Quan Tran Wins WSOPC Choctaw Durant ($336,412); $4.6 Million in Prize Cash Awarded

The 2021/2022 Global Collection of Poker (WSOP) Circuit not too long ago wrapped up its newest forestall at Oklahoma’s Choctaw Durant. Via 13 numbered occasions plus a $250 Seniors match, the collection catered to a blended 8,399 entrants and awarded $4,623,530 in prize cash.

The forestall was once bookended with notable storylines. In Tournament #2: $600 NLH The Gargantuan, John Fagg of Evansville, Indiana crowned a 2,130-entry box to say a $156,041 most sensible prize and his 2nd gold ring.

“Oh, this one is larger… This one’s larger needless to say,” mentioned Fagg, evaluating his fresh triumph to his debut gold ring run. “It’s simply been some time. I haven’t been taking part in reside poker in any respect, within the remaining a number of years; Been taking part in on-line most commonly.”

On the finish of the collection, Missouri’s Rodney Spriggs laid declare to his 3rd occupation ring after besting a 159-entry box in Tournament #13: $400 No-Prohibit Cling’em Bounty, excellent for $11,428.

“There have been some superb avid gamers there on the ultimate desk,” said the 55-year-old Spriggs, who works as CEO of Antique Inventory. “The man I used to be heads up towards is a lovely sturdy money recreation participant and he’ll gamble a little bit bit… When any individual is a little bit little bit of a unfastened cannon… it indisputably made it tougher.”

Rodney Spriggs
Rodney Spriggs wins his 3rd gold ring.

Quan Tran Takes Down Major Tournament

The forestall culminated with the $1,700 Major Tournament, a match that attracted 1,411 entries and awarded a $2,137,665 prize pool to the highest 213 finishers. Amongst the ones to make deep runs have been Max Younger (thirty ninth – $6,142), Matt Bond (twenty fifth – $11,285), Matthew Wantman (fifteenth – $23,828), Hayden Fortini (4th – $121,449), and Jessica Vierling (third – $158,286).

In heads-up play, which lasted only one hand, Quan Tran defeated Raul Garza to say the identify for $336,412 and his first gold ring in what was once simply his 3rd poker match ever.

“I believe wonderful and crushed on the similar time,” Tran mentioned after his victory. “This was once my 3rd Circuit match ever and because the first one it’s been a dream of mine to win a hoop and grow to be a WSOP Circuit Major Tournament winner.”

The 48-year-old champion added: “It is a very roughly particular to start out this Vietnamese new yr off with having the ability to have my image placing from the banner for everybody to peer my face.”

WSOPC Choctaw Durant Major Tournament Ultimate Desk Effects

Position Participant Homeland Prize
1 Quan Tran Dallas, Texas $336,412
2 Raul Garza Alton, Texas $207,928
3 Jessica Vierling Seattle, Washington $158,286
4 Hayden Fortini Vero Seaside, Florida $121,449
5 Nathan Steuer N/A $93,926
6 Jonathan Bennett Damaged Arrow, Oklahoma $73,224
7 Rick Alvarado Ontario, Canada $57,547
8 Justin Coliny Wentzville, Missouri $45,595
9 Richard Bennett Coppell, Texas $36,423

WSOP Circuit Choctaw Durant Ring Winners

John Fagg
John Fagg took down Tournament #2.
*Event Entries Prize Pool Winner Homeland/Nation Prize*          
Tournament #1: $250 NLH Monster Stack 943 $188,600 Brent Boganovecz Alva, OK $31,801          
Tournament #2: $600 NLH The Gargantuan 2,130 $1,096,950 John Fagg Evansville, IN $156,041          
Tournament #3: $400 Congress (5-Card PLO Prime-Low) 299 $98,670 Michael Buddle Williamsburg, MO $22,445          
Tournament #4: $400 No-Prohibit Cling’em 441 $145,530 Garrett Patrick Snowmass, CO $28,985          
Tournament #5: $400 NLH Double Stack 465 $153,450 Shawn Sparls Jay, OK $30,200          
Tournament #6: $400 NLH Bounty 284 $79,520 Lori Gansel Georgetown, TX $17,349          
$250 Seniors NLH 491 $98,200 Paula Zingelmann Belton, TX $19,052          
Tournament #7: $400 NLH 6-Passed 306 $100,980 James Cordray Fortress Value, TX $22,851          
Tournament #8: $400 NLH 600 $198,000 James Traber Edmond, OK $36,443          
Tournament #9: $1,700 Major Tournament 1,411 $2,137,665 Quan Tran Dallas, TX $336,412          
Tournament #10: $250 NLH 358 $71,600 Deanna Alaniz Celina, TX $15,114          
Tournament #11: $400 NLH 291 $96,030 Jimmy Lujan San Antonio, TX $20,834          
Tournament #12: $600 Pot-Prohibit Omaha 221 $113,815 Daphne Turner McKinney, TX $26,501          
Tournament #13: $400 NLH Bounty 159 $44,520 Rodney Spriggs Joplin, MO $11,428          

The WSOP Circuit continues now at Thunder Valley On line casino in Lincoln, California. PokerNews will be offering a complete recap of the forestall upon its crowning glory.

*Photographs courtesy of the WSOP.


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Author: Bradley Watson