Event 4: Mark Stephen Edwards Wins Second WSOP Circuit Ring

September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event 4
$400 Double Stack Turbo NLH
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 153
Prize Pool: $50,490
September 17, 2018

Mark Stephen Edwards, Event 4 Champion

The first Monday of the WSOP Circuit series had a fast-paced tournament on the schedule to award a title and some nice money all in one day. Event 4 was a $400 Double Stack Turbo tournament that drew 153 entries and Mark Stephen Edwards came from behind to win his second career WSOP Circuit ring.

Those entries created a prize pool worth $50,490 and the last 18 players shared some piece of that money. There were only 27 players remaining when they went on dinner and in the money not long after.

It was a tough field and former SHRP champ Angelo Miele held the chip lead when they formed the final table. But his advantage quickly disappeared after a series of tough hands that sent him out in ninth place.

Former WSOP bracelet and WSOP Circuit ring winner Tristan Wade was the most accomplished player to make the final table but he could not run up his short stack. He laddered up as others dropped out and he finished in fifth place.

Edwards was one of the shorter stacks at the start of the final table but won a big race early to double. He rode his growing stack to a heads-up battle with Francis Margaglione, another multiple SHRP champ, and they swapped the lead several times.

In the end, Edwards outlasted Margaglione to take the title. Margalione earned $8,425 but was disappointed to not win his first WSOP Circuit ring while Edwards took home $13,632. This is his second career WSOP Circuit ring with his first coming back in 2008.

Event 4 results:

1st: Mark Stephen Edwards – $13,632
2nd: Francis Margaglione – $8,425
3rd: Stephen Diamantas – $6,064
4th: Stephen Nussrallah – $4,445
5th: Tristan Wade – $3,315
6th: Aaron Thivyanathan – $2,516
7th: Michael Rosenberg – $1,942
8th: Mark “Bud” Wiser – $1,523
9th: Angelo Miele – $1,215
10th: Russell Ramuten – $984
11th: Charles Rizzo – $984
12th: Raymond Millard – $984
13th: Harold Klein – $810
14th: Michael Perrone – $810
15th: Raveesh Asnani – $810
16th: George Duffield – $677
17th: Brett Feder – $677
18th: Andrew Levine – $677