The WPT Deepstacks tour is currently running at Ocean’s Eleven Casino in Oceanside, California, north of San Diego off Interstate 5 at the Mission Avenue exit. Located less than a mile from the beach, Ocean’s Eleven provides a scenic stop for California poker players used to playing in card rooms often built in less desirable locales.
The series features a variety of No Limit Hold’em and Omaha poker games. This Tuesday there will be a $10,000 guarantee Limit Hold’em/Omaha Hi/Lo Split with a $150 buy-in. This Wednesday the $10,000 guarantee San Diego PLO (Pot-Limit Omaha) Championship will be held with a $200 buy-in. Players will start with 15,000 chips. Both tournaments start at 6 p.m.
The WPT Deepstacks San Diego culminates with a $200,000 guarantee Main Event that runs Oct. 22-26. The buy-in is $1,100 for 25,000 starting chips. Levels last 40 minutes, and registration closes at the start of level 10. The three starting flights all begin at 11 a.m.
Besides the tournament, Ocean’s Eleven features 50 tables of poker and table games, such as No Limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi/Lo, blackjack, Three Card Poker and Progressive Jackpot versions of Pai Gow Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.
Ocean’s Eleven offers a variety of Half-Half games for those players who like to play both Hold’em and Omaha at the same table. Their current slate of Half-Half games includes: 1) Half Limit Texas Hold’em and Half Omaha Hi/Lo with a Kill; and 2) Half No Limit Texas Hold’em and Half Pot Limit Omaha. At Half-Half tables, the game changes each time the dealer button rotates to the player immediately to the left of the dealer.
For new players who sign up for a player’s card, Ocean’s Eleven offers $40 in chips with ten live poker scans. New players also receive a free dinner after only one hour of play. On Tuesdays, all seated players receive a free steak and lobster dinner after three live poker scans.
Ocean’s Eleven also offers daily tournaments ranging from the $2,500 guarantee No Limit Hold’em tournaments with a $30 buy-in on Monday through Thursday to $10,000 guarantee Deepstack with a $90 buy-in for 10,000 starting chips on Saturday and Sunday. The weekday tournaments are held twice daily at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. while the weekend tournaments are held at 10 a.m. Visit www.oceans11.com for more information.
Patricia Chavira is a freelance writer and social media consultant specializing in gaming. She has played poker professionally for over 10 years. Email: [email protected]