Kevin Saul won the first place prize of $194,178 and the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) gold ring after winning the WSOPC 2013 Foxwoods Main Event, which was a No Limit Hold’em tournament with a buy-in of $1,675.
The event attracted a player field of 615, as a result of which the prize pool became as large as $924,652. The tournament lasted for three days, at the end of which Kevin Saul emerged as the last man standing and won the first WSOPC gold ring of his poker career.
Saul, who plays online poker under the moniker BelowAbove, is a formidable online poker tournament player, having won over $2.3 million playing online poker tournaments alone. However, this does not mean that Saul is not successful with live poker tournaments. He emerged as the last man standing of the Main Event of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Bellagio Cup in 2007, winning a first place prize of over $1.3 million. Thanks to Saul’s latest live poker achievement, his live tournament winnings have exceeded his online poker tournament winnings as he has won over $2.5 million playing live tournaments alone.
Besides the championship title and the first place cash prize, Saul has also received 840 Card Player Player of the Year (POY) points, which puts him in the 39th position on the POY leader board as he now has a total of 995 POY points and has earned a total of $216,904 so far.
This year, Saul has reached the final table at three different live poker tournaments. He finished eighth at a $2,000 buy-in preliminary tournament at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and seventh at a $500 buy-in tournament at the Borgata Winter Poker Open.
The final table results WSOPC 2013 Foxwoods event are as follows: The champion Kevin Saul won $194,178 and 840 POY Points. The runner-up Lall Bharat won $119,742 and 700 POY Points. The players who finished third and fourth were Cory Waaland (560 POY Points) and Paul Snead (420 POY Points), who won $87,842 and $65,096, respectively. The players who finished fifth and sixth were Benjamin Reason (350 POY Points) and Robert Corcione (280 POY Points), who won $49,007 and $37,356, respectively. The players who finished seventh and eighth were Ethan Foulkes (210 POY Points) and Peter Campo (140 POY Points), who won $28,664 and $22,654, respectively. The player who finished ninth was Stephen Dare, who won $18,031 and 70 POY Points.