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World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star To Celebrate 20 Years Of Success

Bay 101 Shows Why It Is Silicon Valley’s Place To Play

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Mar 02, 2016


This March, the World Poker Tour will roll in San Jose for the 20th running of the Bay 101 Shooting Star, the largest poker tournament in Northern California. It’s almost unheard of to see a tournament last two decades, but the annual series has become a staple of the poker world thanks to consistently large fields, huge prizepools, a unique tournament format, exemplary customer service, and the best poker fanatics in the country. The Shooting Star Main Event The $7,500 buy-in tournament has been featured as part of the WPT since Season 2 back in 2004, but has been running strong ever since its inception as a $1,000 buy-in tournament in 1997. The tournament was created by Bay 101 owner Marko Trapani, who wanted it to stand out on the circuit for its distinctive celebrity bounty format. “He basically had the idea to create a poker tournament modeled after the ...

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