The World Series of Poker Circuit heads back to Harrah's Cherokee on Thursday

Cherokee, NC (2 Aug 2022) - The second stop in the 2022/2023 season of the World Series of Poker Circuit begins on Thursday at Harrah's Cherokee in North Carolina. This Circuit stop features 17 gold ring events and $1 million guaranteed in the Main Event. This will be the first of four stops this season at this popular Circuit destination and is sure to attract players from near and far.

The first official event is set to kick off on Thursday, August 4th at 10:00 a.m. with Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack, a one-day event with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. The first multi-flight event also begins on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. with four starting flights and $500,000 guaranteed in the prize pool in Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em. Additional flights will be on Friday, August 5th at both 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. as well as Saturday, August 6th at 10:00 a.m. Day 2 will be on Sunday, August 7th at 12:00 p.m. and will play down to a winner.

Other highlights include a High Roller with $100,000 guaranteed, a Ladies Event, the popular Monster Stack with $500,000 guaranteed, and two Seniors Events.

As always, the $1,700 Main Event will feature two starting flights, with players getting a single re-entry on each day. Flight A kicks off on Friday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m. and Flight B is on Saturday, August 13th at 11:00 a.m. The Harrah's Cherokee Main Event guarantees $1 million in the prize pool, and if past events are any indication, this number is sure to get blown out of the water. Live updates will be provided on Day 2 and 3 with photos and end-of-day chip counts provided on both Day 1s, so follow along on WSOP.com to see who wins the Main Event at Harrah's Cherokee.

The last time this event was officially held in August at Harrah's Cherokee was three years ago in 2019 due to the pandemic. The defending Main Event champion was Billy Cashwell, taking home $271,234 after topping a field of 1,057 entries and earning the bulk of the $1,601,355 prize pool.

The closing event is on Monday, August 17th at 11:00 a.m. with Event #17: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack. This is a one-day event and guarantees $25,000 in the prize pool. 

Any official gold ring winners from this WSOP Circuit stop will qualify for the invitation-only “Tournament of Champions”. The $1 million freeroll event will be held during the 2023 World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas.

Here's a look at the full schedule of ring events at Harrah's Cherokee:

Date:                 Event:                                Buy-In:

Thu, Aug 4,10:00 am

#1: Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em ($50,000 Guarantee)


Thu, Aug 4, 4:00 pm

#2A: No-Limit Hold'em Flight A ($500,000 Guarantee)


Fri, Aug 5, 10:00 am

#2B: No-Limit Hold'em Flight B ($500,000 Guarantee)


Fri, Aug 5, 4:00 pm

#2C: No-Limit Hold'em Flight C ($500,000 Guarantee)


Sat, Aug 6, 10:00 am

#2D: No-Limit Hold'em Flight D ($500,000 Guarantee)


Sat, Aug 6, 4:00 pm

#3: No-Limit Hold’em ($100,000 Guarantee)


Sun, Aug 7, 10:00 am

#4: No-Limit Hold'em Seniors ($100,000 Guarantee)


Sun, Aug 7, 3:00 pm

#5: No-Limit Hold’em ($100,000 Guarantee)


Mon, Aug 8, 11:00 am

#6: No-Limit Hold’em Six Max ($100,000 Guarantee)


Mon, Aug 8, 4:00 pm

#7: Pot-Limit Omaha ($50,000 Guarantee)


Tue, Aug 9, 11:00 am

#8A: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack ($500,000 Guarantee)


Wed Aug 10 11:00 am

#8B: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack ($500,000 Guarantee)


Thu, Aug 11, 11:00 am

#9: No-Limit Hold’em ($100,000 Guarantee)


Thu, Aug 11, 4:00 pm #10: No-Limit Hold’em ($50,000 Guarantee) $400

Fri, Aug 12, 10:00 am

#11: No-Limit Hold'em Ladies Event ($10,000 Guarantee)


Fri, Aug 12, 11:00 am #12A: No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT Flight A ($1M Guarantee)
Fri, Aug 12, 4:00 pm #13: No-Limit Hold’em ($50,000 Guarantee) $400
Sat, Aug 13, 11:00 am #12B: No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT Flight B ($1M Guarantee)
Sat, Aug 13, 4:00 pm #14: No-Limit Hold'em ($50,000 Guarantee) $400
Sun, Aug 14 9:00 am #15: No-Limit Hold'em Seniors ($50,000 Guarantee) $250
Sun, Aug 14, 3:00 pm #16: No-Limit Hold'em High Roller ($100,000 Guarantee) $2,200
Mon, Aug 15 11:00 am #17: No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack ($25,000 Guarantee) $400

As always, satellites and nightly events will run at Harrah's Cherokee alongside the official ring events. The full schedule with structure sheets can be found here.