by Debbie Burkhead
The Inaugural Operation Homefront Nevada Charity Poker Event was a Win-Win! The charity received 100 percent of the entry fee, and Joan Rousselle was the winner, taking home 1st place money. The charity supports our troops and provides help for the families left behind. The event was held at the VFW Post 10047 in Las Vegas.
[In Photo (l. to r.) Annie Baca, Chapter President Operation Homefront Nevada, First Place winner Joan Rousselle, and James of Shelton Temporary Dealer Agency, producer of the event]
The 2013 WSOPC Returns to the Bike from January 2-January 18. Super Satellites are being held nightly at 9 pm from now until December 30 for a mere $40 buy-in with one WSOPC main event seat guaranteed in each satellite. The WSOPC will kick off on January 2 with a $345 buy-in no-limit hold’em deepstack event with a $50,000 guarantee. Players will start with a stack of 30,000. The first official ring event will begin on January 3 at noon with a $365 buy-in. The schedule consists of various no-limit hold’em events; turbos, bounties, re-entries, reloads, rebuys, add-ons, deepstacks, and a ladies event on January 13 at 2 pm. Guarantees of $15,000-$100,000 are offered on various events, including one official ring event. Included in the schedule are two monring events, a HORSE event, and one eight or better stud/Omaha eight or better event. Both events have a $15,000 guarantee and $235 buyins. There is also one Omaha 8 or better official ring event scheduled for January 10. There are several Mega satellites offered with anywhere from 2-10 WSOPC main event seats guaranteed. There is one special event, the Plaza freeroll on January 11, with 20 seats guaranteed to the main event. Earn a chance to play in that tournament by playing a minimum of 25 hours in your favorite game regularly spread in their Plaza section. A total of 100 WSOPC main event seats are guaranteed, each valued at $1,675. The Main Event is estimated to have a $1,000,000 guarantee. The main event has two starting times on January 12, noon and 5 pm, with a $1,675 buy-in. All official ring events are two day events with the exception of the main event, which is a three day event. For a complete list of WSOPC events, please see the Bike ad in this issue of Poker Player Newspaper.
NOTE: The following daily tournaments at the Bike will be canceled during the holidays: Nooner Nite & Midnite Madness on Monday, December 24 and Monday, December 31. The Nooner on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. Contact the poker room for more information on cancelations through the holidays.
Mark your Calendar for Santa Fe Station’s Holiday Charity Event. The Marine Toys for Tots event is scheduled for Sunday, December 9 at 12 pm. The buy-in is $75 with players receiving 6,000 in tournament chips and a $5 dealer bonus buy will get you another 4,000 in chips. This is a NO HOUSE FEE event: $42 goes to the prize pool, $5 for the dealers, $3 for the bad beat, and $25 is for the charity. Re-entries are allowed until the first break. Please bring a toy -- they are needed, and a major plus. Stop by the poker room for more information on the event.
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. Also, on Twitter, follow debbiedoespoker.