Bell Gardens, California (March 7, 2023) - The World Series of Poker Circuit’s latest trip to the legendary Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California is underway and off to a tremendous start with the Main Event right around the corner.
As a major part of The Bike’s renowned Winning O’ the Green Series which runs for almost two months, the WSOP Circuit is at the forefront this week as after the first four days of WSOP ring events, the $1,700 Main Event kicks off on Wednesday.
The first event was the $250 Double Stack event, which was a huge success to kick off WSOP Circuit festivities, drawing 530 entries to create a massive $106,000 prize pool, more than doubling the $50,000 guarantee. Marshall Cooper of Santa Clarita, California took home the $20,145 first prize and the first of 13 prestigious WSOP Circuit rings that will be awarded throughout the series.
Event #2, the $400 Monster Stack is entering Day 2 Tuesday, and a pair of side events, a $250 No-Limit Hold ‘em Turbo and an $1,100 No-Limit Hold ‘em will also take their place in the Bicycle tournament room.
But then Wednesday it’s an early slot on the schedule for the $1,700 Main Event.
In the WSOP Circuit’s last trip to the Bike in December, Andrew Merrick of San Diego, California won the Main Event and took home $87,120 and a Circuit ring for defeating a field of 252 entries for the title. A prize pool of $381,870 was shared among the final 40 players, and another strong turnout with more big bucks up for grabs are expected for this edition.
The Main Event will have a pair of opening flights, Wednesday and Thursday beginning at noon local time. Each opening flight will see 16 40-minute levels played, with a single re-entry allowed each flight and registration open until the start of Level 14 each day. The complete structure is available here.
From there, the survivors will return Friday at 11 a.m. for Day 2, when levels will be extended to 60-minutes in length as they play down to a final table which will be streamed Saturday on “Live at the Bike”.
WSOP.com will be on site for the Main Event and will provide full live reporting of all four days of the Main Event.
But wait, once the Main Event has crowned its champion, there will still be plenty of rings and prize money to play for, as ‘post-lim’ side events continue through March 15th including a $250 Ladies event on Sunday March 12th and a $400 Omaha 8 or Better event on Tuesday, March 14th.
All 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. 2023 Online winners will also be eligible to compete in the signature event.
For the WSOP Circuit schedule of events here at the Bike, click here.
For the complete Winning O’ the Green schedule including all side events and satellites, click here.