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The live international circuits have been ablaze despite the Coronavirus outbreak creating havoc at some places. Here we bring you a recap from three prominent live stops.
We start with the news of the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Ameristar St. Charles Main Event that found a worthy champion in Zack Mullennix.
Tournament patrons of Horseshoe Tunica were busy at the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) Main Event, and taking down the tourney was
William “Cody” Stanford, who collected $41,724 following a five-way deal.
Meanwhile, Lawrence Cullen championed the record-breaking £220 buy-in Unibet UK Poker Tour London Main Event for £25,500 after defeating Callum Pooles heads-up.
Zack Mullennix Tames WSOPC Ameristar St. Charles Main Event For $92,886
The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Ameristar St. Charles’ $1,700 buy-in Main Event logged in a massive 281 entries. Outlasting them all was Florida’s Zack Mullennix, who picked up his third gold ring and won himself a seat into the $1 Million Global Casino Championship. And best of all, he walked away with a career-best $92,886.
The elated champion later talking to reporters about his fortunate journey from managing a Dairy Queen around six years ago to this, said, “It’s pretty amazing how far I’ve come in the last six years. I’ve been fortunate.”
“I’ve been pretty worn out from all the traveling. I think I’m going to just enjoy my life in South Florida for a couple of months and kinda get ready for the WSOP. Assuming it happens.” he added.
Mullennix was among the shorter stacks at the start of the final table and maneuvered his way to the top. He entered the heads-up match against Mark Koeln with a 3:1 chip lead. Koeln however, recovered and even got his hands on the chip lead at one point, but in the end, the title went to Mullennix.
On the final hand of the event, Koeln’s top pair lost out to Mullennix’s better two pair, and just like that, the 28-year-old walked away smiling with his third gold ring!
Final Table Results (USD)
William Stanford Ships RGPS Tunica Main Event Following a 5-Way Deal
William “Cody” Stanford shipped the $575 buy-in Main Event at the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) that played out at the Horseshoe Tunica. Stanford outlasting a field of 523 entries to win the title and $41,724, the All-Star ring, and a seat into the season-ending All-Star Event in Las Vegas.
For Stanford, this has been a breakout month as only last week, he had won the $300 PLO event.
Five-way, an ICM deal was cracked in which the finalists set aside $11,000 for the winner.
After Stanford eliminated James Dowen in third place, it was between him and Walker Miskelly. Stanford got it in ahead of Walker Miskelly in the end to clinch the title and $41,724 in prize money!
Final Table Results (USD)
*denotes five way deal
Lawrence Cullen Takes Down Unibet UK Poker Tour London Main Event For £25,500
The 2020 Unibet UK Poker Tour London £220 Main Event recently got done at the Aspers Casino. The tourney logged in a record-breaking 714 entries that crushed the advertised £50,000 guarantee almost three times over, generating £141,372 in prize money.
Taming this vast field was UK’s Lawrence Cullen, who picked up his best score of £25,500 after beating out Callum Pooles to the title.
On the last hand of the night, Pooles’ pocket jacks collided with Cullen’s (suited). The latter flopped a flush to ship the event. After his win, Cullen told media, “I won a smaller tournament a few weeks ago, but this is my first big win and means a lot to me. The smaller win gave me some confidence after struggling a lot during the year I have been playing tournaments.”
“I enjoyed every second of the event and was just happy to make the final table. To win, it is a dream!” Cullen added.
Final Table Results (GBP)
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