World Series of Poker Circuit Event sees dramatic rise in attenda

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 26, 2009 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

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Bucking the trend of dwindling turnouts at major poker tournaments around the country, The WSOP Circuit Event at the Horseshoe Casino in Chicago managed a huge increase in attendance. Last year’s tournament drew a modest 165 players while this year’s edition saw 248 players take to the felt.

Perhaps a harbinger for the strong turnout for the Championship Event was the 1,412 entrants for the $345 tournament that kicked off the series.

In the end it was Dan Livingston of nearby Oak Park Illinois who took home the crown.  Livingston, a low to middle stakes player, happened to be chosen in one of the Casino’s daily giveaways: The Horseshoe Casino randomly selected up to four tables each day, and the player drawing the highest card was awarded a seat into the $5,000 buy-in event.

The $291,000 in prize money eclipsed Livingston’s previous high of $4,000.

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