WSOP hits Los Angeles at Bicycle Casino

Mar 8, 2016 3:02 AM

The World Series of Poker Circuit makes its only stop in Los Angeles at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino through March 31.

Event No. 1, a $160 No-Limit Hold’em tournament with a $75,000 guarantee, had an impressive turn out with 611 entries creating a prize pool of $88,990. Sixty three players made the money with Christopher Doan of Hacienda Heights, California, taking the first place prize money of $22,715.

A highlight of this series is Event 2, the Mega Million XIV. This $1 million guarantee tournament features 11 Day 1s, which runs through Monday, March 14. On Mondays through Thursdays, there are two flights a day at noon and 5:30 p.m., with a $160 buy-in for 5,000 chips. There is one optional add-on of $100 for an additional 8,000 chips.

On Fridays through Sundays, in addition to the regular noon and 5:30 p.m. flights, there is an extra flight at 2 p.m. with a $550 buy-in for 25,000 chips. The top 10 percent of the higher buy-in flight advance to Day 2. The top 5 percent of the field in the $160 flights advance to Day 2. All players who advance to Day 2 get paid $1,000.

There is also a direct buy-in to Day 2 of the Mega Million for $4,300. Players who register on Day 2 start with 250,000 chips. Players who qualify for Day 2 more than once will play the higher chip stack and receive $3,175 for each chip stack that is removed.

Day 2 begins on Tuesday, March 15 at 4 p.m. and will play down to 54 players. Day 3 on March 16 will play down to the final nine players. On March 17 the final table will be streamed in live at the Bike at 2 p.m.

Players who are looking to satellite into the $1,675 WSOPC Championship on the weekend of March 26 can take a shot nightly at 8:30 p.m. for $150.

There will also be a freeroll on Monday, March 21 at 6 p.m. for the top 50 point leaders who play a minimum of 10 hours in cash games through noon Friday, March 18.

Ten $1,675 Main Event Seats are up for grabs. Call (562) 806-4646 for more information.

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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]