Maurice Hawkins dominates the gold ring win totals regarding the World Series of Poker Circuit, and he has now added to his collection. After winning the WSOPC Event #5 at the Choctaw Durant, Hawkins now has 14 rings total. His closest competitors are Valentin Vornicu and Josh Reichard, who have 12 rings.
The World Series of Poker Circuit began 2020 by visiting the Choctaw Durant, with five events already in the books. Event #5 was a No Limit Hold’em affair with a $400 buy-in. A total of 218 players took part in the event, which Hawkins was able to outlast and win $16,898 for his efforts. He defeated Andy Robinson in heads-up play to claim the win.
Hawkins stated after the win that it felt good to know that the beginning of the year is going to end like it should. Hawkins said: “when you start the year off winning, it only can get better. It’s time to go up.”
A Long Career:
The poker pro has enjoyed a long career at the felt, having earned his first World Series of Poker Circuit bracelet back in 2008. He continued to win two more the following year and saw a short break until he won again in 2014. Hawkins would go on a poker winning streak beginning in 2016, earning at least one bracelet or more through 2019. Now with the 2020 win, that streak continues.
The WSOPC Choctaw Durant stop continues and it would not be surprising to see Hawkins try for another gold ring to add to his collection. Starting today, Event #9 kicks off, a $600 No Limit Hold’em tournament. Several more events are still on the schedule including Event #10, the $1,700 Main Event.