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by Card Player News Team |  Published: Oct 30, 2009

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Commerce Tournament Attracts Nearly 4,000 Players The Largest Outside the WSOP By Stephen A. Murphy Commerce Casino needed three starting days to accommodate the masses, but when the dust cleared, it had made history. The casino hosted the largest non-World Series of Poker live tournament ever in September, welcoming 3,967 players to its $220 buy-in event at its new Hold’em Series. “Commerce was jam-packed,” said Tournament Director Matt Savage. “It shows that a little creativity and an opportunity for a second chance at hundreds of thousands of dollars can reinvigorate poker. The “second chance” that Savage referred to was Commerce’s decision to allow players who busted out of the tournament on day 1A or day 1B to pay another $220 to be able to play on a subsequent day 1. The tournament featured a $500,000 guarantee, but that was easily surpassed, as the prize pool ended up being $753,730. Moshe ...


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