The WSOP Heads to Choctaw

You wouldn't think of Choctaw as a poker hotbed but think again as this is the third year running it has hosted a WSOP circuit event. It has a great history of large fields in these events and being located just a short drive from Dallas we expect to see another great turn out this week. All involved in the organization of this event are hoping to beat last years attendance which saw 978 entrants into the main event making it the second largest circuit main event at the time of playing. Here's hoping to get to the 1000 mark this time round, and with a prize pool of $500,000 there is absolutely no reason why not. The tourney itself is a $580 buy in re-entry event that will in all likely hood mean a first prize of over $100,000. The re-entry element to this tourney means that players can enter, wait for it......four times! With four starting days, should players who enter on day one A and get relieved of their stack then they get to start again on day two A etc. There are some other great tourneys going on too, such as the $365 No Limit Holdem six handed tourney to keep all players occupied. Last years event has a nice story behind it as the winner Abraham Araya who pocketed a cool $270,380 had just lost his job, went to play in the event and wouldn't you just know it, won five times his annual salary. He has gone on to make an additional three WSOP circuit final tables and his total WSOP earnings now stand at over $370,000. Choctaw is a great casino resort boasting 200,000 square feet of gaming space with everything that the poker player could want. If you are in the area then it's well worth checking out.