Brooklyn dominates WSOPC action

Michael Morgovsky
Michael Morgovsky picks up a WSOPC win.

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:

Place Name Hometown Prize
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.

Maurice Hawkins
Maurice Hawkins scores a win.

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:

Place Name Hometown Prize
1st Maurice Hawkins Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. $48,360
2nd Ben Lester Newport News, Va. $24,960
3rd Tom McCann Allentown, Pa. $12,480
4th Alicia Spencer Washington $10,920
5th W.D. Horan Morrisville, Pa. $9,360
6th Julio Fernandez Miami $7,800
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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