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Recent WSOP Circuit Event in Oklahoma Breaks Records Galore

Written By: Maya Michaels | January 28, 2014 | Posted In Poker News

The annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) attracts players from all around the world, but attendances at the Circuit events staged throughout the year can sometimes be a little disappointing. Not so the recent event held in Durant, Oklahoma as over 22,000 turned up to play, making the event one of the biggest in its history.

Organisers were delighted with the recent WSOP Circuit event, the fourth to be held in the current series, which was held at The Choctaw Casino Resort, as the Main Event attracted 1,429 players and a prize pool of $2,142,000. The eventual champion was Tyler Morris who walked away with $369,503 for his troubles, the fourth largest Main Event payout in the history of the event.

In all the 19 day event featured 12 WSOP ring events and paid out a staggering $5,818,600, not bad considering it was staged just a week after the Christmas holidays. Chris Bowen was another player to be part of the record-breaking event too, as he was just one of the 2,868 players who paid $365 to enter the No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry Event, an event that was the second largest in the history of the WSOP Circuit series.

James Box is the Poker Room Manager at Choctaw Casino Resort and he had this to say about the success of this years event. He said, “We are happy to have hosted a record-breaking fourth World Series of Poker Circuit event here at Choctaw Casino Resort. We look forward to welcoming a variety of poker players with varying levels of experience each year for the Circuit event, and we’re happy to offer players
in the region a professional poker tournament event with the respected name of the World Series of Poker.”

The fifth event of the current WSOP Circuit series is already underway at Harrah’s Tunica in Mississippi, with another nine events still to be held until the annual event gets underway at the end of May. With the recent success in Durant, Oklahoma it looks like being another big year for everyone connected with the WSOP, and who knows yet more records could fall with so many events scheduled to take place.

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