Recap of the WSOP-Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Events

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For the past week and a half, the World Series of Poker Circuit has been at Harrah’s Chester in Pennsylvania, the first Circuit stop in the state. In fact, until January 2010, poker wasn’t allowed in Pennsylvania, but the state’s House of Representatives, along with nearby Delaware’s, voted to allow table games in their respective states. Since then, poker has thrived, so much so, the WSOP-Circuit added a stop at its Harrah’s property in Chester, which is 23 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

Each WSOP-Circuit stop hosts ten gold-ring events. Players can earn National Leaderboard points, based upon their performance in those events, and hopefully accumulate enough to qualify for the National Championship in May. In addition, the player who earns the most points at each stop (the "Casino Champion") automatically qualifies for that event. You can find a summary of the ring events below leading up to the Harrah’s Chester Main Event, along with the current standings on the Event Leaderboard.

As always, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team is providing coverage of the Main Event, which will play out its final table on Tuesday, May 10. In the meantime, here is a look at the Harrah’s Chester ring winners thus far.

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Event #1 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$300+$45 244 $71,004
Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Rocco Luciano Philadelphia, PA $16,888
2 Mohammad Farah Philadelphia, PA $10,433
3 Anthony Flanagan Ridgeley, WV $7,538
4 Zemzem Mustefa Temple Hills, MD $5,548
5 Reggie Franklin Park Forest, IL $4,156
6 Paul Dolderer Havertown, PA $3,167
7 Thomas Patterson Wilmington, DE $2,454
8 Trevor Deeter Philadelphia, PA $1,932
9 Christopher Kusha Staten Island, NY $1,545

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #2 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$500+$55 176 $83,130
Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Matthew Lope Mt. Laurel, NJ $22,447
2 Gordon Eng Cliffside Park, NJ $13,871
3 Todd Shackle Moon Township, PA $9,985
4 Tim Bryan Centerville, VA $7,318
5 Larry Kolk Levitown, PA $5,458
6 Julius Krewina Wilmington, DE $4,142
7 Peter Kang Broomall, PA $3,197
8 Anthony Marioni Mt. Ephraim, NJ $2,508
9 Trevor Keller Souderton, PA $2,000

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #3 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$300+$55 194 $54,522
Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Izzet Burak Temel Falls Church, VA $14,176
2 Oliver Entine Philadelphia, PA $8,757
3 Joseph Liberta Berlin, NJ $6,323
4 Ruibing Lin Flushing, NY $4,644
5 Christopher Wolfe Rolla, MO $3,469
6 Jarrod Fulton Washington, PA $2,636
7 Robert Gallagher Philadelphia, PA $2,036
8 Trevor Deeter Philadelphia, PA $1,599
9 Anthony Vitale Cantonment, FL $1,276

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #4 Omaha Hi-Lo Eight or Better

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$300+$45 110 $30,330
Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Brent Keller Horsham, PA $9,097
2 Mark Wileczek West Chester, PA $5,624
3 Dale Pinchot Trenton, NJ $4,004
4 Marc Saia Chesterbrook, PA $2,909
5 William Munley Scranton, PA $2,155
6 Raymond Jamison Phoenixville, PA $1,627
7 Timothy Fiorvanti Commack, NY $1,251
8 Doug McFarlane West Nyack, NY $980
9 Paul Zelikov South Hampton, PA $781

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #5 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$300+$45 185 $53,835
Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Jonas Wexler Southampton, PA $13,505
2 John Hinds Greenville, NC $8,340
3 Shahriar Kashani Marietta, GA $6,022
4 Peter Malkoun Brookhaven, PA $4,423
5 Andrew Bollinger Drexel Hill, PA $3,304
6 Patrick McKenna Philadelphia, PA $2,511
7 Daniel Kotowski Spotsylvania, VA $1,940
8 David Clark Dallas, TX $1,523
9 Matthew Deluca East Meadow, NY $1,215

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #6 H.O.S.E.

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$300+$45 86 $25,026
Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Kenneth Fischer Annapolis, MD $7,494
2 Donald Jacoby Philadelphia, PA $4,631
3 Antonio Walker Willingboro, NJ $3,242
4 James Downend Media, PA $2,361
5 John Cernuto Las Vegas, NV $1,737
6 Roland Isra Forest Hill, NY $1,298
7 Peter Ippolito East Meadow, NY $1,041
8 Michael Gabarick Easton, PA $868

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #7 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$300+$45 185 $51,930
Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Tuan Bui Le Newport, TN $13,505
2 Christopher Wolfe Rolla, MO $8,340
3 Mike Epperson King George, VA $6,022
4 Phil Eustrasio Swarthmore, PA $4,423
5 Ari Kestler Baltimore, MD $3,304
6 Ricardo Franco Philadelphia, PA $2,511
7 Matt Iles Atco, NJ $1,940
8 Kenneth Moyer Hatfield, PA $1,523
9 Peter Ippolito East Meadow, NY $1,215

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #8 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$500+$55 194 $91,520
Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Steven Reese Sewell, NJ $23,795
2 David Rittmeyer Baltimore, MD $14,699
3 Daniel Wellborn Fairfax, VA $10,614
4 James White Ormond Beach, FL $7,795
5 Leo Whitt Louisville, KY $5,823
6 Trevor Deeter Philadelphia, PA $4,425
7 Samuel Renauro Bridgeport, NJ $3,418
8 Everett Carlton St. Paul, MN $2,684
9 Robert Scott Dallas, TX $2,142

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester Ring Event #9 No-Limit Hold’em

Buy-in Entrants Prize Pool
$1,000+$90 230 $220,800
Place Player Hometown Prize
1 Miller Dao Maricopa, AZ $55,202
2 Melvin Skeeles Farmerville, LA $34,118
3 Neal (Wallace) Jordan Excello, MO $24,831
4 Adam Hui Markham, ON $18,364
5 Sang Nguyen San Jose, CA $13,793
6 Barry Clapp Calgary, AB $10,521
7 Kasra Khadayarkhani Dallas, TX $8,148
8 Sonja Jurkovich Las Vegas, NV $6,403
9 Thomas Winters San Angelo, TX $5,107

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Chester “Casino Champion” Leaderboard*

Player Points Rings Cashed Earnings
Christopher Wolfe 62.5 0 2 $11,809
Matthew Lope 60 1 2 $23,125
Trevor Deeter 57.5 0 3 $7,956
Steven Reese 50 1 1 $23,795
Rocco Luciano 50 1 1 $16,888
Izzet Burak Temel 50 1 1 $14,176
Jonas Wexler 50 1 1 $13,505
Tuan Bui Le 50 1 1 $13,505
Brent Keller 50 1 1 $9,097
Kenneth Fischer 50 1 1 $7,494

*Through the first eight ring events. The ninth ring event is the Main Event while Event #10 $345 No-Limit Hold’em is the last event of the stop.

There is only one opportunity remaining on the WSOP Circuit schedule to qualify for the National Championship and your shot at the $1 million freeroll.

Remaining 2010/2011 WSOP Circuit Schedule

Event Location Dates
Regional Championship Harrah’s New Orleans May 9-May 22, 2011

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