Canada's Dongwoo Ko Captures WSOP Super Circuit London Colossus Title

Dongwoo Ko 2023 WSOP Super Circuit London

Dongwoo Ko can forever call himself a World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner after the Canadian grinder triumphed in the Colossus event at the 2023 WSOP Super Circuit London festival.

Ko only had six recorded live tournament cashes, totalling $4,754, before entering this event. Now, Ko has a £40,000 score on his record plus a coveted gold WSOPC ring to cherish forever.

Colossus Final Table Results

1Dongwoo Ko£40,000
2Jamie Brown£24,000
3Joel Zeligman£17,726
4Karim Louis£13,000
5Karim Jomeen£10,000
6Darius Cibulskas£8,000
7Lorenc Boci£6,000
8Masahito Murao£5,000
9Sandeep Shah£4,000

Dozens of household names finished in the top 94 places and saw a return on their £450 investment. WSOP bracelet winner Craig McCorkell was one of the first top-tier players to bust inside the money. The likes of Artan Dedusha and Laurence Houghton joined McCorkell on the sidelines.

There were also cashes for Hanna Mdanat Jeries Yazan, who pulled £58,000 worth of mystery bounties out of the hat a couple of days ago, and for former professional footballer Jimmy Kebe.

Charles Akadiri, PLO champion Philipp Krieger, Harry Lodge, Philippe Souki, and Martins Adeniya also padded their bankrolls with prizes from the Colossus.

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Sandeep Shah's first recorded cash since January 2015 came with a £4,000 payday after he bowed out in ninth place. Masahito Murao busted in eighth for £5,000 before Lorenc Boci bowed out in seventh for a £6,000 score.

Darius Cibulskas collected £8,000 for his sixth-place finish, his elimination locking in five-figure prizes for the surviving players.

Fifth place and £10,000 went to Karim Jomeen, which helps push his lifetime career earnings towards the $350,000 mark.

Another Karim, this time Karim Louis, fell in fourth for £13,000, which is Louis' second-largest tournament haul. Only Louis' runner-up finish in the 2008 GUKPT Brighton Main Event, worth £46,200, weighs in heavier.

The heads-up stage was reached when Joel Zeligman ran out of steam. Zeligman's third-place finish resulted in a £17,726 payday and left Ko in a one-on-one battle with Jamie Brown.

There was no deal struck despite a £16,000 difference in the prize money, and that lack of a deal meant Ko collected £40,000 and the tournament's ring when he defeated Brown in the final battle. Brown banked £24,000, his largest haul since September 2010.

Laura Curry Crowned Seniors Champion After a Three-Way Deal

Laura Curry
Laura Curry

Laura Curry's first in-the-money finish ended in victory and a WSOP Circuit ring after the American came out on top in the £560 buy-in Seniors event. Curry was involved in a three-handed deal that saw her bank £8,010 and the aforementioned gold ring.

Curry came close to capturing a WSOPC ring in October 2019, when she finished second in a $400 buy-in event at WSOPC Choctaw. She also finished sixth in the WSOPC North Carolina Seniors event in November 2022. Curry has now achieved her goal of winning some WSOP hardware.

Two well-known British players were involved in the three-handed deal. Jeraint "JJ" Hazan finished in third place, and banked £6,645. Hazan is usually found playing Pot-Limit Omaha, but it appears his No-Limit Hold'em game is also on point. Justin Kyriakides, who finished second to Richard Ashby in the £1,100 PLO event at the start of the series, finished second again, this time for £5,690.

Before that deal was struck, the final table had to be whittled down.

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Andrew Murphy was the first finalist out of the door. Ian Burgess joined him before Howard Smith crashed out in seventh. Smith recently finished 42nd from 8,180 entrants in the $1,000 Seniors event at the 2023 WSOP in Las Vegas.

Stephen Morana's elimination left five players in the hunt for the title, with the exits of Anthony Marks and Gary Fisher, the latter recording his fourth senior's cash in the space of a couple of months, leaving the three dealmakers to fight it out for the ring, and we already know how that went.

Seniors 50+ Final Table Results

1Laura Curry£8,010*
2Justin Kyriakides£5,690*
3Jeraint Hazan£6,645*
4Gary Fisher£3,500
5Anthony Marks£3,000
6Stephen Morana£2,500
7Howard Smith£2,250
8Ian Burgess£1,750
9Andrew Murphy£1,500

Remaining WSOPC Super Circuit London Schedule

Thu 3 Aug12:00 p.m.£770 NLHE Monster Stack£200,000
 1:00 p.m.£560 NLHE Ladies Event£10,000
Fri 4 Aug12:00 p.m.NLHE Monster Stack Final Day£200,000
 12:00 p.m.£1,100 NLHE Main Event Day 1a£1,000,000
Sat 5 Aug12:00 p.m.£1,100 NLHE Main Event Day 1b£1,000,000
Sun 6 Aug12:00 p.m.£1,100 NLHE Main Event Day 1c£1,000,000
 8:00 p.m.£1,100 NLHE Main Event Day 1d Turbo£1,000,000
Mon 7 Aug12:00 p.m.NLHE Main Event Day 2£1,000,000
 12:00 p.m.£2,200 NLHE High Rolller£250,000
 12:00 p.m.£230 NLHE Flip & Go 
Tue 8 Aug12:00 p.m.NLHE Main Event Final Day£1,000,000
 12:00 p.m.NLHE High Roller Final Day£250,000
 12:00 p.m.NLHE Flip & Go Final Day 
 12:00 p.m.£3,300 NLHE Super Curcuit Main Event Day 1a£3,000,000
Wed 9 Aug12:00 p.m.£3,300 NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 1b£3,000,000
Thu 10 Aug12:00 p.m.£3,300 NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 1c£3,000,000
Fri 11 Aug12:00 p.m.NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 2£3,000,000
 12:00 p.m.£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1a£200,000
 5:00 p.m.£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1b£200,000
Sat 12 Aug12:00 p.m.NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 3£3,000,000
 12:00 p.m.£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1c£200,000
 2:00 p.m.£5,300 NLHE High Roller£500,000
 5:00 p.m.£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1d£200,000
 10:00 p.m.£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1e Turbo£200,000
Sun 13 Aug12:00 p.m.NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Final Day£3,000,000
 12:00 p.m.NLHE Fifty Stack Final Day£200,000
 1:00 p.m.NLHE High Roller Final Day£500,000
 1:00 p.m.£560 NLHE The Closer£50,000
 1:00 p.m.£10,400 NLHE Super High Roller£500,000

Open a Luxon Pay Account in Advance

The JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel is a cashless venue, meaning you cannot buy into any of the WSOP Super Circuit events with cash. Currently, there are four way to get into the action:

  • At the Cash Deck at Dusk Till Dawn, Redfield Way, Nottingham
  • Via the E-Wallet payment partner Luxon Pay
  • Debit card deposits via Luxon Pay
  • Bank wire – please contact [email protected] for more details

It is worthwhile opening a free Luxon Pay account prior to the WSOP Super Circuit London festival.

  • Check out of the latest from the 2023 WSOP Super Circuit London festival.

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