The 11th season of the World Series of Poker Circuit is on and it made a visit to the Horseshoe Baltimore this week for the first time. It was a great kick-start with Event #2 No-Limit Hold’em Reentry $365 becoming the biggest poker event seen in the history of Maryland with 2,403 participants.
WSOP Circuit Events
This was the WSOP Circuit season’s second major event after Event #3 No-Limit Hold’em Reentry $365 (Choctow Casino) which got in 4,053 participants. At this event, Ray Henson ended up winning $197,588 by defeating T.J. Cloutier, poker legend in a heads-up round.
Finally the World Series of Poker Circuit ring was won by Jesse Mills from Colorado along with the top prize. On the final day, Mills played with a strategy in mind and managed its successful execution.
Massive prize money win for Mills
Jesse Mills managed an incredible win at the biggest poker tournament which has ever been hosted in Maryland. A prize pool of $720,900 was generated with the huge turnout, nearly tripling the $250,000 prize guarantee tagged by the tournament.
At the start of the season, Mills had come very close to a gold ring win while playing a game in Southern Indiana. That gave him even more encouragement to win it. Seventeen players returned on the final day and Mills stood 4th in terms of chips. From then onwards, Mills focused on the gold ring.
Mills comes from Denver city in Colorado. He also runs a tiny business alongside playing poker. According to sources, the 35 year old player has plans to participate more in the series being held in Baltimore given his bulky new bankroll. Mills was also reported saying that he wants to try his luck at a National Championship.