The WSOP is finally over…well almost. With just the final table to be sorted out in October it has left us all a little bit poker less right now. However, poker always carries on with players looking to repair the damage that may have been done to their bankrolls throughout the last month of action, which is why we want to take a little look ahead to what is going to be happening in August.
In this article we will concentrate on poker in America, though we will do the rounds and fill you in on other regions during the week. So first of all let’s take a look at the East side of America.
We have the World Poker Tour settling back into action at the Parx Casino found in Philadelphia. The whole series will start off with some smaller satellite tournaments to allow players the chance to win a seat at the Main Event. These will also be run on various poker sites; however the live tournament stretches from August 1st – 15th. Buy- Ins for the main event is set at $3,300 but like we said there are other ways to win yourself a seat.
In the south we have the start of the WSOPC; this event will have been running for the ninth year and is staged at the IP in Biloxi. This runs from August the 9th to the 20th and mainly features ring games.
For those of you looking to enhance your bankrolls after a tough WSOP, the Jacksonville Summer Series which is run in conjunction with the WPT Regional series looks to be a good option. It runs from August the 24th right through until September the 10th. The Main Event is $1,500 and runs from September 7th.
The big event here is the Mid-States Poker Tour, hosted at Sioux Falls in the Grand Falls Casino. It starts on August 11th and runs until the 19th of the same month. This popular event has a $100k prize pool guarantee in the Main Event.
There are two notable poker tournaments on this side of the US in August. There is the eighth Arizona State Poker Championship. The buy-in for the main Event stand at $1,070 and it starts on the 10th of August. It then runs on for a further 5 days and interest in this event has already been high.
The Bay101 Open follows that event on the 20th August and has a similar buy-in amount at $1,040. This carries on until the 27th and even offers many smaller events such as a senior’s event and even an all in or fold crap shoot.