Bradley Ritschel Wins WSOPC Lake Tahoe Main Event; 2 Rings For Chris Conrad

Bradley Ritschel & Chris Conrad

Another World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) stop wrapped up this week with WSOPC Lake Tahoe, a stop that consisted of more than a dozen Circuit ring events at Harveys Lake Tahoe from Nov. 2-13.

The WSOPC Lake Tahoe stop culminated with the $1,700 buy-in Main Event, which drew 362 entries for a prize pool of $548,430. New Jersey's Bradley Ritschel took the event down for $115,740 and his first Circuit ring after defeating heads-up opponent James Chavanarojrit, who walked away with $71,531.

WSOPC Lake Tahoe Main Event Final Table Results

 1Bradley RitschelWhippany, NJ$115,740
 2James ChavanarojritAlexandria, VA$71,531
 3David WadeStateline, NV$50,808
 4Jed HoffmanReno, NV$36,766
 5Brandon ZuidemaCorona, CA$27,113
 6Louis CheffyLas Vegas, NV$20,384
 7Rayo KniepGermany$18,347
 8Shawn DanielsZephyr Cove, NV$12,228
 9Doug EnglekirkBerkeley, CA$9,764

Ritschel's Main Event victory comes just a week after he took down a Wynn Fall Classic $500 Event for $16,650. It marks the second-biggest score of the New Jersey grinder's career, surpassed only by Ritschel's third-place finish in the 2021 Prime Poker Open Main Event in Houston for $141,000.

Others at the WSOPC Lake Tahoe Main Event final table included David Wade (3rd - $50,808), Jed Hoffman (4th- $36,766) and Germany's Rayo Kniep (7th -$18,347), who notably finished 18th in the 2021 WSOP Main Event for $305,000 and fourth in this summer's Millionaire Maker for $501,182.

Andreas Kniep
Andreas Kniep

Conrad Wins Five & Six

There was a double ring winner at WSOPC Lake Tahoe in the form of Georgia's Chris Conrad, who picked up his fifth and sixth Circuit rings at the stop as he added to his $1.5 million in live earnings.

Conrad first got through a field of 116 runners in Event #7: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha for $10,655 before besting a 205-player field in Event #9: $400 No-Limit Hold'em for $16,158.

Chris Conrad
Chris Conrad

Meanwhile, several players picked up their first Circuit rings, including Todd Graham, who started out the series by taking down Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack for $12,691.

Other first-time ring winners include Christopher Goodyear (Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - $24,861) and Hieu Dang, who won Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack for $29,256 before going on to finish seventh in Event #14: $600 No-Limit Hold'em for $1,786.

California's Joseph Bergh closed out the series by winning Event #15: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack for $12,488.

The WSOPC Circuit team is currently at Grand Victoria Casino in Illinois and, after that, will head to Harrah's Cherokee from Nov. 23-Dec. 4.

A full list of Circuit ring winners at the WOSPC Lake Tahoe stop is available in the table below.

WSOPC Lake Tahoe Ring Winners

 WSOPC Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack148$48,840Todd GrahamChico, CA$12,691
 WSOPC Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em385$127,050Christopher GoodyearMartinez, CA$24,861
 WSOPC Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em95$31,350Andrew GreenawaltSouth Lake Tahoe, CA$9,193
 WSOPC Event #4: $300 Seniors Event269$64,560Scott SmithStockton, CA$14,281
 WSOPC Event #5: $600 No-Limit Hold'em109$56,135Kevin PhillipsWoodland, CA$15,896
 WSOPC Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed198$65,340David AvinaMurrieta, CA$16,111
 WSOPC Event #7: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha116$38,280Chris ConradPeach Tree, GA$10,655
 WSOPC Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack442$145,860Hieu DangHouston, TX$29,256
 WSOPC Event #9: $400 No-Limit Hold'em205$67,650Chris ConradPeach Tree, GA$16,158
 WSOPC Event #10: $1,700 Main Event362$548,430Bradley RitschelWhippany, NJ$115,740
 WSOPC Event #11: $400 No-Limit Hold'em165$54,450Denis LeeFremont, CA$13,807
 WSOPC Event #12: $400 No-Limit Hold'em106$34,980Michael WassermanWoodland Hills, CA$10,063
 WSOPC Event #14: $600 No-Limit Hold'em97$49,955Bilgunn OdgerelOakland, CA$14,649
 WSOPC Event #15: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack144$47,520Joseph BerghRocklin, CA$12,488

*Photos courtesy of WSOP & Poker.Org.

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