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WSOP Circuit Main Event Goes to Pupillo

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Nick Pupillo
Nick Pupillo defeats Cleveland Dann Turner heads-up to win the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event title

We’re taking partial credit here – just like Allen Kessler did – for Nick Pupillo‘s win at the WSOP Circuit Main Event at Thunder Valley.

Pupillo earned $170 while defeated a field of 528 entries to take home the inaugural WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event title, just a few days after racking up $217k in the WPT Borgata $600 kickoff (yeah, $217k in a $600 buyin, and that was for 2nd, whoa).

I called the win for Pupillo with 35 players left, taking Cleveland Dann Turner as my other potential champ with Jed Hoffman my 3-slot pick. Pupillo took the title, defeating Turner heads-up, while Hoffman grabbed 5th place. I may need a new job title as official poker handicapper, but that’s another story.

Having ‘Home Field Advantage,’ helped as well, being the in-house live updates reporter for Thunder Valley, Peppermill and HPT, I’ve seen these players compete often the last 5 years.

Catch up with all the reporting from the Thunder Valley Main Event here, starting with the overall results.

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