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Arthur Morris wins the WSOPC Tulsa Main Event ($182,379); Jennings finds two rings

Arthur Morris

The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Tulsa stop wrapped on august 29 and seen Arthur Morris win the $1,700 buy-in main event for a better career $182,379 and his first Circuit ring. The Colleyville, Texas resident defeated Little Rock’s mike cordel during heads-up, which in turn won $112,717.

The WSOPC Tulsa Main Event attracted 646 attendees to generate a prize pool of just under seven figures at $978,690. Some of those who made deep runs at the event include Cedric Trevino (3rd – $82,737), Blair Hinkle (4th – $61,498) and Jessica Vierling (5th – $46,294), who was looking for her second ring in the series after landing a $400 No-Limit Hold’em event for $13,641.

WSOPC Tulsa Main Event Final Table Results

SQUARE NAME HOMETOWN PRICE (IN USD)
1 Arthur Morris Colleyville, TX $182,379
2 mike cordel Little Rock, AR $112,717
3 Cedric Trevino San Antonio, TX $82,737
4 Blair Hinkle Lake Weatherby, Missouri $61,498
5 Jessica Vierling Las Vegas, Nevada $46,294
6 Danny Griffith Little Rock, AR $35,300
seven Maliar Monfared Wichita, North Carolina $27,270
8 Michael Marder Sewell, New Jersey $21,346
9 Jay Riley Cypress, TX $16,934

“A Long Time Ahead”

For Morris, a 17-year veteran who now has a million in Revenue from Hendon Mobvictory on the circuit had “been a while in coming” after a string of deep but unsatisfying races this year, including an eighth-place finish in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Choctaw Main Event in May for $61,000.

“I had an incredible number of unofficial final tables last year and it’s really hard to get that far without really showing anything, but I really feel now that I’m getting over that hump,” Morris says WSOP.

Arthur Morris
Arthur Morris

According WSOP Updates, Morris entered the final day second of four in chips and fell to the bottom before doubling down twice. Morris then hit a three-outside to take out Hinkle in the fourth before Trevino hit his flush draw against top pair Cordell to drop to third.

After overcoming his opponent’s chip lead, Morris made the best flush against Cordell’s trips to secure the victory in the ring, which he dedicated to his loved ones.

“I’ve had so many people supporting me throughout the year and I just want to thank all of my family and friends especially my wife Pauleen and my son Jack I’m so excited to be home and spend the next week with them.”

Jennings strikes gold

Midway through the series, Kansas’ Greg Jennings found his first Circuit ring when he disassembled Event #5: $400 Monster Stack in No-Limit Hold’em to win $24,578. Victory was a long time coming for the Midwest grinder with $890,755 in live earnings.

“This is my twelfth final table on the circuit,” Jennings told the WSOP. “I haven’t really been that motivated to play poker the last three years, but Tulsa is close to home and I thought I’d come play a full series to try and finally earn a tour ring.”

But Jennings didn’t have long to celebrate as just two days later he emerged victorious in Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack to win $20,593 and another Circuit ring.

To claim this second Circuit ring in two days, Jennings had to fend off a final table that included the five-time bracelet winner. Scotty Nguyenwho was looking for her first ring but fell to eighth place for $2,320.

Greg Jennings
Greg Jennings

To wrap up his big run at the Tulsa Circuit stop, Jennings made a deep run in the Main Event that extended into Day 2. But a third ring of the circuit was not in the cards for Jennings. and he fell to 23rd place.

Another highlight of the WSOPC Tulsa stop was Rania Nasreddine winner Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em for $60,380 and her first ring. The Tulsa native rode through a field of 1,158 runners to get the ring and her second highest score.

The next step for WSOPC is a stop at Horseshoe Council Cliffswhich will include a $1,700 buy-in main event September 23-26. A complete list of WSOPC Tulsa winners is available in the table below.

2022 WSOPC Tulsa Ring Winners

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATIONS REWARDS WINNER HOMETOWN PRICE (IN USD)
Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack 261 $86,130 John McMahan Tulsa, okay $19,167
Event #2: $250 No-Limit Hold’em 289 $57,800 Reggie Tynes Choctaw, okay $12,542
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 1,158 $379,830 Rania Nasreddine Tulsa, okay $60,380
Event #4: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 221 $72,930 Nathan Huey N / A $16,981
Event #5: $400 Monster Stack in No-Limit Hold’em 351 $115,830 Greg Jennings Overland Park, KS $24,578
Event #6: $250 No-Limit Hold’em 193 $38,600 Shawn Sparks Jay, okay $9,402
Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack 286 $94,380 Greg Jennings Overland Park, KS $20,593
Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 163 $53,790 Jessica Vierling Las Vegas, Nevada $13,641
Event #9: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha 251 $82,830 Gabriel Walter Clairemore, okay $18,714
Event #10: $1,700 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 646 $978,690 Arthur Morris Colleyville, TX $182,379
Event #11: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 221 $72,930 Thomas Ross Town of Ponca, OK $17,392
Event #12: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 164 $54,120 Allen Robert Tulsa, okay $13,723
Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 165 $54,450 Daniel Hughes Tulsa, okay $13,807

Photos courtesy of WSOP

The WSOP Circuit will now head to Horseshoe Council Cliffs just outside of Omaha September 15-26. From there it will be a stop at Aruba Hilton (September 22-October 2), thunder valley casino (September 29-October 10), and Island of Capri in Pompano Beach, Florida (October 13-24).