Exciting Times On The WSOP Scene

By Ben Hamill - May 14 2019

Golden Times Prevail On Poker’s WSOP Scene

There’s been much movement on the World Series of Poker (WSOP) scene. For one, Maurice Hawkins has managed to do what most other players can only dream of, by having secured a record 13th World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring. Hawkins got his lucky number 13 by winning the $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack at Harrah’s Tunica. The event is Event #8 on the circuit.

Lucky number 13 must be a sweet deal to Hawkins indeed. The player had for the longest time been embroiled in a tie of 10 rings each with Valentine Vornicu. Vornicu eventually, after a six-month long tie, broke away from the curse of 10 thanks to his having won back-to-back events at Harrah’s New Orleans. Ultimately, Vornicu was in possession of 12 rings, and Hawkins still had only 10.

But never one to shy away from a challenge, Hawkins soon played catch-up when he won his 12th gold ring at a $600 No-Limit Hold’em event at Harrah’s Cherokee.

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Hawkins At Top Of His Game

Hawkins has shown himself to be exceptionally determined; resilient even; in his quest to stay ahead of the pack. Since 2005, the pro has won a super whammy of 27 live tournaments. Nearly than half of these were played on the WSOPC.

Over the course of his professional career, Maurice Hawkins has won a staggering $3,728,100 in live tournament prize money, and he’s not showing any signs of letting up yet. Hawkins now heads to Vegas where he will compete in the WSOP.

WSOPE Goes For Gold

The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) is doing its bit for the gold too. Organisers have added a brand new high-roller Short-Deck gold bracelet event to the existing tour, upping the ante to 11 gold bracelet events. High rollers will simply love the 11th add-on as it carries a €25,500 buy-in price tag.

It offers guaranteed prize money totalling €2,5 million, catapulting the total prize money on offer at WSOPE events to an impressive €16.5 million. What this comes down to, is that looking ahead to the remainder of the year, lovers of Short-Deck events will have not one, but two opportunities to gun for a gold bracelet.

It’s been an exciting year so far for Poker, and the remainder of 2019 promises more of the same. Here’s looking forward to even more Poker-playing fun.

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