WSOPC Cherokee: Spencer Smith Wins Two Rings & Denies Daniel Lowery 14th Ring

The latest World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) stop is underway at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina and already has awarded a player multiple Circuit rings. That player is Georgia’s Spencer Smith, who picked up his third and fourth rings for a payday of $153,000.

The WSOPC Cherokee stop started on May 4 and will run until May 15, which is when the currently underway $1,700 buy-in Main Event will reach a winner.

Hard Work Pays Off

Smith, an attorney and poker pro from Atlanta with $409,088 in Hendon Mob earnings, started off his hot run by getting through a massive field of 2,232 runners in Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em to win his third Circuit ring and $104,177.

Spencer Smith
Spencer Smith

Smith defeated heads-up opponent Tony Peacock ($64,392) after the fall of Daniel Lowery (3rd – $47,818), who was looking for a record-tying 14th Circuit ring after winning his 13th ring at WSOPC Horseshoe Tunica in April.

Just a few days later, Smith found himself at another final table in Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed and walked away with a fourth ring and $41,949.

Nearly all of Smith’s live cashes have been recorded in Cherokee, including both of his previous Circuit ring victories. Smith first took down a $400 Monster Stack event in February 2022 for $106,113 before winning the same event two months later for $107,458.

Smith is a student of Faraz Jaka Coaching and the poker coach called his student’s back-to-back victories “epic.”

Other Winners at Cherokee

Another early highlight at WSOPC Cherokee was North Carolina’s Daniel Kusnerak picking up his second ring with a victory in Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Big 30K Stack for $26,954. Kusnerak earned his first ring in 2018 in the same venue when he took down a $365 No-Limit Hold’em event for $30,894.

Daniel Kusnerak
Daniel Kusnerak

Later in the series, Florida’s Simon Philip won his third ring and $48,050 with a victory in the $400 Seniors Event. Both of Philip’s previous ring victories were in Seniors events at Horseshoe Hammond in 2019 and 2020.

Other players to pick up Circuit rings include John Evans (Event #7: $600 No-Limit Hold’em – $30,266) and John Petro, who won a second ring by taking down Event #5: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em for $57,137.

A full list of winners so far at WSOPC Cherokee is available in the table below.

Winners So Far at WSOPC Cherokee

  WSOPC Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Big 30K Stack 398 $131,340 Daniel Kusnerak Newton, NC $26,954
  WSOPC Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 2,232 $736,560 Spencer Smith Atlanta, GA $104,177
  WSOPC Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 602 $198,660 Christopher Storie Asheboro, NC $37,630
  WSOPC Event #4: $400 Seniors Event 837 $276,210 Simon Philip Pensacola, FL $48,050
  WSOPC Event #5: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 255 $248,625 John Petro Fredericksburg, VA $57,137
  WSOPC Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 668 $220,440 Spencer Smith Atlanta, GA $41,949
  WSOPC Event #7: $600 No-Limit Hold’em 264 $135,960 John Evans Vinncennes, IN $30,266
  WSOPC Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
  WSOPC Event #9: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha 245 $126,175 Seth Weinberg Key West, FL $28,694

Lead photos courtesy WSOP

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