Posts Tagged ‘Main Event’

Commerce Casino Welcomes Back WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event This Weekend

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Commerce Casino of California is no stranger to quality poker gaming. The casino often hosts major events including the ever-popular L.A. Poker Classic. This poker festival is attended by amateur as well as professional poker players who seek to take down a major event. For 2017, the festival began on the 15th of January and will continue until the 3rd of March. This weekend, the Commerce Casino is preparing for the much anticipated Main Event of the series.

The Main Event is a $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament that will begin this Saturday at noon. The tournament will offer 30,000 in starting chips and will start with blinds in the 50/100 range. Registration for the event will remain in place until the 10th level starts and will be nine-handed format. For the first eight levels of the event the time limit will be set for 60 minutes. After this point, levels will increase to 90 minute increments for day 2 and 3.

For Day 4 and 5, the levels will be lengthened to 120 minutes until the final table is named. Only six players will make the final table with redraws taking place at the end of each day of play along with milestones including when 27, 18 and 10 players remain.

As always, satellites have been on offer for players to earn a seat to the Main Event at a discounted price. There is still time for players to earn a seat via a satellite with buy-ins offered at $1,100. The mega satellites are set to offer 50 tickets to the main event, taking place tonight at 8pm, tomorrow at noon, 5pm and 8pm as well as Saturday at 4pm and 8pm.

The Commerce Casino will be hosting the 15th WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event this year with some of the best and brightest expected to be in attendance.

888Poker Produces Two Players for November Nine of 2016 WSOP

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

For years, poker players have had the opportunity to compete in the World Series of Poker. Every summer, the WSOP heads to Las Vegas to hold a multitude of poker tournament events, including options to win a coveted gold bracelet. The best of the best take part in such events and names are made in the poker industry due to amazing wins.

Since the early 2000s, online poker sites have offered qualifiers for players to be able to win a seat to a WSOP event for a much lower price. Most buy-ins to the WSOP are a few hundred dollars and go as high as $10,000 for the Main Event. There are larger buy-ins but the majority have mostly affordable options or somewhat affordable for a once in a lifetime opportunity. Online poker sites such as 888poker make it easy for players to take part in such big events in the hopes that players will do well and the brand will be recognized.

This year, 888poker offered players the opportunity to qualify to compete in the WSOP Main Event. This $10,000 buy-in event is the most popular on the schedule, one that everyone wants to take part in. For the 2016 Main Event, two players were able to earn their seats to compete via 888poker and work their way into the November Nine.

Both Fernando Pons and Griffin Benger earned a seat into the Main Event via an online qualifier and now have the opportunity to win the tournament. When the final table is back in action this November, Pons will sit last in chips with 6.15 million while Benger will be not too far ahead in the 7th position with 26.175 million. It will be interesting to see if either of the competitors will be able to earn the big win thanks to qualifying for a much lower amount via 888poker.

2014 Dates Announced for WSOP

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The World Series of Poker Main Event may have finished up just over a month ago, but that does not stop the organization from preparing for 2014. The World Series of Poker has now announced the schedule for the new season of the popular poker series. The summer festival will be in its 45th session and will begin on the 27th of May.

The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will host the event in Las Vegas and this will be the tenth year in a row that the Rio has hosted the event consecutively. For forty nine days, the WSOP will host a number of events with the first event kicking off at the end of May and the Main Event beginning on July 5th. The main event will run for a ten day time frame until the final table is set.

There will be many highlights for players to check out in 2014. This includes the Millionaire Maker which will take place on the 31st of May. This tournament will have a buy-in of $1,500 and will offer the first place finisher a prize of at least seven figures.

The Big One for One Drop is back, scheduled for June 29gth, and will have a $1 million buy-in. the format will be no limit hold’em and will help to raise money for the One Drop charity. There will also be a scaled down version of this event called the Little One for One Drop.

Only a few events have been released and the full schedule for the 2014 WSOP is being finalized. There should be more than sixty events with gold bracelets awarded and in January, the schedule should be released. An interesting side note: with online gambling options in the US now, the sites available should offer players an opportunity to qualify for WSOP events.

WSOP Main Event Update: Big Name Pros Still Remain

Friday, July 12th, 2013

The 2013 World Series of Poker is about to wrap things up and the most anticipated event of the series is underway. The Main Event saw 6,352 players pony up $10,000 to compete, which created a prize pool of $59,708,800. The top player at the end will earn just over $8.3 million and with several hundred making the money, everyone wants to hold out as long as possible. Game play has now reached Day 3 and several top pros are still in contention for the gold bracelet.

As of the latest update to, several pros are still in contention. Phil Ivey held just under 200,000 while Annette Obrestad is holding strong for the ladies at 196,600. Kenny Tran has a leg up with 301,300 chips but Victor Figueroa is in a good lead with just over 460,600 in chips. Figueroa has been on a roll this past WSOP, earning tenth place in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament, Event #34, earning $15,525.

The chip leader is just above Figueroa with 507,300 chips. Mark Kroon came into day 3 with the chip lead and it will be interesting to see if he can hold on to the lead to return as the chip leader tomorrow. Kroon finished in 25th place in Event #26, the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Seniors Championship earlier this month and has not cashed out in the WSOP Main Event since 2011 when he finished in 399th place.

The tournament still has a ways to go and many players are running neck and neck in chip stacks. Players are sure to begin to go all in to try and take a few out to narrow down the field. As of today there are just over 1700 remaining and players must get down to 648 to finish in the money.