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WSOP Circuit -- Harrah’s Rincon Regional Championship Begins

The $10,000 West Regional Championship Begins on Sunday -- Card Player will Feature Live Coverage

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Seneca Easley -- Photo Courtesy of WSOPThe $1,600 no-limit hold’em main event at the World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Harrah’s Rincon near San Diego, California crowned a champion late on Saturday. Seneca Easley topped a field of 188 players and he walked away with the top prize worth $70,384, a gold ring, and a seat in the WSOP Circuit National Championship in Las Vegas.

The final table welcomed back nine finalists after two days of play that started on Thursday. Easley came into the final table third in chips and he survived the flurry of eliminations to make it to the heads-up final against Shaun Walker. The two players contested a four-hour long heads-up match and it was Easley who eventually emerged victorious. “It’s all part of the game, it’s supposed to happen. Poker is like
that. You are going to lose some hands you should win, and vice-versa,” said Easley of the back-and-forth nature of the final battle after his win.

Here is a look at the final-table results:

1 Seneca Easley 70,384
2 Shaun Walker 43,480
3 Narinder Khasria 31,395
4 Patrick Karschamroon 23,057
5 Paul Hails 17,226
6 Hayden Fortini 13,089
7 Lori Nunes 10,111
8 Michael Simon 7,940
9 Alex Masek 6,335

The $1,600 main event served as a warm-up for the $10,000 WSOP Circuit West Regional Championship that begins on Sunday, March 27. Card Player will bring you live coverage from the tournament when cards get into the air at noon on Sunday, and that will include videos from CardPlayer TV. Here is a look at the schedule for the Regional Championship:

Sunday, March 27: Day 1 (play eight levels)
Monday, March 28: Day 2 (play nine levels)
Tuesday, March 29: Day 3 (play down to final table)
Wednesday, March 30: Final Table

Players will begin with 30,000 in chips and blinds begin at 25-50 for the first 60-minute level. The length of levels will increase to 75 minutes beginning with level 12 on day 2. All tournament days will begin at noon.

The top nine finishers in the event will claim seats in the $1 million guaranteed WSOP Circuit National Championship that will take place at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from May 27-29. The winner of that event will take home a WSOP gold bracelet and the first-place prize money of $300,000 of the million-dollar prize pool (the top 10 finishers will take home prize money).

The 100 seats in the WSOP Circuit National Championship will only go to a select number of invitees. The winners of each main event at the various WSOP Circuit stops throughout the season secures a seat, as do the nine final-table contenders from each of the four $10,000 Regional Championship events (Chicago, Atlantic City, San Diego, and New Orleans). After that the seats will go to the top players on the WSOP Circuit national standings. Here is a current look at that leader board:

