B.C. Poker Championships set for November

British Columbia's largest poker tournament is set to return for a third year at the River Rock Casino as the British Columbia Lottery Corporation presents the B.C. Poker Championships Nov. 18-25.

Last year's championship event, with its $2,500 buy-in, brought out a few pros to play. Brad Booth, a B.C. resident, was in attendance and his protégé Derrick Law made the final table, ending up with a second-place finish.

Johnny Chan also made the trip, and has already been back to B.C. since then to host his own tournament series at the River Rock.

Canadian pro Gavin Smith also showed up to play and managed to come in 27th during the main event. But it was David Ross White from Abbotsford, B.C., who maneuvered his way through the 784-person playing field to take home the top prize.

"This year's BC Poker Championships feature an action-packed week of Texas Hold'em events, an even bigger prize pool, plus a new ladies' only event," said Darryl Schiewe, BCLC's acting vice-president of casino gaming.

"British Columbia has become a magnet for North America's best poker players because of the caliber of our tournaments."

This year the total estimated prize pool is $3.6 million and the championship top prize could be about $612,500.

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • Nov. 18: Ladies' Only Event, $500 buy-in
  • Nov. 19: No-Limit Event, $1,000 buy-in
  • Nov. 20: Pot-Limit Event, $1,000 buy-in
  • Nov. 21: Super-Satellite Event, $180 buy-in
  • Nov. 22-25: No-Limit Main Event, $2,500 buy-in

Satellites into the events are currently running at participating casinos as well.

Players 19 and older can register for the tournaments by phone at 604-247-8983 or in person at the River Rock Casino.

For more information about the tournaments, visit BCLC.com.

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