The 2016/17 World Series of Poker Circuit has put its first five stops in the books, and the autumn run through the midwest continues. Horseshoe Hammond is next up on the schedule, with 12 gold rings set to be awarded over the course of the next 12 days.

Horseshoe Hammond is located in the suburbs of Chicago, just across the Illinois-Indiana border. It opened in 1996 under a different name, acquiring its current moniker during a change of ownership in 2001. It was completely rebuilt in 2008, and it's hosted a Circuit stop each season since, consistently drawing some of the largest fields on the tour.

Last season, Krzysztof Stybaniewicz bested a field 1,376 entries to win the Main Event at this property. The part-time player from Denver, Colorado defeated Joe Kuether in the heads-up match to collect his first gold ring and the top prize of $365,043.

This year's festival begins on Thursday, October 13, and the series culminates with the final table of the $1,675 Main Event on Monday, October 24. Other highlights of the schedule include a $365 re-entry event with three starting flights, several non-hold'em events, and a $5,300 High Roller to cap off the series.

Here's the full schedule of ring events:

Date Time Event Buy-in Event
10/13 12:00 PM 1A $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry
10/14 12:00 PM 1B $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry
10/15 12:00 PM 1C $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry
10/16 12:00 PM 2 $580 No-Limit Hold'em
10/16 5:00 PM 3 $580 Pot-Limit Omaha Re-entry
10/17 12:00 PM 4 $365 Monster Stack
10/17 5:00 PM 5 $580 H.O.R.S.E
10/18 12:00 PM 6 $580 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max
10/19 12:00 PM 7 $1,125 No-Limit Hold'em
10/20 12:00 PM 8 $365 Omaha Hi-Lo
10/21 12:00 PM 9A $1,675 Main Event
10/22 12:00 PM 9B $1,675 Main Event
10/23 12:00 PM 11 $365 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
10/23 5:00 PM 12 $5,300 High Roller Re-entry
10/24 12:00 PM 13 $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo (One-Day Event)

In addition to the 12 rings, there are also two seats to the 2017 Global Casino Championship up for grabs at Horseshoe Hammond. The Main Event Champion will claim one of those seats, while the other will be awarded to the player who earns the most combined points over the course of the series. There is also a $250 Seniors Event scheduled for October 23 at 10:00 AM, though this event does not award Global Casino Championship points.

Stay tuned to for information and periodic updates from Hammond.