David Hengen Denies Nuwwarah & Lowery to Win WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs Main Event

David Hengen

The latest World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) stop at Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Iowa wrapped up this week as David Hengen took down the $1,700 buy-in WSOPC Council Bluffs Main Event for his four Circuit ring and $116,846.

The WSOPC Horseshoe Council Bluffs stop ran Sept. 6-18 and consisted of more than a dozen ring events, including the Main Event that drew 352 players for a prize pool of $533,280.

WSOPC Council Bluffs Main Event Final Table Results

 1David HengenOmaha, NE$116,846
 2Mo NuwwarahOmaha, NE$72,216
 3Daniel LoweryCharleston, AR$51,838
 4Michael HeneryHenderson, NV$37,801
 5Timothy GarlesWindsor Heights, IA$28,011
 6Matthew DoddDuluth, MN$21,097
 7Max HavlishCoon Rapids, MN$16,155
 8Daniel ThomasLincoln, NE$12,580
 9Banipal SimonovichDenver, CO$9,966

Hengen Denies Lowery 15th Ring

Hengen earned his fourth career ring after defeating longtime poker journalist and fellow Omaha native Mo Nuwwarah during heads-up play as the former PokerNews editor earned a career-best $72,216.

Meanwhile, 14-time ring winner Daniel Lowery finished third to be denied a 15th ring, which would have seen him tie Ari Engel and Maurice Hawkins as the all-time ring leader.

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Daniel Lowery
Daniel Lowery

Other players at the Main Event final table included Michael Henery (4th - $37,801), Timothy Garles (5th - $28,011) and Matthew Dodd (6th - $21,097).

Belote Wins Fifth Ring; Kegley Finds Second Ring

Hengen's victory in the Main Event wasn't the only highlight of the WSOPC Council Bluffs stop.

In Event #12: $600 No-Limit Hold'em, Oklahoma's Pamela Belote defeated the field of 84 runners to win $13,206 and her fifth Circuit ring and her first in an open event.

Belote earned her previous four rings in Ladies Events, including the $200 Ladies Event at WSOPC Choctaw Durant earlier this year for $6,054.

Pamela Belote
Pamela Belote

Another highlight occurred in Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em, where Wesley Cannon won his second ring and $22,858 after topping the field of 330 runners. The Minnesota native's previous ring was earned in a $400 No-Limit Hold'em at 2022 WSOPC Harveys Lake Tahoe that brought him $14,177.

Other ring winners at the WSOPC Council Bluffs stop include Jeremy Hendricks (Event #1: $250 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack - $14,234), Abbas Pasha (Event #9: $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em - $28,696) and Varun Uppal (Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - $10,932).

Next up for the WSOP Circuit is a stop at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in California that will run Sept. 28-Oct. 9 and will feature a $1,700 buy-in Main Event with a $500,000 guarantee.

WSOPC Council Bluffs Ring Winners

 Event #1: $250 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack343$68,600Jeremy HendricksOmaha, NE$14,234
 Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - Black Chip Bounty89$20,470Rick McgownMarceline, MO$6,129
 Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em330$108,900Wesley CannonEdina, MN$22,858
 Event #4: $400 No-Limit Hold'em122$40,260Stefan KegleyKearney, NE$11,025
 Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em181$59,730Brad FullingtonWichita, KS$14,676
 Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em160$52,800William WagonerPapillion, NE$13,552
 Event #7: $400 No-Limit Holdem - Monster Stack248$81,840Joseph SutliffGrand Island, NE$18,490
 Event #8: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha110$36,300Ryan RemmesOmaha, NE$10,281
 Event #9: $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em103$100,425Abbas PashaMuscatine, IA$28,696
 Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - Ring & Seats155$51,150Quang PhamOmaha, NE$11,700
 Event #11: $1,700 Main Event352$533,280David HengenOmaha, NE$116,846
 Event #12: $600 No-Limit Hold'em84$43,260Pamela BeloteEdmond, OK$13,206
 Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold'em119$39,270Varun UppalOmaha, NE$10,932

*Photos courtesy of WSOP

  • David Hengen won his fourth Circuit ring and $116,846 in the WSOPC Council Bluffs Main Event.

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