Early Schedule for Dec. WSOP Circuit Event

acw-wsop-circuitWe’ve got an early line on the schedule for the World Series of Poker circuit event to be held at Harrah’s Casino Dec. 4-22 thanks to the folks over at Harrah’s poker room.

The regional championship event will be held Sunday Dec. 19 at 11am. The four-day event carries a  $9,700 + $300 buy-in.

Actually, the event is a super regional, hence the high stakes buy-in and is scheduled to be nationally televised.

Most WSOP circuit events have substantially lower main events with $1,500 buy-ins. The “main event” for this meet is actually Event 6, a $1,500 + $150 No Limit Tournament on Dec. 12.

Obviously, having a super regional in Atlantic City is a coup, especially considering the success The Borgata just saw with its $3,500 World Poker Tour event at the Borgata Open.

Still, stakes like that could make for a small field. But then again, it could also bring some real name poker talent into the city and create some great buzz, which is what the circuit folks were hoping for when they restructured circuit events earlier this year.

And just before Christmas.

acw-WSOP-ringAll in all, there are 11 events scheduled that will award circuit rings (the circuit’s version of bracelets).

The meet opens with a $300 + $50 No limit tournament Dec. 4. Along with the ring events, two to three other tournaments and satellites are scheduled each day. Satellites for the regional ($520 + $30 buy-ins) begin Dec. 12.

Two events aren’t No Limit Hold’em: an Omaha H/L 8 LIM ($300 + $50) tournament in Event 5 Dec. 10 and a Stud game ($300 + $50) in Event 9 on Dec. 17.

A ladies No Limit event, which awards a pendant rather than a ring, is scheduled for Dec. 11 ($200 + $30) and a seniors event is scheduled for Dec. 18 ($200 + $30).

Another big event is Event 4, a $1,000 + $100 No limit tournament on Dec. 9.

Remember, this season also introduces a new ranking system that will be in place to choose players for a $1 million prize pool national WSOP Circuit Championship to be played at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas just prior to the 2011 World Series.

Go here to get more info on the circuits restructuring for this season.

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