Horseshoe Hammond Casino is hosting the World Series of Poker Circuit just outside of Chicago. The event will reach the finale that is the Main Event which has a $1,700 buy- in. But so far the headlines are being created by Pokernews’ reporter Mo Nuwwarah and his friend Josh Reichard.
Reichard won his tenth gold ring while Nuwwarah earned his first gold ring, which became his birthday present as he was celebrating his 32nd birthday.
The game ended with Nuwwarah emerging as the victor against Michael Hanson in a grueling three-hour heads-up play.
On the final minutes of the play, Nuwwarah said that the game went on for long, ‘it was back and forth”. He added that since the format was limit poker, the players should be ready “to go through the swings”.
About his gaming preferences, Nuwwarah said that he likes “all of the Stud games”. Also that he likes to play mixed games rather than Texas hold’ em. He said that he is not a great “fan of Omaha 8 or Better” but since he has won in the format, he likes it now.
This achievement marked Nuwwarah’s second win in a mixed tournament format. While the first one was earned against Barry Greenstein in a heads-up to win the PokerStars Festival New Jersey Event #33: $340 8- Game Championship for $4,032.
WSOPC HORSESHOE HAMMOND $600 HORSE Results
|1||Mo Nuwwarah||United States||$14,008|
|2||Mike Hanson||United States||$8,657|
|3||Lavonne Schaafsma||United States||$6,060|
|4||John Ma||United States||$4,414|
|5||Chris Grzadziel||United States||$3,248|
|6||Ryan Paluf||United States||$2,426|
|7||Shaun Burnett||United States||$1,946|
|8||Mark Provenzano||United States||$1,622|
|9||Brian McKain||United States||$1,394|
10th WSOPC ring for Josh Reichard
Event #6: NLH Monster Stack event saw a total of 554 entries and offered a prize pool worth $181,820. 56 players out of the total number of entries managed to enter Day 2, including the one at 15th in chip count Josh Reichard, who has already won 9 WSOPC rings.
Reichard eventually won his 10th gold ring with all the chips which earned him a tie with the famous Maurice Hawkins, securing the second position in the all-time list. So, both Reichard and Hawkins will now be contesting against the all-time leader Valentin Vornicu, one ring behind.
About the playing environment on the final table, Reichard said that it was “a really friendly talkative final table” and that they all “had a good time”.
WSOPC HORSESHOE HAMMOND $400 Monster Stack Results
|1||Josh Reichard||United States||$38,392|
|2||Simon Philip||United States||$23,746|
|3||Byron Ziebell||United States||$17,364|
|4||Chris Conrad||United States||$12,885|
|5||Samuel Miller||United States||$9,695|
|6||Elik Vodovoz||United States||$7,395|
|7||Jacob Phillips||United States||$5,719|
|8||Montgomery Lewellyn||United States||$4,483|
|9||Mike Holm||United States||$3,561|
Other players who did considerably well at the event were Nick Pupuillo (11th-$2,867), Matt Avery (21st-$1,612) and Yoon Kim (45th-$713).