Super Seniors event at WSOP slated for June at the RioFebruary 14, 2012 3:00 AM by Johnny and Sarah Hale
Sometimes, we make mistakes and get ahead of ourselves. So here’s our second chance to get the record straight about the Super Seniors event slated for June at the Rio and not this month at Caesars Palace.
The Seniors World Championship of Poker event at the World Series of Poker will take place Friday June 15 and a remain $1,000 No Limit Hold’em with a Gold Bracelet awarded to the winner. The winner’s name will be inscribed on the Golden Eagle trophy.
Also, I need to make clear that players must have turned 50 years of age by the start of the tournament. I had incorrectly said Jan. 1, 2013 in last week’s story. The event will be a three-day event.
I was contracted by Jack Effel, tournament director of the WSOP, regarding the possibility of my hosting a Seniors Second Chance no limit poker tournament this year in the WSOP at 7 p.m. on June 15.
The Seniors Second Chance will not be a gold bracelet event, but I have suggested giving the winner a miniature Golden Eagle. The original is on display in the Rotunda of the WSOP during The Seniors at The Series! The second chance portion will be a one day event.
As soon as exact details are agreed to I will post all information on www.okjohnny.com. Again, the Super Seniors main event will be contested over three days beginning Saturday, June 16.
As for last week’s Winter Classic at Caesars Palace, the Valentine’s Couples event was just one of the innovative poker tournaments created by Andrew Rich, director of poker operations for Caesars Palace, and his staff.
In the Valentine’s Couples no limit poker tournament the partners each received 15,000 in tournament chips and the blinds were scheduled to increase each 15 minutes.
We can still play in the Heads-Up event this Thursday, which will begin at 4 p.m. The buy-in will be $100 plus $30, but we will need to sign up early because there’s a limit of 64 players.
The Seniors event in the fifth annual Winter Poker Classic at Caesars will have a $100 plus $30 entry and kick off at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. The championship final table will be Monday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.
The Winter Poker classic started Feb. 10 and will run all the way through Thursday, March 31.
I hope that clears things up and much thanks to Andrew and his staff at Caesars.
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