According to an announcement made by WSOP, it has brought the Circuit event back to Lincoln. The main event is scheduled to start on January 12 and end on January 23, 2023. The 11-day event will feature 13 ring events during the session. Prize money of $1 million has been guaranteed, with a slight chance that it may go overboard based on how many participants register for the event.
Thunder Valley Casino Resort will host all 13 ring events for the said time window.
It will kick start with Seniors Event, sporting a buy-in of $400. The starting point is 9 a.m. on the first day. Several hold’em events then follow the timeline with only a break on January 16, 2023, when $600 Omaha 8 opens the doors for participants.
The Seniors Event sees four flights of The Opener take charge starting the same day, which is January 12, 2023. There is a guaranteed prize of $250,000 waiting to be awarded to the winners. The buy-in stands at $400, while each flight takes off on a different schedule. Flight A will happen on January 12, 2023, at 3 p.m., while Flight B will happen on January 13, 2023, at 10 a.m. The remainder of the time will be filled by Flight C, as Flight D takes over on the next day at 10 a.m.
Two more hold’em events are on the line. Event #3 comes with a buy-in of $600 and is titled No Limit Hold’em. It will happen on January 15, 2023, at 12 p.m. The one with a lower buy-in happens the next day in the opening session.
Omaha 8 has been split into two different sessions. The first session will happen on January 16, 2023, at 3 p.m., and the following session will happen the next day at 12 p.m.
Event #6 falls on January 17, 2023, for a $400 buy-in. It will be an eight-handed NLH event followed by a $600 H.O.R.S.E. on the same day in the next session. A detailed list of the events is available on the official WSOP website.
It further shares that any official winner from the tournament will automatically qualify for the Tournament of Champions, an invite-only tournament that will be held during the 2023 World Series of Poker tournament. It will be hosted by Las Vegas. The $1 million freeroll event will also welcome the online bracelet winners of the 2022/23 competition.
Rob Grossgauser will sit at the WSOP Circuit in Lincoln as the reigning champion, having won the previous edition. He has a title to defend and a chance of making it to an invite-only tournament. There is a chance that he will make it to the final table, but if there is anything to learn from this tournament, it is that winners can emerge from nowhere with a good hand.