WSOPC wraps two more events

Massoud Nikjouian
Massoud Nikjouian picks up a WSOPC win.

The World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Harrah's in Atlantic City found two more winners with Events 5 and 6 the past couple days.

Event 5 was a $340 No-Limit Hold'em fest' that ended up with Massoud "Sammy NikJouian in the winner's seat. Event 6 continued the Hold'em theme with a $560 buy-in and saw Menan "Speed" Saydam get a win.

Event 5 $340 No-Limit Hold'em

Massoud Nikjouian is a familiar face on the tournament trail, but he hasn't made appearances on the WSOPC much. This is the second time he's come out for a Circuit stop, and the first time was also in Atlantic City.

He fared better this time around, taking down the $340 No-Limit Hold'em event over a field of 671 players for a $56,364 win.

Nikjouian, who is originally from Iran but now lives in Woodbridge, Va., was in good shape throughout Event 5. He came into the final table average in chips and sat back during the early action.

When play got down to five, however, he turned up the aggression and ended up with the win. The final-table results were:

Player Name Hometown Prize
1st Massoud Nikjouian Woodbridge, Va. $56,364
2nd Christian Lusardi Fayetteville, N.C. $29,189
3rd Jeffrey Colpitts New York, N.Y. $16,104
4th Steve Lipkins Boca Raton, Fla. $14,091
5th Carlos Delafuente Plainview, N.Y. $12,078
6th Aaron Teel Lansdale, Pa. $10,065
7th Kenny Moyer Lansdale, Pa. $8,052
8th Christopher Lyon Brick, N.J. $6,039
9th Nicholas Gibaldi Brooklyn, N.Y. $4,026

Event 6 $560 No-Limit Hold'em

Menan Saydam
Saydam wins Event 6.

The sixth tournament in the Harrah's Atlantic City stop was another Hold'em event that drew 346 players to create a $173,000 prize pool.

Menan Saydam walked away with the biggest share of that prize pool, winning $53,630.

Saydam, who is originally from Istanbul but moved to the United States from London, learned poker about 15 years ago from a friend.

He's now played in at least seven WSOPC events, although this is his first win. The final-table results for the event were:

Place Name Hometown Prize
1st Menan Saydam Arlington, Va. $53,630
2nd Josh Brikis Pittsburgh $27,680
3rd Michael Messim New York, N.Y. $13,840
4th Robert Castoire Cecelia, Ky. $12,110
5th David Zeitlin Brooklyn, N.Y. $10,380
6th Frank Randazzo Jamison, Pa. $8,650
7th Emmanuel Jannes W. Hempstead, N.Y. $6,920
8th Michael Demeza Wheaton, Md. $5,190
9th Ray Williams Buffalo, N.Y. $3,460

The WSOPC action continues in Atlantic City today and through the weekend to build up to the main event next week. Stay tuned for more updates and for live updates from the main event when it kicks off.

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