Former WSOP Circuit gold ring record holder Maurice Hawkins has regained the lead in ring play. Just a month ago, another American poker player matched his win tally. Josh Reichard won his 14th ring and joined Maurice at the top spot.
Hawkins did not wait long and quickly regained the lead in this game. He easily bested 92 entries in the $2,200 WSOP-C Cherokee Stop High Roller to take home $54,599 and a gold ring.
The award is the 15th of his career and sets the record for most rings among poker players. Josh Reichard is one winner behind. However, given his hard work, he could be a strong contender.
It’s worth noting that despite Morris’s great success in terms of gold rings and main event wins (in consecutive years), he’s far behind the receiving Price standings in the standings. According to WSOP Circuit statistics, he had 142 passes into the ITM zone. The current record is held by Roland Israelashvili, who has 214 bonuses.
Maurice Hawkins’ total winnings, including WSOP Circuit Series wins, are $2,252,265.
WSOP-C Cherokee The victory in the High Roller Event was Morris’ first in his long tenure. The Floridian last won the title three years ago, coinciding with the eruption of scandal surrounding his supporters. According to some players, Morris is owed a six-figure sum and has yet to pay a percentage of his winnings. The case almost went to court, but the topic has since disappeared from the media.
This year’s race for the ring is going to be exciting – organizers of the WSOP Circuit Series announced at the start of the year. There are a ton of events taking place across the U.S. this year, with a record number of online festivals.