WSOPC Tulsa: Mark Barrientos Wins Main Event ($126,900); Two Rings For Hamid Izadi
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Another World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) stop has wrapped up with the completion of WSOPC Tulsa, which ran from Aug. 16-27 and consisted of more than a dozen Circuit ring events.
The Circuit stop in Oklahoma culminated with the $1,700 buy-in WSOPC Tulsa Main Event, which drew 397 entrants for a total prize pool of $601,455. The biggest share of that went to Kansas native Mark Barrientos, who won the event for his second Circuit ring and $126,900.
Barrientos, who won his first ring in a $250 buy-in WSOPC Tulsa event in 2019, defeated Oklahoma local Daxton Alexander, who was after his first Circuit ring but finished runner-up for $78,440 and his first WSOP cash.
There were a few well-known faces who made it deep in the WSOPC Tulsa Main Event, including poker commentator Kasey Mills (12th - $8,987) and Angela Jordison (8th - $14,091), who earlier this year was named Breakout Player at the 2022 Global Poker Awards.
WSOPC Tulsa Final Table Results
|PLACE||PLAYER||HOMETOWN||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|1||Mark Barrientos||Wichita, KS||$126,900|
|2||Lionel Jiang||Leawood, KS||$78,440|
|3||Brent Gregory||Adrian, MO||$56,785|
|4||James Stone||Mabelvale, AR||$41,707|
|5||Wayne Nicholsen||Kansas City, MO||$31,087|
|6||Tomas Teran||Lake Charles, LA||$23,519|
|8||Angela Jordison||Crooked River Ranch, OR||$14,091|
|9||Richard Gordon||Cuba, MO||$11,164|
Izadi Closes Out Stop With Fourth and Fifth Rings
Another notable storyline emerged at the latest stop with Georgia's Hamid Izadi winning Event #11: $400 No-Limit Hold'em for $13,840 and his fourth Circuit ring before closing out the series with a victory in Event #13: $250 No-Limit Hold'em for $10,910.
Izadi, a Circuit grinder with $801,805 in WSOP earnings, won his first ring in 2017 at WSOPC Biloxi and later won two rings in 2019 at Seminole Coconut Creek and Horseshoe Hammond.
Other highlights of the WSOPC Tulsa stop include Missouri's Brent Gregory taking down Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack for $20,593 and his second Circuit ring and Arkansas native Richard Gebhart winning his second ring and $13,845 in Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed.
Meanwhile, the aforementioned Engel came close to winning a historic 16th ring in Event #9: $400 Big O before bowing out in second to Phil Tanner, who won his first ring and $11,786.
Next up on the WSOPC schedule is a stop at Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Iowa that will take place Sept. 6-18. A full list of Circuit ring winners at WSOPC Tulsa is available in the table below.
WSOPC Tulsa Ring Winners
|EVENT||ENTRANTS||PRIZE POOL||WINNER||HOMETOWN||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|WSOPC Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack||286||$94,380||Brent Gregory||Adrian, MO||$20,593|
|WSOPC Event #2: $250 No-Limit Hold'em||234||$46,800||Daxton Alexander||Oklahoma City, OK||$10,728|
|WSOPC Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||933||$307,890||Timothy Cunningham||Tulsa, OK||$51,156|
|WSOPC Event #4: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||195||$64,350||Jared Ward||Owasso, OK||$15,519|
|WSOPC Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Super Stack||222||$73,260||Wesley Jones||Atkins, AR||$17,057|
|WSOPC Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Mystery Bounty||162||$53,460||Joshua Brower||Tulsa, OK||$9,402|
|WSOPC Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||162||$53,460||Richard Gebhart||Siloam Springs, AR||$13,845|
|WSOPC Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack||467||$154,110||Bret Karr||Kansas City, MO||$30,344|
|WSOPC Event #9: $400 Big O||134||$44,200||Phil Tanner||St. Charles, MO||$11,786|
|WSOPC Event #10: $1,700 Main Event||397||$601,455||Mark Barrientos||Wichita, KS||$126,900|
|WSOPC Event #11: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||167||$55,110||Hamid Izadi||Roswell, GA||$13,840|
|WSOPC Event #12: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||157||$51,810||Trent Wilson||Strafford, MO||$13,296|
|WSOPC Event #13: $250 No-Limit Hold'em||238||$47,600||Hamid Izadi||Roswell, GA||$10,910|
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