You can have your pick of poker tournament series in the PNW

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By Philip Dobrikin

Depending on where you live, different circuses are coming to town. Oregon and South Washington residents welcome the DeepStacks Poker Tour Oregon State Championships at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Central and Northern Washington players have the World Series of Poker Circuit at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, B.C.

The Oregon State Championships runs Oct. 27-Nov. 4, with 18 tournaments. It has a packed schedule with up to three tournaments a day and a wide range of buy-ins. DeepStacks has something for everyone, from evening events with buy-ins as cheap as $55 to the $1K main event. Those looking for variety in games will be pleased to see an All-In or Fold, Omaha/8 and PLO tournaments. Players at the main event will get to rub elbows with Michael Mizrachi, Tristan Wade, Randal Flowers and Jennifer Leigh, who will be in attendance. The main event will be streamed live using DeepStacks 360 streaming.

Running at the same time, the WSOPC heads to River Rock (Oct. 28-Nov. 8). This year’s schedule is similar to last year with 10 live ring events and two online ring events later in November. After a huge year in 2012, with the third largest main-event field that season, numbers may be down as the Lake Tahoe WSOPC event is scheduled for the same time.

— Email Philip Dobrikin at anteupphil@gmail.com.