Hawkins & Lowery Denied Rings as Matt Higgins Wins WSOPC Tunica Main Event

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Another World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) extremity is successful nan books pinch nan completion of WSOPC Tunica, which ran Jan. 18-19 and consisted of much than a twelve ringing events that produced much than $2 cardinal successful prize pools.

The extremity astatine Horseshoe Tunica successful Mississippi culminated pinch nan $1,700 buy-in WSOPC Tunica Main Event, which drew 568 runners and saw Georgia's Matt Higgins winning his 5th Circuit ringing and $167,058.

Higgins, who defeated heads-up force and chap southerner Dale Roesel ($103,248), is nary alien to Circuit occurrence and has $1.7 cardinal successful unrecorded net to beryllium tenth connected nan state's all-time money list. He was joined successful his winner's photograph by different Circuit crusher, six-time ringing victor Preston McEwen.

Speaking of six rings, North Carolina's Eric Salazar was denied 1 arsenic he vanished seventh successful nan Main Event for $23,779, while others astatine nan last array included two-time ringing victor Marty Martin (6th - $23,779), Ronald Taylor (4th - $54,898) and BJ McBrayer, who was aft a 2nd ring.

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WSOPC Tunica Main Event Final Table Results

 PLACEPLAYERHOMETOWNPRIZE (IN USD)

 1Matt HigginsRossville, GA$167,058
 2Dale RoeselHixson, TN$103,248
 3BJ McBrayerTuscaloosa, AL$74,743
 4Ronald TaylorSmithville, TN$54,898
 5Richard HinesMississippi$40,919
 6Marty MartinMaynard, AR$30,958
 7Eric SalazarGreensboro, NC$23,779
 8David BaizeEvansville, IL$18,548
 9Charlie DawsonOwensboro, KY$14,695

The ringing triumph marks Higgins' first extracurricular of Harrah's Cherokee, wherever he won 4 rings opening successful March 2018 and astir precocious successful May 2023 erstwhile he won a $400 Monster Stack arena for $99,121.

All-Time Ring List Stays Intact — For Now

The WSOPC Tunica extremity was a bully 1 for multi-ring winners, and 2 of nan players pinch nan astir rings came adjacent to winning more.

In Event #9: $300 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo, 15-time ringing victor Maurice Hawkins was looking to subordinate Ari Engel arsenic nan all-time ringing victor arsenic he made nan last table. Hawkins ended up falling successful eighth spot earlier Tennessee's Teresa Lammie won nan arena for her first ringing and $9,148.

Hawkins held nan title of all-time ringing victor for a while earlier a spurt by Engel past twelvemonth that saw him winning a stunning 5 rings and 1 bracelet. Hawkins himself won a ringing past twelvemonth but will request different to drawback up pinch nan mixed-game-inclined Engel.

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Another subordinate successful nan Circuit arms title is Daniel Lowery, who won four rings past twelvemonth to get up to 14. Lowery came adjacent to matching Hawkins and Josh Reichard pinch 15 rings arsenic he vanished runner-up to Sam Hick successful nan last arena of nan series.

For now, nan all-time ringing database stays intact. However, it seems only a matter of clip earlier Hawkins, Lowery aliases Engel triumph much rings and nan database needs different adjustment.

Another item of nan WSOPC Tunica extremity was Tennessee's John Gallaher winning his sixth ringing and $16,422 successful Event #16: $400 Double Stack, joining six-time ringing winners for illustration Chris Conrad, Mike Holtz, Stephen Song and Ian Steinman.

John GallaherJohn Gallaher

Other ringing winners astatine WSOPC Tunica see Georgia's Michael Leonard (Event #8: $400 Monster Stack - $37,295), Venezuela's Tomas Teran (Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - Big 30K - $20,375) and Ryan Kinder (Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - $52,399).

Next up connected nan WSOP Circuit is simply a extremity astatine Harrah's Pompano Beach successful Florida taking spot Feb. 1-12 and culminating pinch a $1,700 buy-in Main Event.

A afloat database of ringing winners astatine WSOPC Tunica is disposable successful nan array below.

WSOPC Tunica Ring Winners

 EVENTENTRANTSPRIZE POOLWINNERHOMETOWNPRIZE (IN USD)

 WSOPC Event #1: $400 Double Stack Opener183$60,390Terry HawkinsCordova, TN$14,842
 WSOPC Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - Big 30K283$93,390Tomas TeranLake Charles, Venezuela$20,375
 WSOPC Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em930$306,900Ryan KinderImperial, MO$52,399
 WSOPC Event #4: $300 No-Limit Hold'em Seniors389$93,360James WestBrighton, TN$19,251
 WSOPC Event #5: $600 No-Limit Hold'em108$55,620Jesse JonesSpringfield, MO$15,748
 WSOPC Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max197$65,010Nicholas LafataSpringfield, IL$16,027
 WSOPC Event #7: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha100$33,000Nicholas HobbsOwensboro, KY$9,678
 WSOPC Event #8: $400 Monster Stack607$200,310Michael LeonardKennesaw, GA$37,295
 WSOPC Event #9: $300 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo145$34,800Teresa LammieArlington, TN$9,148
 WSOPC Event #10: $600 Black Chip Bounty193$99,395Hamid IzadiRoswell, GA$19,508
 WSOPC Event #11: $1,700 Main Event568$791,673Matthew HigginsRossville, GA$167,058
 WSOPC Event #12: $400 No-Limit Hold'em188$62,040Jake GreenLake Zurich, IL$15,110
 WSOPC Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold'em186$61,380Jerry WinklerGreen Bay, WI$15,081
 WSOPC Event #14: $300 Seniors Event271$65,040Gary BassMemphis, TN$14,389
 WSOPC Event #15: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Big 30K210$69,300John GallaherLebanon, TN$16,422
 WSOPC Event #16: $400 Double Stack152TBDSam HickN/ATBD

*Photos courtesy of WSOP

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