The WSOP Circuit Hits Vegas

This weekend see the start of the WSOP Vegas Circuit event taking place at Caesars Palace with 12 days of solid poker action and 12 Circuit rings up for grabs. The event has been running since 2005 where it was first held at the Rio but moved to Caesars the second year and has stayed there ever since. Naturally, the Vegas event attracts a lot more pros than the other events simply down to its location and a fair few notable players have won the main event here. This year will be no different with the hope that even more players and even more big names show up for the series. Last year Kevin Calenzo beat a field of 650 players in the main event to bag a cool $200,000 and of course the circuit ring, and just like last year, this years winner will become the Caesars Palace Casino Champion which will earn a seat in the National Championship in May.

The Events

Some of the events to be played out in Vegas are the $365 Pot Limit Omaha, a $1,125 No Limit Holdem tourney and of course the $1,675 single re-entry Main Event. The main event kicks off with day 1A starting on Friday the 15th, with the final table playing out on Monday the 18th of February. Bernard Lee will be hosting the final table which is live on ESPN3. There may be 12 ring events but there are a total of 32 tournaments taking place with buy ins to suite all players. The Vegas event is always special and you just never know who is going to pop up and play. As always we will be bringing you news of the main event as it plays out.