Riordan Becomes Youngest WSOPC Winner Ever

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Nineteen-year-old John Riordan became the youngest World Series of Poker Circuit winner in tour history Tuesday with a win at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.

The Palm Beach Gardens, Florida resident collected $210,180 for the win, outlasting a field of 712 players in the $1,600 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em main event in Palm Beach - the first time a WSOPC event has ever been held in the state of Florida.

Riordan, an online poker pro who began playing free-money games at 13 and now plays $200/$400 Pot-Limit Omaha online, entered Tuesday's final as the youngest WSOPC finalist in tour history and dominated play throughout.

Since Florida law allows players over 18 to enter poker tournaments, Riordan could enter. He will not be eligible to play in the WSOP in Las Vegas until he turns 21 in 2013, nor will he be able to play in the $1 million WSOPC National Championship freeroll in Las Vegas this May.

Next up for the WSOPC is a stop at Caesars Atlantic City March 2-14.

Here's how things finished up at the Palm Beach final table:

1 John Riordan $210,180

2 Mike Morton $130,057

3 Thomas Aprea $95,392

4 Austin Buchanan $70,939

5 Ryan Lenaghan $53,468

6 Jon Brody $40,837

7 Dave MacDonald $31,599

8 Jesse Okonczak $24,771

9 Gerald Timmons $19,655

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