By Philip Dobrikin
After a quiet post-World Series of Poker in August, the Pacific Northwest poker world is beginning to stir. Kicking off the fall season is the Muckleshoot Summer Poker Classic in mid September at the Muckleshoot Indian Casino in Auburn, Wash. The casino will add $50K across the prize pools of the three tournaments, which are a $300 buy-in on Sept. 14, a $500 event on Sept. 15 and a $750 buy-in Sept. 16.
Players then have to make a choice where they want to play later in the fall. The Deepstacks Poker Tour/Oregon State Championships at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort and the World Series of Poker Circuit at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, B.C., are happening in late October, early November.
The Oregon State Championships run Oct. 27-Nov. 4, with 18 tournaments. To add variety, it has some mixed-game tournaments as well as no-limit hold’em, ranging from a $55 event with $30 rebuys to the $1,100 main event with two Day 1s and a $150K guarantee.
If you would rather travel north, the WSOPC at the River Rock runs Oct. 28-Nov. 8. No schedule had been released by the time of writing, but it should follow the standard 12-tournaments-in-12-days format. The main event is $1,675 and drew 1,032 players last year.
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