Commerce Casino plans California State Poker Championship for September

The California State Poker Championship tournaments are set to begin Sept. 5 at the Commerce Casino, home of the world's largest poker room, leading up to the grand finale No-Limit Hold'em Championship that starts Sept. 23. The championship event has paid out more than $300,000 for the winner the last two years.

According to the Commerce Casino, the California State Poker Championship draws "the best of the West." Last year Tony Ma won the event and took home a little more than $384,000. In 2004 Ben Affleck won the championship, which was his first major poker win, and the $356,400 top prize.

First place prize is expected to reach more than $300,000 again this year for the $2,500 buy-in event. The events leading up to the grand finale all have low buy-ins of between $330 and $540, and they're all either Limit or No-Limit Texas Hold'em tournaments.

The event schedule is as follows:

  • Sept. 5: No-Limit Hold'em, $330 buy-in
  • Sept. 6: Limit Hold'em, $330 buy-in
  • Sept. 7: No-Limit Hold'em, $330 buy-in
  • Sept. 8: No-Limit Hold'em, $330 buy-in with re-buys, $250,000 guaranteed
  • Sept. 9: Limit Hold'em, $540 buy-in
  • Sept. 10: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em, $330 buy-in
  • Sept. 11: No-Limit Hold'em Shootout, $330 buy-in
  • Sept. 12: No-Limit Hold'em, $540 buy-in with re-buys
  • Sept. 13: Turbo No-Limit Hold'em (six-handed), $330 buy-in
  • Sept. 14: Limit Hold'em, $330 buy-in
  • Sept. 15: No-Limit Hold'em, $330 buy-in
  • Sept. 16: No-Limit Hold'em, $330 buy-in
  • Sept. 17: No-Limit Hold'em Shootout, $540 buy-in
  • Sept. 18: No-Limit Hold'em, $540 buy-in
  • Sept. 19: No-Limit Hold'em, $330 buy-in
  • Sept. 20: Limit Hold'em, $540 buy-in
  • Sept. 21: No-Limit Hold'em Shootout, $540 buy-in
  • Sept. 22: Super Satellite Day, 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., $220 buy-in
  • Sept. 23: No-Limit Hold'em Championship, $2,580 buy-in
  • Sept. 24: Championship Final Table

For more information, please visit the www.commercecasino.com.

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