Shaun Deeb Denied Second Ring at Turning Stone; Ethan Bennett Wins Main Event

Ethan Bennett WSOPC Turning Stone

The latest World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) stop wrapped up this week with WSOPC Turning Stone, a series in New York that consisted of 18 ring events that generated $5.8 million in prize money.

The WSOPC Turning Stone series culminated with the $1,700-buyin Main Event, which drew 1,188 runners for a prize pool of $1.8 million. Brooklyn's Ethan Bennett took down the marquee event for $298,546 as he defeated runner-up Kathrine Brandt Weir and third-place finisher Cindy Spier, who also finished third in last year's Turning Stone Main Event.

WSOPC Turning Stone Main Event Final Table Results

 1Ethan BennettBrooklyn, NY$298,546
 2Kathrine Brandt WeirLadera Ranch, CA$184,521
 3Cindy SpierNewton, MA$137,178
 4Soukha KachittavongWoonsocket, RI$103,047
 5Rodney PinkhamHallowell, ME$78,225
 6Thomas HarterRochester, NY$60,015
 7Srikanth GundelaN/A$46,541
 8Jason TraceyBallston Spa, NY$36,485
 9Alan ShawColchester, VT$28,917

It looked like there could be a woman Main Event champion at Turning Stone as the final table dwindled down with the eliminations of Rodney Pinkham (5th - $78,225) and Soukha Kachittavong (4th - $103,047), but Bennett prevailed to win his first ring and his second major score after finishing 150th in last year's WSOP Main Event for $67,700.

There would be no back-to-back victory for Shaun Deeb, who took down last year's Main Event for $275,916. The much slimmer Deeb but nearly won a second career ring earlier in the series as he finished second in Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max for $20,895 as he fell to Travell Thomas. Deeb also finished fourth in WSOPC Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em for $43,322.

Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

How Shaun Deeb Lost $10K At WSOPC Turning Stone

It was mainly a stop of first-time ring winners in Turning Stone, with Ontario's Darrell Gaudette kicking things off by winning Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack for $44,927 before New York local Budwey Salhab bested the 2,793-player field in Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em for $123,316.

Other first-time ring winners at WSOPC Turning Stone include Paul Ross (WSOPC Event #5: $600 Black Chip Bounty - $40,541), Elijah Kirat (Event #8: $400 Monster Stack - $80,383) and Karen Baillie (Event #13: $300 Ladies Event - $11,517).

Closing out the series, Connecticut's David Stefanski picked up his third career ring and $78,311 in WSOPC Event #17: $2,200 Purple Chip Bounty after winning two rings at Foxwoods in 2016 and 2019.

David Stefanski
David Stefanski

The WSOP Circuit is currently in Las Vegas for WSOPC Horseshoe Las Vegas, which is running March 21-April 1 and will feature a $1,700 buy-in Main Event getting underway on Friday, March 29.

A full list of ring winners at the WSOPC Turning Stone stop is available in the table below.

2024 WSOPC Turning Stone Ring Winners

 WSOPC Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack964$252,120Darrell GaudetteToronto, ON$44,927
 WSOPC Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em2,793$921,690Budwey SalhabGetzville, NY$123,316
 WSOPC Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em572$188,760Christopher JewellLoudon, NH$35,184
 WSOPC Event #4: $300 Seniors Event960$230,400Leonid KaplinEast Amherst, NY$38,712
 WSOPC Event #5: $600 Black Chip Bounty509$211,235Paul RossLatham, NY$40,541
 WSOPC Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max520$171,600Travell ThomasOrchard Park, NY$33,800
 WSOPC Event #7: $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em238$232,050Paul RichardsonOntario, CA$54,387
 WSOPC Event #8: $400 Monster Stack1,632$538,560Elijah KiratSparta, NJ$80,383
 WSOPC Event #9: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha263$135,445Michael RellingerTonawanda, NY$30,150
 WSOPC Event #10: $400 Turbo 30K Starting Stack2,241$73,920Edward LupinskiIlion, NY$17,211
 WSOPC Event #11: $1,700 Main Event1,188$1,799,820Ethan BennettBrooklyn, NY$298,546
 WSOPC Event #12: $400 No-Limit Hold'em425$140,250Collin CallowayAnnapolis, MD$28,280
 WSOPC Event #13: $300 Ladies Event199$47,760Karen BaillieToronto, ON$11,517
 WSOPC Event #14: $400 No-Limit Hold'em422$139,260Shane FriedlanderKerhonkson, NY$28,080
 WSOPC Event #15: $400 No-Limit Hold'em429$141,470Martin SchaefferN/A$28,436
 WSOPC Event #16: $300 Seniors Event680$163,200Carlo SciannameoWorcester, MA$30,022
 WSOPC Event #17: $2,200 Purple Chip Bounty146$292,000David StefanskiEast Lyme, CT$78,311
 WSOPC Event #18: $400 Last Chance 30K Starting Stack325$107,250Todd SaffronAmherst, NY$23,239

*Photos courtesy WSOPC

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