Chris Reslock won his eighth World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring this week, taking down the opening event of the Harrah's Atlantic City for $16,502.
Reslock has a long and storied history in the game of poker, and he once had the most gold rings of any player follow the win of his seventh to surpass Alex Masek in May 2013. Masek eventually went on to rack up nine gold rings, but this win for Reslock pulls him back within one of the much younger pro.
"It's fun to be competing for something like that," Reslock told WSOP officials in regards to the ring race. "That's the fun of all games, isn't it? Keeping score."
A local to the New Jersey coastal city, Reslock topped a field of 220 players in the $365 No-Limit Hold'em event to earn the victory. Bernard Lee was one familiar face to reach the final table, finishing in sixth place for $3,145, and Vinny Pahuja took 11th for $1,236.
Final Table Results
Reslock's first live tournament cash came nearly 20 years ago in July 1996, according to HendonMob.com. This latest victory pushed his live tournament earnings to $1,934,054, and the win marked the 26th live tournament victory of a career that includes Reslock's biggest single win of $335,235 when he won the WSOP Circuit $10,000 Championship Event at Showboat Casino in Atlantic City in December 2005.
Here's a look at Reslock's WSOP Circuit gold ring wins over the years:
|March 2016||Harrah's Atlantic City $365 No-Limit Hold'em||220||$16,502|
|May 2013||Harrahs Chester $365 No-Limit Hold'em||98||$8,820|
|May 2013||Harrahs Chester $580 No-Limit Hold'em||130||$18,200|
|March 2013||Caesars Atlantic City $580 No-Limit Hold'em||196||$25,480|
|Dec. 2010||Harrah's Atlantic City $350 Seven-Card Stud||79||$7,816|
|Jan. 2008||Grand Casino Tunica $550 Omaha Hi-Low||207||$30,860|
|Feb. 2006||Harrah's Atlantic City $1,080 No-Limit Omaha||249||$82,170|
|Dec. 2005||Showboat Casino $10,000 Championship Event||96||$335,235|
In June 2007, Reslock, who is known to be an excellent well-rounded poker player, earned his first and only WSOP gold bracelet when he took down the $5,000 World Championship Seven-Card Stud event for $258,453.
*Photo courtesy of the WSOP Circuit.