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Preview Of 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Tunica Main Event

The $1,675 Buy-In Tournament Runs From February 1-4


The World Series of Poker Circuit pulled into town in Tunica, Mississippi on January 24th for its annual poker tournament series, with 12 WSOP Circuit gold-ring events on the schedule.

Now the highlight of the whole festival, the $1,675 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Tunica no-limit hold’em event, is set to get underway on Friday, February 1st, with the first of two starting days kicking off at noon. The surviving players from days 1A and 1B will combine for day 2, and then play will continue until the latest WSOPC gold-ringer winner is decided on February 4th.

Kurt JewellLast year this event drew 647 entrants, building a $941,385 prize pool, the largest in the stop’s history. After three days of play, Kurt Jewell walked away as the champion with the $192,984 first prize, his second WSOP Circuit Main Event gold ring, and 840 Card Player Player of the Year points. His prior main event win came at the 2010 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond for $242,909. Jewell made this very same final table in 2011, finishing in eighth place.

Turnout for the preliminary events in 2013 has been solid, especially in Event no. 3, a $365 no-limit hold’em re-entry event drew 1,271 entries, making it the second largest tournament in the eight-year history of the Harrah’s Tunica stop on the WSOP Circuit. Lee Sawyer of Kenneth, Missouri emerged victorious in that event, taking home $67,681 for the win.