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WSOP Circuit -- New Orleans Main Event Begins Monday

Satellites Will Take Place This Weekend at Harrah’s New Orleans

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The final Circuit championship in the 2008-09 World Series of Poker Circuit schedule will take place at Harrah’s New Orleans beginning on Monday, May 18. There will be a satellite day for the $5,000 no-limit hold’em Circuit championship event held on Sunday, May 17. The $550 mega-satellites will run at 2 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. on Sunday. There will also be $550 mega-satellites May 14-16 at 6 p.m.

The winner of the Circuit championship will take home the top prize, a seat in the upcoming 2009 WSOP main event, and a Circuit championship ring. There will also be Card Player Player of the Year points up for grabs in this Circuit championship finale.

Here is a look at the schedule for the circuit championship event:

NOTE: Players will begin with 20,000 in chips and blinds begin at 25-50. Levels will be 60-minutes long, and they will increase to 75 minutes in length at the final table. Days 1 and 2 will begin at noon local time and the final table will begin at 2 p.m.

Monday, May 18: Day 1 (play eight levels).
Tuesday, May 19: Day 2 (play down to nine players)
Wednesday, May 20: Final table

Check back at CardPlayer.com at the conclusion of the event for a recap of the final table.

2008 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s New Orleans Circuit Championship

Buy-in: $5,000
Number of Entries: 249
Total Prize Pool: $1,196,650
First-Place Prize: $382,928
Places Paid: 27

Final-Table Results:

1: Nick Ceci — $382,928
2: Timothy Miles — $210,610
3: Floyd Vanderford — $107,699
4: Gabe Costner — $83,766
5: Jeff Tims — $71,799
6: Lou Esposito — $59,833
7: Chuck Kelly — $47,866
8: Ed Jatho — $35,900
9: Marc Fratter — $23,933