Determined to crush at every level in the poker industry, Maurice Hawkins buckled up to engrave his name for the next 3 years in the WSOP Main Event. Staying true to his words that he posted on twitter last year “Calling my shot. I am going to win two tourneys in the month of April. I have never felt better in my life. #Hawksview#Winning”, Hawkins victory reigns as he has set a new benchmark by winning the WSOP Circuit gold ring a record 10 times after winning the 2017 Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event for $97,561.

According to the WSOP, his records include him being the first poker player to win four Circuit Main Events, dispatching the prior record holders Blair Hinkle and Chris Ferguson who each have won three.

Hawkins shares another WSOPC accolade with his contemporary Blair Hinkle, having won the same Circuit stop two years in a row, also in Council Bluffs (in 2013 and 2014).

Maurice unleashed his unrealized potential at Hard Rock Tuksa $580 no limit hole-em event, winning himself the tenth ring. 271 participants raised the prize pool of the $1,675 no-limit hold’em Main Event at Council Bluffs to $406,500.
Glorifying to pokernews.com, Maurice had underscored “The level where I make a living playing the game I love, my wife doesn’t have to work, my kids don’t want for anything. I live a baller lifestyle. All off of poker. I have never had a job, and I make a good living every year”.

Maurice believes that Poker rhythm echoes the skill of shooting a basketball. “Thus, your reads, your thoughts, and your cards all seem to flow together when things are going well. It can feel like an avalanche, an unstoppable force.”

Hawkins won the pot and the title with pocket sixes for a full house relegating Perpich with AKh for aces and fives to finish in the second position. Hawkins quoted “Women and men lie, numbers don’t”, when questioned by the WSOP on becoming the greatest WSOP Circuit player of all time
FINAL TABLE RESULTS:

PLACE PLAYER PRIZE
1 Maurice Hawkins $97,561
2 William Perpich $60,292
3 Charles Moore $43,748
4 Ross Clare $32,276
5 Sam De Silva $24,207
6 Jack Do $18,447
7 Stanley Webb $14,276
8 Matt Hamilton $11,219
9 David Delaney   $8,951

 

Hawkins is indeed ahead of his game as he has racked up the most rings, the most Circuit wins, over $1.1 million in Circuit tournament earnings and has also steeled his seat in the 2017 Global Casino Championship.
Undeniably Maurice Hawkins is a player of repute.

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