Delaware Park Poker Classic is April 1-17

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The Delaware Park Poker Classic, which runs April 1-17, features more than $400K in guarantees, including a $100K guarantee for the $1,070 main event on April 16 (50K chips, 60-minute blinds).

The schedule features two events daily with the noon tournaments soley no-limit hold’em and the 4 p.m. events catering to non-hold’em games such as PLO, Omaha/8, H.O.R.S.E. and stud/8.

“It’s our goal at Delaware Park to become the premier location for tournament poker on the East Coast,” tournament director Kevin Castora said. “Our inaugural Delaware Park Poker Classic is just one of the steps we are taking to obtain that goal.”

Second-chance NLHE events will be nightly at 7 ($100) and 11 ($85 bounty event) plus there will be a variety of satellites for events.

“Our players will be hard-pressed to find a better tournament experience outside of the highest profile casinos in Las Vegas,” Castora said.

For the full schedule and details go to delawarepark.com.

DOVER DOWNS: The Crown Royal Poker Room produced Delaware’s largest bad-beat jackpot on Feb. 21, hitting for $118,833. The winner was Nicholas McCulley, a Magnolia, Del., resident who took home $59,416 when his aces full of jacks were beaten by quad jacks.

“We are pleased and proud to have paid out the largest Delaware bad-beat jackpot to date,” said Steve Keener, assistant vice president of casino operations.

The losing hand received $29,708 and the seven other players at the table each won $4,244.