Now that the main work on the site is done (Fox will laugh at me for saying that—we are now and will continue to be constantly working on the site to keep it current and complete) let’s actually talk about some tournaments.
The LAPC is heating up, with the buyins at $150 and rising. And in less than a week they start running some crazy tournies, too. So if you want to play a $1580 Chinese poker event, a six-max $550 PLO rebuy, or an $1100 No-Limit Ironman, L.A. is the place to be for the next few weeks.
If you’re like me, and you like to play a little lower and need a little more lead time to get to an event, I think I have the bargain excursion of the spring: the Atlantis All-In Poker Series at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino in Reno. From March 15 to the 25th, there are 3 tournaments a day with buyins primarily of $120 or $230, culminating in a $1060 2-day event. The Atlantis—despite being in Reno—is quite a nice property, and rooms are amazingly reasonable—again, because it’s in Reno.
Our current featured tournament is the Mid States Poker Tour Event at Running Aces. This event is run by one of our favorite local poker players/promoters—Bryan Mileski, who also runs Minnesota Poker Magazine—and is being held at our favorite MN card room, Running Aces. Running Aces is an extremely friendly room, the tournament staff is competent and knowledgeable, and the value they give away in comps, credits, and promotions is unrivaled by any room in the world. We’re looking forward to an exceptional event, and expect every notable Minnesota tourney pro to be there. Satellites start on the 15th.
And finally, as if you need an excuse to go to Vegas in February, there are no less than three series going on right now or starting soon in the city that made giving away money fun: The Venetian Deep Stacks, Caesar’s Winter Classic, and the Wynn Classic.