While King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic is the arena for the first WSOP Europe festival in several years, the WSOP Circuit is traveling around the US, attracting players with the opportunity to win coveted gold rings.
The popular poker series is currently hosted by Harveys Lake Tahoe in Nevada and seven events on its schedule have already been completed. Last night, Daniel Lowery, a player from Arkansas with extensive WSOP Circuit experience, topped the field of the seventh such tournament to take place at the host venue.
The player captured a gold ring and a first-place prize of $14,096 for his efforts. And while he was certainly in great mood for celebration after his triumph in the event, it is important to note that he was already well-familiar to the feeling that accompanies a WSOP Circuit gold ring winner, as he had won four pieces prior to last night.
Lowery bested a field of 173 other entries to collect his fifth piece of WSOP Circuit jewelry. He remained the last man standing in a single-day $365 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. The field of players created a prize pool of $52,200 that was split among those occupying the top 18 positions.
Lowery’s Run in the $365 Buy-In Event
The original field of 174 entries was reduced to the final ten in around ten hours of play. Once there were just ten players left in contention, they were moved to a single table to play down to a champion. Paul Kossluk from Oregon led the survivors into that final stage of action. The player had a total of 391,000 in chips at the time. Lowery held the second largest stack of 335,000 in chips at that point.
The name of the eventual winner became known about two and a half hours later. Lowery emerged as the victor after a final heads-up battle against Andrew Villegas. The latter collected $8,710 for his runner-up finish in the tournament.
There are still five more gold rings up for grabs at Harveys Lake Tahoe and players will have up to Monday, November 6, to attempt to win a piece. The Main Event of the Lake Tahoe stop is scheduled for November 3. It is also important to note that Choctaw Casino Resort in Oklahoma is opening its doors for WSOP Circuit players today as the next stop on the schedule of the popular live poker series.
As mentioned above, Lowery is a regular participant in WSOP Circuit tournaments around the nation. Last night, the player won his fifth gold ring and second one at Harveys Lake Tahoe. He had also previously finished first in WSOP Circuit events at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, IP Biloxi, and Harrah’s New Orleans.
Overall, Lowery has made 49 in-the-money finishes in WSOP Circuit tournaments over the course of his career and has collected more than $670,000 in those.
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