Big performances, big tourney schedule in Oklahoma, Kansas



Congratulations to Wichita’s Maxx Coleman for his deep run in the WSOP main event. He began Day 4 as chipleader and finished 21st, earning $285,408. I also want to congratulate Beloit’s Brett Shaffer for winning Event 53 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em). He topped a field of 2,816 to win $665,397 and the gold bracelet.

TOURNAMENT ACTION: WinStar World Casino has been running satellites since late July as it built up to its $4 million guarantee River Poker Series, which concluded Sept. 2. Downstream Casino Resort hosts the Mid-States Poker Tour (Aug. 31-Sept. 8). Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs hosted its Blast from the Past series (Aug. 16-25). Hard Rock Casino Tulsa hosted its Poker Showdown (Aug. 8-18) and Choctaw Casino hosted its series Aug. 5. Results from each series were too late for publication and will be highlighted in October.

CHOCTAW: The Durant casino will host its $1 million guarantee Choctaw Fall Classic on Sept. 26-Oct. 7. Opening day will have a noon $70 100-seat guarantee super-satellite to the7 p.m. $560 kickoff event, which has a $100K guarantee.
Every subsequent event has guaranteed prize pools with buy-ins ranging from $100 to the $1K main event Oct. 4-5. Three non-hold’em events are sprinkled into the series: $200 pot-limit Omaha, PLO/8, and H.O.R.S.E. Each sport a $10K guarantee.

INDIGO SKY CASINO: This poker room is on the fall schedule for the Heartland Poker Tour. Dates for the stop are Oct. 10-21. The main event is $1,650.

HOLLYWOOD CASINO: The poker room at Kansas Speedway continues to run Monday $65 and $160 deepstack tournaments on the second and fourth Sundays. The room continues to offer diverse games at a variety of stakes, including $2-4 limit hold’em, $1-$3 NLO and $20-$40 Omaha/8. Recent additions include Thursday night HO featuring $2-$5 PLO and $5-$10 NLO. The bad-beat jackpot was more than $191K at press time.

KANSAS STAR CASINO: The Tuesday night $85 tournament pays seven places. Also, $1-$3 and $2-$5 NLO is spread while $2-$5 to $2-$5-$10 PLO/8 has been growing in popularity and can be found along with similar stakes PLO.

BOOT HILL CASINO: Robert Bridle is the new table games manager and Corey Thomas is the poker room manager. New to the room is $2-$5 PLO. Bad-beat ineligible, it sports a $200 minimum buy-in with 80 percent of top stack being the max. Poker room hours are 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 2 p.m.-2 a.m. on weekends unless a strong game is running. The bad beat was nearly $154K at press time and has a quads qualifier.

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