Pacific Poker Shootout set for Aug. 31

Tuan Lam
Canada's own Tuan Lam at the 2007 WSOP.

Taking place at Canada's Cascades Casino in Langley, British Columbia, the event is sponsored by the BC Lottery Corporation and is going to be one of the biggest Canadian tournaments with an estimated prize pool of over $600,000.

The series will be comprised of two events. The first event, which takes place on Aug. 31, is a $300+$30 buy-in tournament with a max of 350 entrants. First place is an estimated $26,250. The second tournament will be a two-day event running Sept. 1-2 . The event will require a buy-in of $1,000+$100 and have a max of 500 entrants.

Both events will be No-Limit Hold'em in the shootout format. The top two finishers at each table will qualify for the second round and then the top five finishers at each table of the second round are in the money. Finally if you win your table in round two you qualify for the final table. It will take three rounds to decide a champion.

Last year it was North Vancouver resident Stuart Bagri who was the last man standing in the first Pacific Poker Shootout . Bagri outlasted 350 other players and won the top prize of $51,000.

For those who don't want to pay the full buy-in but still want a shot at the Pacific Poker Shootout, satellites will be available at a number of Canadian casinos including:

  • Cascades Casino
  • River Rock Casino Resort
  • Edgewater Casino
  • Treasure Cove Casino
  • Lake City Casino Penticton
  • Casino of the Rockies

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