by Debbie Burkhead
Wynn Classic is on the Horizon! Get ready; get set for the Wynn Classic which runs from February 22 - March 15. The first no-limit hold’em event kicks off at noon, February 23 with a $550 buy-in and a whopping $250,000 guaranteed prize pool. The first event comprises three flights, one per day for three days, and players who have been eliminated may re-enter on a subsequent flight day. All three flights will come together on February 26 at 2 p.m. for this five-day event.
The schedule includes 15 no-limit hold’em events, one limit Omaha/8 event, one pot-limit Omaha/8 tourney, one HORSE event, and one pot-limit Omaha high event. Levels are 40 minutes in the $550 buy-in event and one hour for the $1,000 and $2,000 events. Event buy-ins range from $550 - $2,090 with the exception of the championship event. That’s a four day affair, beginning March 12 with a $5,170 buy-in, 90 minute levels, and 30,000 starting chips per player. All other events are scheduled for two days with a noon start unless otherwise noted, and all final tables will begin at 2 p.m. Noon events will end play at 2 a.m. or when only 12 percent of the field remains, whichever comes first. Other events will end at midnight or when the final table is reached.
Single table satellites begin February 22, and super satellites are schedule for noon and 7 p.m. on March 11. Single table satellite buy-ins range from $120 - $545. The buy-in for the super satellites is $550 with one optional $500 rebuy, available immediately upon elimination through the first break. Players receive 10,000 in starting chips and 10,000 for the rebuy. The second chance events are true second chance events mirroring the Wynn Classic main event schedule beginning February 23 - March 11. All second chance events start at 7 p.m. with a $200 buy-in, 10,000 in chips and 30 minute levels.
The first-ever, daily, no-juice re-entry events will run throughout the Wynn Classic, with a $125 buy-in and a $100 no-juice re-entry. Players receive 10,000 starting chips and 10,000 for the re-entry and will play 30-minute levels. For more information on the Wynn Classic see their ad in this issue of Poker Player Newspaper. Attention Ladies! If you want to take your game to the next level, now’s your chance. Deepstacks Live has joined forces with LIP’s to bring you the FIRST Ladies Deepstacks Live Power Poker Training Course. The course is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27 at the Golden Nugget. Attendees will learn from the following instructors Karina Jett, Kristy Gazes, and Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, along with a special appearance from Mike “The Mouth” Matusow.
The course includes lunch, 5 1/2 hours of poker training and a private tournament. Check-in is at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30, and class that runs from 1 - 5:30 p.m. That’s followed by a private tournament at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. The winners of the tournament will receive entry into the LIP’s super satellite the following day to play for a seat in the WSOP Ladies event.
The entire package is $350 if purchased before June 1 and $395 after June 1. Purchase your seat with PayPal on http://lipstour.com/deepstacks/ or contact Lupe Soto at email@example.com. Call 800.634.3454 and mention room code GRAND12 when making room reservation to receive the $49 per night rate. Debbie Burkhead is a long time poker player, writer, National Sales Director for Poker Player Newspaper and President of Poker Player Cruises. You may contact Debbie at PokerMs@aol.com