Brennan Benglis wins First WSOP Circuit Ring
Posted On 19 May, 2018 0
After a decade of middling good results on the poker tournament scene, US grinder Brennan Benglis claimed a notable victory at Harrah’s New Orleans on Wednesday. The 33-year-old poker player defeated 335 entrants and took the first WSOP gold ring in his career by winning the $365 No-limit Hold’em 6-Max event.
Benglis took part in the fifth event during the Harrah’s New Orleans series, which is the final stop of the 2017/2018 World Series of Poker Circuit. Due to the popularity of the series and the prestige these events are generally associated with, the casino expected strong participation, especially by Harrah’s regulars. The 2-day tournament started Tuesday and a total of 336 players registered, contributing to the total prize pool of $100,800. The top 36 finishes reached the money on the first day and the minimum cash rewards were calculated at $529, quite a reasonable prize considering the buy-in was only $250.
Before the top six players could sit on the final table, Day 2 of the tournament started with Jeff Turton as chip leader who had a huge advantage over the others. Easton Oreman was eliminated in 8th place, followed by Jessy Capps in the 7th spot. Each of them took home $2,821 but those who managed to survive to the official final table at the Six-Max event were promised more sizable cash rewards. Among them were Mike Azzaro (6th, $3,880), Blake Whittington (5th, $5,396), and David Nicholson (4th, $7,591). Previous chip leader Jeff Turton finished 3rd and banked $10,807.
For his second position, Daniel Holmes from Lafayette, LA, received a consolation prize of $15,572, while the winner claimed a much more attractive reward.
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