WSOP Circuit May Return to Deerfoot in Calgary in Next Season


WSOP Circuit May Return to Deerfoot in Calgary in Next Season

The World Series of Poker Circuit is on hold during June and July, but it will kick off again later in the year. An announcement about next month’s tour stop at Deerfoot Casino isn’t likely before then!

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When the World Series of Poker Circuit sent its team to Deerfoot’s poker room, they were ready. The staff anticipated good crowds and even cancelled another event so that players could watch something else instead!

And the biggest event of them all was won by a Russian player who took home more than $2M!

  • $400 Double Stack (Event 1) = 376 entries, $124,170 prize pool, Adam Balis (AB) won $25,835
  • $400 4-Flights (Event 2) = 1108 entries, $365,640 prize pool, Peter Griffin (AB) won $59,822
  • $400 Black Chip Bounty (Event 3) = 540 entries, $124,200 prize pool, Dung Nguyen (ON) won $23,476
  • $250 Seniors (Event 4) = 461 entries, $92,200 prize pool, David Labchuk (AB) won $18,149
  • $600 PLO (Event 5) = 246 entries, $126,690 prize pool, Pei Li (AB) won $28,814
  • $250 Double Stack (Event 6) = 542 entries, $108,400 prize pool, Jonathan Woof (AB) won $20,439
  • $400 6-Max (Event 7) = 337 entries, $111,210 prize pool, Zhi Jiang (AB) won $24,491
  • $400 Monster Stack (Event 8) = 943 entries, $311,225 prize pool, Cole Harmon (BC) won $52,474
  • $1,700 Main Event (Event 9) = 1179 entries, $1,786,185 prize pool, Cody McKay (AB) won $294,389
  • $400 PLO Bounty (Event 10) = 208 entries, $47,840 prize pool, Marc Chanthamynavong (QC) won $11,337
  • $400 NLHE/PLO 8-Max (Event 11) = 281 entries, $92,730 prize pool, Wei Min Hou (BC) won $21,358
  • $300 Half Black Chip Bounty (Event 13) = 289 entries, $57,800 prize pool, Nicola Basile (ON) won $12,546

The show’s popularity is undeniable, with 6,510 total entries and a prize pool worth over 3 million dollars!

May WSOPC Calgary

They went out of their way to make me feel comfortable.

May WSOPC Calgary

When the World Series of Poker scheduled another tournament, they knew it would be popular. The event had an attendance record with 1 million people watching from home or in person!

  • $400 NLHE Double Stack (Event 1) = 315 entries, $103,963 prize pool, Ryan Smith (SK) won $22,656
  • $600 NLHE Mystery Bounty (Event 2) = 314 entries, $78,102 prize pool, Jerome Makonen (AB) won $18,342
  • $400 NLHE (Event 3) = 247 entries, $264,009 prize pool, Randy Krushelniski (AB) won $44,758
  • $600 PLO (Event 4) = 128 entries; $65,894 prize pool, Jarrod Leppard (AB) won $17,816
  • $300 NLHE Ladies (Event 5) = 96 entries, $23,986 prize pool, Kathy Sawers (QC) won $7,034
  • $300 NLHE Seniors (Event 6) = 338 entries, $84,440 prize pool, Louis Baley (ON) won $18,105
  • $400 PLO Bounty (Event 7) = 249 entries, $57,281 prize pool, Ryan Smith (SK) won $12,941
  • $1K NLHE (Event 8) = 231 entries, $202,027 prize pool, Kathy Sawers (QC) won $47,813
  • $250 NLHE Double Stack (Event 9) = 338 entries, $84,440 prize pool, Frank Shi (AB) won $17,470
  • $400 NLHE Monster Stack (Event 10) = 805 entries, $208,666 prize pool, Sean Anderson (ON) won $46,163
  • $1K NLHE Turbo (Event 11) = 138 entries, $120,691 prize pool, Talal Shush (AB) won $31,971
  • $1,700 NLHE Main Event (Event 12) = 905 entries, $1,371,163 prize pool, Robert Limpert (AB) won $241,737
  • $400 NLHE Black Chip County (Event 13) = 416 entries, $95,922 prize pool, Allan Alejandro (MB) won $19,428

This year’s Deerfoot WSOPC series was not as popular with viewers, who only watched 4 thousand people enter and compute for $2 million in prizes.

The WSOP Circuit has not been included in this season’s events, but Deerfoot will likely request its return. We’ll wait until next month to find out for sure!