9 May 2016 (New Orleans) - The World Series of Poker Circuit will return to Harrah’s New Orleans this week. Thursday, May 12th marks the beginning of the last Circuit stop of the season and the last chance for players to qualify into the Casino Global Championship. Action opens with a $365 No Limit Hold ‘Em Ring event on Thursday at 11am. The $1,675 Main Event will be played Friday May 20th through May 23rd, with a few other ring events scheduled throughout those days as well. Last year’s Main Event drew 544 runners, with a prize pool of $831,000. Serbian native Damjam Radanov took home the coveted gold ring and $174,514 in cash. Other notables to cash in last year’s NOLA Main Event included WSOP bracelet winners Loni Harwood and Larry Wright, as well as Circuit regulars Cory Waaland and Valentin Vornicu.
A few special events of note on this stop's schedule include the 3-flight $365 No Limit Hold'em Re-entry, along with the $365 Monster Stack event. The high roller at this last stop will boast a $3,250 buy in, and will start on Thursday May 19th at 11:00am, allowing people to play both the high roller, as well as the Main Event if they so choose.
Here’s a look at the complete schedule of events:
|Thur. May 12th, 11 a.m.
||Event #1: $365 No-Limit Hold'em
|Thur. May 12th, 4 p.m.
||Event #2: $365 Pot-Limit Omaha
|Fri. May 13th, 11 a.m.
||Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em (1-Day)
|Fri. May 13th, 4 p.m.
||Event #4A: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry
|Sat. May 14th, 11 a.m.
||Event #4B: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry
|Sat. May 14th, 4 p.m.
||Event #4C: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry
|Sun. May 15th, 3 p.m.
||Seniors Event (Does not count towards leaderboard points)
|Mon. May 16th, 11 a.m.
||Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold'em6-Max
|Mon. May 16th, 4 p.m.
||$250 Pot-Limit Omaha (Does not count towards leaderboard points)
|Tues. May 17th, 11 a.m.
||Event #7: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack
|Tues. May 17th, 4 p.m.
||$250 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 of Better Re-entry (Does not count towards leaderboard points)
|Wed. May 18th, 11 a.m.
||Event #8: $580 No-Limit Hold'em
|Thurs. May 19th 11 a.m.
||Event #9: $3,250 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
|Fri. May 20th, 11 a.m.
||Event #10A: $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT
|Sat. May 21st, 11 a.m
||Event #10B: $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT
|Sat. May 21st, 4 p.m.
||Event #11: #365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
|Sun. May 22nd, 3 pm.
||Event #12: $365 No-Limit Hold'em
A complete schedule (including non-ring events and satellites) is available on the property’s website.
This stop marks the final opportunity for players in search of points to qualify into the Casino Global Championship Event. Two players will earn automatic entries into the event, which is scheduled for August 9-11 at Harrah's Cherokee. The Main Event Winner as well as the overall Casino Champion (who earns the most leaderboard points over the course of the 12 ring events) from this stop will both earn free entries valued at $10,000. They will be joined at the Global Casino Championship by over 50 at-large qualifiers, each of whom also earns a free entry. The top 50 players on the year long Circuit leaderboard qualify.
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