WSOPC Hammond continues to set records

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Posted on Oct 23rd 2010  -  Subject: WSOPC Hammond continues to set records

Usually WSOP circuit events don't garner a lot of attention, but the Chicago area location has been particularly popular this year. They set records earlier in the series when 1,611 signed up to play the first preliminary $350 buy in event. That event was won in dramatic fashion by Brett Schwertley, a 27-year old semi-pro player from Omaha, Nebraska.

Friday, for the $1,500 buy-in event they set a new record for any circuit event of 872 players, creating a prize pool of $1.2 million. The winner will take home $242,000. Kevin Saul, Jason Mericer, Matt Stout, Tom Marchese and Sorel Mizzi were amonth the well-recognized poker players who played.

The changes that Harrah’s this summer seem to be having a positive effect. Revamping the WSOPC schedule by giving it national television coverage, a season-long points system and lowering the buy-in for most main events have all been received well by players.

The WSOPC will accomplish another first in Chicago on Monday as the inaugural $10,000 Regional Championship event is set to kick off at 12 p.m. The tournament will be televised and the final nine players will receive a seat in the $1 million WSOPC National Championshi

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