The opening $350 NLH event at Hollywood Casino St. Louis drew 1,283 total entries over the weekend, a new record for largest poker tournament ever in the state of Missouri. That created a $384,900 prize pool, nearly quadrupling the $100,000 guarantee.
There were 130 players who made it through their respective fields for Day 2 action on Sunday. Each of them was guaranteed $715 for their efforts. First place was scheduled to take home $60,327. In the end, the final six players agreed to a chop with local man Craig Welko taking home the biggest prize, $37,402.
Action continues all week at Hollywood St. Louis. The first of two flights for the $1,650 Main Event kicks off Friday at 2pm. Check out the full remaining schedule HERE.
The third and final flight of the $1,650 Main Event from Ameristar East Chicago is underway. The first two flights drew 269 total entries. For a recap of the first two flights, or to follow along with the action the rest of the way, head to PokerNews.com. Here's a recap of Day 1b action as told by Brandon Temple of PokerNews:Read more
The first of three flights in the $1,650 Main Event from Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago kicks off today at 2pm. Players start with 30,000 chips and 40 minutes levels in this big blind ante event and registration is open until the start of level 10, or approximately 9:45pm. Players are allowed a single re-entry in each flight.Read more