2005 World Series of Poker Circuit

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The 2005 World Series of Poker Circuit is the first annual World Series of Poker Circuit.

Event schedule[edit]

The following events took place in the build-up to the 2005 World Series of Poker. The money finishers in each event qualified for the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. The buy-in for the 2005 events was $10,000.

All tournaments were broadcast as a part of the ESPN coverage of the 2005 WSOP. The first tournament was split over two episodes.

Date Location Winner Prize Runner-up Other Finalists
January 18, 2005 Harrah's Atlantic City Nghi Tran $780,615 Erick Lindgren
March 2, 2005 Harrah's Rincon Chris Ferguson $655,220 Prahlad Friedman
March 23, 2005 Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas Doug Lee $695,970 Jennifer Harman
May 8, 2005 Harrah's Lake Tahoe Jeff Lisandro $542,360 Phil Ivey
May 28, 2005 Harrah's New Orleans Walter Chambers $787,340 Corey Bierria
  • Antonio Esfandiari
  • Nick Mao
  • Mark Cole
  • Harry Cullen Jr
  • Imre Leibold
  • Marlon Labbe
  • Cyril Gittens
August 25, 2005 Grand Casino Tunica Gregg Merkow $561,175 Robert Law
  • Sonny Perry
  • Jeff Wood
  • Steve Rassi
  • Bryant King
  • Johnny Clements
  • John Juanda
  • Darrell Struck
September 16, 2005 Harrah's Las Vegas Chris Ferguson $362,088 Chade Layne
November 2, 2005 Caesars Indiana Vinny Vinh $437,760 Men Nguyen
  • Ron Hargrove
  • Sam Whitt
  • Douglas Carli
  • Bill Edler
  • Marlowe Rowe
  • John Smith
  • Clinton Keown
November 22, 2005 Paris Las Vegas Thang Pham $453,456 J. C. Tran
December 9, 2005 Showboat Casino, Atlantic City Chris Reslock $335,235 John Juanda

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