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WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs -- Final Table Live Updates Coming Tuesday

Card Player will be Reporting Live from the $1,500 Main Event Final Table at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs Stop


Horseshoe Council BluffsThe first $1,500 main event for the 2010-11 World Series of Poker Circuit tour will take place on Tuesday, August 31 and Card Player will be there to bring you all of the action from the final table. The live coverage will feature live updates, chip counts, and photos. You can check back early tomorrow for a final-table preview.

The tournament is contesting day 2 today and the final nine will be decided later tonight. The main event attracted 251 players, which represents a 445 percent increase in attendance over last year’s attendance at this tournament. There are 75 players still in the hunt for the final nine and the chip leader is Dwyte Pilgrim with 204,000. Another familiar face in the top 10 is Bernard Lee, who holds 112,000.

Here is a look at the top 10 chip counts and notable players that survived day 1:

Dwyte Pilgrim — 204,400
Woody Moore — 192,4000
Chris Johnson — 145,000
Doug Blakenship — 137,100
Bernard Lee — 112,200
Daniel Thomas — 121,200
Blake Bohn — 107,600
Matt Lawrence — 101,400.
Dan Jensen — 99,700
Alan Cutler — 97,400

Mark Smith — 55,800
Jason Smith — 53,300
Matt Culberson — 49,600
Blair Hinkle — 49,100
Howard Tahoe Anderson — 41,700

This is a good early sign for the revitalization efforts Harrah’s has planned for the WSOP Circuit events this season. Card Player caught up with WSOP Vice President Ty Stewart recently and you can read more about the new changes in this in-depth interview.

The WSOP Circuit events will feature a standardized tournament structure during the new season. You can check out that blind structure on Card Player’s landing page for this tournament.

The final table will begin at 2 p.m. CST at the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Tuesday and there will be a lot up for grabs between the final nine contestants in the event. The winner will take home the largest cut from the $361,440 prize pool. They will also be awarded a WSOP Circuit gold ring and an automatic entry in the $1 million guaranteed National Championship that will take place in May 2011 and award a WSOP gold bracelet.

Players will also earn points in the $1,500 main event that go toward qualifying in the National Championship. Here is a break down of the points that will be awarded at the $1,500 main event at the Horseshoe in Council Bluffs on Tuesday:

1st: 100 points
2nd: 75 points
3rd: 60 points
4th: 55 points
5th: 50 points
6th: 45 points
7th: 40 points
8th: 35 points
9th: 30 points
10th-18th: 20 points
19th-27th: 10 points
Cashing: 5 points

Be sure to check back tomorrow for full live update from the first WSOP Circuit $1,500 main event final table on