28 January 2020 (Milwaukee) - The World Series of Poker Circuit has completed 21 of the 35 stops on the 2019-2020 schedule. The next stop lands in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the fifth-ever Circuit at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino which joined the WSOP scene in 2017. Up for grabs at the Midwest property will be 13 gold ring events, two Global Casino Championship berths and an expected six-figure first prize that heads to the Main Event champion.
Thursday, January 30th, marks the first day of the Potawatomi Circuit and features two ring events with Event #1: $400 NLHE (1 Day) starting at 11:00 a.m while Event #2: $400 PLO starting at 4:00 p.m.
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em is scheduled as a three-day endeavor with three separate starting flights. The multi-flight event allows unlimited re-entry during the registration period and features a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool. Event #8: The Monster Stack was left without a guarantee the first time around, but now returns with a $100,000 prize pool minimum.
Lastly, the $1,700 Main Event, which begins Friday, February 7th, carries a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000, along with two separate starting flights. The Main Event's conclusion on Monday, February 10th will bring a conclusion to the Milwaukee-area Circuit.
The winner of the Main Event and the Casino Champion will earn a seat to the 2020 Global Casino Campionship. There they will compete for a minimum $1 million prize pool, as well as a coveted gold bracelet. To become the Casino Champion a player must earn the most points at a given Circuit stop. Players earn points based on how well they finish in a tournament. More information on the Global Casino Championship leaderboard can be found on WSOP.com.
The last Main Event held at Potawatomi was taken down by Richard Bai. The 31-year-old bested a star-studded final table to capture his second WSOP gold ring along with $138,317 and a seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship. The other GCC seat given out during the series went to the Casino Champion, Shane Thorne who ended with 112.5 points to secure his seat.
Here is a list of all, official gold ring events at the Potawatomi Circuit.
- Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em (1 Day) Re-Entry (Thursday, January 30, 11 a.m.)
- Event #2: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha Re-Entry (Thursday, January 30, 4 p.m.)
- Event #3A: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 150K Guarantee Prizepool (Friday, January 31, 10 a.m.)
- Event #3B: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 150K Guarantee Prizepool (Friday, January 31, 3 p.m.)
- Event #3C: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 150K Guarantee Prizepool (Saturday, February 1, 4 p.m.)
- Event #4: $400 No-Limit Hold'em (1 Day) (Saturday, February 1, 4 p.m.)
- Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em (1 Day) (Sunday, February 2, 2 p.m.)
- Event #6: No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed (1 Day) (Monday, February 3, 11 a.m.)
- Event #7: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed (Tuesday, February 4, 11 a.m.)
- Event #8: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack 100K Guarantee (Wednesday, February 5, 11 a.m.)
- Event #9: $1,125 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry Re-Entry (Thursday, February 6, 4 p.m.)
- The Main Event (#10A): $1,700 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry (Friday, February 7, 11 a.m.)
- Event #11: $250 No-Limit Hold'em (1 Day) Re-Entry (Friday, February 7, 4 p.m.)
- The Main Event (#10B): $1,700 Main Event No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry (Saturday, February 8, 11 a.m.)
- Event #12: $400 No-Limit Hold'em (1 Day) Re-Entry (Saturday, February 8, 4 p.m.)
- Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold'em (1 Day) (Sunday, February 9, 2 p.m.)
Click here for a complete schedule, including satellites and nightly events.
Some notable, non-official ring events will occur throughout the Potawatomi Circuit series.
- Seniors Event #1: $250 No-Limit Hold'em (Sunday, February 2, 10 a.m.)
- Ladies Event: $135 No Limit-Hold'em (Friday, February 7, 10 a.m.)
- Seniors Event #2: $250 No-Limit Hold'em (Sunday, February 9, 10 a.m.)
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is located in central Milwaukee, approximately 10 miles north of the General Mitchell International Airport.