Josh Reichard Claims Career Eighth Gold Ring during WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Stop

Josh Reichard, a 26-year-old poker pro from Janesville, Wisconsin, seems to be having great time during the ongoing WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop. The player made two final-table appearances in previous days and topped the field of the $365 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack last night for his career’s eighth gold ring.

Reichard’s successful run secured him with $21,024 in prize money and more points for the Casino Champion race he is now leading with 117.5 points in total. There is little chance that the player would be outrun, particularly if he continues to perform just as beautifully. And if Reichard becomes the Casino Champion for the WSOP Circuit’s Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop, he will lock an automatic seat into next year’s Global Casino Championship.

The season-ending tournament is something Reichard is actually quite familiar with. The player participated in this year’s Championship and even made it to third place, claiming $130,498 for his efforts.

Reichard’s Run in the Monster Stack Tournament

The $365 buy-in tournament was played over two days and attracted a total of 292 entries. The created prize pool of $87,584 was split among the top 30 finishers. Players from all around the US eyed the gold ring and the title, but it was Reichard who captured them after dominating performance over the event’s two days of play.

Day 1 of the tournament ended with just 17 remaining players and Reichard led them all with massive advantage. The player bagged and tagged 1.207 million upon the end of the first day of play. It is important to note that he was actually the only remaining contender to have passed the one-million chip mark. He was followed by Garry Simms who had 557,000 at that point.

And Reichard did not lose momentum even for a second throughout the final day and the final table. The player entered ten-handed play once again with great advantage over his opponents. He accumulated chips over the course of play, until he remained the last man standing. One-time gold ring winner Ricardo Eyzaguirre was Reichard’s final obstacle on the road to victory, but despite his previous WSOP Circuit experience, he failed to present greater challenge to the eventual winner in the Monster Stack. Eyzaguirre scooped $12,992 for his runner-up finish.

Reichard’s Previous WSOP Circuit Accomplishments

The player won his first gold ring back in 2013 when he topped the field of a $365 buy-in tournament at Harrah’s Rincon. He then won two more gold pieces in 2014 and three more over the course of 2015 and 2016. Prior to winning last night’s Monster Stack, the young poker pro took down another WSOP Circuit event earlier in 2017. He finished first in a $365 buy-in in Horseshoe Council Bluffs back in March.

Reichard has cashed in as many as 54 different WSOP Circuit tournaments over the course of his career and has accumulated earnings of over $500,000.

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