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The action on the WSOP Circuit continues to heat up as players are getting things in order before the actual World Series of Poker begins. The WSOPC occurs nationwide at different stops, including online and live poker games. 

Ari Engel is already one of the biggest names on the WSOPC, but he added to his impressive resume this past weekend. Engel was competing at an online event in Michigan, and it was there that he could collect his 17th WSOPC gold ring.

There were just 48 players in this event, but it was a $500 buy-in that ended up keeping some of the other players away. With the big victory, Engel is also closing in on $9 million in total earnings; there is more to come. 

While winning gold rings on the WSOPC is not the ultimate goal, Engel continues to widen his gap over the other players on tour. The actual World Series of Poker tends to attract even better players, and Engel has managed to win three bracelets in that event as well. 

Players are trying to rack up as many WSOPC points as possible, as that will allow them to enter some of the biggest tournaments. What makes this run by Engel even more impressive is that he has been able to win many different poker games.

Lowery Keeping Pressure On

Engel might be the clear leader in gold rings; he must keep winning if he wants to stay on top. That’s because Daniel Lowery continues to rack up the wins and took home his 15th gold ring this past week.

Lowery was able to get the job done at a live poker event down in North Carolina as some of the top poker players from that region assembled at Harrah’s Cherokee. This was a much tougher win than Engel’s, as over 3,500 players were competing against him.

Despite winning 15 gold rings on the WSOPC, Lowery has still won just $3.15 million throughout his poker career. The win of nearly $150,000 was nice for Lowery, and he continues to make a big name for himself in the poker scene. 

At some point, Lowery and Engel will square off, and it could come later this year at the World Series of Poker. 

Cartwright Chasing the Leaders

Kyle Cartwright still has a ways to go before he is close to the top of the leaderboard in gold rings, but he is well on his way to getting that done. Cartwright was another player who had some success at Harrah’s Cherokee, and he now has nine WSOPC gold rings to his name. 

This run from Cartwright has basically come in the last few years, but he has now won more than $3.1 million on tour. He was able to cash in with a win of $111,305, and he took down 600 other players to cash in.