Ship it to Brooklyn's Philip Shing. During his recent holiday, he went the distance at the latest stop on the World Series of Poker Circuit tour to win his second-career gold ring. He also banked a sick score while on vacation.
Milwaukee is the 31st largest city in America, but it's also been known as one of the beer capitals of America. If you look it up on Wikipedia right now, you'll find the city on Lake Michigan is nestled in between Albuquerque and Baltimore, MD as the 31st biggest city with a population slightly under 600,000.
Milwaukee is known for its sports teams with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks are crushing it right now for a small-market team. The Greek Freak and the Bucks are on pace to win 70-plus game, which only two other teams accomplished in the history of the NBA. The Brewers are one of the rare MLB teams who played in both the American League and the National League (along with the Houston Astros) due to re-alignment.
The big team in Wisconsin is located north of the big city in Green Bay where the Packers are located. The other major squad is out in Madison where the Badgers play both collegiate hockey and football in the glorious Big Ten.
If you're over 50 years old or older then you know through the world of TV sitcoms that Milwaukee is where Laverne and Shirley lived. The two best friends lived in the basement apartment and worked in a Brewery and the two held arms while doing drunk hopscotch after a long shift working the line as cappers. These days, Laverne and Shirley would be a gender-fluid polyamorous couple that worked in a micro brewery slash organic dog biscuit bakery.
Sorry for the tangent. I needed to tell someone about my latest spec script for Netflix about the Laverne and Shirley reboot. There's not much to really write about Milwaukee being a huge gambling town like Reno, Atlantic City, or Las Vegas. Hey, but there's a casino in downtown Milwaukee. How about that!
The Potawatomi (Milwaukee) Casino hosted the latest stop on the World Series of Poker Circuit. The anchor event, also known as the Main Event, had a a golden ring at stake along with a nice score worth $151K, plus a seat into the season end 2020 Global Casino Championship.
This year's WSOP Circuit Potawatomi (Milwaukee) included 13 Circuit ring events. Event #10 was the $1,700 buy-in Main Event. It attracted 524 runners and created a prize pool with nearly $740K. Only the top 79 places paid out with most of the lion's share left up top to the champion.
Spain's Javier Zarco bubbled the final table in tenth place. The final table of nine included Ken Donarski, John Gallaher, James Pupillo, Cero Zuccarello, Chris Roth, Michael Hartzheim, Marcus Yofon, Fadi Hamad, and Philip Shing.
Philip Shing defeated Ken Donarski heads up for the ring and small mound of cash. Donarski earned $93,500 for a runner-up finish. Not too shabby, eh?
Chainsaw Kessler made the trek to Milwaukee for the WSOPC Main Event. Chainsaw cashed but busted in 46th place. He cashed for $3,067.
Notables who cashed in the 2020 WSOP Circuit Potawatomi (Milwaukee) included Chainsaw Kessler, Kathy Holz, Matt Ploof, Cody Brinn, Spencer Alexander, Vinny Tocolese, Joe Reinman, Pratap Golla, Hank Sitton, Mike Shin, Craig Trost, Dimitri Dimitriov, Mikey Banducci, Pat Fabian, Bob Peppe, Jeremy Pekarek, Gerald Siemienas, Jesse Bowman, Phil Mader, Pat Shield, Aaron Johnson, Shane Thorne, Mike Hanson, Ryan Scully, Nicky Stone, Jeff Schwartz, Quinterol Mallette, James Gregg, Ian Pelz, Igor, Hot, Aaron Massey, Nadya Magnus, Mike Lu, Hyup Ku, Billy Wagner, Mohammed Nuwwarah, Kevin Maahs, David McGowna, and Steven Dembiec.