Phillips Wins Ring, Loses Appendix at WSOPC Horseshoe

Dennis Phillips
Dennis Phillips.

2008 WSOP Main Event third-place finisher Dennis Phillips has added a WSOP Circuit ring to his poker accomplishments but lost an appendix in the process.

Co-host of the popular Final Table Radio Show with Paul Harris, Phillips took down Event #8, $1,100 No Limit Hold’em, at the WSOP Circuit stop at the Horsehoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. last Thursday.

Phillips topped 227 runners and took home $55,045 to add to his over $5 million in live tournament earnings.

Unfortunately for Phillips, however, shortly after his victory he had to be rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy.

Thankfully all went well with the operation and Phillips is recovering as expected, even tweeting from the hospital:

"Survived emergency Appendectomy still in hospital & hope 2 get out in few more days!"


"Bitter-Sweet @WSOP-C in Hammond IN; lost an appendix but won ring!"

Record-Breaking Main Event Down to 20 Players

While Phillips recovered in the hospital, the WSOPC main event went on as expected and drew a record-breaking field of 1,615 runners to create a $2.35 million prize-pool.

At the end of Day 3 yesterday just 20 remain in the hunt with Eric Crain at the top of the leaderboard.

Crain has a substantial chip leader over second-place Aaron Steury with 4.48 million to Steury's 3 million heading into Day 4.

Also still in the top 20 is noted pro Mark “P0ker H0” Kroon.

The winner of the WSOPC Horsehoe main event will take home $393,584.

For Day 3 updates and to catch the final table streaming live, visit

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