The World Series of Poker Circuit makes it second trip to Southern California this season with its second stop at the Bicycle Casino getting underway on Saturday, March 19.
The first of 12 ring events gets cards in the air at noon with a $365 No-Limit Hold’em re-entry event. There are a total of four starting flights over the weekend. Day 1A starts at noon on Saturday and Day 1B kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Sunday has Day 1C and Day 1D also starting at noon and 5:30 p.m., respectively. The opening event wraps up on Monday afternoon.
The series starts to hit its stride on Monday with the completion of the re-entry and the start of another $365 No-Limit Hold’em.
The only non-hold’em event on the schedule is the $365 Omaha 8 or Better which starts on Tuesday, March 22 at 3 p.m. It is a two-day event and wraps up on Wednesday afternoon.
The biggest buy-in prelim event is the $1,125 No-Limit hold’em on Thursday, March 24. It starts at noon and crowns a winner on Friday.
After the $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em, there are two more $365 buy-in events before the main event gets started. The $365 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em was one of the more popular events in last December’s stop.
Dave Banerjee topped a field of 368 players over the two days of play to take home $24,265 and a gold ring in last December’s Monster Stack event.
The staple of the Circuit, the $1,675 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event starts on Saturday, March 26. Day 1A starts on Saturday at noon and Day 1B kicks off on Sunday at noon. Players are allowed to enter up to twice in each starting flight meaning they can fire up to four bullets total for the event.
Last December, the Main Event drew 641 players to the Bike, generating a prizepool of $961,500. Valentin Vornicu won the event, earning his seventh bracelet and $197,110.
The Main Event is the only event on the schedule that spans four calendar days, but isn’t the last event on the schedule. The two-day $3,250 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller kicks off on Monday there are two other smaller buy-in postlim events. A two-day $365 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty starts on Tuesday and the final event is a one-day $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo event.
A complete schedule of the series can be found here.