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Leaderboard: WSOP Circuit Rings

by Erik Fast |  Published: Nov 15, 2023


Rank Player Rings Circuit Earnings
1 Ari Engel 16 $1,051,303
2 Maurice Hawkins 15 $2,255,869
3 Daniel Lowery 14 $1,614,088
4 Josh Reichard 14 $1,200,812
5 Valentin Vornicu 13 $690,958
6 Soheb Porbandarwala 11 $667,656
7 Robert Hankins 10 $917,535
8 Jeffrey Trudeau Jr. 10 $720,408
9 Martin Ryan 10 $527,509
10 David Larson 10 $434,259

There has been a lot of movement near the top of the World Series of Poker Circuit titles leaderboard in recent months, with the biggest story being Ari Engel’s record-setting 16th ring (see page 26 for more). There are now 10 players that have earned ten or more WSOPC gold rings, with several of these top title earners adding to their collection since our most recent update on this leaderboard back in April.

Josh Reichard had moved into a tie with Maurice Hawkins at 14 wins thanks to taking down the WSOPC Grand Victoria Casino main event. Hawkins had sat alone atop the WSOPC titles leaderboard for more than three years prior to Reichard’s win.

The two circuit regulars ended up being tied for less than a month, however, as Hawkins managed to set a new record by winning his 15th ring on May 15. The Florida resident defeated a field of 92 entries in the WSOPC Harrah’s Cherokee $2,200 no-limit hold’em high roller to secure the hardware and the top prize of $54,599.

Engel then won back-to-back rings in August to move into a tie with Hawkins at 15 WSOPC titles and overtook sole possession of the top spot with his victory at Horseshoe Hammond this month.

Daniel Lowery has climbed into a tie with Reichard for third thanks to a recent win in the WSOPC Graton $1,125 pot-limit Omaha event. He took home $21,518 and his 14th ring as the champion of that tournament. Four of his victories have come since the start of 2023.

Valentin Vornicu sits in fourth place with 13 gold rings. The California resident won his most recent piece of hardware in early October at the WSOPC Thunder Valley stop, taking down the $600 deuce-to-seven triple draw event for $11,000.

Soheb Porbandarwala became just the sixth player in history to have won more than ten rings thanks to back-to-back wins in a pair of WSOP Online Circuit events in October. He secured over $26,000 across the two victories, which came in a $500 pot-limit Omaha six-max event and a $320 no-limit hold’em mystery bounty tournament. ♠