Queen City Classic Poker Tournament hits Horseshoe Casino

Feb 25, 2014 3:00 AM

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will host the inaugural Queen City Classic poker tournament next month with a minimum $500,000 prize pool and a $100,000 main prize.

Reminiscent of the World Series of Poker Circuit event that took place last September at Horseshoe Cincinnati, the 12-day Queen City Classic will be hosted on the Pavilion level of the casino March 13-24. It is the first self-branded tournament of its kind in Ohio.

“Our first World Series of Poker Circuit event brought in many players from the Midwest and across the country who lauded Horseshoe Cincinnati on hosting a top-notch tournament,” said Jason Newman, poker room manager at the Ohio casino. “We wanted to give poker players another signature event to experience while looking forward to the next WSOP.”

Buy-ins for the Queen City Classic range from $100 to $1,500 for the main event on March 24. The buy-in for No Limit Hold ‘Em the first day of the tournament is $260. Games for the tournament range from No Limit Hold ‘Em to Omaha, with tournaments designed specifically for seniors. There are also five Bounty series tournaments and 10 Turbo Series tournaments.

“We wanted to provide a variety of games and buy-ins to accommodate all levels of poker players – from novice to professional,” Newman added. “You never know who will take home a six-figure prize.”

Part-time player Brad Albrinck, 28, of Cincinnati won the WSOP circuit event last fall at Horseshoe Cincinnati, beating out more than 4,000 other players. He took home $220,000, a WSOP ring and a seat at the circuit series main event in Atlantic City in May.

Players may register each day of the Queen City Classic and are allowed unlimited re-buys. More details on the Classic are available at www. Horseshoecincinnati.com.

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