WSOP Circuit Begins Its Densely Packed 2023 Circuit Schedule in Choctaw

The calendar for the World Series of Poker Circuit Series in the first five months of 2023 is packed. The lead-up to the 2023 WSOP in Las Vegas will be quick, furious, and hectic, with 14 different live series and a handful of online tournaments.

Everything begins this week in Oklahoma
This week marks the return of the WSOP to Choctaw Casino in Oklahoma for its first Circuit series of 2023.

Beginning on Wednesday with a $300 no-limit hold’em Monster stack with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool, the series will include a total of 16 tournaments through January 17.

The $1,700 Main Event begins the following Thursday. It includes a guaranteed prize fund of $1.5 million and three beginning flights on January 12, 13, and 14. In January of last year, Quan Tran won $338k in a $1,700 Main Event with 1,411 participants. When he placed second in the Main Event of the July WSOP Circuit event in Choctaw, the Dallas native came close to winning his second ring.

“The Gargantuan” is a $300K guaranteed $500 buy-in event with two starting flights on consecutive days: Thursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6. Players seeking value will want to participate in “The Gargantuan,” which has two starting flights on consecutive days: Thursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6. Similar to the majority of WSOP Circuit events, re-entries are permitted until the conclusion of level 12.

The first of two flights for “The Twilight,” a $100K guaranteed $300 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament, begins at 6 p.m. on Friday. The second flight departs the next evening as well.

On January 17, a second senior’s competition (the first begins on January 9) concludes the series.

Other series highlights include a $400 two-flight tournament named “the Classic” with a guaranteed prize fund of $100,000. Its first two flights occur on 10 and 11 January.

Saturday, January 8 at 10 a.m., the $130 women’s event starts. It is the earliest time the series has ever begun (most tourneys begin at noon).

All victors will get a WSOP ring and an invitation into the $1 million freeroll Tournament of Champions, which will conclude the WSOP in Las Vegas this summer. The whole schedule may be viewed here.

Full capacity till May
From then, the WSOP Circuit spreads like wildfire, beginning with many of its regular destinations such as Thunder Valley Casino in Northern California (January 12–23), Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi (January 19–30), and Isle of Capri in Florida (January 26–31). (Feb. 2-13).

From February 9-20, the newly renamed Horseshoe Las Vegas will host its inaugural WSOP tournament. From March 16-27, the sole stop in the northeast will be at the Turning Stone Casino in upstate New York. The last Circuit series of the 2022-23 season will take place from May 11-22 at Caesars Indiana, a “heritage stop” according to the WSOP.

During the 2022-23 season, twelve Circuit series have already been completed. The season spans from July through May, with the big momma WSOP in Las Vegas and the Tournament of Champions serving as bookends.

A monthly series at
Those who reside in or near New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Michigan will have several opportunities to win a ring online from the comfort of their homes.

The inaugural online Circuit tournaments began on on January 6. With buy-ins beginning at $109, it provides participants with twelve opportunities (in each of the three cities) to win the ring and admission into the TCO.


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