The 2019 Global Casino Championship is one of the most entertaining final tables of the year and this Sunday at 9:00 pm ET on ESPN you get to watch this never seen before action unfold highlighted by former winner Ryan Eriquezzo and fast-talker Maurice Hawkins.
The pace of play at this final table was quick and the table talk was lively with as 13-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Maurice Hawkins lead the way. While Hawkings was entertaining as always, newcomer Eric Salazar brought it as well. Armed with his lucky hot sauce, Chicago Bulls cap and colorful scarf the former PF Chang’s dishwasher showed he was ready for battle. With support from friends and family, as Cherokee was Salazar’s local casino, he had a huge rail cheering him on.
Eric Salazer brought some flavor to the 2019 Global Casino Championship final table!
Eric Salazer brought some flavor to the 2019 Global Casino Championship final table!
Seat Name Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Paulius Vaitiekunas Lithuania 2,250,000 75
2 Ryan Eriquezzo United States 1,900,000 63
3 Adam Cedric United States 585,000 20
4 Eric Salazar United States 750,000 25
5 Joshua Turner United States 1,335,000 45
6 Maurice Hawkins United States 865,000 29

The payouts of this event are as follows.

1 $279,431
2 $172,431
3 $119,555
4 $84,961
5 $62,023
6 $46,546

The World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship was hosted at Harrah’s Cherokee for the fifth straight year. This exclusive invite-only event had a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000 and each Circuit Main Event winner and Casino Champion received a free seat while all Top 50 players from the domestic US tour receive free entry as well. This incredible promotion leads to 132 qualifiers for this year’s event. The remaining spots in this field were filled out by players who met the direct buy-in criteria, meaning they placed Top 100 in the 2018 World Series of Poker Player of the Year standings or win a WSOP Circuit Ring during the 2018-2019 season.

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