The 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event is in full swing, but not every poker player can afford the $10,000 buy-in and transportation costs to Las Vegas plus the time off of work, no matter how much they love to play. Enter theWorld Series of Poker Circuit. Last week, the World Series of Poker released the schedule for the 2015-2016 WSOP Circuit season, which gives poker players around the country the opportunity to compete in WSOP-sanctioned tournaments at relatively affordable prices.
The new WSOP Circuit season will kick off August 6th at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut with the Main Event taking place August 15th through August 17th. All told, there will be 25 stops on the WSOP Circuit in the coming season, 19 in the United States and six in other countries.
According to Dan Katz, of Poker News Daily, “Like last season, the WSOP Circuit season will end with the WSOP National Championship, but since there are now international events, that final tourney has had its name changed to the WSOP Global Casino Championship. A total of 100 players will qualify for a free seat into the $1 million guaranteed event. 25 of those will be the Main Event winners at each WSOP Circuit stop. At each stop, there will be a dozen “ring events” which award points based on order of finish. The player at each venue who earns the most points will be dubbed the “casino champion” and will earn a free seat in the WSOP Global Casino Championship – there’s another 25 players. The other 50 free seats will go to the 50 players who earned the most points during the entire WSOP Circuit season who did not win a Main Event or claim a casino championship. If more Circuit stops are added to the schedule, an additional $10,000 will be added to the WSOP Global Casino Championship prize pool for each additional free seat.”
After going to the WSOP website, I decided that I will include it below and under Resources in my sidebar. Not only can you see the results of the 2015-2016, but on their website you can follow the players, watch live coverage and even practice and raise your skills with tips & strategy help.
You can also play for fun with their app, available on for Ios and Android devices.
May I also suggest for beginners, enthusiasts or pros, to check out two on the links on the side:
“You Can Bet On That” – lists many poker games for home poker get-togethers, and
“Wizard of Odds” – the best resource for all poker players alike, concerning odds, strategy, and correct play.
That’s all for now.