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Planet Hollywood WSOP Circuit Stop Fires Up On Thursday

Last updated: November 8, 2017 at 6:47 pm. Posted by in Gaming, Planet Hollywood Resort. No Comments on Planet Hollywood WSOP Circuit Stop Fires Up On Thursday.

By Aleeyah Jadavji

The first of two World Series of Poker Circuit stops at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas for the 2017 – 2018 season begins on Thursday, Nov. 9. This is the fourth season for this stop and its success is definitely reflected in the whopping $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool in the Main Event.

WSOP Ring

WSOP Ring photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The first of 12 official ring events begins on Thursday with Event #1: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry with $200,000 guaranteed. There are six starting flights, twice a day at Noon and 4 p.m., with unlimited re-entries and day one payouts. Day 2 will carry on through Sunday and a winner will be crowned on Day 3 on Monday.

Friday night features a one-day non-ring event at 6:30 p.m. with the $200 Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament benefiting the Nevada SPCA. Players have a chance to compete with celebrities and raise money for a worthy cause.

Ring events continue on Sunday with a single re-entry $365 No-Limit Hold’em tournament and continue throughout the week with turbo, H.O.R.S.E., Monster Stack and six-handed events. All of these buy-ins are an affordable $365 and will award official Circuit rings along with Casino Champion points. There is also a $250 Tag Team event and a Seniors Event that will award a ring but will not award any points for the series.

The $1,675 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event starts up on Friday, Nov. 17 with a cool $1,000,000 guaranteed with two starting flights. Players can re-enter once per starting flight with the hopes of making Day 2 on Sunday with the final table set to play down to a winner on Monday. The $2,200 High Roller is a two-day event scheduled for Sunday with unlimited re-entries, and the final event of the series is the $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo.

Sean Yu took down last year’s Main Event at Planet Hollywood, won a seat into the Global Casino Championship this past August and took down the whole thing to earn his first WSOP bracelet. He went on to book another six-figure score a month later and won his third ring at Thunder Valley just two weeks after that. It will be no surprise to see Yu turn up and defend his title this week.

Here is a look at the schedule for the 12 official ring events:

  • Event #1A: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – $200K GTD (Thursday, Nov. 9, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #1B: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – $200K GTD (Thursday, Nov. 9, 4 p.m.)
  • Event #1C: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – $200K GTD (Friday, Nov. 10, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #1D: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – $200K GTD (Friday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m.)
  • Event #1E: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – $200K GTD (Saturday, Nov. 11, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #1F: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – $200K GTD (Saturday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m.)
  • Event #2: $365 No-Limit Hold’em (Sunday, Nov. 12, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo (Sunday, Nov. 12, 4 p.m.)
  • Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold’em (Monday, Nov. 13, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold’em (Tuesday, Nov. 14, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #7: $365 H.O.R.S.E. (Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m.)
  • Event #8: $365 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK (Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #10: $365 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed (Thursday, Nov. 16, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #11A: $1,675 MAIN EVENT $1M Guaranteed (Friday, Nov. 17, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #11B: $1,675 MAIN EVENT $1M Guaranteed (Saturday, Nov. 18, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #12: $365 No-Limit Hold’em (Sunday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m.)
  • Event #13: $2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller (Sunday, Nov. 19, 4 p.m.)
  • Event #14: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo (Monday, Nov. 20, 12 p.m.)

As always, there will be a Casino Champion race with a seat into the GCC up for grabs. Josh Turner clinched last year’s race in the final event while also winning his fifth ring. The player with the most points at the end of the series along with the winner of the Main Event will see their way into the GCC in 2018.

Room rates are available by calling 1-866-580-6803 – mention code AMWSOPC. More information is available by calling Planet Hollywood Poker at 1-702-785-9150.

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