The 2006 B.C. poker event at the River Rock casino facility, with its $2,500 buy-in cost, attracted a few poker pros to participate in the event. Brad Booth from B.C. participated in the event and his protege Derrick Law finished in the second place at the event.
Poker pro Johnny Chan also participated in the event and even hosted his own tournament at River Rock. Poker pro Gavin Smith from Canada also participated and managed to finish in 27th place in the main event but it was David Ross White from Abbotsford, B.C. who managed to beat 784 participants to win the top prize. Darryl Schiewe, BCLC's acting vice-president of casino gambling. He added that the B.C. has become a good place for poker tournaments and gathering place for poker players in North America.
The estimated prize pool is $3.6 million and the champion of the event will take home $612,500. The schedule of tournaments will start on November 18th, 2007-Ladies only event, $500 buy-in cost, November 19th, 2007-No-Limit Event, $1,000 buy-in cost, November 20th, 2007-Pot-Limit, $1,000 buy-in cost, November 21st, 2007-Super-Satellite Event, $180 buy-in cost, November 22nd-25th, 2007-No Limit Main Event, $2,500 buy-in cost.
The satellite events are currently in progress at the participating casino facilities. Poker players that are nineteen years old and older can put down their name for the event by calling 604-247-8983 or registering in person at the River Rock Casino facility.
11/06/2007 05:02 PM