WSOPC Hammond Shatters Records

Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

The Horseshoe Hammond stop of the World Series of Poker Circuit is officially the biggest main event in tour history.

The $1,500 buy-in event, which began earlier today, drew a record-setting 872 players creating a prize pool of $1.2 million.

Jason Mercier, Sorel Mizzi, Matt Stout and Tom Marchese are among the well-known poker players to have bought into the tournament.

The eventual winner will take down $242k. It’s the biggest prize pool for a circuit event in over two years.

To say this year’s WSOPC stop in Chicago has been a success would be an understatement. Last week the first preliminary event of the stop attracted 1,611 players, which was also a new record for the WSOPC.

This summer Harrah’s announced it was revamping the WSOPC schedule by giving it national television coverage, a season-long points system and lowering the buy-in for most main events.

The WSOPC will accomplish another first in Chicago on Monday as the inaugural $10,000 Regional Championship event is set to kick off at 12 p.m.

The tournament will be televised and the final nine players will receive a seat in the $1 million WSOPC National Championship.

There are still 11 stops left in the 2010-11 season of the WSOPC and you can check them out at the official WSOP website.

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