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Poker Amateur Turns $180 Satellite into $286k in Canada's First Ever WSOP Circuit Series

Tags: canada, John Crncic, poker amateur, the river rock main event, wsop circuit.
Posted on 08 November 2012 by "T".

Canada's first ever WSOP Circuit Main Event (The River Rock Main Event) is now in the history books. John Crncic, a poker amateur from Vancouver who won his seat through a $180 satellite, ended up taking home the whole thing for $286,382, a WSOP circuit gold ring, and a free seat in the $1 million National Championship. Apart from those amazing prizes, Crncic's boss promised him to pay the buy-in to the 2013 WSOP Main event if he won. Crncic assured the WSOP that his boss was a man of his word.

"I'm afraid I'm going to wake up and it's going to just be a dream," Crncic told the WSOP following his win. "It's absolutely fantastic. This is much more than I hoped for."


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11 comments on "Poker Amateur Turns $180 Satellite into $286k in Canada''s First Ever WSOP Circuit Series"

 lukasb08/11/2012 12:03:45 GMT
mahdrof, is this u?
 Meher12308/11/2012 12:43:28 GMT
Very lucky , Someday I want to win a tourney and be just like that all over the world
 nipitiri308/11/2012 13:29:06 GMT
oo well congrats to him nice to have some luck
 Fakiry08/11/2012 15:12:45 GMT
He was 4th when the final table started. My persecution for the value of the mid rank keeps going on, I keep defending that this is the best place to be in a rank, because the leaders will feel more pressure for having to try to keep there and the tail finalists will feel the pressure for almost being out of the tourney, so in the middle the pressure is lower and the focus on the good poker is easier and then, the ability, the strategy and the cards do the rest. And he was from Vancouver, with four guys from there in the final table it would be hard if the first prize would end up in another town.
 Mr_72_UK08/11/2012 21:59:04 GMT
I agree with Fakiry, mid rank is the most strongest

The Big stacks put pressure on anyone they consider to be behind in their BB:Ratio and bullying them whilst also in the process being a lot looser with them too, resulting in some cross fire calls from the mid ranks on occasion
 Weenie09/11/2012 16:52:57 GMT
thats the dream of every poker player I guess. To win "lifechanging" money with no or minimum deposit Smile I never ever made a deposit. I won around 80euros in freerolls (in 3-4 mounts), but I will not spend it for playing I will withdraw it probably.. Smile
 pochui09/11/2012 17:15:57 GMT
not quite as good as that russian who won over a million from 100 fpp satellite if i recall right...but still amazing roi if you ask me. well pointed out by weenie- most poker players dream about such wins: "low investment to huge end result", well that's why lotteries are still so popular huh Big Smile
 Mysik8609/11/2012 19:23:24 GMT
Great results. But pochui - not only poker players dream about high wins, big cash, luxury, etc. Most of people want to be fame, be on red carpet, with interviews, shows Smile
 saynothing09/11/2012 19:42:14 GMT
Hi guy's, I would like to say when Toronto,Canada get's it's proposed 3-5 billion dollar casino I will be playing in these types of live circuit tournament's, I am an even better live player than online, its got to the point where people wont even bother playing me, so I hope I can move this live skill in to the proposed casino here in toronto, when built,probly by 2016 or so. I am primarily a MTT player, but will be playing cash games also to improve on my weaknesses, so when the casino open's it's doors to rookies and tourist ill be waiting for them ready to rinse them dry Big Smile
 dbraninja112/11/2012 05:41:33 GMT
LOL..why aren't you pro then saynothing?
 thefly13112/11/2012 08:01:07 GMT
This looks like a dream and who would not like to be in the place :

winning big first place versus pro's and qualify with a satelite torney.

It keeps the dream alive and also is a good advertising for the poker sites : We all have chances to win the jackpot (but very small chances)

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