This Week in Tournaments: WPT Barcelona, WSOPC Foxwoods and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 13, 2013 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

World-Series-of-Poker-July-2010-dealer-tables-300x200This week we have plenty of tournament action to get you updated on, and there are even more tournaments on the horizon. You can find all of our coverage of the WSOPC Cherokee, the WPT Hard Rock Poker Showdown, and of course the WSOP APAC on our homepage at, but for now here are a few tournament results and scheduling notes you might have missed.

Kevin Saul wins WSOPC Stop at Foxwoods

A total of 615 players registered for the first-ever stop by the World Series of Poker Circuit Series at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, and in the end it was poker pro Kevin Saul who was crowned the inaugural WSOPC Foxwoods champion. The WSOPC quickly jumped on the chance of a Foxwoods event when the ten-year relationship between Foxwoods and the World Poker Tour ended earlier this year, leaving the popular East Coast destination without a major tournament series. And judging by the solid turnout, it’s likely the WSOPC will be back in 2014.

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

1. Kevin Saul – $194,178

2. Lall Bharat – $119,742

3. Cory Waaland – $87,842

4. Paul Snead – $65,096

5. Ben Reason – $49,007

6. Bobby Corcione – $37,356

7. Ethan Foulkes – $28,664

8. Pete Campo – $22,654

9. Steven Dare – $18,031

Chanracy Khun wins first major title at WPT Barcelona

The bwin sponsored WPT Poker stop in Barcelona saw a field of 249 players take to the felt, including some very big names like Daniel Cates, Triple Crown winner David Kitai, Steve O’Dwyer, Faraz Jaka, Toby Lewis, Ana Marquez, Kevin MacPhee, Matt Salsberg, and Leo Margets. In the end it was the little-known Chanracy Khun from Canada who would raise his hands in victory after absolutely dominating the final table from start to finish.

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

1. Chanracy Khun – $258,448

2. Benjamin Pollak – $162,822

3. Antonio Alfaia – $107,256

4. Tahiri Hassani Najib – $80,119

5. Bruno Garcia Cotelo – $59,443

6. Sergio Fernandez – $47,813

WSOPC Iowa gets started

With the World Series of Poker Circuit Series wrapping-up its inaugural stop in North Carolina the tour is already moving on to its next stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Iowa series will feature a total of 12 WSOPC Ring events, as well as a ladies tournament and plenty of side action.

Last year the WSOPC Council Bluffs stop attracted 290 players, a number the WSOPC is hoping to eclipse this time around.



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