Harrah’s Rincon and WSOPC move to this month



If it seems the World Series of Poker Circuit at Harrah’s Rincon has come around again pretty quickly, it’s not your imagination. The annual event, normally in March, runs Dec. 6-17. 

The series will, as always, feature ring and non-ring events as buy-ins start at $250 (non-ring seniors and ladies events) and go up to $1,675 for the three-day main event, which should attract some big names. 

In addition to the nightly tournaments, satellites and cash-game action, the Wounded Warrior Project charity event will be Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. This non-ring event has a $135 buy-in and is for an excellent cause.

PALA CASINO: Alan Ho’s {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} topped Dana Katzenmeier’s 10C-7C when Ho went all-in Oct. 28, and the San Diego player won $6,558 from a $27,125 prize pool at Hallo-Weekend poker championship at Pala Casino. Katzenmeier, from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., won $3,485 for second place. The three-day tournament hosted 169 players and paid the top 20 spots.

On Nov, 3, Pala, along with former Ante Up SoCal Ambassador Kittie Aleman, hosted a Ladies International Poker Series tournament. Though I was fortunate enough to make the final table, I finished out of the money. The final six ladies opted for a chop. Faye Asgari of La Mesa, Calif., won $646 and a $250 seat in next year’s LIPS championship in Las Vegas. The other five players each took home $400.

VIEJAS TOURNAMENTS: The Viejas poker room has deepstack turbos on Friday and Saturday mornings at 10 for $40. There are no rebuys or add-ons and players receive 7,500 chips with 15-minute levels. 

Also, the room still has its popular military tournament on Saturday night. The buy-in is normally $47, but is only $7 with a valid military ID. A word of caution: There are unlimited $10 rebuys the first hour and one optional add-on at the end of the first hour, so the action can sometimes get a little crazy.

Finally, if you visit the Viejas Casino website and click on “poker” you can watch video clips of Dale Wolfe, the poker room manager, giving poker tips.

— LoriAnn Persinger is Ante Up’s Southern California Ambassador. Email her at anteuploriann@gmail.com.

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