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Brad Albrinck Wins First Ever World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event In Ohio

28-Year-Old Cincinnati Local Wins $221,994 For Topping Field Of 740


Brad AlbrinckThe Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati had it’s grand opening in March of 2013, and already it has played host to a World Series of Poker Circuit stop. The first ever WSOP Circuit $1,675 no-limit hold’em main event to be held in Ohio drew a total of 740 entries, building a $1,110,000 prize pool.

After two starting days and two more full days of poker action the last player standing was Brad Albrinck, a 28-year-old solid waste engineer who was born and raised in Cincinnati. For the win he earned $221,994 and 912 Card Player Player of the Year points.

“It feels amazing,” said Albrinck after winning. “So many times you can get deep in these things and to actually win something and get this kind of prize is an unbelievable feeling.”

Despite working full time, Albrinck has garnered more than $500,000 over 28 live tournament tournament cashes over the past five years. Prior to this win his biggest score came when he finished sixth in the 2012 WSOP Circuit main event in Hammond, Indiana. With plenty of poker experience, Albrinck had some positive feedback for the new Horseshoe Cincinnati and the WSOPC.

“I’ve been to a few different stops and I honestly feel that this is one of the best run venues I’ve seen,” said Albrinck. “Having it 20 minutes away from my house is pretty nice also.”

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

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Brad Albrinck $221,994 912
2 David Kash $136,863 760
3 Gregory Kolo $100,899 608
4 Viet Vo $75,203 456
5 Joshua Williams $56,799 380
6 Aaron Steury $43,457 304
7 Rebhi Attiyah $33,666 228
8 Rory Monahan $26,407 152
9 Kevin McColgan $20,968 76