The Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be hosting a "Beat the Pros" tournament from January 19-22, it has been announced. The tournament series will boast three nights of tournaments along with a special $15,000 Freeroll No-Limit Hold'em final event beginning at 12 p.m. (PST) on Sunday, January 22.
The "Beat the Pros" tournament series will consist of low buy-in No-Limit Hold'em events, with each of the first three tournaments boasting added money prize pools. Players can chose to enter a $60 + $10 (no re-buy) No-Limit Hold'em event with an added $1,000 prize pool on Thursday, January 19; a $60 + $10 (one $50 re-buy) No-Limit Hold'em event with an added $1,000 prize pool on Friday, January 20; and a $100 + 20 ($100 re-buy) No-Limit Hold'em event with an added $1,500 prize pool on Saturday, January 21.
Players can qualify to compete in the $15,000 Freeroll No-Limit Hold'em main event in two ways: either by playing in all of the schedule events or by eliminating one of the tagged players and collecting a bounty.
Poker pros scheduled to compete in the series include World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion John Vorhaus, poker writers Debbie Burkhead and George Epstein, and Aussie Millions champion Peter Costa, among others.