The Gold Rush is coming to Lucky Chances Casino in Colma, and some talented and lucky players are bound to strike a deep vein. Seven events will be held from Nov. 11 through Nov. 18.
Last year’s main event drew 326 players and had a first place prize of $104,310, while the $40K first place guaranteed event had 296 players and paid $52,100 to first. “We are expecting another large field for all of our events again this year,” said tournament director Robert Bloom.
Events this year consist of the $40,000 first place guaranteed event with a $500 + $50 buy-in, $10,000 first place guaranteed for $100 + $20 with unlimited re-buys for four rounds, $20,000 first place guaranteed has a buy-in of $320 + $30, $10,000 first place guaranteed six-handed for $320 + $30, $10,000 guarantee limit Omaha at $320 + $30, partner’s tournament (also $320 + $30), and finally the main event with a buy-in of $1,000 + $80 and $100,000 guaranteed for first place.
All events are no-limit Hold’em except for the Omaha tournament and all allow re-entries except the re-buy and partner’s events.
One major change to the line-up has been the structure of the partner’s tournament. In the past the first two rounds were limit Hold’em and the rest was no-limit. This year it is all no-limit.
Each player on the two-person team will receive 4,000 in tournament chips. If the first player goes bust in Round 1 they will be out for the rest of the round. When the next round begins the second player on the team will sit down with 4,000 in tournament chips and continue to play. If the first player doesn’t go bust the second player gets to add 4,000 in tournament chips to their team’s stack.
“Most tournament players love no-limit and we hope this new format will bring in more teams,” added Bloom.