Gold Rush at Lucky Chances

By Raymond T. Akers

Lucky Chances Casino in Colma will hold their 20th Annual Gold Rush series Nov. 9 to 19. The three events comprising the series are all no-limit Hold’em, with $170,000 in first place guarantees.

Event #1 starts Friday, Nov. 9 with Day 1A, followed by Days 1B and 1C on Saturday and Sunday. All three begin at 9:30 a.m. The buy-in is $600 for this $50,000 first place guarantee tournament and starting stacks are 15,000.

An additional 5,000 chips can be acquired for a $30 staff appreciation and re-entries are allowed. This option is in effect for all three events.

Each Day 1 will see 12 percent of the field advance to Day 2 and they will be in the money.  Players who qualify for Day 2 on Day 1A may enter again on Day 1B and/or 1C, and those from Day 1B may enter again on Day 1C. If they qualify again, their smaller stack will be removed for the minimum cash payout.

Play begins at noon on Day 2 (Monday, Nov. 12). Seats will be re-drawn with 27 players remaining and again when the field gets down to 10.

Event #2 is a single-day turbo event for $350 (with re-entries) and has a $20,000 first place guarantee. Starting stacks are 15,000 and levels are 20 minutes. Play begins at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. they will hold $130 satellites for the Main Event.

Friday, Nov. 16 is Day 1A of the $100,000 first place guarantee Main Event, with Days 1B and 1C on the following days. Each day begins at 9:30 a.m. The buy-in is $1,080 and starting stacks are 20,000. Re-entries are permitted

Qualifications for Day 2, held Monday, Nov. 19 at noon, are the same as they were for Event #1, with 12 percent of the field moving forward, and players who qualify will have the option to enter again on the following Day 1s to play for a bigger stack. Seating redraws once again occur with 27 and 10 players remaining.

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