Name Points Rings Cashed Earnings
[United States] Brett Schwertley 175 pts 2 7 $114,652
[United States] Kevin Calenzo 170 pts 0 8 $94,586
[United States] Jeremy Schwartz 162.5 pts 1 4 $75,238
[United States] Mstr Lynch 160 pts 2 3 $151,897
[United States] Shiva Dudani 152.5 pts 1 5 $73,799
[United States] Mark Sykes 120 pts 0 4 $68,967
[United States] Will Souther 120 pts 1 4 $64,312
[United States] Roland Israelashvili 117.5 pts 1 3 $55,697
[United States] Drazen Ilich 115 pts 1 3 $66,646
[United States] Tom Franklin 112.5 pts 0 5 $29,818
[United States] Nick Jivkov 110 pts 1 3 $88,305
[United States] Dennis Summers 110 pts 1 3 $39,317
[United States] Scott Clark 110 pts 1 4 $18,233
[United States] Justin Kruger 107.5 pts 1 5 $32,849
[United States] Joel Merwick 105 pts 0 6 $26,207
[United States] Brett Richey 105 pts 0 2 $25,574
[United States] Matt Lawrence 102.5 pts 0 8 $45,965
[United States] Michael Foster 102.5 pts 0 6 $42,106
[United States] Casey Hayes 102.5 pts 0 4 $35,158
[United States] Bruce Hoyt 102.5 pts 1 5 $15,826
[United States] John Riordan 100 pts 1 1 $210,180
[United States] Stephen Kats 100 pts 0 7 $43,522
[United States] David Paredes 100 pts 0 1 $39,346
[United States] Dan Perper 100 pts 0 1 $39,346
[United States] Steve Zolotow 100 pts 0 1 $39,346
[United States] David Bakes Baker 100 pts 0 1 $32,305
[United States] David Adkison 100 pts 0 1 $32,305
[United States] Ryan Julius 100 pts 0 1 $26,882
[United States] Keven Stammen 100 pts 0 1 $26,882
[United States] Annand Ramdin 100 pts 0 1 $26,232
[United States] Beth Shak 100 pts 0 1 $26,232
[United States] Eugene Katchalov 100 pts 0 1 $21,600
[United States] Frank Calo 100 pts 0 1 $21,600
[United States] Tim Burt 100 pts 2 2 $21,553
[United States] Chris Tryba 100 pts 0 9 $17,060
[United States] Mark Smith 97.5 pts 0 5 $26,930
[United States] John Nguyen 95 pts 1 2 $71,919
[United States] Michael Traylor 92.5 pts 0 5 $47,298
[United States] Jeffrey Epstein 87.5 pts 1 2 $32,600
[United States] Christopher Logue 87.5 pts 1 2 $20,498
[United States] John Land 87.5 pts 0 9 $16,627
[United States] Jeffrey Fielder 85 pts 0 4 $23,941
[United States] Luther Lewis 82.5 pts 0 5 $17,948
[United States] Lance Federick 80 pts 0 3 $30,408
[United States] Dean Jackson 80 pts 1 2 $15,107
[United States] Steven Weixel 77.5 pts 1 3 $15,444
[United States] Jared Kenworthy 75 pts 0 1 $150,104
[United States] Jesse White 75 pts 0 1 $91,881
[United States] John Andress 75 pts 0 1 $86,071
[United States] Farid Nasserazad 75 pts 0 1 $58,857
[United States] John Mcneilly 75 pts 0 1 $53,625
[United States] La Sengphet 75 pts 1 4 $45,229
[United States] Peter Ippolito 75 pts 1 2 $35,189
[United States] Tom Masinter 75 pts 1 3 $28,585
[United States] Keith Crowder 75 pts 0 5 $25,222
[United States] Brian Petersen 75 pts 0 3 $17,519
[United States] Brent Keller 75 pts 1 2 $16,110
[United States] Chris Reslock 75 pts 1 3 $10,434
[United States] Edward Corrado 72.5 pts 0 4 $51,134
[United States] Alex Rocha 72.5 pts 1 4 $41,145
[United States] Daniel Pyszynski 72.5 pts 0 3 $34,092
[United States] Tuan Bui Le 72.5 pts 1 3 $30,407
[United States] Aaron Brant 72.5 pts 1 2 $23,321
[United States] Doug Carli 72.5 pts 0 6 $12,320
[United States] Peter Mavro 72.5 pts 0 6 $9,790
[United States] Ryan Austin 70 pts 0 2 $28,269
Maurice Hawkins 70 pts 0 4 $25,117
[United States] Kristopher Bradshaw 67.5 pts 0 4 $28,358
[United States] Nadir Babck 67.5 pts 1 4 $23,488
[United States] Trevor Deeter 67.5 pts 0 6 $22,442
[United States] Dwyte Pilgrim 65 pts 0 2 $42,658
[United States] Jack Ranallo 65 pts 0 3 $41,583
[United States] James Governa 65 pts 0 2 $33,646
[United States] Richard Gibson 65 pts 0 3 $28,164
[United States] John Durio 65 pts 1 2 $12,925
[United States] Kyle Carlston 65 pts 0 5 $10,770
[United States] Rusty Boyker 62.5 pts 0 7 $18,582
[United States] John Deng 62.5 pts 0 2 $12,209
[United States] William Reynolds 60 pts 0 1 $110,567
[United States] Thomas Aprea 60 pts 0 1 $95,392
[United States] Jeff Gibralter 60 pts 0 2 $81,482
[United States] Mary Harden 60 pts 0 1 $67,122
[United States] Patrick Houchins 60 pts 0 1 $62,893
[United States] John Holder 60 pts 0 1 $44,787
[United States] Corrie Wunstel 60 pts 1 2 $26,429
[United States] John Holley 60 pts 0 2 $22,506
[United States] Vincent Basilicata 60 pts 1 2 $21,963
[United States] Christopher Dandrea 60 pts 0 4 $21,170
[United States] Douglas Paxton 60 pts 0 5 $16,478
[United States] Michael Kinzer 60 pts 0 5 $11,348
[United States] Matthew Chang 60 pts 0 5 $11,049
[United States] Kevin Marcus 60 pts 1 2 $8,309
[United States] Michael Ippolito 60 pts 1 2 $5,604
[United States] Gregory Joslyn 57.5 pts 0 5 $36,848
[United States] Joseph Caffrey 57.5 pts 0 2 $23,265
[United States] Donna Jetter 57.5 pts 0 2 $16,239
[United States] Michael Hahn 57.5 pts 0 3 $15,395
[United States] James Sparks 57.5 pts 1 3 $11,506
[United States] Edwin Choi 55 pts 0 1 $82,514
[United States] Austin Buchanan 55 pts 0 1 $70,939