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John Joshua De La Garza Sits in Pole Position for WSOP Circuit Gold Ring at The Bicycle Casino

One of the largest poker rooms in Los Angeles The Bicycle Casino has turned into a key hot-spot for qualitative poker action. The Bicycle Casino has played host to some of the most prestigious poker tournaments. It is also the place where many raising poker stars have accomplished a long-time dream to capture a trophy and add a healthy amount of money to their nest eggs.

Currently, The Bicycle Casino kindly plays host to the annual World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) festival. The gold ring has turned into a symbol of poker glory. Winning the WSOP-branded piece of jewelry is a hard task to achieve, but that makes it even more desirable and special. In that sense, poker is not all about winning money, but also about establishing a strong reputation on the felt.

The fourth event on the schedule garnered a ton of attention as it is the largest buy-in event. Unlike the other events that offer a $365 buy-in fee, Event #4 attracted the attention of players, who did not even blink to throw $580 on the table to try their luck. The $50,000 guaranteed prize pool whetted the appetite of poker players and the total field size reached an impressive 100 entries.

The Exciting Poker Race Continues Tomorrow

The event kicked off on 7th March and the players’ first goal was to secure a portion of the prize pool as just the top 12 spots will guarantee at least $1,045 for the efforts. By the time the clock announced the end of the day, there were just two players still in contention. John Joshua De La Garza and Kathleen Solowitz will return tomorrow at 1 p.m. to play down to a winner. The winner will walk away with $15,000 and the ring, while the runner-up will collect $9,270 for the deep run in the event.

It is interesting to mention that Solowitz has certain experience in the series. Her poker career revealed that this is her second final table and third WSOPC cash. Solowitz is currently seeking to add yet another notch to her résumé and snag a gold ring at this stop. Solowitz entered the unofficial final table with a slight chip advantage over her eventual heads-up opponent.

Even though Solowitz became responsible for the elimination of Haik Kyurumyan in 3rd place, she could not manage to bag up the chip lead. JJ De La Garza finished the night heads-up with the chip lead. He will bring a stack of 705,000 in chips to battle with Solowitz’ stack of 495,000. Tomorrow the two players will lock horns in a fierce battle for the gold.