John Crncic Wins World Series of Poker Circuit River Rock Main Event
Amateur Turns $180 Satellite Entry Into $286,382 Payday In Canada
The first-ever World Series of Poker Circuit stop in Canada turned out to be a huge success, with an impressive 1,032 entrants turning out for the $1,675 WSOP Circuit River Rock main event. The huge turnout built a $1,548,000 prize pool and made this the third largest WSOPC main event in the tour’s history.
From more than a thousand, only one player remained late on Wednesday night: John Crncic of Vancouver, British Columbia. The construction safety manager, who had won his entry into the main event in a $180 buy-in satellite, earned $286,382 for the win.
“I’m afraid I’m going to wake up and it’s going to just be a dream,” Crncic said just after play ended. “It’s absolutely fantastic. This is much more than I hoped for.”
In addition to the money, Crncic also earned a gold ring and 960 Card Player Player of the Year points.
The all-Canadian final table lasted nearly 11 hours, with a live stream shown on ESPN3. Crncic had little experience in larger buy-in tournaments, and no prior cashes on the WSOP Circuit, but felt comfortable at the final table event with a live broadcast going on.
“It didn’t bother me at all,” said Crncic. “I had never been in a situation like this, yet, it felt like I do it every week. It was great fun. I loved it. I wish I could do this every weekend.”
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:
|7||Tyler St. Clair||$45,031||240|
|1||Hellmuth Gets Crushed In Poker Cash Games|
|2||Gilbert Arenas Bets $500,000 On Cavs Title|
|3||Largest WSOP Ever Just One Week Away|
|4||Oldest California Card Room Loses License|
|5||Online Poker: Jason Mercier Drops Six Figures|
|6||Talal Shakerchi Wins 2016 SCOOP Main Event|
|7||Online Poker Ban Defeated Again On Capitol Hill|
|8||New Wynn Poker Room At Encore Now Open|
|9||Rapper's Deal With I-Poker Group Has $400M Upside|
|10||A Poker Life: Daniel Idema|
|1||Lederer Apologizes For His Role In Full Tilt Fiasco|
|2||Hellmuth Gets Crushed In Poker Cash Games|
|3||Full Tilt's Poker Platform To Be Retired May 17|
|4||Legendary Gambler Indicted For Insider Trading|
|5||Gilbert Arenas Bets $500,000 On Cavs Title|
|6||Largest WSOP Ever Just One Week Away|
|7||JP McManus Wins $17 Million In Backgammon Session|
|8||Oldest California Card Room Loses License|
|9||Online Poker: Jason Mercier Drops Six Figures|
|10||Full Tilt Poker Money Denied To 1,500 Players|