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Kyle Cartwright Wins Record-Tying Fifth World Series Of Poker Circuit Championship

29-Year-Old Pro ties Mark “Pegasus” Smith As All-Time WSOP Circuit Ring Leader


Kyle Cartwright ties the record for WSOP Circuit titles with fiveKyle Cartwright had won four WSOP Circuit rings in just sixteen months before entering the World Series of Poker Circuit $1,665 no-limit hold’em main event at the IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi.

On Monday afternoon the 29-year-old pro from Bartlett, Tennessee topped the 299-player field to capture his record-tying fifth WSOP Circuit title, earning $107,992 and 480 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was Cartwright’s second WSOP Circuit main event win in less than two years, having won the WSOP Circuit Harrah’s St. Louis main event in April 2011.

“It feels good and it hasn’t taken that long,” Cartwright said of winning number five. “It’s been about two years and I hope to get a lot more in the next few years. If someone gets six, I want seven. Whatever the record is, I want it.”

Cartwright’s win propelled him into a tie for all-time WSOP Circuit championships with Mark “Pegasus” Smith.

“I couldn’t be more pleased it was him.” Smith said of Cartwright tying his record. “He is not only a really nice guy but also a wonderful player. I’m flattered to be in such good company. These young guys play two to three times the stops I do and I’m sure over time I will be passed up, but from 2009 to now I have either been tied or held the world record in rings. How blessed am I?”

Joining Cartwright at the final table was 2010 WSOP main event sixth-place finisher John Dolan. The 26-year-old had won one of the preliminary events at this series, and was looking for his second ring in this main event. He ultimately finished third, earning $48,429 and 320 POY points. As a result, Dolan moved into 22nd place in the overall POY rankings with one title, four final tables and $858,894 in year-to-date earnings.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Kyle Cartwright $107,992 480
2 Brad Johnson $66,744 400
3 John Dolan $48,429 320
4 Cory Wood $35,730 240
5 Jesus Cabrera $26,798 200
6 Dennis Pasentine $20,421 160
7 Tony Hatley $15,804 120
8 Peter Shashy $12,420 80
9 Patrick Eskandar $9,909 40