Sam Barnhart wins WSOPC Tunica Main Event

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 16, 2011 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

When the final table for the World Series of Poker Circuit Series Main Event in Tunica, Mississippi began everyone’s attention was focused squarely on Kurt Jewell, who was looking for his second Gold Ring in the past six months on the WSOP Circuit Series, having won the Main Event in Hammond, Indiana back in October. Alas, it was not meant to be for the poker pro, who has been tearing up the poker world in the southern US.

In the end it was Kentucky native Sam Barnhart who would walk away with the Gold Ring, $148,162 in prize-money, and an entry into the $1 million WSOP Circuit Series freeroll tournament that will take place in May at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada –just prior to the World Series of Poker.

Here is a look at how the final table fared at the WSOP-C stop on Tunica, Mississippi courtesy of the live reporting team at www.pokernews.com:

·    1st Sam Barnhart Little Rock, AR — $148,612
·    2nd Jesse White Billings, MT — $91,881
·    3rd Mary Harden Ooltewah, TN — $67,122
·    4th Brian Burney Branson, MO — $49,759
·    5th Marco Palacios Austin, TX — $37,422
·    6th John Nguyen Fairview Heights, IL — $28,547
·    7th Preston Derden Houston, TX — $4,623
·    8th Kurt Jewell Frankfurt, KY — $17,328
·    9th John Holley Destin, FL — $13,789

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