David Hengen Denies Nuwwarah & Lowery to Win WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs Main Event
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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
|PLACE||PLAYER||HOMETOWN||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|1||David Hengen||Omaha, NE||$116,846|
|2||Mo Nuwwarah||Omaha, NE||$72,216|
|3||Daniel Lowery||Charleston, AR||$51,838|
|4||Michael Henery||Henderson, NV||$37,801|
|5||Timothy Garles||Windsor Heights, IA||$28,011|
|6||Matthew Dodd||Duluth, MN||$21,097|
|7||Max Havlish||Coon Rapids, MN||$16,155|
|8||Daniel Thomas||Lincoln, NE||$12,580|
|9||Banipal Simonovich||Denver, 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.
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.
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||ENTRANTS||PRIZE POOL||WINNER||HOMETOWN||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|Event #1: $250 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack||343||$68,600||Jeremy Hendricks||Omaha, NE||$14,234|
|Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - Black Chip Bounty||89||$20,470||Rick Mcgown||Marceline, MO||$6,129|
|Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||330||$108,900||Wesley Cannon||Edina, MN||$22,858|
|Event #4: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||122||$40,260||Stefan Kegley||Kearney, NE||$11,025|
|Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||181||$59,730||Brad Fullington||Wichita, KS||$14,676|
|Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||160||$52,800||William Wagoner||Papillion, NE||$13,552|
|Event #7: $400 No-Limit Holdem - Monster Stack||248||$81,840||Joseph Sutliff||Grand Island, NE||$18,490|
|Event #8: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha||110||$36,300||Ryan Remmes||Omaha, NE||$10,281|
|Event #9: $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em||103||$100,425||Abbas Pasha||Muscatine, IA||$28,696|
|Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - Ring & Seats||155||$51,150||Quang Pham||Omaha, NE||$11,700|
|Event #11: $1,700 Main Event||352||$533,280||David Hengen||Omaha, NE||$116,846|
|Event #12: $600 No-Limit Hold'em||84||$43,260||Pamela Belote||Edmond, OK||$13,206|
|Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold'em||119||$39,270||Varun Uppal||Omaha, NE||$10,932|
*Photos courtesy of WSOP