Wasicka Newest WSOP Circuit Winner
February 11, 2022

Paul Wasicka, the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up, proved yesterday that he's still a force to be reckoned with, taking down the main event at the Tunica stop of the World Series of Poker Circuit.

To win the $139,422 top prize- as well as a circuit ring and entry into the 2010 WSOP Main Event- Wasicka had to outlast 96 players and survive a tough final table that held both Matt "Allinat420" Stout and Dwyte Pilgrim, arguably the master of these Circuit stops with 16 cashes, 3 wins, and a main event title to his credit- all in the last 14 months.

Pilgrim, entered this final table third in chips but was ultimately unable to surpass sixth overall, after a particularly bad beat where he called all in with Ace-Queen against Larry Gurney's Ace-Nine, on a Queen-Ace-Nine flop, only to see another nine appear on the river for Larry.  Pilgrim was eliminated shortly after that hand, and Gurney was doubled up, giving him enough ammunition to last all the way into heads-up play, before finally being bested by Wasicka.

The final table finish positions* for the 2010 Tunica WSOP Circuit main event, were as follows:

1st.  Paul Wasicka- $139,422

2nd.  Larry Gurney- $94,448

3rd.  Richard Robb- $62,965

4th.  Shane Zell- $44,975

5th.  Carter Phillips- $35,980

6th.  Dwyte Pilgrim- $26,985

7th.  Matt Stout- $17,990

8th.  Jason Thornhill- $14,617

9th.  Jerry Saucier- $12,368

*Finish positions and payouts courtesy of WSOP twitter reports (@WorldSeriesofPoker), a friend of the PokerRoad Nation.

The next stop on the Circuit is in Council Bluffs, Iowa, later this month at the Horeshoe Casino.  For more information on this and future WSOP Circuit events, visit

Story by Mark Anderson

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