Having attracted a massive 1,001 entries on its Queensland debut last year, the WSOP Circuit Gold Coast series kicks off at The Star Gold Coast next Thursday with a revamped and expanded 15-event schedule.
While a total of 12 WSOP Circuit rings will be on offer across 13 days of action, Star Poker had this year added in an additional three trophy events, offering players the opportunity to play for silverware at lower price points than in the ring events.
These trophy events include a $565 Freezeout starting next Thursday 23 November, a $500 No Limit Hold’em Turbo One Day Event on Friday 24 November and a $450 Single Re-entry event on Friday 1 December.
Kicking off the WSOP Circuit ring events next Thursday with the first of two flights will be the $1,150 Opening Event, to be followed by the $1,500 8-Max Action Clock from Saturday 25 November and the $5k High Roller from Sunday 26 November.
Other highlights include a $10k Super High Roller from Monday 4 December and the always popular Mystery Bounty from Tuesday 28 November.
The WSOP Circuit Gold Coast Main Event itself starts on Wednesday 29 November with the first of four Day 1 flights and an increased $3,000 buy-in – up from $2,500 in 2022. The team at Star Poker told PMA they are expecting this adjustment to help build a bigger prize pool in 2023, meaning this year’s champion could be eyeing a first-place prize well in excess of $300,000. Last year’s champion, China’s Po Hu, took home $310,000 after agreeing an ICM deal with eventual runner-up Adam Cusenza and countryman Jessy Song.
PokerMedia Australia will be on site for the duration of the Main Event to provide full live reporting plus extensive social media coverage including player interviews.
The full WSOP Circuit Gold Coast schedule can be found here.