Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments Casino News Sports Betting Poker Strategy

WSOP Circuit Tunica Prelims Nearly Halfway Done

First Event Attracted 781 Players


 The World Series of Poker Circuit preliminaries in Tunica, Mississippi, are nearly halfway through and are attracting a large number of players.

The first event was a $300 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, which attracted an impressive 781 players. The prize pool came out to $233,366, and Howard Reid took home the first-place prize of more than $58,000. Most of the other events have attracted from 200-300 players.

The following are the winners of the first few events:

  1. Howard Reid $58,500
  2. Carlos Cuentas $55,302
  3. Kerry Rowden $57,974
  4. Jennifer Golin $17,291
  5. Chris Reslock $30,860
  6. Jonathan Westra $26,742
  7. Howard Andrews $13,799
  8. Richard Pilchman $21,314

The championship event is scheduled for Jan. 19 and has a buy-in of $7,500. For more complete results and a schedule of events, click here.