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(pokernews.com)- On Monday, Samuel Taylor became the first Main Event winner of the 2015/16 World Series of Poker Circuit season. Taylor, a college student who plays poker to support himself, topped a field of 461 entrants to take down the WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event for $149,020 and his first gold ring.
The score marked the biggest of Taylor’s career, but he’d actually notched two other six-figure scores. The first came in January 2013 when he placed third in the World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open $560 No-Limit Hold’em Big Stack Reentry for $137,261, and he followed that up with a fifth-place finish in the 2013 WSOP Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em for $118,145. Taylor also finish 300th in the 2014 WSOP Main Event for $33,734.
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Taylor, a friend and protégé of two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Chris Leong, also earned an entry into the 2016 WSOP Global Casino Championship.
Final Table Results
|1||Samuel Taylor||New York, NY||$149,020|
|2||Johanssy Joseph||Spring Valley, NY||$92,184|
|3||Mitch Garshofsky||Las Vegas, NV||$67,232|
|4||Brandon Miller||Paramus, NJ||$49,904|
|5||Soukha Kachittavong||Woonsocket, RI||$37,428|
|6||Jeremy Meachem||Oak Bluffs, MA||$28,556|
|8||Chris Tryba||Evergreen, CO||$17,328|
|9||Joseph Tieri||West Shokan, NY||$13,881|
The WSOP Circuit will next be at the Horseshoe Baltimore from August 20-31.
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