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Poker Leaderboard: World Series Of Poker Circuit Gold Rings

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Feb 22, 2023

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Player(s) Rings
Maurice Hawkins 14
Joshua Reichard 13
Valentin Vornicu 12
Daniel Lowery, Ari Engel 11
Martin Ryan, Robert Hankins, Jeffrey Trudeau Jr. 10
David Larson, Alexandru Masek 9
Matt Stout, John Holley, Kyle Cartwright, Chris Reslock, Sean Yu, Michael Lech, Roland Israelashvili, Daniel Buzgon 8
Michael Lavin, Maxwell Young, Steve Foutty, Joshua Turner, Vincent Moscati, Cory Waaland, Andrew Robinson, Blake Whittington 7

A lot has changed in the last few months near the top of the World Series of Poker Circuit rings leaderboard. Since our most recent update in October, five players have made moves inside the top 26 (an odd number to be sure, but it represents the players with seven or more WSOP Circuit gold rings won).

The top line story is that longtime circuit regular Daniel Lowery captured his 11th WSOPC ring. The Peter Pender, Arkansas resident topped a field of 1,627 entries in the $500 buy-in no-limit hold’em Gargantuan event to earn $102,511 and the hardware. In doing so, he became just the fifth player in the tour’s history to win 11 or more rings. He has now cashed for more than $1.4 million in circuit events during his career.

In late October of 2022, David Larson took down a $320 buy-in no-limit hold’em event during an online circuit stop on WSOP.com for his ninth ring. Larson has now cashed for over $380,000 in WSOPC tournaments across 79 in-the-money finishes.

Former online poker standout turned Charity Series of Poker founder Matt Stout joined the ranks of eight-time ring winners when he took down a $320 buy-in pot-limit Omaha six max event during an online circuit stop in December of last year. Like Larson, Stout is a Las Vegas resident who has accumulated 79 cashes in circuit events, while adding more than $736,000 to his totals along the way.

Joining Stout in winning an eighth ring recently was Florida’s John Holley, who won a $250 buy-in seniors event at the November Choctaw stop to bring his circuit earnings to more than $770,000.

Michael Lavin became the 26th player to win seven or more rings when he won a pair of $215 online circuit events on WSOP.com in Pennsylvania last October. Incredibly, the bracelet winner from New Jersey has managed his seven wins with only 44 recorded circuit cashes. ♠