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

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Ethan Bennett WSOPC Turning Stone

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

  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

  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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