This Week in Tournaments: The PCA, Schedules and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 15, 2013 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

World-Series-of-Poker-July-2010-dealer-tables-300x200The PCA is winding down, the Aussie Millions reservations are being made, and in between it all there is a ton of other tournaments running right now! In addition to the events that are taking place around the globe I’ll also update you on the Estrellas Poker Tour, as the PokerStars-led European tour enters its second season in the coming days.

Estrellas Poker Tour schedule

Season 4 of the Estrellas Poker Tour (PokerStars Spanish minor leagues for the European Poker Tour) is about to kick-off with a stop in Madrid on January 21st, and when all is said and done the Estrellas Poker Tour will see a total of four tournaments played across Spain in 2013. Here is a look at the scheduling information from

Event Venue Buy-In Festival Dates Main Event dates Cap.
Madrid Gran Casino Madrid €1,000 + €100* January 21 – 27, 2013 January 23 – 27, 2013 800
Valencia Casino Valencia €1,000 + €100 April 1-7, 2013 April 3-7, 2013 500
Marbella Casino Marbella €1,000 + €100 June 10-16, 2013 June 12-16, 2013 700
Barcelona Casino Barcelona €1,000 + €100 August 28-September 1, 2013 August 28-September 1, 2013 1,000

WSOP Circuit Series at the Bike Main Event

The latest WSOPC Main Event just finished up at the Bicycle Casino in los Angeles, and with a field of 732 players the first place prize-money surpassed the $200k mark. Here is a look at the final table payouts from the WSOPC Bike Main Event:

1. Baptiste Chavaillaz – $216,275

2. Zhang Chen – $133,350

3. Eric Varela – $98,310

4. Jared Ingles – $73,270

5. Huicun Qiao – $55,340

6. Jesus Gastelum – $42,340

7. David Malka – $32,800

8. Nathan Bjerno – $25,370

9. Erik Roussakis – $20,430

Alex Masek the Phil Hellmuth of the WSOPC

During the WSOPC tournament series at the Bicycle Casino one player made a little history of his own, as Alex Masek became the all-time WSOPC leader in Circuit Series rings, picking up his 6th ring in $365 NLHE turbo tournament. Masek moved ahead of Mark “Pegasus” Smith and Kyle Cartwright for the all-time lead.

Casey Jarzabek off to a fast start in 2013

Less than a week after chopping up the PokerStars Super Tuesday tournament for a $70,000 score, Casey “BigDogPckt5s” Jarzabek was back at it, chopping up the Sunday Million for another $138,000. Jarzabek is one of the most prolific online tournament players in the game’s history and is a coach at the popular tournament training site,, where you can learn from Casey at or for the more casual player you can check out for the latest places to play free Texas Holdem games.


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