Maria Konnikova Wins WSOPC Ring in Her First-Ever Circuit Event

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Author and poker subordinate Maria Konnikova has checked a awesome poker accomplishment disconnected nan database aft she scored a triumph successful her first-ever World Series of Poker Circuit arena connected Thursday for a WSOPC golden ringing and $57,532.

Konnikova, a regular connected nan poker segment and writer of The Biggest Bluff, outlasted a section of 504 entries to triumph nan $525 WSOPC Online Main Event and punch her summons to nan WSOP Tournament of Champions this summer. The apical prize comes from a excavation of $252,000, which surpassed nan guaranteed $200,000.

The tourney was held connected WSOP.com and unfastened to players successful New Jersey and Nevada.

WSOP Online Circuit Main Event Top Ten Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Maria "konnster" Konnikova$57,532
2Jason "TruthChronic" Pew$35,456
3Desmond "Deezz_Nutzz" Haynes$23,217
4Calvin "projector52" Anderson$16,834
5Adam ”PHsGoldShoes” Hendrix$11,945
6David "pmtbmusic" Woodley$8,618
7Joseph "ShoeGoat" Walters$6,350
8Michael "Thank_A_Vet" Raynor$4,763
9Mark "Liquidsword" Twilligear$3,654
10Daniel "Posterized" Marcus$2,848

A Stacked Final Table

The last featured a well-decorated lineup, including Desmond Haynes, who has an online bracelet from nan WSOP bid successful October of 2022 and an online WSOPC ringing from later that year. Haynes fell successful 3rd spot for $23,217 — bully for his second-highest people connected WSOP. Calvin Anderson vanished successful 4th for $16,834, a acold outcry from his caller triumph astatine nan WPT Prime Championship for $1,385,280, but he fell short of adding his first WSOPC ringing to a crowded trophy shelf.

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Jason Pew vanished successful 2nd for $35,456, conscionable awkward of his first WSOPC title. Also successful nan moving was Adam Hendrix, who has complete $1.8 cardinal successful WSOP net without a bracelet aliases a ring. Nearly $200,000 of that comes successful Circuit events, wherever he has cashed 32 times.

The triumph is bully for Konnikova's second-highest profession score, and it comes conscionable complete a twelvemonth aft her quality astatine nan 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, wherever she took seventh successful nan BSOP Bahamas Main Event for $13,650 earlier a tally to 30th successful nan PCA Main Event for $38,900.

Maria Konnikova’s Top 5 Live Cashes

DateEventPlacePrize
January 2018PCA National1$84,600
March 2018APPT Macau2$57,519
January 2023PCA Main Event30$38,900
September 2018WPT Borgata Open20$24,695
January 2018PCA Main Event42$22,020

Read nan PokerNews reappraisal of The Biggest Bluff

Konnikova precocious joined nan PokerStars squad of ambassadors and she tin beryllium seen successful an upcoming section of Poker Night successful America pinch our very ain Chad Holloway.

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