Tomorrow sees the start of yet another live poker tournament, when one finishes a new one is already getting underway it seems. This is just what we all want as poker lovers; the longer it continues the better for us all.
The Winstar World Casino is hosting a huge $2,100 Main Event in partnership with the River Poker Series to offer its players a guaranteed $2.5 million prize pool guarantee. This event has significantly grown in popularity over recent years and looks set to go with the trend again this year.
It starts tomorrow on the 3-th August and will run right through until the 3rd of September, in which it will include three flights for Day 1. The survivors from each flight will then re=-converge on the Sunday to battle it out for the title and the winners prize. It is being hosted at the Win Star World Casino Global Events Center and is expecting over 1500 entrants.
The past few years have seen an average of around 1400 players with the winner last year being Bronson Tucker who went home with $640,400 after successfully negotiating his way through an original field of 1355 players.
That year the prize pool was $2,710.000 which meant that anyone who managed to survive long enough to reach the final table of ten walked away with at least $50,000.
Satellites for this event have been ongoing since around mid-June with the organizers extremely confident that the attendance will be significantly higher than ever before this year. This is the first time they have allowed satellites to gain entry which has definitely increased the possibility of a much higher field. In any case, they are very confident that the prize pool guarantee will be smashed.
Poker Pros Are Already Committing Themselves!
Many big name poker professionals have already put their names down for this event including Maria Ho and Greg Raymer, with many more expected to turn up on the day. With other events just finishing up, this leaves plenty of time for players to make their way to this tournament, if not by Day1a, at the very least by Day 1c.
We here are very excited to see how this up and coming tournament plays out, with a guaranteed prize pool as large as they are offering, the better players will be more than interested in nailing it down. This is one of those tournaments that could start to become one of the more well known ones on the poker calendar each year.
So if you want to be kept up to date on exactly what is happening, keep coming back for regular updates.