Well, September seems to be “Ladies’ Month,” with three ladies-only events in one month. I am not sure, but that may just be a record or it may be a sign of things to come. My pick for this month however takes place in Paris, France. The Autumn Tournament from September 15th to September 24th promises to be the major event of the month. I may be a little biased toward this tournament, as it was this event that produced my biggest tournament win ever, back in 1997. The service you can expect from the Aviation club is second to none in this industry.
If you intend making the trip, be sure to call the club ahead of time to receive recommendations on local hotels.
See you next month!
Mark’s September Tournament Preview
August 31st – September 3rd: Guaranteed Poker Challenge at Crystal Park Hotel and Casino, Los Angeles. Four events with a total guaranteed prize pool of $85,000. This event should attract very large fields due to these guarantees. Special room rates available for tournament players. There will be a special Labor Day BBQ Bash Dinner at 3:00 p.m. on September 4th.
August 31st – September 3rd: Poker Championship at Casino Bregenz at the Casino Austria, Bregenz, Austria. Four tournaments, all of which are TOC qualifiers. Stud, hold ’em and Omaha with two EPPA ranking events.
September 1st – September 3rd: Ladies Poker Dream Weekend at the Bicycle Casino, Los Angeles, CA. A special event arranged for the ladies. Free poker instruction available. Three events: two limit hold ’em and one 7-card stud. Buy-ins are $10 for the first event and $50 for the other two. Special prizes for the winners.
September 4th: Labor Day Poker Tournament and BBQ at the Oceans Eleven Casino, Oceanside, CA. This one-day event has a $20,000 guarantee. The game will be limit hold ’em with a $60 buy-in and $15 entry fee. There will be unlimited rebuys for 60 minutes and one optional add on. A nice low buy-in tournament with a healthy guarantee.
September 4th – September 9th: Days of Gold Tournament at the Reno Hilton in Reno NV. Two tournaments per day with buy-ins ranging from $120 to $330.
September 8th – September 17th: Heavenly Hold ’em Tournament at the Commerce Casino Los Angeles, CA. One for the hold ’em enthusiasts. 10 hold ’em tournaments, limit, pot limit and no limit events with buy-ins ranging from $120 to $220. There will be a $13,000 prize awarded to the best all-around player.
September 10th: Queen of Clubs at the Bicycle Keluaran Hk Casino, Los Angeles, CA. A special ladies-only event with an entry fee of just $8 that will include a gift. The Bicycle Casino is funding the prize pool of $3,500, plus there will be a trophy awarded to the winner.
September 13th – September 25th: National Championships of Poker at the Hollywood Park Casino, Los Angeles, CA. 13 events with a total guarantee of $205,000. Buy-ins range from $50 to $300 and special room rates are available to players. The guarantees should insure large fields for this one.
September 15th – September 24th: Autumn Tournament at the Aviation Club, Paris, France. Nine events culminating in a FF 10,000 ($1500) two-day no limit hold ’em championship event with unlimited rebuys for 120 minutes. Call card club for local hotel bookings.
September 16th: Mexican Independence Day at the Bicycle Club Casino, Los Angeles, CA. A one-day event in celebration of Mexican Independence day. $20 buy-in with a $5,000 guarantee. The game will be Mexican Poker.
September 21st: September 25th: Ladies State Championship at the Oceans Eleven Casino, Oceanside, CA. Five tournaments with lots of goodies included.
September 22nd: Gridiron Grind Tournament at the Pechanga Entertainment Centre, Temecula, CA. $15,000 guaranteed for this limit hold ’em tournament with a $60 buy-in.
September 26th – October 3rd: Tom McEvoy’s Poker Spectacular at Hollywood Park Casino, Los Angeles, CA. Eight events with guaranteed prize money ranging from $15000 to $40000.
September 26th – October 4th: Austrian Classic at the Concorde Card Casino in Vienna, Austria. Best all-around player award at the end of these 10 events.
September 28th – September 30th: German Omaha Championships at Spielbank Baden In Germany. Three-day pot limit Omaha event. DM 2000 buy-in. Maximum 72 entrants.
September 28th – September 29th: Hold ’em Double at the Grosvenor Casino in Southampton, England. Two small buy-in hold ’em events.