Hawkins wins record 13th WSOPC gold ring; €25k Short-Deck added to WSOPE


A couple of tales from the World Series of Poker including Maurice Hawkins winning a record 13th World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring and the World Series of Poker Europe adding a €25k Short-Deck High Roller.

Maurice Hawkins can once again park his car in the spot ‘Reserved for the Leader of the All-Time World Series of Poker Circuit Gold Ring Wins’ after taking down Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack at the WSOPC event in Harrah’s Tunica.

hawkins-wins-record-13th-wsopc-gold-ring-e25k-short-deck-added-to-wsopeHawkins’ 13th gold ring sees him stretch his wings to fly one branch higher than Valentin Vornicu, a man he once tied with at ten gold rings for six months before Vornicu won back-to-back events in the 2018 WSOPC in Harrah’s New Orleans to take a 12 to 10 lead.

Hawkins earned $31,372 for navigating his way through a field of 432-entrants, a fortnight after beating 391-entrants to win his 12th gold ring in a $600 No-Limit Hold’em event in Harrah’s Cherokee.

It’s a remarkable achievement as Hawkins has now won 27 live tournaments since 2005, with nearly half of them coming in the WSOPC. All told, Hawkins has earned $3,728,100 competing in live tournaments, and he will head for the WSOP in Las Vegas desperate to add that sliver of gold to his treasure chest full of gold.

Final table results

1. Maurice Hawkins – $31,372
2. Hamid Izadi – $19,381
3. Rex Clinkscales – $14,162
4. Harry Arutyunyan – $10,515
5. David Taylor – $7,929
6. Marshall Douglas – $6,069
7. John Richards – $4,713
8. Larry White – $3,712
9. Cody Rahn – $2,963

World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring winners

1. Maurice Hawkins – 13
2. Valentin Vornicu – 12
3. Robert Hankins, Ari Engel, Alex Masek and Joshua Reichard = 9
4. Chris Reslock – 8
5. Kyle Cartwright, Vincent Moscati and Cory Waaland – 7

The World Series of Poker Europe adds a €25,500 Short-Deck Event. 

Maurice Hawkins most significant cash in recent times was the $115,500 he earned for finishing runner-up to Isaac Haxton in the $10,500 No-Limit Hold’em Short-Deck during the 2018 Poker Masters, and if you are a fan of the format and are hanging around in Europe in October, then I have some good news for you.

The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) has added an 11th gold bracelet event to the schedule, and it’s one the high roller fraternity will adore.

The €25,500 buy-in, €2.5m Guaranteed, No-Limit Hold’em Short-Deck event takes place 18th and 19th October, bringing the total guarantees throughout the WSOPE to €16.5m.

The move means fans of Short-Deck have two opportunities to win a WSOP gold bracelet during 2018, after the Las Vegas team included a $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Short-Deck event to the 50th Anniversary Schedule.

Here is the revised WSOPE schedule.

Event #1: €350, €220k GTD NLHE Opener (13-14 Oct)
Event #2: €550, €100k GTD PLO 8-Handed (15-16 Oct)
Event #3: €1,350, €550k GTD NLHE Mini Main Event (16-18 Oct)
Event #4: €1,100, €200k GTD Turbo Bounty Hunter (17 Oct)
Event #5: €25,500, €2.5m GTD Short-Deck High Roller (18-19 Oct)
Event #6: €1,650, €200k GTD PLO/NLHE Mix (19 Oct)
Event #7: €25,500, €1m GTD NLHE Platinum High Roller (20 Oct)
Event #8: €2,200, €200k GTD PLO 8-Handed (21 Oct)
Event #9: €100,000, €5m GTD Diamond High Roller (23 Oct)
Event #10: €10,000, €5m GTD WSOPE Main Event (25-26 Oct)
Event #11: €550, €1m GTD NLHE Colossus (28 Oct – 2 Nov)