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2016 Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Hotel & Casino Main Event Kicks Off

$400,000 Guaranteed Tournament Is The Centerpiece of the 2016 Big Poker Oktober Schedule


The Bicycle Hotel & Casino is the Los Angeles area’s home for poker tournament action year round, but October is a particularly exciting month for players in 2016. The Bike is currently hosting it’s annual Big Poker Oktober tournament festival, a nine-tournament series and the marquee main event is set to begin at noon local time on Saturday, Oct. 15 with the first of three starting flights.

For the third year in a row The Bike has teamed up with the Card Player Poker Tour for a $400,000 guaranteed, $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event as the centerpiece of the Big Poker Oktober schedule.

This event features a single re-entry per player per starting flight. Players will begin with 30,000 in tournament chips during the starting days, with initial blinds of 50 – 100. Each day 1 starting flight will stop play for the night at approximately 25 percent of the starting field. Day 2 will resume at 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 and roll back the blinds to level 13 with 50 minute levels throughout the day. Those who make day 3 will have 60 minute levels at the live streamed final table, which can be found on Live At The Bike..

2015 Champion Oddie DardonThis year the tournament will once again utilize the unique Quantum Reload format pioneered by Bicycle Tournament Director Mo Fathipour that allows players to skip day 1 altogether and buy-in directly to day 2 for $4,300. Players who take advantage of this option will start with $120,000 in chips with blinds at 1,000-2,000 and an ante of 300.

In 2015 Oddie Dardon outlasted a field of 521 entries to win the title and the first-place prize of $155,535. Whether you buy-in directly, utilize the Quantum Reload or even win your way in through one of the many $200 mega satellites running on Oct. 9-13, you could be the next player to hoist the CPPT main event trophy!

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