Shaun Deeb was denied a second ring at Turning Stone; Ethan Bennett wins the main event

Ethan Bennett WSOPC Turning Stone

The final stop of the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) concluded this week with the WSOPC Turning Stone, a series in New York that consisted of 18 ring events that brought in $5.8 million in prize money.

The WSOPC Turning Stone series culminated with the Main Event with a buy-in of $1,700, which featured 1,188 runners and a prize pool of $1.8 million. Brooklyn’s Ethan Bennett took off the marquee event $298,546 when he defeated the runner-up Kathrine Brandt Weir and third place Cindy Spier, who also finished third in the Turning Stone Main Event last year.

WSOPC Turning Stone Main Event final table results

1 Ethan Bennett Brooklyn, NY $298,546
2 Kathrine Brandt Weir Ladera Ranch, CA $184,521
3 Cindy Spier Newton, MA $137,178
4 Soukha Kachittavong Woonsocket, Rhode Island $103,047
5 Rodney Pinkham Hallowell, I $78,225
6 Thomas Harter Rochester, NY $60,015
7 Srikanth Gundela N/A $46,541
8th Jason Tracey Ballston Spa, NY $36,485
9 Alan Shaw Colchester, VT $28,917

It looked like there might be a main event winner at Turning Stone as the final table shrunk with eliminations Rodney Pinkham (5th – $78,225) and Soukha Kachittavong (4th place – $103,047), but Bennett prevailed, winning his first ring and his second major score after finishing 150th in last year’s WSOP Main Event for $67,700.

There would be no consecutive wins Shaun Deeb, who won last year’s Main Event for $275,916. However, the much slimmer Deeb almost won a second career ring earlier in the series when he finished second in Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max for $20,895 when he fell Travell Thomas. Deeb also finished fourth in WSOPC Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em for $43,322.

Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

How Shaun Deeb lost $10,000 at the WSOPC Turning Stone

It was primarily a first-time ring winners stop at Turning Stone, with Ontario’s Darrell Gaudette leading the way by winning Event No. 1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack for $44,927 from the New York venue Budwey Salhab defeated the 2,793-player field in Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em for $123,316.

Other first-time ring winners at the WSOPC Turning Stone include: Paul Ross (WSOPC Event #5: $600 Black Chip Bounty – $40,541), Elijah Kirat (Event #8: $400 Monster Stack – $80,383) and Karen Baillie (Event #13: $300 Ladies Event – ​​$11,517).

To conclude the series: Connecticut’s David Stefanski claimed his third career ring and $78,311 at the WSOPC Event #17: $2,200 Purple Chip Bounty after winning two rings at Foxwoods in 2016 and 2019.

David Stefanski
David Stefanski

The WSOP Circuit is currently in Las Vegas for the WSOPC Horseshoe Las Vegas, which runs March 21-April 1 and includes a $1,700 buy-in Main Event on Friday, March 29.

A complete list of ring winners at the WSOPC Turning Stone stop can be found in the table below.

WSOPC 2024 Turning Stone Ring Winner

WSOPC Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack 964 $252,120 Darrell Gaudette Toronto, ON $44,927
WSOPC Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 2,793 $921,690 Budwey Salhab Getzville, NY $123,316
WSOPC Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 572 $188,760 Christopher Jewell Loudon, N.H $35,184
WSOPC Event #4: $300 Seniors Event 960 $230,400 Leonid Kaplin East Amherst, NY $38,712
WSOPC Event #5: $600 Black Chip Bounty 509 $211,235 Paul Ross Latham, NY $40,541
WSOPC Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max 520 $171,600 Travell Thomas Orchard Park, NY $33,800
WSOPC Event #7: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 238 $232,050 Paul Richardson Ontario, California $54,387
WSOPC Event #8: $400 Monster Stack 1,632 $538,560 Elijah Kirat Sparta, NJ $80,383
WSOPC Event #9: $600 Pot Limit Omaha 263 $135,445 Michael Rellinger Tonawanda, NY $30,150
WSOPC Event #10: $400 Turbo 30K Starting Stack 2,241 $73,920 Edward Lupinsky Ilion, NY $17,211
WSOPC Event #11: $1,700 Main Event 1,188 $1,799,820 Ethan Bennett Brooklyn, NY $298,546
WSOPC Event #12: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 425 $140,250 Collin Calloway Annapolis, MD $28,280
WSOPC Event #13: $300 Women’s Event 199 $47,760 Karen Baillie Toronto, ON $11,517
WSOPC Event #14: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 422 $139,260 Shane Friedlander Kerhonkson, NY $28,080
WSOPC Event #15: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 429 $141,470 Martin Schäffer N/A $28,436
WSOPC Event #16: $300 Seniors Event 680 $163,200 Carlo Sciannameo Worcester, MA $30,022
WSOPC Event #17: $2,200 Purple Chip Bounty 146 $292,000 David Stefanski East Lyme, CT $78,311
WSOPC Event #18: $400 Last Chance 30K Starting Stack 325 $107,250 Todd Saffron Amherst, NY $23,239

*Photos courtesy of WSOPC


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