Play For a Piece of Half a Million in Casino Regina's Diamond Poker Classic

Casino Regina Diamond Poker Classic

The Diamond Poker Classic is back at Casino Regina with an estimated half of a million dollars in prizes!

After an eight-year hiatus, the four-day, four-event series returned to the schedule last year, joining the other two annual series — the Station Poker Classic and Harvest Poker Classic — in Saskatchewan’s capital.

The returned series was topped by Chris Bowers last year, winning the $1,100 Main Event for $22,942.

Chris Bowers Casino Regina Diamond Poker Classic
Chris Bowers

The schedule features escalating buy-ins day after day beginning with a $400 tournament on Wednesday, June 7. That will be followed by a $600 event on Thursday, and an $800 bounty tournament on Friday.

The $1,100 Main Event will play out on Saturday, June 10, and will give one player a place on the banner of champions that hangs in the Casino Regina Show Lounge where the tournament takes place.

All of the events are one-day tournaments and have a maximum of 210 players in seats at a time, though alternates and reentries often see final tournament entries rise above 210. All of the tournaments have 30-minute levels and the first three events give players 10,000 chips to start while the $1,100 Main Event starts with 15,000 each.

2017 Diamond Poker Classic Schedule

June 7#1$350+$50no-limit hold’em
June 8#2$540+$60no-limit hold’em
June 9#3$620+$100+$80no-limit hold’em bounty
June 10#4$1,000+$100no-limit hold’em

Perhaps most importantly, all four of the tournaments will award a trophy ring to the winner, giving the enticement of some poker hardware.

PokerNews Canada will be on site throughout, providing live reporting of all the action. See you there!

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