DURANT, Okla. (5 January 2016) – The second half of the 2015/2016 World Series of Poker Circuit season kicks off Thursday at the Choctaw Casino in Durant, traditionally one of the tour’s most popular stops.

A year ago, Choctaw made Circuit history with the biggest Circuit event ever. The $365 No-Limit Hold’em re-entry event boasted a staggering 4,053 entries. Ray Henson emerged victorious, earning his fourth ring and nearly $200,000 after defeating six-time bracelet winner T.J. Cloutier heads up.

This year, the re-entry event is back on the schedule, beginning Friday, January 8 at noon. There are four starting flights, two each on Friday and Saturday.

Action begins the previous day, with the $365 Monster-Stack event beginning at noon on Thursday. Other highlights of the schedule include a Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, a six-max event, and of course, the $1,675 Main Event, which begins Friday, January 15.

Here is the schedule of ring events:

Date Time Event # Buyin
Jan. 7 Noon 1 $365 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
Jan. 7 5:00 PM 2 $365 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jan. 8 Noon 3A $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry
Jan. 8 5:00 PM 3B $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry
Jan. 9 Noon 3C $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry
Jan. 9 5:00 PM 3D $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry
Jan. 10 Noon 4 $365 No-Limit Hold'em (One Day)
Jan. 10 5:00 PM 5 $365 No-Limit Hold'em
Jan. 11 Noon 6 $365 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Jan. 11 5:00 PM 7 $365 No-Limit Hold'em
Jan. 12 Noon 8 $365 No-Limit Hold'em
Jan. 12 5:00 PM 9 $365 No-Limit Hold'em
Jan. 13 Noon 10 $365 No-Limit Hold'em (One Day)
Jan. 15 Noon 11A $1,675 MAIN EVENT
Jan. 16 Noon 11B $1,675 MAIN EVENT
Jan. 17 Noon 12 $365 No-Limit Hold'em

Click here for a full schedule, including non-ring events.

Last year, the Main Event winner was Jose Montes, who bested a field of 1,363 entries to earn $352,669. It was, at the time, the fourth largest Main Event in Circuit history.

As with every stop on the domestic WSOP Circuit, two free seats into the 2016 WSOP Global Casino Championship are up for grabs. The Global Casino Championship is an invitation-only tournament with a minimum prize pool of $1,000,000. The free seats—valued at $10,000 each—go to the winner of the Main Event and to the Casino Champion, the player who earns the most Circuit points in the 12 ring events at Choctaw.

For more information on the 2015/2016 WSOP Circuit, click the links below.