This is the time of the year that I always look forward to. It almost makes up for the miserable heat. Several Las Vegas poker rooms will be having a summer poker tournament series. It all starts tomorrow, May 21 2011.
The Orleans Open starts May 21 with a $225 No Limit Texas Holdem event. There are a total of nine daily tournaments. There are five No Limit Texas Holdem events, three Omaha High/Low events and a HORSE event. The structures are very good. The HORSE event will likely run two days it goes up in limits so slowly. Buyins range from $225 to $540 for the main event. Tournaments start at 2pm daily.
The 5th Annual Binion’s Classic starts May 30. Typically the events at Binion’s Classic are 10% of the buyin of one of the next day’s World Series of Poker events. These tournaments are great for being used as a satellite to a WSOP event. The field is typically very weak. Daily tournaments run from May 30 until July 11. A variety of games are spread including Pot Limit Omaha High/Low, Seven Card Stud High/Low, HORSE and Dealer’s Choice. Buyins range from $100 to $1000. Most tournaments start at 2pm with a few higher buyin tournaments starting at noon.
The Grand Poker Series is held at Golden Nugget from June 4-July4. There are two events every day. Each day there is a No Limit Holdem poker tournament. Each day there is also a non holdem event each day. Non holdem games include Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud High/Low, Pot Limit Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha High/Low, Limit Omaha High, Limit Omaha High/Low and 8 game. Most daily events are $125 to $225 buyins. Both tournaments start at noon daily.
Venetian is running their Deep Stack Extravaganza from May 27-July 13. Buyins range from $340 to $5000. Most games are No Limit Texas Holdem although there is a HORSE, Omaha High/Low and a Pot Limit Omaha tournament. Most of the poker tournaments start at noon.
I entered this last because presumably most people will know that the WSOP will be played this summer. It is played in the Rio Convention Center and the series starts on May 31st and runs through July 19th. The final table of the Main Event will once again be held in November.
I will be playing several days a week in the Binion’s Classic and Grand Poker Series non holdem games. I usually play Omaha8 and Stud8 so the fact that there is a non holdem tournament daily at Golden Nugget is great for me. I will also play a couple of non holdem World Series of Poker events.
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