A Ring and Two Chairs: WSOP PA putting up Hardware and Main Event Seats this Weekend

The inaugural WSOP Pennsylvania Online Circuit series is roaring toward its apex with its Main Event on Sunday, a $525 buy-in $100,000 guarantee No-Limit Hold’em tourney. Players start with 15,000 chips at 6:30 p.m. ET and can rebuy up to three times. 

Like all the winners of this series, a WSOP Circuit ring will be awarded along with the cash. 

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A dozen WSOP Circuit rings are heading to Pennsylvania. (Image: Seminole Hard Rock Casino)

Travis “MrTasty” Horning is standing out from the crowd in this series. After finishing three out of the money in Event #1, Horning made up for it by winning a ring and $10,825 for taking down Event #2, a $320 double stack tourney on Sept. 4. He then finished third for $11,818 in the $1,000 buy-in, $50,000 High Roller six-handed tourney three days later. He was part of a field of 60. 

Horning cashed twice more in Event#3 and Event #8 (14th) for another $2,903, putting him on the top of the WSOP PA Circuit leaderboard. The top-10 players on the leaderboard will share $10,000 in tournament tickets. Horning, along with all of the winners from the other dozen events, will gain entry into a $25,000 freeroll next week.

Players who competed in three or more Circuit events will also be eligible to play in a “Grinders Only” freeroll where the winner gets into a $250,000 Champions Event that will be held at the end of the year.  The winner of that event will receive a share of the prize money and a WSOP gold bracelet. 

The 2021 WSOP PA Circuit series winners through the first seven events are: 

  • Event #1 – $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Deep Turbo: Davis “LucaShelby” Phillips, $10,190
  • Event #2 – $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack: Travis “MrTasty” Horning, $10,825
  • Event #3 – $75,000 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack: Richard “EatMushrooms” Ali, $13,935
  • Event #4 – $40,000 PLO $500 6-Max: Soheb “PunchinAir” Porbandarwala, $10,446
  • Event #5 – $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 6-Max: James “Robin_Feld” Poper, $20,886
  • Event #6 – $50,000 Progressive Knock-out NLH: Matt “DroppinLoadz” Downey, $11,452
  • Event #7 – $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em: Greg “Donostia” Wish, $14,256

There are still five No-Limit Hold’em events on the calendar that give players a chance to win a WSOP PA Online Circuit ring.


Upcoming WSOP PA Circuit tournaments

  • Sept. 10: Event #8 — $50,000 progressive knockout 
  • Sept. 11: Event #9 — $50,000 double stack 
  • Sept. 12: Event #10 — $100,000 Circuit Main Event 
  • Sept. 13: Event #11 — $25,000 freeze-out
  • Sept. 14: Event #12 — $40,000 six-handed 

WSOP PA is also offering two satellites to the $10,000 WSOP Main Event this weekend. 

Tonight (Friday, Sept. 10) at 10 p.m. ET, players can try to win their way into November’s Main Event for $160. Poker skills aren’t required because this is an all-in event where players will start with 500 chips, which will automatically be put all-in every hand until the last person is standing. Players don’t even need to be online to qualify. A minimum of 64 players is necessary for the tourney to take place, which is also the maximum number. 

On Sunday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. ET, skill will become a factor in a $215 one-rebuy event that will award at least one Main Event seat to the winner. 

Written by
Bob Pajich

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