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Winnin’ O the Green Hits Full Stride at the Bike

The $500 No-Limit Hold’em Championship Begins Next Friday and has a Guaranteed Prize Pool of $250,000

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Bicycle Casino Event CenterThe 2010 Winnin’ O the Green tournament poker series is underway at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California (pictured right). So far winners have been crowned in 15 events (see below) at the series that features 25 events in all and has been running since March 1. Everything is leading up to the $500 no-limit hold’em championship event that features a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The no-limit hold’em championship begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 19. Day 2 will run on Saturday, Mar. 20 and the championship final will take place on Sunday, Mar. 21 at the Bicycle Casino event center. Players have a number of options if they would like to satellite their way into the event. Here is a look at the satellite schedule for the championship event:

Saturday, Mar. 13: $55 mega satellite at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Mar. 17: $55 mega satellite at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 18: $55 mega satellite at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 19: $55 mega satellite at 2 p.m.

Highlights from the preliminary events so far include big turnouts for the guaranteed prize pool events. The largest was a $200 no-limit hold’em event with a guaranteed prize pool worth $150,000. A total of 1,082 players entered the event and the winner was Sam Simon, who took home $57,308.

There are four more guaranteed prize pool tournaments remaining on the schedule. There is a $300 no-limit hold’em event with a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool that begins tonight at 7 p.m. There is also a $50 no-limit hold’em turbo event with a $15,000 guaranteed prize pool on Monday, Mar. 15, and a $150 no-limit hold’em event with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool on Tuesday, Mar. 16. As mentioned before, the $500 no-limit hold’em championship also feature a guaranteed prize pool worth $250,000.

2010 Winnin’ O the Green Results and Remaining Schedule:

Event No. 1 ($200 no-limit hold’em): Takeo O’Ishi — $38,220 (642 entries)
Event No. 2 ($100 no-limit hold’em): Alex Gallo — $9,885 (294 entries)
Event No. 3 ($100 no-limit hold’em bounty): Yuyu Giang — $13,485 (421 entries)
Event No. 4 ($100 H.O.R.S.E.): Alex Limjoco — $38,220 (170 entries)
Event No. 5 ($200 no-limit hold’em): Luis Salcido — $8,540 (122 entries)
Event No. 6 ($100 seven-card stud 8OB): Fredrick Clayton — $3,520 (102 entries)
Event No. 7 ($200 no-limit hold’em): Sam Simon — $57,308 (1,082 entries)
Event No. 8 ($100 Omaha 8OB): Cesar Alvarado — $7,100 (211 entries)
Event No. 9 ($50 no-limit hold’em turbo): Mark Ballin — $9,118 (618 entries)
Event No. 10 ($100 limit hold’em): Eulises Sandoval — $3,225 (84 entries)
Event No. 11 ($50 no-limit hold’em): Chris Crockett — $10,400 (723 entries)
Event No. 12 ($100 pot-limit Omaha): David Avina — $3,472 (91 entries)
Event No. 13 ($150 no-limit hold’em): Antonio Abesamis — $16,375 (327 entries)
Event No. 14 ($100 E.O.): Alexander Garcia — $3,453 (89 entries)
Event No. 15 ($150 no-limit hold’em bounty): Terry Ackley — $14,005 (261 entries)
Thursday, Mar. 11: Event No. 16 ($100 no-limit hold’em)
Friday, Mar. 12: Event No. 17 ($300 no-limit hold’em)
Sunday, Mar. 14: Event No. 18 ($100 no-limit hold’em bounty)
Monday, Mar. 15: Event No. 19 ($200 pot-limit hold’em/pot-limit Omaha)
Monday, Mar. 15: Event No. 20 ($50 no-limit hold’em turbo)
Tuesday, Mar. 16: Event No. 21 ($200 H.O.R.S.E.)
Tuesday, Mar. 16: Event No. 22 ($150 no-limit hold’em)
Thursday, Mar. 18: Event No. 23 ($100 Mexican poker)
Friday, Mar. 19: Event No. 24 ($500 no-limit hold’em championship)
Sunday, Mar. 21: Event No. 25 ($50 no-limit hold’em bounty)