Mark Smith Wins Sixth Gold Ring at WSOP Circuit Southern Indiana Stop

Mark Smith, also known in the poker community as “Pegasus”, won his career’s sixth gold ring after taking down a $365 No-Limit Hold’em tournament as part of the ongoing WSOP Circuit Southern Indiana live poker festival. It is interesting to note that four of the player’s previous pieces of WSOP Circuit gold had been claimed namely at the host venue Horseshoe Southern Indiana.

Smith, a resident of Georgetown, Kentucky, also collected $10,668 for topping the event’s field. The player emerged the victor over 126 other tournament entries. The $365 No-Limit Hold’em was scheduled to be held over two days. Day 1 was planned to feature 21 levels. By the time all those levels were played, there were just three players left at the poker table. The three survivors decided to continue playing down to a champion and a champion was crowned not long after.

Thomas Fredericks from Carmel, Indiana, and one-time gold ring winner Charlie Dawson from Owensboro, Kentucky were the final two players whom Smith had to face before claiming his sixth gold ring. The players finished in second and third place for $6,593 and $4,759, respectively.

Smith revealed that he now plans to pursue more gold rings throughout the Southern Indiana stop of the 2017/2018 WSOP Circuit. Southern Indiana has actually turned into a favorite stop for the player, his lucky one.

Smith’s Accomplishments over the Years

It has been quite a while since Smith last won a gold ring. The player captured his previous, fifth, one back in 2011 namely at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Here it is also interesting to note that the player has been something of a legend in the WSOP Circuit poker community.

In 2009, Smith tied the record for the biggest number of gold rings ever won. Shortly after, the player became the first one to ever win five gold pieces of WSOP Circuit jewelry. He maintained his top position up to January 2013 when his accomplishment was bettered by another player.

Smith’s participation in multiple WSOP Circuit events has won him more than $580,000. The player has also cashed in 15 WSOP tournaments over the years, winning a total of $64,651 in those. His best poker accomplishment came in 2006 when Smith took down the WSOP Circuit Grand Casino Tunica $5,000 Main Event for a first-place prize of $306,003 and a gold ring.

The player may have not been playing live tournament poker as often as he used to, but this has clearly not affected his skills and overall performance while at the table.

The tournament Smith won last night was the fifth gold ring event on the Southern Indiana stop’s schedule. In other words, the player has seven more events at the host venue Horseshoe Southern Indiana to scoop one or even more than one brand new gold rings.

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