• May 9, 2021

Valentin Vornicu Wins Eighth WSOP Circuit Gold Ring

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(pokernews.com) – It seems that winning your eighth World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring is the thing to do these days, and that’s exactly what Valentin Vornicu did in the final event at the WSOP Circuit The Bicycle Casino.
In the 12th and final gold ring event on the schedule, after many of the traveling grinders that frequent WSOP Circuit events had moved on to the next stop in either Baltimore or Council Bluffs, Vornicu finished atop a field of 115 entries in Event #12: $580 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Reentry to win $17,255 and his eighth gold ring.
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“I want to be that guy that has the most rings,” Vornicu told WSOP officials after the win. “It’s up there on my priority list.”
Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Valentin Vornicu $17,255
2 Yaacov Haviv $10,660
3 Rex Clinkscales $7,590
4 Adam Singer $5,515
5 Shawn Motameni $4,085
6 Albert Bragg $3,085
7 Brian Gorman $2,370
8 Arthur Cole $1,860
9 Allen Hodjat $1,480

Vornicu is now tied with Ari Engel and Chris Reslock with eight WSOP Circuit gold rings. Both Engel and Reslock won their eighth pieces of jewelry at the recent WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Atlantic Cityevent. Engel won Event #7: $580 No-Limit Hold’em, and Reslock won Event #1: $365 No-Limit Hold’em.
Here’s a look at Vornicu’s WSOP Circuit gold ring wins over the years:

Date Event Entries Prize
March 2016 The Bicycle Casino $580 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Reentry 115 $17,255
Dec. 2015 The Bicycle Casino $1,675 Main Event 641 $197,110
May 2015 Foxwoods $580 No-Limit Hold’em 154 $20,974
Sept. 2014 IP Hotel & Casino $365 No-Limit Hold’em 151 $12,231
April 2014 Lodge Casino — Black Hawk $580 No-Limit Hold’em 145 $20,299
March 2014 The Bicycle Casino $580 No-Limit Hold’em 107 $18,715
Dec. 2012 Harrah’s Rincon $365 No-Limit Hold’em 126 $10,858
Oct. 2011 Horseshoe Hammond $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 202 $50,943

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