The 2017 WSOP Sydney International Circuit Event begins on the 28th of November. The last year’s edition of the event had witnessed some of the largest tournament fields ever and also the biggest prize pools.
To keep the room from overflowing, the organizers have put a cap on the opening event which had whopping 1,200 runners, although the room size has been increased to accommodate more players as they come in. George Psarras, the winner of last year’s opening event, took home AUD$90,000. This year, the event boasts AUD$500,000 prize money for the winner of the first WSOP ring of the season.
The fun does not stop here at 2017 WSOP Sydney International Circuit Event. There is $5k Challenge with a prize of $1,000,000 and the Main Event that has a whopping $2,000,000 guaranteed prize. The excitement can only get bigger. For the second year straight, the WSOP Sydney International Circuit Event will be held in the Star Poker Room. There will be 14 rings on offer over a span of 21 days of poker action.
The format of the event has a few changes this time around. The Main Event of the circuit will have opening flights held over two weeks with players having a chance to kick start their campaign on December 8, December 9, December 14 and December 15. This gives a chance to those with mid-week work commitments to have a go at the Main Event.
Joel Dodds, the winner of Main Event in 2016, will return to defend his crown. Last year, Dodds had survived the 1,097-strong field to take home a massive fortune of AUD$360,364.
The winner of the Main Event wins entry to the WSOP Global Casino Championship 2017, an opportunity to compete against best players from all around the world having a shot at the world title.