Java beats huge field for WSOPC title at Bike

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The World Series of Poker Circuit, which appears to have replaced the annual Winnin’ o’ the Green tournament series, wrapped up in early April at the Bicycle Casino. This 24-event series had a prize pool of more than $4.75 million, 12 ring events and boasted more than 13K entrants.

Event 24, with three buy-in levels of $160, $550 and $3K, had more than 1,100 entries. Edison Shields narrowly took first place in a chip chop over Derrick Mokedi. Even more impressive was the turnout for tournament director Mo Fathipour’s patented Mega Millions event, which had 6,101 entries for a $1.74 million prize pool. Four players banked more than $90K. Linh Le and Sarkis Keshishia came out on top with $184,450 and $160,418, respectively.

Canadian Mike Leah had a great series. He won Events 9 and 11, garnering player-of-the-series honors. Nipun Java won the $1,500 main event over 755 others, earning $226,785, while Shane “Shaniac” Schleger was rewarded with $139,820 for his second-place finish. Notable women making waves were Tiffany Nguyen, who earned more than $28K for second in Event 2 and Ruth Turobiner, who won Event 17.

The DeepStacks Poker Tour stop at the Bicycle Casino begins the last week of May. It has eight events and more than $500K in guarantees. This series is a little different than the others since it opens with the main event, which has a $1,100 entry, a $300K guarantee, 30,000 starting chips and Mike Matusow hosts.

Event 4 is a $130 pot-limit Omaha/8 rebuy tournament, the only event in the series that’s not no-limit hold’em. It runs May 27 and has a $15K guarantee.

For more, check out the Bike’s website closer to the event.

— Email Dave Palm at LA.AnteUp@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @AnteUpLosAngele.

WSOPC, Bicycle Casino, Bell Gardens, Calif., March 6-17

Event 1 • $365 NLHE
Entries: 245 • Pool: $73,500
Huy Quach, $18K
Event 2 • $365 NLHE
Entries: 773 • Pool: $231,900
Cory Waaland, $46,410
Event 3 • $580 NLHE
Entries: 107 • Pool: $51,895
Valentin Vornicu, $18,170
Event 4 • $365 O/8
Entries: 171 • Pool: $51,300
Nguyen Tran, $13,835
Event 5 • $365 NLHE
Entries: 174 • Pool: $52,200
Art Cadena, $14,110
Event 6 • $365 NLHE
Entries: 149 • Pool: $44,700
Exequiel Ramirez, $12,520
Event 7 • $365 6-Max
Entries: 170 • Pool: $51K
William Wolf, $14,285
Event 8 • $365 NLHE
Entries: 167 • Pool: $50,100
Shahen Martirosian, $13,535
Event 9 • $580 NLHE
Entries: 121 • Pool: $60,500
Mike Leah, $16,945
Ev. 10 • $1,125 NLHE
Entries: 92 • Pool: $92K
Edward Liu, $27,600
Event 11 • $365 NLHE
Entries: 198 • Pool: $59,400
Mike Leah, $15,440
$1,675 Main Event
Entries: 756 • Pool: $1.13M
Nipun Java, $226,785