Josh Richards – Photo Credit: WSOP Circuit
Three years ago, Morris Hawkins broke the all-time record World Series of Poker round By taking down the title winner, a WSPC Choctaw Preparing for the 14th Golden Ring. The victory gave him a two-ring lead over the closest race, including Valentin Vornik and Josh Richard.
Now, 1,198 days later, Reichardt won in 2023 WSPC Grand Victoria Casino Main Event, earning $253,073 and his 14th gold ring to tie with Hawkins for the most. WSPC Rings in the history of the tour. He previously won his 13th ring in the last fall tournament WSPC Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main performance.
“To be honest, I don’t really care much about records, but this is really cool… On your website, there are pictures of all the record holders and Phil Helmuth is holding a bracelet, and I thought it would be. It’s cool if my picture is next to him because we’re two Wisconsin guys,” said the Beloit, WI native. WSOP Circuit Journalists after the victory. He continued, “I’m sure Maurice’s (Hawkins) image is going to be up there now, but that just keeps me motivated to get there one day.”
“I feel good, I’ve been on a good run lately,” Reichardt said. That’s true as Reichardt has now cashed in 13 times by 2023 and as a result his career earnings are now over $2.3 million. Reichardt got most of his success this year WSOP Circuit At the Hammond stop that ended in early March, he cashed four times at the most recent stop, and another five times with two secondary scores at the Hammond stop.
Reichardt said of his recent season: “In poker, there’s a confidence factor where you see players walk a good line, but you see them walk a bad line… If someone is playing well and running well, they have confidence and things go their way.” They’re going, but if they’re on a bad line, they seem like they can’t win a hand for months, so I’m going to ride this wave when it’s high and see if I can. Go for a run.”
The victory earned Reichard 912 Card player Player of the Year Score. This victory in four final table finishes and $313,000 today POY Earnings, Reichardt is now ranked 58th in 2023 POY Two-time bracelet winner and World Poker Tour Champion DavidODB‘ Baker.
The $1,700 buy-in no-limit hold’em event attracted 954 entries over three starter flights. That made up for a prize pool worth $1,445,310, with the top 137 players all earning at least $2,535. Other notables to cash in the main event were Millard Hale (11th), Ken Bayme (23rd), Aaron Johnson (24th), Brett Apter (25th), Brad Jansen (28th), Kenna England (32nd), Brian Altman ( .A.) 48th), Jared Ingles (52nd), Ralph Massey (91st), Roland Israelashvili (97th), Michael Wang (102nd) and Angela Jordison (117th).
Day 2 started with 103 players remaining and the final 9th table was completed after 12 hours of play. At the start of the final table, Reichardt was second in chips. The final table took less than five hours to play as the legendary Ryan Julius (seventh) and then multiple ring winners Luke Graham (sixth), Christopher Moon (fifth) and Nicola DiTrapani (fourth) fell in quick succession.
Reichardt held a 3:1 chip advantage over Jordan Lowry as the finals began. The final match saw only one all-rounder’s hand, and Lowry put his tournament hopes on A10 By A4 After Richard’s money got all-in pre-flop. The last board J43A2And Lowery was eliminated in the second place of the competition with a good value of 156 419 dollars.
See the fees given in the last table:
|1||Josh Richard||253,073 dollars||912|
|2||Jordan Lowery||150,419 dollars||760|
|3||Ariel Kotzen||115,201 dollars||608|
|4||Nicola Ditrapani||85,825 dollars||456|
|5||Christopher Moon||64,688 dollars||380|
|6||Luke Graham||49,332 dollars||304|
|7||Ryan Julius||38,072 dollars||228|
|8||Marc Bernal||29,738 dollars||152|
|9||George Dietz||23,513 dollars||76|
Next WSOP Circuit The event will be held from April 20 – May 1 at the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. The $1,700 buy-in main event begins on Friday, April 28. You can see the full schedule of the tournament here.