The WSOP Circuit at Palm Beach

February 14, 2012

Poker fans in the Sunshine State have something to look forward to during the month of February. After its successful stint last year, the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) is back at West Palm Beach. For the second year in row, the WSOP Circuit events will be held at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. The events will officially kick off on February 16 and will end on February 27, 2012. There will be a total of 12 events during the 2012 WSOPC, and each event will last for at least one day.

WSOP Events at Palm Beach Kennel Club

This year, the World Series of Poker Circuit will host some really exciting poker tournaments at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Participants of the series will get to test their skills in poker variants like no-limit Holdem (NLH) and H.O.R.S.E. The events you can participate in are –

• The $555 no-limit Holdem events; the first $555 event will take place on February 16 and the second one (event 7) will be held on February 23.

• $345 no-limit Holdem events that will take place between February 19 and February 26, 2012; a total of eight $345 NLH events will take place during the series.

• The $1,080 NLH that would take place on February 24;

• The $345 H.O.R.S.E event on February 19;

• The $345 six-handed NLH on February 21;

• The $345 NLH Turbo on February 27, the last day of the series; this event will last for just one day.

The highlight of the WSOPC at Palm Beach is certainly the Main Event, which will begin on February 25. The Main Event, a no-limit Holdem event, will last for 3 days and has a buy-in of $1,600.

The first event of the series, the $550 NLH with a guaranteed prize pool of one million dollars, will last for 4 days, which makes it the longest event of the 2012 Palm Beach WSOPC. All the other events, except the Main Event and the NLH Turbo on Feb. 27th, will last for 2 days each. On the whole, a total of 12 WSOPC rings will be given away this year at the 2012 Palm Beach WSOPC.

About the WSOP Circuit

The World Series of Poker Circuit was started in the year 2005, as a build-up for the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The WSOPC is a series of poker tournaments that take place across the US and attract poker players from everywhere. In the year 2011, the WSOPC at Palm Beach had over 700 participants and a prize pool of $1,025,280. A total of 10 WSOPC rings were given away at the event. John Riordan, a 19-year old and a resident of Florida, was the winner of the Main Event, and took home a whopping $210,180 in prize money.

The winners of the various WSOP Circuit events across the country will participate in the Circuit National Championship, and the winner will be awarded a World Series of Poker bracelet.