2012-2013 WSOP Circuit Event Schedule ReleasedWednesday, July 25th, 2012 by Ryan
The 2012-2013 World Series of Poker Circuit schedule was released on Monday, and it is going to be a heck of a circuit event. There will be a total of 20 stops on the WSOP Circuit, and it kicks off incredibly soon actually. The action starts in Biloxi, Mississippi at the IP Casino Resort & Spa, which has a very solid poker room that should be filled up often. The Circuit is going to come to an end at the WSOP Circuit National Championship which will end next May and runs from the 21st of the month to the 23rd of the month at Harrah’s New Orleans. In addition to the standard stops that the WSOP Circuit features, there will be four additional stops that are going to be added on as well.
The first of the new stops runs from March 14th to the 25th of 2013 at the Horseshoe Cleveland, and that is followed up by a stop from March 27th to April 8th at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. The final two feature a stop at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina from the 4th to the 15th of April, and then a stop outside of the United States for the first time ever at the River Rock Casino in Vancouver, which will run from October 27th to November 7th. These will all be some interesting stops that should draw in quite a bit of interest from players in the area that have never had the opportunity to play in a Circuit event before.
The WSOP National Championship for 2012 was held at the Rio in Las Vegas, and it ended up beginning the day before the Main Event and finished during the Main Event. In the upcoming year though they have decided to change this to where it will be played at Harrah’s New Orleans and instead of being held in July it will be held in May this time. There are going to be 100 players that will get free entries into the tournament, and you can qualify for the freeroll into the big tournament. The first way is by winning the $1,600 Main Event at any of the different Circuit stops on the list. And the other two options are by earning the most points in the official “ring” games that are held at any of the Circuit stops, or by earning enough points throughout all of the stops to end up being ranked in the top 60 total at the end of the season.
There is more than likely going to end up being overlap in the three qualifying options, there is a very good chance that the top 60 point earners could potentially end up being extended to a higher number in order to finish off the top 100 qualifiers who get into the freeroll. In order to fill up the National Championship and build up that prize pool, any players who are ranked inside of the top 100 players in the overall World Rankings for the World Series of Poker will be allowed to buy-in to the National Championship for the cost of $10k.