Maurice Hawkins Captures Record 10th WSOPC Gold RingApril 13, 2017 11:06 am
On April 10th, Maurice Hawkins broke a number of poker records after winning the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event for $97,561. Not only has he now captured a record-breaking 10 WSOPC gold rings, pulling away from Alex Masek on 9, but Hawkins has also won 4 WSOPC Main Event titles, ahead of Blair Hinkle and Chris Ferguson both on three a piece.
Following his magnificent performance at the Harrah’s Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Iowa, which pushes his live career earnings to $2,516,492, Hawkins commented:
“Women and men lie, numbers don’t. I don’t play for accolades. I play for money, to eat. I love [accolades], but I really play to eat.”
The $1,675 WSOPC Main Event attracted 271 players to create a prize pool of $406,500. After the final table was reached on Day 3 of the competition, Hawkins (A-4) eliminated a short-stacked Sam De Silva (Q-8) in 5th, before being dealt pocket kings and taking care of Charles Moore (10-10) in 3rd to usher in heads-up play against William Perpich for the title.
At this stage, Hawkins held a roughly 2-to-1 chip advantage over his remaining opponent, and not long after the deciding hand was played with Perpich (A-K) moving all-in on a 6-5-5-8-A board, only to be called by Hawkins (6-6) with a full house.
As well as a first place prize of $97,561, Maurice Hawkins was also awarded a ticket through to the WSOP Global Casino Championship in Harrah’s Cherokee in the Fall. In the meantime, the player has confirmed that he will be taking part in the upcoming Harrah’s New Orleans WSOPC festival from May 11th-22nd.
Maurice Hawkins cashed in his live tournament back in 2005, with $1,495,753, or around 60% of his career winnings, being earned in 2014/2015/2016. Furthermore, last year proved to be Hawkins most successful to date with winnings of $581,685.
Final Table Results:
1: Maurice Hawkins $97,561
2: William Perpich $60,292
3: Charles Moore $43,748
4: Ross Clare $32,276
5: Sam De Silva $24,207
6: Jack Do $18,447
7: Stanley Webb $14,276
8: Matt Hamilton $11,219
9: David Delaney $8,951