By Raymond T. Akers
The 15th Anniversary Championship Tournament Series is coming to Turlock Poker Room & Casino June 6 to 16. The nine-event series includes seven Hold’em events (four of which have bounties) plus Omaha Hi/Lo and Mexican Poker.
Buy-ins range from $22 to $200, except for the Main Event which is $550 and runs June 13 to 16. There are three Day 1s (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) each beginning at 11 a.m. with Day 2 on Sunday, also at 11 a.m.
Satellites to the Main Event are running now on Fridays and Sundays. Each Friday at 5 p.m. the buy-in is $85 with $55 going to the prize pool and $20 for a bounty on each player. Starting stacks are 10,000 chips and levels are 20 minutes.
Unlimited re-entries are permitted through the first four levels. One seat to the Main Event will be awarded for every 10 entries.
Sunday satellites begin at 4:30 p.m. with a buy-in of $125. Players get 10,000 chips and play 20-minute levels. One in five will win a seat to the Main Event and unlimited re-entries are allowed until the start of level seven.
Turbo satellites will also be available before the start of each Day 1 of the Main Event. Beginning at 9 a.m. on June 13, 14, and 15 the buy-in is $125 with a Main Event seat awarded for every five entries. Unlimited re-entries are available until the start of level seven. Players receive 10,000 chips and play 10-minute levels.
A quick rundown of the other eight events of the series:
Event 1: No-limit Hold’em Bounty. June 6, 4 p.m. $125 buy-in, $25 bounty, 10,000 chips, 20-minute levels
Event 2: No-limit Hold’em Big Blind Ante. June 7, 1 p.m. $130, 15,000 chips, 30-minute levels
Event 3: No-limit Hold’em Six Handed. June 8, 11 a.m. $170 buy-in, 15,000 chips, 30-minute levels
Event 4: No-limit Hold’em Bounty. June 9, 11 a.m. $150 buy-in, $25 bounty, 10,000 chips, 20-minute levels
Event 5: No-limit Hold’em All-in or Fold Bounty. June 10, 4 p.m. $40 buy-in, $10 bounty, 10,000 chips, 20-minute levels
Event 6: No-limit Hold’em 50/50 Bounty. June 11, 4 p.m. $115 buy-in, $50 bounty, 10,000 chips, 20-minute levels
Event 7: Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Split. June 12, 1 p.m. $125 buy-in, 12,000 chips, 20-minute levels
Event 8: No-limit Mexican Poker. June 12, 5 p.m. $230 buy-in, 10,000 chips, 20-minute levels