WSOPC: Ryan Eriquezzo Conquers Atlantic City for Second Ring

WSOP Circuit Atlantic City winner Ryan Eriquezzo.

Monday was a big day in the life of 27-year-old Ryan Eriquezzo. The poker pro from Connecticut booked the biggest cash of his career by taking down the WSOP Circuit Main Event in Atlantic City.

Eriquezzo finished atop the 641-player field, the largest WSOP Circuit Main Event ever held in Atlantic CIty, for the second gold ring win of his career and an impressive $191,194.

“No doubt, this was the biggest win of my life,” Eriquezzo said. “This was as tough a table as I’ve played and I could not be happier.”

The win pushed Eriquezzo’s lifetime earnings over $500,000. His previous biggest score was $71,978 from a win at the Borgata Winter Open in 2011.

David Zeitlin finished as runner-up and earned $118,307. Former poker reporter Garry Gates finished fourth for $64,530 – the single biggest cash in his career. Roland Israelashvili, who won this event in 2010, finished sixth for $37,148.

The field size this year was up 45% over 2011’s Main Event thanks to the re-entry format for the Main Event. Players who busted from the first flight on Day 1 could play in the second flight as well.

The next stop on the WSOP Circuit is at Harrah’s Rincon beginning on March 15. The $1,620 buy-in Main Event gets underway on Saturday, March 24.

WSOP Circuit Atlantic City Final Table Payouts

  1. Ryan Eriquezzo – $191,194
  2. David Zeitlin – $118,307
  3. Troy Erickson – $86,774
  4. Garry Gates – $64,530
  5. Eugene Fouksman – $48,638
  6. Roland Israelashvili – $37,148
  7. Jeremy Halaska – $28,744
  8. Ryan Higgins – $22,533
  9. Tyler Kenney – $17,888
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Lance Bradley

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Editor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, ThePokerBiz.com in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.
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