• July 24, 2021

Samuel Taylor Wins the World Series of Poker Circuit Foxwoods Main Event

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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

Place Player Hometown Prize
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
7 Matt Buonomo $22,180
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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