The Circuit returns to Verona, NY, featuring 16 ring events and over $1 Million in guarantees.
Las Vegas, Nevada (14 March 2023) - The World Series of Poker returns to Verona for a second time in history, starting Thursday. The first Circuit stop at the Turning Stone Casino turned out to be a massive success, with players thirsting for WSOP action after a few years of Circuit absence.
Similar fields are to be expected this week, with the series running between March 16 - March 27, featuring 16 ring events and over $1 Million in guarantees.
The action kicks off on Thursday with two events, both with guaranteed prize pools. First out is the $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack, a one-day event with cards in the air at 10 AM. Later in the afternoon, Flight A of the $400 No-Limit Hold'em event will get underway. Players will have four starting flights to choose from in the second event, with flights B and C starting on Friday at 10 AM, and 4 PM, respectively. Flight D will start Saturday at 10 AM, and all survivors will come back for Day 2 on Sunday to play down to a winner.
Two Senior Events (March 19 & March 26) and one Ladies' Event (March 24) are scheduled. Other highlights on the schedule include the $400 Monster Stack, the $600 Black Chip Bounty, and the $1,700 MAIN EVENT.
The Main Event begins on Thursday, March 23rd, with Flight A starting at 11 AM, followed by Flight B on Friday with the same starting time. The third and final Flight will begin on Saturday. Players are allowed to re-enter once per flight. A prize pool of $500,000 is guaranteed for the Main Event and the winner will most likely be walking away with a six-figure payday, a Circuit gold ring, as well as an automatic bid to the "Tournament of Champions."
Last year, the Turning Stone Main Event drew a massive field of 891 players that generated a total prize pool of $1,349,865. Local player, Joseph Rice, emerged victorious that time to capture his second ring of the series and the $238,870 top prize.
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.
Here's a look at the full schedule of ring events at the Turning Stone Circuit:
Satellites have been running for some time now at Turning Stone Resort Casino, and they will continue to run alongside other daily and nightly events. A full schedule, including side events and satellites, can be found here.
The Turning Stone Resort Casino is located in Verona, New York, a short drive from Syracuse Hancock International Airport. The resort is equipped with a hotel on-site. For special tournament rates, please call 800-771-7711 and ask for "Hotel Accommodations".