A former World Poker Tour champ took down one of the biggest field in World Series of Poker Circuit history.
The WSOP Circuit $365 reentry events can draw some large fields and create bloated prize pools, but even by those standards the reentry at the Harrah's Cherokee stop in North Carolina was a doozy. A total of 3,067 entries were logged, creating a prize pool of $920,100, and when the dust settled, Stan Weiss had claimed first place for $158,768.
Final Table Results
|1||Stan Weiss||Nashville, TN||$158,768|
|2||Joshua Snodgrass||Catlettsburg, KY||$98,211|
|3||William Buckmaster||Atlanta, GA||$69,504|
|4||James Tian||Buford, GA||$50,311|
|5||Alan Percal||Weston, FL||$36,841|
|6||Randy Garcia||Charlotte, NC||$27,290|
|7||Eli Loewenthal||Carmel, IN||$20,445|
|8||Anes Kovacevic||Lawrenceville, GA||$15,485|
|9||Brandon McPherson||Florence, SC||$11,860|
Other players cashing in the event — 324 places were paid — included Chris Conrad (323rd), Cory Waaland (280th), Ben Reason (255th), Hank Sitton (168th), Tripp Kirk (92nd), and Jason Mayfield (91st).
Weiss is notable for a huge score back in 2006, when he won the WPT $10,200 Main Event at The Mirage Poker Showdown in Las Vegas for $1,320,255. He topped a field of 384 when he booked his membership in the WPT Champions Club. The official final table of that event included Harry Demetriou (2nd - $673,272), David Williams (4th - $221,958), and Robert Mizrachi (6th - $129,476). David Singer (7th), Alan Goehring (8th), Haralabos Voulgaris (11th), Hasan Habib (15th), Darrell Dicken (21st), and Jason Lester (28th) were some of the blasts from poker's past making deep runs in that event.
In the intervening years, Weiss has dotted his poker record with mostly smaller cashes here and there in buy-ins less than $1,000, though he did make a WSOP final table in 2007, finishing sixth in a $2,000 event for $78,020. The 69-year-old told tournament reporters failing health had kept him away from the felt, but a recent quintuple bypass surgery has him feeling chipper again.
"I'm probably in better health now than I have been in a long time," he said.
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