The WSOP Circuit is back in Northern California with 13 ring events and almost $1 Million in guarantees.

Las Vegas, Nevada (26 September 2023) - The World Series of Poker Circuit is back in Lincoln, California, for another Circuit at the beautiful Thunder Valley Casino Resort. The series will run between September 28 - October 9, featuring 13 ring events and almost $1 Million in guaranteed prize money.

The 2023 Thunder Valley Circuit schedule looks similar to the previous year, starting with a $400 Seniors Event followed by the $400 Opener. Event #2: The Opener is boosted with a $250,000 guarantee and stretched over four starting flights. Flight one starts on Thursday, followed by two flights on Friday (10:00 AM and 3:00 PM) and Flight D with cards in the air on Saturday, October 1.

In previous years, the Thunder Valley Circuit schedule has been a dream for the mixed-game players, and this series is no exception. Ben Erwin and his friendly tournament staff have once again put together a mixed-heavy schedule, starting with the $600 H.O.R.S.E on Monday, October 1. The very next day, a $600 Omaha 8 event is scheduled at 3:00 PM, followed by Event #9: $600 2-7 Triple Draw on Wednesday.

The final non-hold'em event of the series will have cards in the air on Thursday, October 5 at 11 AM, when Event #10: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha gets underway. 

The marquee event of the series will start on Friday, October 6. The players participating in the $1,700 Main Event will compete for $500,000 in guaranteed prize money. The Main Event has two starting flights: Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7, at 11:00 AM. Bilguun Odgerel took down the Thunder Valley Main Event earlier this year and can call himself the "reigning champ" until Monday, October 9, when this year's Main Event crowns a winner.

WSOP's official Circuit Media Partner,, will provide coverage of the entire series with end-of-night chip count reports, interviews, highlights of big hands, and much more. Make sure to follow on Twitter (@pokerorg) and Instagram (@poker_org_) to catch all the action.

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 2024 World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas. 2024 Online winners will also be eligible to compete in the prestigious event.

Here's a look at the full schedule of ring events at the Thunder Valley Circuit. For a complete schedule, including satellites, click here.


Thunder Valley Casino is located in Lincoln, California, approximately 27 miles from the Sacramento International Airport.