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Poker News: October 23rd, 2010

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HEADLINE: World Series of Poker Circuit -- Horseshoe Hammond $1,500 Main Event Begins

The $1,500 no-limit hold’em main event at the 2010 World Series of Poker Circuit tour stop at the Horseshoe Hammond Casino in the Chicago area began today and 872 players have entered the tournament, making it the largest WSOP Circuit main event of all time. The final table will take place on Sunday, October 24 and Card Player will be there to bring you all of the action from the final table. The live coverage will feature hand updates, chip counts, and photos. You can check back late tomorrow for a final-table preview.

There are many familiar faces in the massive field of hundreds and they include Faraz Jaka, Kevin Saul, Allen Bari, Jonathan Aguiar, Darryll Fish, Bryan Devonshire, Charles Moore, Chad Brown, Matt Brady, Kyle Bowker, Frank Kassela, Jason Mercier, Sorel Mizzi, Matt Stout, and Thomas Marchese. Check back at the end of play tonight for updated chip counts, prize pool information, and notable bustouts.

The strong attendance in the $1,500 main event comes on the heels of the largest preliminary tournament in the history of the WSOP Circuit tour, a $350 no-limit hold’em event that attracted a huge field of 1,611 players. Another highlight at the Hammond WSOP Circuit stop will be the first of four $10,000 Super Regional events. Card Player will also feature full live coverage from this marquee event, which runs from Monday, Oct. 25 – Thursday, Oct. 28.

The final table for the $1,500 main event will begin at 2 p.m. CST on Sunday and there will be a lot up for grabs between the final nine contestants in the event. The winner will take home the largest cut of the $1.2 million prize pool. They will also be awarded a WSOP Circuit gold ring and an automatic entry in the $1 million guaranteed National Championship that will take place in May 2011 and award a WSOP gold bracelet.

Players will also earn points in the $1,500 main event that go toward qualifying in the National Championship. Here is a break down of the points that will be awarded at the $1,500 main event at the Horseshoe Hammond Casino:

1st: 100 points
2nd: 75 points
3rd: 60 points
4th: 55 points
5th: 50 points
6th: 45 points
7th: 40 points
8th: 35 points
9th: 30 points
10th-18th: 20 points
19th-27th: 10 points
Cashing: 5 points

Be sure to check back on Sunday for full live update from the first WSOP Circuit $1,500 main event final table on Bonus Code

Article downloaded from the World Wide Web on October 19th, 2010

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