With two stops of the 2017/2018 edition of the World Series of Poker Circuit already down, the beginning of September saw the current tour of the series get to the IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi for another round of thrilling poker entertainment.
After the first stops of the WSOP Circuit 2017/2018 tour at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina and at Fooxwoods in Connecticut have been brought to an end, the series reached its third stop to see two events kick off on September 7th.
The IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi is to host a total of twelve gold ring events from September 7th to September 17th, offering all poker lovers a variety of tournaments featuring various buy-ins and guaranteed prize pools.
Of course, the series’ most-expected tournament is the Main Event, which is to offer two starting flights starting on September 15th, as well as a buy-in of $1,675 and a guaranteed prize pool amounting to $500,000. As during the rest of the stops, the Main Event winner and the Casino Champion are to be granted with a free seat to the 2018 Global Casino Championship to compete for a prize pool of no less than $1 million, as well as a speial gold bracelet.
2017/2018 WSOP Circuit $365 Double Stack NLHE Re-Entry
The four-day $365 Double Stack NLHE Re-Entry event, which is to feature three starting flights, kicked off yesterday.
The tournament offers a buy-in estimated to $365, and its prize pool is yet to be determined. The second flight of the event is to be played through 21 levels, with registration open until the start of Level 12. An unlimited re-entry option is also available over the period of registration.
The first flight of the event gathered a total of 158 entries, which were reduced to 15 players at the end of the day. After the first flight of Day 1, the chip lead is being held by Stan Rosenthal, who currently has a stack of 400,000. Right behind him, with 354,000 in chips, is Lam Luu, followed by James Pomranky who literally breathes down his neck with a total of 335,000.
2017/2018 WSOP Circuit $365 Pot-Limit Omaha
This year, the $365 Pot-Limit Omaha event managed to accumulate a relatively small player field of 85 entrants who accounted for the $25,500 prize pool. The participants played through 16 levels, until their number was eventually reduced to the last four players.
Currently, it is Kenneth Stacy who holds the chip lead, with a stack of 499,000 in chips. Well-behind him is Trey Walton, who is coming to the Circuit as the winner of a very recent Pot-Limit Omaha event, with 180,000 in chips. Robert Hawkins, whose massive chip stack was sharply reduced, is third with 125,000 in chips. The fourth player who has reached the final table of the event is David Nguyen, with 47,000 in chips.