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World Series of Poker Circuit Announces 2013-2014 Schedule

Upcoming Season Features 22 Stops, Moves National Championship To Atlantic City

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The World Series of Poker Circuit has announced the schedule for its tenth season, featuring 22 stops, a new record for the tour. The season gets underway in early August at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and will continue through May of 2014, when the World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship will take place at Caesars Atlantic City, featuring a $1,000,000 prize pool fronted by the WSOP. ESPN will once again televise the National Championship as part of their WSOP coverage.

Other changes include an online tournament series to take place on the upcoming WSOP.com, which will award seats into the National Championship, as well as three new venues, including as two stops in Ohio, at the Horseshoe Cincinnati and the Horseshoe Cleveland, as well as a new stop at the Casino Montreal in Quebec.

As in recent years, each stop will be built around a “12 rings in 12 days” format, with 12 WSOP Circuit gold rings being awarded through the duration of each series. The marquee main event that is the focus of each stop remains a $1,675 no-limit hold’em re-entry event, typically scheduled to begin on the second saturday of each stop and featuring at two starting flights.

Each WSOP Circuit main event winner will receive an automatic berth into the year-end WSOP Circuit National Championship. Automatic bids will also go to the “casino champion” at each participating venue. The casino champion is the player at each stop who accumulates the most points throughout the 12-event gold ring schedule. There will be 50 automatic qualifiers, with 50 additional players qualifying based on points earned throughout their play on the circuit (all ring-awarding events throughout the season will also award points.)

Here is a look at the complete schedule:

Stop Location Series Dates main Event Dates
Foxwoods Resort Casino (Connecticut) August 8-19, 2013 August 17-19
IP Casino Resort & Spa (Biloxi, MS) September 5-16, 2013 September 14-16
Horseshoe Cincinnati (Ohio) September 19-30, 2013 September 28-30
Horseshoe Southern Indiana October 3-14, 2013 October 12-14
Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) October 17-28, 2013 October 26-28
Harvey’s Lake Tahoe October 24-November 4, 2013 November 2-4
River Rock (Vancouver, Canada) October 28-November 8, 2013 November 6-8
Horseshoe Bossier City (Louisiana) November 7-18, 2013 November 16-18
Casino Montreal (Montreal, Canada) November 13-24, 2013 November 22-24
Harrah’s Atlantic City November 29-December 9, 2013 December 7-9
Harrah’s Rincon (San Diego area) December 5-16, 2013 December 14-16
Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma) January 9-20, 2014 January 18-20
Harrah’s Tunica (Mississippi) January 23-February 3, 2014 February 1-3
Palm Beach Kennel Club (Florida) February 6-17, 2014 February 15-17
Caesars Palace (Las Vegas) February 20-March 3, 2014 March 1-3
The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles) March 6-17, 2014 March 15-17
Horseshoe Cleveland March 20-March 31, 2014 March 29-31
Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina) April 3-14, 2014 April 12-14
Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Iowa) April 10-21, 2014 April 19-21
Harrah’s Philadelphia April 17-April 28, 2014 April 26-28
The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk (Colorado) April 24-May 5, 2014 May 3-5
Harrah’s New Orleans May 8-May 19, 2014 May 17-19
WSOP Circuit National Championship (Caesars Atlantic City) May (Dates TBD) TBD