Scott Stewart Wins WSOPC and 5th Ring

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Scott Stewart Wins WSOPC and 5th Ring
12 Aug


Californian pro Scott Stewart may not have been a household name in poker circles before this summer, but his deep run at the WSOP where he finished an excellent 13th for over $½million changed all that - and it has been followed by the fun-loving, bearded pro taking down his fifth WSOP Circuit ring – adding a healthy $63,399 to his bankroll while downing beers with his tablemates!

“Today, me, Peter [Hernandez], and Michael Sanders were all trading Michelob Ultra rounds,” he told the reporters following his victory. “Just round for round. You know, we were drinking all day, having some fun. It always makes it more fun. If you are doing well and having fun, it’s always great. If you bust, that happens. It’s part of poker, but having fun at the table is a lot to me.”

The $2200 buy-in High Roller saw 114 hopefuls take to the felt in Cherokee, North Carolina – this time facing a ‘turbo one-day format’ in place of the regular 2-day, longer level format.

“The format is cool,” said Stewart afterwards. “Especially if you want to play both the high roller and the main, which if you are coming out here, you probably want to do. So, you don’t get stuck in one and only get to play one day of the main. You can play two days if need be. I really like what they did and turbos are always a little bit more fun.”

Speaking of his amazing WSOP Main Event run just last month, Stewart described it as:

“An unreal experience. I don’t think I’ve ever been as physically or mentally tired from a poker tournament in my life, but there was also adrenaline. It was unbelievable.”

The life of a poker pro quickly moves on, however, and Cherokee was the next stop on what he hoped would be a continuation of the “heater” Stewart has been on – “10 months”, he says, but it’s not his first "heater" – reporting back in 2015: ‘Scott Stewart is having a magical season on the World Series of Poker Circuit… So far this season, Stewart now has 7 cashes, 6 final tables, 3 rings, and over $100,000 in earnings.’

“I’m just on top of things,” Stewart explained. “The more you play, the more experience you get, you know? It’s not a secret to the people that know me that I either have a bunch of chips or no chips. It’s just how I play.”

With over $1.2million in tournament cashes and enough rings to fill one of his hands, it seems that Stewart is well on his way to breaking circuit records and joining the higher echelons of the game.

Final Table Results:

1Scott Stewart
2Bradley Phillips
3Todd Mercer
4Michal Mrakes
5Peter Hernandez
6Iverson Snuffer
7Craig Jones
8Raymond Hall
9Nicholas Power

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