Maurice Hawkins made it into the World Series of Poker history books on April 10th when winning the 2017 Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event for $97,561 and, more importantly, his 10th career WSOP Circuit gold ring!
The Florida poker pro also became the first player in history of the Circuit to win a fourth Circuit Main Event! Before his latest victory, he was tied with Blair Hinkle and Chris Ferguson with three wins each.
"Women and men lie, numbers don't," said Hawkins when asked if he is the greatest WSOP Circuit player of all-time.
"I didn't realize the enormity of the situation, of the moment, until after I did not get the ring. Everybody was like, ‘Oh bro, that was number ten.' Kevmath is Tweeting on the Internet, ‘Maurice Hawkins goes for number 10,' everyone is talking about number 10," said Hawkins.
2017 Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event had two starting days and attracted 149 entries. Here are the final table results:
1st: Maurice Hawkins - $97,561
2nd: William Perpich - $60,292
3rd: Charles Moore - $43,748
4th: Ross Clare - $32,276
5th: Sam De Silva - $24,207
6th: Jack Do - $18,447
7th: Stanley Webb - $14,276
8th: Matt Hamilton - $11,219
9th: David Delaney - $8,951