Poker Hands Across the America

This week brings a slew of live poker tournament events throughout the United States, including a variety of unique, lower buy-in events, and some big name tour stops.

The big stops include the big two: the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour. While the WSOP makes a Circuit stop in Pennsylvania’s Harrah’s Chester casino (near Philadelphia), the WPT will be hosting its tour’s stop at the WPT Jacksonville in Florida. The WPT event features the largest main event buy-in at $5,000. By comparison, the WSOP Circuit main event has a relatively modest $1600 buy-in.

If that $1600 buy-in is too high for you, but you find yourself in the Philadelphia area, the PARX casino will be hosting its Spring Showdown, featuring a $1600 main event and lesser events with buy-ins as low as $175.

Meanwhile, if you are looking for some of the rarer versions of tournament poker, your best bet is the 2012 Grand Challenge Tournament Series at the MGM Grand in Nevada, featuring a Chinese poker tournament, HORSE and other non-No Limit Hold’em games (along with some No Limit Holdem tournaments). In California, the Liz Flynt Spring Poker Classic and the 2012 National Championship of Poker will be going nearly head-to-head. In Oklahoma, the town of Durant will host the 2012 Chad Brown Poker Challenge while Tulsa hosts the 2012 Mid-South Classic.

That’s a whole lot of poker.

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