Look for 10 ring events and a variety of poker events ranging from $100+$20 to $500+$55 buy-ins including Omaha 8 or Better, No Limit Holdem 6-handed, No Limit Holdem Seniors and the Harrah's Tunica Main Event championship $1,500+$100 buy-in at the eighth stop of the 2010-2011 season at the WSOP Circuit Events at Harrah's Tunica. The Main Event Championship is a three-day structured event and kicks off on February 13th with the winner receiving a buy-in to the 2011 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
“Harrah’s Tunica has always been one of the biggest and brightest stops on the circuit,” said tournament director, Jimmy Sommerfeld.
Paul Wasicka bested 96 poker players in last year's Main Event - including Matt “All in at 420” Stout, Allan Kessler, Tommy Vedes, and Gavin Smith along with local favorites, to take home the $139,000 top prize and a buy-in to the 2010 WSOP in Las Vegas.
The World Series of Poker Circuit Events this year includes the following improvements:
• A cumulative rankings system throughout the season, awarding points for each official WSOP Circuit “Ring” open event, with four different ways to automatically qualify.
• A season-ending National Championship tournament for 100 players who automatically qualify via cumulative rankings or performance-based criteria. (The televised National Championship tournament will be played at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas prior to the commencement of the WSOP and feature a $1,000,000 prize pool and award a WSOP Gold Bracelet).
• Four Regional WSOP Circuit Championships with a $10,000 buy-in event plus two-hours of national television coverage per stop.
• Standardized structures and pay-outs at all events; with the Main Event lowered to $1500 outside Regional Championships to encourage larger fields and more players attending multiple stops on the tour.
For more information about the WSOP Circuit National Championship, click here.
Click here for information about the 2010/2011 WSOP Circuit points system.
For more information on the schedule and other event news, visit the WSOP.com.