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Big Poker Oktober at the Bike Attracting Big Numbers

$2,600 Championship Event Starts Saturday

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Event No. 12 of the Big Poker Oktober series that's taking place now at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles has attracted enough players to build a prize pool of more than $230,000 thanks to the 348 entrants who bought in for $300 apiece and rebought 479 times.

Raymond Voskanian won the event and its $96,492 top prize.

The Big Oktober series always attracts plenty of players thanks to a great location (Los Angeles) and a schedule packed full of events with buy-ins that mostly range from $225 to $500 (the main event is $2,600, and a $1,070 event is scheduled).

For example, the first event of the series, which was a $225 no-limit event that took place Sept. 25, attracted 405 entrants, generated a prize pool of more than $78,000, and awarded more than $28,000 to the winner. Not a bad return on investment for a single, middle-level buy-in event.

Some of the players who have been spotted playing in the Big Oktober events include Eskimo Clark, Tommy Vu, Tommy Wang, and Dao Bac.

A $1,070 no-limit event starts tomorrow, and $290 mega-satellites for Saturday's $2,600 main event start Friday. Click here to view the entire schedule.