Poker Tournament Records Broken On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

The latest attendance figures for the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) season have broken all previous records demonstrating the increasing popularity of the game.
The World Series of Poker Circuit events is a series of no limit Texas hold ’em tournaments held each year at an assortment of casinos as a build up to the WSOP.
In North America, WSOPC 2009-10 Event 1 drew in a field of 1,412 players for a new attendance record. The event was a $345 buy-in NLHE tournament held at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. The previous record took place at the Tunica Grand Resort and Casino in Mississippi in 2006 where 1,345 players attended. The latest record took place 20 minutes from Chicago and Nolan Dalla, the WSOP media director commented:
“Chicagoland has become one of the WSOP Circuit’s most popular destinations for poker players. Attendance eclipsed last year’s near-record for the same event, which was 1,187 entries.”
Josh Shmerl, a 23 year old poker pro from Wauconda, Illinois won the tournament and earned $79,107 for his first-place finish.
In the meantime, on the other side of the Atlantic, the 2009 Boylepoker International Poker Open in Ireland had broken the record for the highest attendance of any tournament held outside the USA.
The previous non-U.S. attendance record was broken by almost 100 people when 1,440 players from over 18 countries entered the $250 buy-in NLHE tournament to relegate the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas with 1,347 attendees to second position.
Markus Sippe from Germany won the tournament and the first-place prize of $62,250. Following the event, Paul Spillane, head of Boylepoker.com said:
“This year’s International Poker Open was another great success, breaking last year’s record by a further 140 players. The event is proving more and more popular every year, among all levels of players. The IPO has become an unmissable event on any poker lover’s calendar, and we are already excited about the next one.”

Other news:   World Series of Poker Bahamas in December

Poker News
Valentin Vornicu Wins Record 12th WSOP Circuit Title
16 May 2018
Valentin Vornicu, has extended his lead over Maurice Hawkins as the World Series of Poker Circuit’s top title holder after winning a 12th ring at the WSOPC Harrah’s New Orleans $365 No Limit Hold’em event. Furthermore, Vornicu’s latest victory worth $24,084 comes just one day after he won a record 11th ring at the $365
18 Jan 2018
On Tuesday, the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit made US history after a bad beat jackpot was hit at the venue’s poker room for a massive $1,068,590. Furthermore, six players managed to share in the spoils, with the losing player receiving $427,452, the winner taking home $213,712, and the remaining competitors securing an impressive $106,856
03 Jan 2018
Bryn Kenney topped this year’s tournament winners list with $8,505,897 in earnings, while Adrian Mateos was named the 2017 Poker Player of the Year after capturing four titles and recording various other deep runs throughout the year for 7,220 POY points. One lesser known star by the name of Park Yu Cheung, however, entered into
09 Nov 2017
In October, Hong Kong player Park Yu Cheung ‘Sparrow’ surpassed US pro John Zentner III’s poker record of 56 cashes in a single year. That was the month that the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) took place for just over two weeks at the City of Dreams in Macau, during which time Cheung managed a