Shaun Deeb Denied Second Ring at Turning Stone; Ethan Bennett Wins Main Event

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

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

WSOPC Turning Stone Main Event Final Table Results

  PLACE PLAYER HOMETOWN PRIZE (IN USD)
  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, RI $103,047
  5 Rodney Pinkham Hallowell, ME $78,225
  6 Thomas Harter Rochester, NY $60,015
  7 Srikanth Gundela N/A $46,541
  8 Jason Tracey Ballston Spa, NY $36,485
  9 Alan Shaw Colchester, VT $28,917

It looked like there could be a woman Main Event champion at Turning Stone as the final table dwindled down with the eliminations of Rodney Pinkham (5th – $78,225) and Soukha Kachittavong (4th – $103,047), but Bennett prevailed to win his first ring and his second major score after finishing 150th in last year’s WSOP Main Event for $67,700.

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There would be no back-to-back victory for Shaun Deeb, who took down last year’s Main Event for $275,916. The much slimmer Deeb but nearly won a second career ring earlier in the series as he finished second in Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max for $20,895 as he fell to 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 $10K At WSOPC Turning Stone

It was mainly a stop of first-time ring winners in Turning Stone, with Ontario’s Darrell Gaudette kicking things off by winning Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack for $44,927 before New York local Budwey Salhab bested the 2,793-player field in Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em for $123,316.

Other first-time ring winners at 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).

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

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David Stefanski
David Stefanski

The WSOP Circuit is currently in Las Vegas for WSOPC Horseshoe Las Vegas, which is running March 21-April 1 and will feature a $1,700 buy-in Main Event getting underway on Friday, March 29.

A full list of ring winners at the WSOPC Turning Stone stop is available in the table below.

2024 WSOPC Turning Stone Ring Winners

  EVENT ENTRANTS PRIZE POOL WINNER HOMETOWN PRIZE (IN USD)
  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, NH $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, CA $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 Lupinski 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 Ladies 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 Schaeffer 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
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