With World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit returning to the Star Sydney on November 14, it is time to rejoice for the poker players. The guaranteed prize money for the event is $6.3 million. This is the first time that WSOP’s exclusive Australian partner has put a guaranteed prize pool on the whole event. Participants will also get the chance to win 15 WSOPC Rings. The event comprises of 14 different tournaments.
WSOP Circuit Sydney has an event for everyone due to the different formats and large range of buy-ins. Participants of ‘The Star Sydney’ events can take part in tournaments like six-handed tournaments, Monster Stack, a ladies event, pot-limit Omaha, master’s tournaments, and a lot more.
The price for buy-in is $330 and the price for a gargantuan goes as high as $20,000. One of the most anticipated tournaments of the series is the Main Event and this year it features a large blind ante for speeding up the game. To buy into WSOP Circuit Sydney Main Event, you will have to pay $2,200 and for this sum, you get to play to win a slice of $2.2 million, the guaranteed pool prize.
In case you want to participate but cannot since you do not have the means to, take part in the various satellite events which will enable you to enter the tournament for a portion of the actual buy-in.
Last year, the event has 1191 entries and this had been outlived by Alex Lynskey who won $422,796 after beating Matthew Pongrass, a fellow Aussie.
Apart from a $6.3 million guaranteed prize pool, two players also get the chance to win an entry into WSOP Global Casino Championship 2019 which has a prize pool of US$1 million. The winner of the event will get a seat along with the one who leads the leaderboard. Each of these seats is worth US$10,000 and the sponsorship allowance.
You get to earn a point in the leaderboard when you play in any event of WSOP Circuit Sydney, except for the Masters Tournament and the Ladies Event. These have been excluded mainly because of the restriction.
Before this, The Star Sydney had organized The Star Sydney Championships $5k Challenge in July 2019. The final 9 players contained one New Zealander, seven Australian, and one unstoppable one from the UK. Jason Gray from the UK was the winner of the challenge.
The final day story of the tournament was reminiscent of Gray’s journey two years ago when he came out as the winner. This is the second-most event at The Star Sydney’s festival and had attracted 129 entries. Top 15 positions in the tournament took home a part of the prize pool of a$612,750. Jason Gray was able to bag a significant portion of it as he won the top prize of a$171,572 along with the trophy.
Gray grinned and remarked, “Can’t have the Aussies win them all.” Even though he has roots in the UK, it is now a resident of Sydney.
Now, it is left to be seen who is going to bag the title in this World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit that is being held at The Star Sydney.