Ji Woon Kim Takes Down London WSOP Circuit Main Event (£143,000); Schwaederle Denies Lodge in High Roller
In case you weren't in the know, there's a huge World Series of Poker Circuit festival taking place in London, United Kingdom, which boasts an action-packed schedule of events.
A huge £7 million is guaranteed across the series, with a big chunk of that coming from the £3 million guaranteed WSOP Super Circuit £3,300 Main Event, which is currently in the midst of its starting flights. If you're nearby and fancy a shot at Glory, why not check it out?
While the most anticipated series is ongoing, why not check out some of the big winners from the last few days?
Kim Triumphs in WSOPC £1,1000 Main Event
The aforementioned WSOP Super Circuit £3,300 Main Event is the second marquee event of the series, with the WSOP Circuit £1,100 Main Event being the first. After several days of grinding on the live felt, South Korea's Kim Ji Woon walked away with the lion's share of the prize pool and his first WSOP ring after he defeated Jeremias Mendoza in heads-up play.
The final two agreed upon a deal before battling it out for the winner's spoils, which saw them lock up £117,000. This left the title and £26,000 to play for.
The final hands of heads-up saw both players all in on a Q-J-T flop. Woon had ten-nine and was ahead of his opponent's king-seven. The board ran out with bricks, and Woon's victory was confirmed.
The first Main of the series was well attended with 1,018 entries, but the £1 million guarantee was not surpassed as the entries generated £987,460.
Notable names to make the final table included Gianluca Speranza (5th – £27,000) and Alex Andrei (8th – £12,000). Andrei came into the day as the chip leader but was unable to go wire-to-wire on the final session.
WSOPC £1,100 Main Event Final Table Results
|1||Kim Ji Woon||South Korea||£143,000|
|4||Eric Le Goff||United Kingdom||£40,000|
|9||Ashley Locker||United Kingdom||£10,000|
Schwaederle Wins Maiden Piece of WSOP Hardware
France's Cedric Schwaederle made his first ever live poker final table in the WSOPC £2,200 High Roller and parlayed that deep run into an £80,000 payday after he was the last player standing from the 173-entry field.
Schwaederle defeated WSOP bracelet winner Harry Lodge on the latter's home soil to pick up his maiden piece of WSOP hardware. Lodge received £54,000 for his efforts.
Dean Hutchison continued his fine form under the bright lights and finished in sixth for £18,000. The Scotsman coincidentally bowed in sixth place in the 2023 WSOP Main Event this summer, but that payout had a few extra zero's on the end. Hutchison has been up and down the United Kingdom continuing his poker grind, which saw him win the Goliath High Roller Title in the tail-end of July.
WSOPC £2,200 High Roller Final Table Results
|2||Harry Lodge||United Kingdom||£54,000|
|3||Darren Bloom||United Kingdom||£37,170|
|6||Dean Hutchison||United Kingdom||£18,000|
|7||Fraser Bellamy||United Kingdom||£14,100|
WSOPC Super Circuit London Remaining Schedule
|Wed 9 Aug||12:00 p.m.||£3,300 NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 1b||£3,000,000|
|Thu 10 Aug||12:00 p.m.||£3,300 NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 1c||£3,000,000|
|Fri 11 Aug||12:00 p.m.||NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 2||£3,000,000|
|12:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1a||£200,000|
|5:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1b||£200,000|
|Sat 12 Aug||12:00 p.m.||NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Day 3||£3,000,000|
|12:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1c||£200,000|
|2:00 p.m.||£5,300 NLHE High Roller||£500,000|
|5:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1d||£200,000|
|10:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE Fifty Stack Day 1e Turbo||£200,000|
|Sun 13 Aug||12:00 p.m.||NLHE Super Circuit Main Event Final Day||£3,000,000|
|12:00 p.m.||NLHE Fifty Stack Final Day||£200,000|
|1:00 p.m.||NLHE High Roller Final Day||£500,000|
|1:00 p.m.||£560 NLHE The Closer||£50,000|
|1:00 p.m.||£10,400 NLHE Super High Roller||£500,000|
Open a Luxon Pay Account in Advance
The JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel is a cashless venue, meaning you cannot buy into any of the WSOP Super Circuit events with cash. Currently, there are four way to get into the action:
- At the Cash Deck at Dusk Till Dawn, Redfield Way, Nottingham
- Via the E-Wallet payment partner Luxon Pay
- Debit card deposits via Luxon Pay
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