RunGood's Daniel Lowery Wins 11th Circuit Ring at WSOPC Choctaw

Daniel Lowry

The 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOPC) Choctaw stop is currently underway and last week saw Daniel Lowery winning his 11th Circuit ring, becoming just the fifth player to ever reach that number along with Ari Engel (11 rings), Valentin Vornicu (12 rings), Josh Reichard (13 rings) and Maurice Hawkins (14 rings).

Lowery, an Arkansas native and RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) ambassador with nearly $2.4 million in live earnings, according to The Hendon Mob, joined that elite list of Circuit grinders by taking down Event #2: $500 No-Limit Hold'em - 'The Gargantuan' for $102,511.

Rising Up the Ring List

The Arkansas grinder has been moving up the ring list in a hurry. Just a few months ago, he won number ten at WSOPC Aruba, where he took down the final event of the series, Event #14: Last Chance No-Limit Hold'em, for $10,286.

In 2019 alone, Lowery won three rings at WSOPC Tulsa (Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack - $17,657), WSOPC Tunica (Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - $52,378) and WSOPC New Orleans (Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - $15,952).

Daniel Lowery
Daniel Lowery

To win the 11th ring, Lowery had to get through a field of 1,627 runners in an event that generated $573,910 in prize money. In the end, Lowery defeated Carson City's Ian Steinman to earn the runner-up $63,350, while others at the final table included Chase Davis (3rd - $47,067), Zachary Wolf (5th - $26,853) and Larry McCracken (7th - $16,023).

WSOPC Event #2: $500 No-Limit Hold'em - 'The Gargantuan' Final Table Results

 1Daniel LoweryCharleston, AR$102,511
 2Ian SteinmanCarson City, NV$63,350
 3Chase DavisWichita, KS$47,067
 4Jalal ShamroukhRoanoke, TX$35,355
 5Zachary WolfThe Colony, TX$26,853
 6Kenneth TramelN/A$20,626
 7Larry McCrackenSan Antonio, TX$16,023
 8Nimer YaseenAllen, TX$12,592
 9Eric TaylorN/A$10,010

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Other Choctaw Winners

While Lowery's victory has been the most memorable, there have been plenty of other winners so far at the Oklahoma Circuit stop. The series kicked off with California's Miki Murzi taking down Event #1: $300 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack for $20,137.

Miki Murzi
Miki Murzi

Later, Texas' James Fritts won Event #3: $300 No-Limit Hold'em - 'The Twilight' for $22,502, while fellow Texan David Galyean went on to win Event #4: $300 No-Limit Hold'em for $19,506. After that, Georgia's Amandeep Chima took down Event #5: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha for $17,772 and New Jersey's Sergio Ramirez emerged victorious in Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack for $22,584.

There's plenty of action still to come at WSOPC Choctaw as the $1,700 buy-in Main Event is slated to get underway today before a winner is declared on Jan. 14.

A full list of ring winners so far at WSOPC Choctaw is available in the table below.

2023 WSOP Circuit Choctaw Ring Winners So Far

 WSOPC Event #1: $300 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack414$99,360Miki MurziRedway, CA$20,137
 WSOPC Event #2: $500 No-Limit Hold'em - 'The Gargantuan'1,627$573,910Daniel LoweryCharleston, AR$102,511
 WSOPC Event #3: $300 No-Limit Hold'em - 'The Twilight'478$114,720James FrittsGarland, TX$22,502
 WSOPC Event #4: $300 No-Limit Hold'em396$95,040David GalyeanAustin, TX$19,506
 WSOPC Event #5: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha233$76,890Amandeep ChimaAlpharetta, GA$17,772
 WSOPC Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack314$103,620Sergio RamirezSouth Plainfield, NJ$22,584

Photos courtesy of WSOP.

  • Daniel Lowery won his 11th WSOP Circuit ring at WSOPC Choctaw, becoming the fifth player to do so.

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