WSOP Circuit Wastes No Time Resuming in 2019

WSOP Circuit Wastes No Time Resuming in 2019

The World Series of Poker just announced its summer 2019 series dates before Christmas, which excites poker players and fans who cannot wait to get to Las Vegas to play or log on and follow the action.

However, the 2018/2019 WSOP Circuit has been in action since August 2018 and will continue after the holidays through to May 20. Those who want a taste of the World Series of Poker with more affordable buy-ins and locations throughout the United States can get in on the Circuit at any time, as there are events nearly back-to-back on the schedule.

The WSOP Circuit is in its 15th season. Let’s see how it’s played out thus far in 2018.

Five Months, 13 Winners

Each stop on the WSOPC offers 13 tournaments, which start as low as $250 for buy-ins and top out at $2,200 for the High Roller at each stop. All tournaments have guarantees on the prize pools, and they all offer at least one reentry. Most stops also offer ladies-only events and ones dedicated to senior players. The Main Event at each stop is a $1,700 buy-in affair with varying guarantees, four days of play, one reentry allowed per starting flight, and a gold WSOP ring at the end of the rainbow.

The exception was the first-ever online WSOP Circuit event, which was an online series of 13 tournaments with tournaments ranging from $215 to $1,000 for the High Roller. The Main Event required only a $525 buy-in, played out in one day, and its guarantee was only $200K.

In the five months of the current season, these were the winners and Main Event stats:

Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina

Dates:  August 2-13

ME entries:  1,056

ME prize pool:  $1,599,840 ($1M GTD)

ME winner:  Adam Ross for $295,970

Foxwoods in Connecticut

Dates:  August 16-27

ME entries:  519

ME prize pool:  $786,285 ($500K GTD)

ME winner:  Gordon Wilcox for $169,052

Thunder Valley in California

Dates:  September 6-17

ME entries:  464

ME prize pool:  $702,960 ($500K GTD)

ME winner:  Brett Murray for $151,145

Seminole Coconut Creek in Florida

Dates:  September 13-24

ME entries:  735

ME prize pool:  $1,113,525 ($1M GTD)

ME winner:  Dmitrii Perfilev for $222,691

WSOP.com Online

Dates:  September 18-30

ME entries:  682

ME prize pool:  $341,000 ($200K GTD)

ME winner:  Shawn Daniels for $83,545

Horseshoe Southern Indiana

Dates:  September 27 – October 8

ME entries:  389

ME prize pool:  $589,335 (No GTD)

ME winner:  Heather Alcorn for $129,654

Horseshoe Hammond in Indiana

Dates:  October 11-22

ME entries:  1,094

ME prize pool:  $1,657,410 ($1M GTD)

ME winner:  Zachery Schneider for $302,492

Harvey’s Lake Tahoe in Nevada

Dates:  October 25 – November 5

ME entries:  442

ME prize pool:  $669,630 (No GTD)

ME winner:  Scott Sanders for $147,314

Choctaw Durant in Oklahoma

Dates:  October 31 – November 12

ME entries:  893

ME prize pool:  $1,352,895 ($1M GTD)

ME winner:  Maxwell Young for $263,815

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas in Nevada

Dates:  November 14-27

ME entries:  518

ME prize pool:  $784,770 ($500K GTD)

ME winner:  Travis Dorsey for $168,722

Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina

Dates:  November 22 – December 3

ME entries:  1,127

ME prize pool:  $1,707,405 ($1M GTD)

ME winner:  Jake Bazeley for $311,616

Bicycle Casino in California

Dates:  December 1-12

ME entries:  547

ME prize pool:  $828,705 (No GTD)

ME winner:  Steven Spunt for $174,055

IP Biloxi in Mississippi

Dates:  December 6-17

ME entries:  382

ME prize pool:  $578,730 ($400K GTD)

ME winner:  Kevin Johnson for $127,319

Much More Circuit to Go

That was a lot of poker played in the first half of the season, but after just a couple of weeks off for the holidays, the World Series of Poker Circuit crew will be at it again on January 2 to kick off the second half of the events. It will all lead up to the WSOP in Las Vegas.

Choctaw Durant in Oklahoma

Dates:  January 2-14

ME Guarantee:  $1 million

Thunder Valley in California

Dates:  January 10-21

ME Guarantee:  $500K

Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi

Dates:  January 17-28

ME Guarantee:  none

Potawatomi Milwaukee in Wisconsin

Dates:  January 31 – February 11

ME Guarantee:  $750K

Seminole Coconut Creek in Florida

Dates:  February 7-18

ME Guarantee:  $1 million

RIO Las Vegas in Nevada

Dates:  February 15-26

ME Guarantee:  $1 million

Horseshoe Hammond in Indiana

Dates:  February 21 – March 4

ME Guarantee:  TBA

Bicycle Casino in California

Dates:  March 3-14

ME Guarantee:  TBA

Harrah’s Atlantic City in New Jersey

Dates:  March 7-18

ME Guarantee:  TBA

Hard Rock Tulsa in Oklahoma

Dates:  March 14-25

ME Guarantee:  $1 million

Bally’s Las Vegas in Nevada

Dates:  March 21 – April 1

ME Guarantee:  TBA

Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Iowa

Dates:  March 28 – April 8

ME Guarantee:  TBA

Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina

Dates:  April 10-22

ME Guarantee:  TBA

Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi

Dates:  April 25 – May 5

ME Guarantee:  TBA

Harrah’s New Orleans in Louisiana

Dates:  May 9-20

ME Guarantee:  TBA

The last stops of the season do not yet have finalized schedules, but players can expect that they will be released within the coming month or so.

 

About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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