The World Series is over and everyone has made their way home for the beginning of another fall poker season. This year, notably absent will be the World Poker Open in Tunica, a longtime summer staple that ended with the closing of the Gold Strike poker room.
Never fear, there will be plenty of action in the Magnolia State. At the north end of the state at Horseshoe Tunica, the PPC will host a regional five-day event starting Aug. 20. This event will feature seniors and ladies events as well as $120 hold’em tournaments. The $350 main event, beginning Aug. 22, guarantees a $50K prize pool. The “player of the series” will be awarded a prize package that includes travel and a main-event seat for the $2,200 PPC Aruba event Oct. 15-21. For more information, check out horseshoetunica.com.
If you’re in the southern part of the state be sure to visit the Beau Rivage for the Gulf Coast Poker Championship on Aug. 21-Sept. 1.
This event features a $300K guaranteed three-flight Event 1. The $345 buy-in is sure to draw a large crowd and plenty of re-entries. The $1,580 main event also features a guaranteed prize pool of $300K, beginning Aug. 29. For an easy way to satellite into the main, try some of the midweek $110 mega satellites at 5 p.m. the (Aug. 22-27).
Quite often these draw one or two tables and end up being a great way to win your seat into the main.
As always, just across the street at the IP Resort and Casino, the World Series of Poker Circuit comes to town right after the GCPC. This year the dates are Sept. 4-15. The standard ring event lineup and main event will be consistent with all other WSOPC events, where circuit grinders will duke it out for early leads in the point race for the national championship.
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