The World Series of Poker Circuit returns to the King’s Casino, Rozvadov, offering over €2m in guarantees; and Andrew Lauer wins back-to-back gold circuit rings in Foxwoods, Connecticut.
The King’s Casino, Rozvadov, Czech Republic hosted the largest ever World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Main Event held outside the States last season, and it’s back, promising to be even bigger.
The 19-day event 14 gold ring festival runs from Oct 27 – Nov 14 live and direct from Europe’s premier poker room. The organisers are slapping a €2,250,000 Guarantee on the side of the tin in a bid to attract as many poker players as possible.
The event opens with a €299 buy-in €300,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em opening event Oct 27 – 31; and a €550 buy-in €250,000 Guaranteed WSOP Monster Stack event follows Nov 2-7.
There will be two High Roller events.
A €5,300 buy-in €100,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em High Roller will take place Nov 10-11, and a €2,000 buy-in €100,000 Guaranteed Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller takes top billing on Nov 8-10.
The heartbeat of the festival is the €1,650 buy-in €1m Guaranteed Main Event (re-entry) held Nov 11-14. Last year, a record-breaking field of 715 entrants created a prize pool of more than €1m, and Mateusz Dziewonski won the top prize of €206,927 as well as a berth in the season-ending WSOPC Global Casino Championships in Harrah’s Cherokee.
The newest season also contains events for the ladies and seniors. Here is the schedule in full.
Andrew Lauer Goes Back-to-Back at Foxwoods
One man who has almost certainly booked a place in the season-ending WSOPC Global Casino Championships is Andrew Lauer. The young man from Connecticut was due to work for his Dad the week the WSOPC came to town. He pleaded with him for a few days off, got the nod, and rewarded him in the best way possible.
Lauer, who had never won a live tournament before the WSOPC came to town, defeated 233 entrants to capture the $17,475 first prize, and gold ring, in Event #1: $365 No-Limit Hold’em. Lauer dedicated the win to his mother who made the 90-minute road trip to rail his final table.
Final Table Results
1. Andrew Lauer – $17,475
2. Andrew Heckman – $10,800
3. Derrick Beaudreau – $7,864
4. John Guerriero – $5,808
5. Chris Leong – $4,369
6. Marc Polito – $3,334
7. David Pimentel – $2,580
8. Caleb Clarke – $2,027
9. Lunick Desrosiers – $1,621
As Lauer was talking to the cash desk about his $17,475 winnings he decided to enter Day 1C of Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold’em and duly won it for $14,094 after defeating another 174 entrants.
His Dad gave him the rest of the week off
Final Table Results
1. Andrew Lauer – $14,094
2. Sherwin Agard – $8,713
3. Joseph Johanssy – $6,269
4. Sean Thomson – $4,593
5. Michael Cervone – $3,430
6. Thomas Russell – $2,600
7. Cheryl Sloane – $2,009
8. Thomas Welch – $1,577
9. John Moore – $1,262