This Week in Tournaments: WSOPC events and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 26, 2013 Posted in Tournament News | No Comments »

World-Series-of-Poker-July-2010-dealer-tables-300x200Here is a quick look at the tournament action taking place across the globe.

WSOP Circuit Series Caesar’s Palace Main Event

It’s been a while since my last tournament update so this first one is a little dated but still needs to get a mention considering the 744 player field was a WSOPC record at Caesar’s Palace. In the end it was David Tuthill who triumphed over the record-setting field.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

1. David Tuthill – $223,197

2. AP Phahurat – $137,603

3. Shaun Suller – $101,444

4. Fabio Coppola – $75,609

5. Brian Kay – $57,106

6. Jeff Fielder – $43,691

7. Ping Liu – $33,848

8. Steve Goldberg – $26,550

9. Salvatore Dicarlo – $21,081

WSOP Circuit Series West Palm Beach Main Event

72 of the 670 players in the WSOPC West Palm Beach Main Event, a $1,500 No Limit Holdem event in one of the US’s rising poker hotspots, Florida. The biggest winner was poker pro Jonathan Tamayo, who pocketed over $200,000 after outlasting his fellow competitors in a 16-hour final table.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

1. Jonathan Tamayo – $206,020

2. Clint Tolbert – $127,484

3. Mark Rose – $93,505

4. William Looper – $69,536

5. Chris Hyden – $52,411

6. Luke Graham – $40,029

7. David Grandieri – $30,974

8. Tom Gleason – $24,281

9. Nancy Birnbaum – $15,497

Ari Engel wins fifth WSOPC Ring

In the lead-up to the West Palm Beach Main Event Ari Engel closed the gap between himself and the all-time WSOPC Gold Ring record (currently held by Alex Masek). Engel won his fifth WSOPC ring, tying Mark “Pegasus” Smith and Kyle Cartwright for the #2 spot on the all-time list, after winning Event #7, a $500 NLHE tournament that attracted 212 players.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

1. Ari Engel – $26,501

2. John Rhodes – $16,379

3. Eddie Tronolone – $11,921

4. Andrew Kelsall – $8,816

5. Abbey Daniels – $6,622

6. Harold Mahaffey – $5,051

7. Jurgen Sternad – $3,911

8. John Rhodes – $3,074

9. David Bellavia – $2,452

ANZPT Perth Main Event

Down in Australia the PokerStars ANZPT Main Event in Perth drew a field of 219 players for the $2,050 tournament. Dejan Divkovic was triumphant over the Aussie-heavy field, pocketing a six-figure score for his victory.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

1. Dejan Divkovic – $116,876

2. Iori Yogo – $73,816

3. Dale Marsland – $42,034

4. Philip Gidley-King – $33,627

5. David Evans – $27,989

6. Colin Wilford – $23,580

7. James Broom – $18,967

8. Luke Brabin – $14,558

9. David Fragomeni – $11,175

Parx Big Stack Main Event

The Parx Casino in Pennsylvania hosted a pretty sizable tournament recently, attracting 517 players for a $1,500 tournament. The event was won by Robert Boyko, who pocketed an impressive $134,000 for his efforts.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

1. Robert Boyko – $134,269

2. Patrick Halter – $134,269

3. Vincent Napolitaino – $71,086

4. Michael Dentale – $52,656

5. Melad Marji – $39,492

6. James Anderson – $31,594

7. Barry Dehlin – $26,328

8. Vimy Ha – $21.063

9. Mark Whaba – $15,797



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