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Brooklyn dominates WSOPC action
More than a few good things have come out of Brooklyn - the Dodgers, Mel Brooks, Jay Z, Neil Diamond, Pat Benetar and more. Perhaps now we should add poker players to that list.
The World Series of Poker Circuit event at Harrah's Atlantic City continued with Event 3 and Event 4 the past couple days, and Event 3 saw four players from Brooklyn make the final table. It was one of those Brooklyn players who won the event.
Event 4 also saw Brooklyn represented at the final table, although only by one player this time around. And it was a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. resident who took down the event.
Event 3, $560 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 3 played out Sunday and Monday with 309 people starting out in the game. After Day 1, there were still 23 players left in the game, and by the time it was down to the final nine on Day 2, four of them were from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Odds were that one of them would end up winning the event, and this time the odds were spot-on, as Michael Morgovsky came out on top to win $47,895. The final-table results were:
|1st||Michael Morgovsky||Brooklyn, N.Y.||$47,895|
|2nd||William Lau||Sewell, N.J.||$24,720|
|3rd||Michael Stuccchio||Brooklyn, N.Y.||$12,360|
|4th||Alan Goodman||Brooklyn, N.Y.||$10,815|
|5th||Gary Reben||New Rochelle, N.Y.||$9,270|
|6th||Jonathan Hoke||Purcell, Va.||$7,725|
|7th||Joseph Cervera||Brooklyn, N.Y.||$6,180|
|8th||Glenn Davis||Creedmore, N.C.||$4,635|
|9th||Richard Hall||Wilkes Barre, Pa.||$3,090|
Event 4, $560 No-Limit Hold'em
On Monday, Event 4 got off to a start with 312 players taking to the felt for some No-Limit Hold'em action.
By the end of the action on Day 1, Maurice Hawkins, a 28-year-old professional player from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., had the chip lead. He took that lead into the start of the final table, and only once did he lose it on his way to victory.
He ended up knocking out the last five players himself on his way to victory, and he pocketed $48,360 for his trouble.
The final-table results were:
|1st||Maurice Hawkins||Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.||$48,360|
|2nd||Ben Lester||Newport News, Va.||$24,960|
|3rd||Tom McCann||Allentown, Pa.||$12,480|
|5th||W.D. Horan||Morrisville, Pa.||$9,360|
|7th||Ted Ely||Brooklyn, N.Y.||$6,240|
|8th||Gordon Eng||Cliffside Park, N.J.||$4,680|
|9th||Bill King||Silver Spring, Md.||$3,120|
There are plenty more events to go as the WSOPC works its way to the main event next week. Stay tuned to PokerListings for updates in between, and then we'll be on the scene to provide live coverage of the main event as well.
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