge victorious for $106,030, his first WSOP-related cash. Prior to the win, West had less than $11,000 in tournament earnings, with his top score being $7,377.

The tournament, which featured six starting flights, saw 117 players make the money, while everyone at the final table secured a five-figure payday.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize
1Brandon WestLas Vegas, NV$106,030
2Jared GrienerSanta Ana, CA$65,490
3Jonathan DimmigAmherst, NY$48,665
4Michael LevineLos Angeles, CA$36,603
5Stephen HesseHouston, TX$27,871
6Daniel PickeringPortland, ME$21,474
7Alexander CondonSioux City, IA$16,739
8Eugene TitoGlendale, CA$13,195
9Troy Campbell-$10,516

Notable finishes: Anthony Spinella (10th - $8,477), Charles "Woody" Moore (18th - $5,694), Jordan Cristos ($2,917), Javier Zarco (44th - $1,964), Ben Yu (73rd - $1,330), and Carlos Mortensen (79th - $1,330)

PokerNews will bring you a recap of the WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Main Event once it concludes.

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