Sergio Ramirez

The latest World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit stop is currently underway in Oklahoma’s Choctaw Durant and has already had plenty of big winners.

The Circuit stop has been particularly kind to New Jersey’s Sergio Ramirez, who won an incredible three rings in just seven events. The East Coast grinder now has an impressive five Circuit rings to his name after winning his second ring just weeks earlier in an online Circuit event.

Ring After Ring

Ramirez started his Choctaw Durant heater with a bang, taking down the very first event, $600 Pot-Limit Omaha, for $26,118, his second-biggest Hendon Mob-reported score to date, after getting through the field of 215 entrants. He was just getting started.

A few days later, Ramirez took down Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em for $12,867 and his second ring of the series after defeating Forth Worth’s Robin Glaysher during heads-up play. Ramirez followed up the victory with a win in the next event, Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack, to take home a third golden ring and $19,860.

Sergio Ramirez
Sergio Ramirez after winning his third career ring and first of the series

Between the three events, Ramirez cashed for $58,845 and earned three Circuit rings, bringing his total collection to five. Less than two dozen players have five Circuit rings to their name, among them Phil Hui, Loni Hui, Raymond Henson and Martin Kabrhel.

But this isn’t the first time Ramirez has run hot in Choctaw. His biggest live cash of $49,935 came from a third-place finish in a $400 No-Limit Hold’em event at the 2018 WSOPC Choctaw Durant stop.

With a handful of events left, there is still time for Ramirez to pick up another ring in Choctaw Durant.

Other Winners

There have been other big winners at WSOPC Choctaw Durant, including Missouri’s Dakotah Odell, who got through a field of 1,739 runners in Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em ‘Gargantuan’ to win his first ring and $84,875, the biggest cash prize awarded so far at the Circuit stop.

Later, Wisconsin’s Jason Rice took down Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold’em, getting through a field of 342 players to win his first ring and $24,062.

More recently, Florida’s Steven Buckner, who PokerNews spoke to earlier this month during the World Poker Tour Venetian (WPT) Main Event, took down to win $25,363 and his first piece of WSOP hardware. This venue has been kind to Buckner, who in May finished runner-up in the WPT Choctaw Main Event for a career-best $320,000.

Steven Buckner
Steven Buckner

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The $1,700 buy-in Main Event got underway this weekend and will wrap up on Sunday, July 31. A full list of winners so far at the WSOPC stop in Choctaw Durant is available in the table below.

WSOPC Choctaw Durant Results So Far

  TOURNAMENT ENTRIES PRIZE POOL WINNER HOMETOWN PRIZE (IN USD)
  WSOPC Event #1: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha 215 $101,765 Sergio Ramirez South Plainfield, NJ $26,118
  WSOPC Event #2: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack 442 $92,400 Terry Harrell Oklahoma City, OK $18,200
  WSOPC Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em ‘Gargantuan’ 1,739 $573,870 Dakotah Odell Springfield, MO $84,875
  WSOPC Event #4: $250 No-Limit Hold’em ‘The Twilight’ 704 $140,800 Jason Loving Hurst, TX $25,631
  WSOPC Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 342 $112,860 Jason Rice Kenosha, WI $24,062
  WSOPC Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 150 $49,500 Sergio Ramirez South Plainfield, NJ $12,867
  WSOPC Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack 272 $89,760 Sergio Ramirez South Plainfield, NJ $19,860
  WSOPC Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Mammoth Stack 366 $120,780 Steven Buckner Margate, FL $25,363

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