World Series of Poker will venture into Eastern Europe for the first time with a World Series of Poker Circuit event held in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) continue to wave their flag in more countries than ever before with news of an impending trip to Tbilisi, Georgia.
It will be the first time the WSOP brand has been seen live in Eastern Europe. Online gambling giant Adjarabet will host the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) event. The action will take place in the Tbilisi Sports Palace, the largest indoor sports arena in the country, March 3 – 9, 2016.
The organisers are planning a 19-event schedule. All eyes will be on the ‘7 Rings in 7 Day’ part of that program. The two main entrees will be the $300,000 guaranteed $1,100 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) Main Event, held March 6 – 9, and the $100,000 guaranteed $330 buy-in Adjarabet Championship March 4 – 6. The organisers will be guaranteeing $700,000 in prize money spread out over the seven days.
The organisers are not releasing the schedule until Dec 1. However, they have confirmed that there will be buy-ins for all bankrolls, ranging from $25 to $2,200. The winner of the Main Event and the Player of the Series will each win a seat into the $1m guaranteed WSOP Global Casino Championships where they get a shot of appearing on ESPN. Loni Harwood is the reigning champion of that event. She picked up $341,599 after defeating 122 entrants this summer.
The 2015/16 season is the first season that the WSOPC has spread its wings and left the comfort of US soil. The Casino De Campione in Italy and King’s Casino in the Czech Republic have already held highly successful events.
Online sensation Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates has spearheaded Adjarabet campaigns before, and he has confirmed that he will be competing at the event. Former WSOP Main Event champion, Peter Eastgate, will also compete.
“I haven’t played much poker recently but after paying a visit this year I cannot wait to return.” Said Eastgate. “Poker in Georgia really feels like 2006 in the US or Europe; there is such a buzz.”
Online satellites are available at Adjarabet.