WSOP Circuit Ring Up for Grabs in Canada for First Time in Two Years

WSOP Circuit at Playground Poker Club

While the 49th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) is in full swing in Las Vegas right now, there's big news for Canadians coming from the WSOP's protegee series, the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOP-C). For the first time in two years, Canadian poker players will be able to compete for a Circuit ring late this summer at Canada's premier poker club, the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, just south of Montreal.

Kicking off on August 19, the event will feature seven tournaments through September 3. The Main Event gets underway on August 25, and players will pay $1,100 for a chance at a $2,000,000-guaranteed prize pool, with play scheduled to run right through to September 3.

In addition to the Main Event, the first event of the series is the Colossus, a $330 tournament that will have a whopping $1,000,000 guarantee. The Colossus runs from August 19 through August 28.

For the more well-heeled poker players, the series offers a High Roller, with a $2,200 buy-in, as well as a Super High Roller costing $5,300, both with $250,000 guaranteed. And for players tired of no-limit hold'em, there's even a pot-limit Omaha tournament for $550 ($50,000 guaranteed) to close out the series.

1ColossusAugust 19 - 28$330$1,000,000
2Main EventAugust 25 - September 3$1,100$2,000,000
3Monster Stack Freeze OutAugust 27 - 28$660$150,000
4Super High RollerAugust 29 - 30$5,500$250,000
5CloserAugust 31 - September 3$330$300,000
6High RollerSeptember 1-3$2,200$250,000
7Pot Limit OmahaSeptember 3$550$50,000

In addition to the live poker action, partypoker LIVE is sweetening the pot a bit. The first 250 players who buy into the WSOP-C Playground Main Event using partypoker LIVE $ will be entered into a last-longer contest with $50,000 for the winner, completely independent of the tournament prize pool. It's like a free chance at $50,000 just for using partypoker LIVE $ for your Main Event entry.

Canadian phenom and partypoker Pro Kristen Bicknell is excited to see a Circuit event come to Canada again. “I am genuinely so thrilled to see the WSOP come to Canada and to Playground Poker! It is really amazing to see the Canadian poker community thrive and I'm so happy to be a part of it!”

For the few players who haven't heard of Playground Poker Club yet, the club offers more than 70 tables of action. Cash games are spread 24/7 and players are treated to "the industry’s most comfortable poker chairs" as well as a stellar selection of food — complimentary while playing cash — from the menu of The Rail Coal Fired Bistro. The spacious tournament area accommodates even the largest fields with room to spare.

It's been two years since Canadian players had a chance to compete for a WSOP-C ring, but all that changes late this summer. Throw your chips in the middle for a chance to take home some new jewelry.

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