April 18, 2012 -
Northeast Philadelphia’s Amanda Musumeci picked up four cashes and important World Series of Poker Circuit leaderboard points in St. Louis over the last two weeks.
Musumeci, who went deep in last year’s WSOP Main Event for 62nd place, skipped the Borgata Spring Open in Atlantic City to pursue WSOP Circuit points in St. Louis. It was a good decision. She was in the money four times, 5th, 11th, 21st and 47th. She now has nine total cashes and four final table appearances since this year’s Circuit began.
Musumeci’s best showing in St. Louis was for fifth and nearly $14,000 in a $1,090 buy-in no-limit hold’em event near the end of the series. Her other three cashes totaled about $3,700 but more important were the points Musumeci earned toward qualifying for the WSOP National Championship on July 6 in Las Vegas.
At the moment, Musumeci is sitting comfortably among the top 66 on the WSOP Circuit national leaderboard for a free entry into the $1 million guaranteed tournament being held at the Rio Casino. The entry for the National Championship is $10,000, and it’s an invitational.
Other Philadelphia-area poker players who are high on the leaderboard to qualify for a freeroll are Bensalem’s Jamie Kerstetter and Newtown’s Roman Valerstein. Both of those players played in the Borgata Spring Open.
There are two more tournament series left on the WSOP Circuit schedule, at Harrah’s Chester beginning Thursday, April 26, and at Harrah’s New Orleans.