First of two stops at the Bike features 13 ring events running from December 1 through December 12
Bell Gardens, CA (November 30, 2018) - The World Series of Poker Circuit heads to Southern California for the first time this season with the first of two stops at Bicycle Hotel and Casino. Action gets underway this weekend and will feature 13 ring events over the 12-day series.
As always, there will be two seats into the 2019 Global Casino Championship up for grabs in Los Angeles and an expected six-figure first payday to the winner of the main event.
Action gets underway on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the kickoff of the first ring event, a $400 no-limit hold’em double stack. It’s a two-day event with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool that will crown a winner on Sunday afternoon, alongside two one-day events. The second day of the series has a $250 no-limit hold’em single-day event on Sunday at 10 a.m. and a $400 no-limit hold’em turbo that gets cards in the air at 4 p.m.
The hectic first weekend leads into one of the bigger fields of the series. The $400 no-limit hold’em monster stack gets its first of four starting flights running on Monday morning at 10 a.m. The four starting flights will be played on Monday and Tuesday before the survivors merge and play down to a winner on Wednesday.
Each starting flight will play down to the final 15% of the field and for those players that don’t make it through, they have the option to buy into Day 2 on Wednesday for $2,400 and receive 200,000 in tournament chips. Players that take the Day 2 buy-in option are not eligible to earn Circuit points.
The rest of the series features nine events, seven of which are no-limit hold’em events with buy-ins between $250 and $2,200. There are two non-hold’em events this series with the $400 HORSE on Wednesday, December 5 at 4 p.m. and the $400 Omaha Hi-Lo on Thursday, December 6 at 3 p.m.
The Circuit’s marquee event, the $1,700 no-limit hold’em main event gets underway on Sunday, December 9. The first of two starting flights gets cards in the air at 10 a.m. on Sunday and Day 1B will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 10.
The winner of the main event will get one of the two automatic seats into the 2019 GCC from this stop. Last year, it was Jared Jaffee who took it down and secured a spot in the bracelet event. He defeated a field of 687 to earn $211,220 and one of two automatic seats.
Along with the main event champion, the stop’s Casino Champion will earn a seat into the GCC as well. The player who earns the most points throughout the 12-day series will be automatically entered into the event. Players earn points by cashing in ring events. The scoring system can be found here.
Here’s a look at this year’s full ring event schedule:
- Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack (Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.)
- Event #2: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Single-Day (Sunday, December 2, 10 a.m.)
- Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo (Sunday, December 2, 4 p.m.)
- Event #4A: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack (Monday, December 3, 10 a.m.)
- Event #4B: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack (Monday, December 3, 4 p.m.)
- Event #4C: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack (Tuesday, December 4, 10 a.m.)
- Event #4D: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack (Tuesday, December 4, 4 p.m.)
- Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold’em (Wednesday, December 5, 10 a.m.)
- Event #6: $400 HORSE (Wednesday, December 5, 4 p.m.)
- Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em (Thursday, December 6, 10 a.m.)
- Event #8: $400 Omaha Hi-Lo (Thursday, December 6, 3 p.m.)
- Event #9: $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em (Friday, December 7, 10 a.m.)
- Event #10: $600 No-Limit Hold’em (Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m.)
- Event #11A: $1,700 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT (Sunday, December 9, 10 a.m.)
- Event #11B: $1,700 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT (Monday, December 10, 10 a.m.)
- Event #12: $2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller (Tuesday, December 11, 10 a.m.)
- Event #13: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Single-Day (Wednesday, December 12, 10 a.m.)
Click here for a complete schedule.
There are plenty of non-ring events and satellites on the schedule as well. More information on non-ring events can be found on the Bike’s website.