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Thursday, March 12, 2015

WSOP Circuit Casino Champion Update - Scott Stewart Leads

Scott Stewart after winning Event #5: $1,125 NLHE.
Photo Courtesy of WSOP
At each stop on the WSOP Circuit, players who cash in a ring event are awarded points. The player with the most points throughout the 12 ring events earns the title of Casino Champion and a free entry into the WSOP National Championship.

After 5 ring events so far, Scott Stewart (pictured above), leads with 72.5 points. Stewart has one ring and a sixth-place finish. Just behind him is Edward Liu, with 60 points. Liu has a ring and a tenth-place finish. There are three players with 50 points: Maxwell Lineberger, AJ Fernandes, and Bill Donnelly.

Dinner Break in Ring Event #6

Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold'em is now on a 45-minute dinner break.

Out of 164 entries, now only 41 players remain. The top 18 make the money, so they'll still have awhile to go before the bubble .

After dinner, they'll play another nine 40-minute levels before bagging up for the night.

Payouts Announced for Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold'em

Registration closed in today's $365 No-Limit Hold'em WSOP Circuit ring event after Level 4. A total of 164 players signed up for the event, generating a prize pool of $49,200. Here are the payouts for the top 9 spots, and a full payout schedule is available here.

Place Payout
1 $13,280.00
2 $8,210.00
3 $5,910.00
4 $4,330.00
5 $3,230.00
6 $2,450.00
7 $1,890.00
8 $1,485.00
9 $1,185.00

Congrats to Scott Stewart, Winner of the $1,125 NLHE Event!

Scott Stewart unbags his chips before Day 2. He won the tournament a mere 45 minutes later.
Photo Courtesy of WSOP.

Scott Stewart just won Event #5: $1,125 No-Limit Hold'em. This is Stewart's second final table of this WSOP Circuit stop, and it's his third ring of the Circuit season. His first-place prize money is $27,205.

The victory also catapults Stewart into the lead for the Casino Champion race.

Full results of the event are available on the WSOP website, and more on Stewart's win will be posted later.

3 Remain in $1,125 NLHE. Today's $365 NLHE Beginning Now.

Both of today's ring events got started at noon today.

On one side of the floor, the final three players in the $1,125 event are battling it out for the WSOP Circuit ring and the $27,205 in prize money. Scott Stewart leads, followed by Arthur Boatman and Barry Kay.

Bernard Lee plays in Event #6: $365 NLHE.
Photo Courtesy of WSOP
On the other side of the room, today's $365 No-Limit Hold'em ring event has started as well. The clock currently shows 78 players, and registration is open until about 2:15 p.m.

$1,125 Halts for the Night. Scott Stewart Leads Final 3.

Scott Stewart leads the final 3 heading into Day 2 of the $1,125 NLHE event.
Photo Courtesy of WSOP

Play has concluded for the night. There are currently 3 players remaining in the $1,125 NLHE event. Here are their current chip counts:

Name Chips
Scott Stewart
597,000
Arthur Boatman
522,000
Barry Kay
156,000

Play resumes Thursday at noon.