The Canadian Poker Championships in Calgary kicked off what is a great start to the Canadian Poker tournament scene in the latter half of 2010. The BC Poker Championship (BCPC) has announced its 2010 schedule for their annual tournament held at the beautiful River Rock Casino in Richmond B.C.
Although there are only a few events at the BCPC, they always bring in an elite field of poker players to the events and offer large prize pools. Daniel Negreanu is a past winner of the $2,500 buy-in main event and he is not the only top name Canadian pro that has made their presence at this championship. Past events have seen Brad Booth, Gavin Smith and Isabelle Mercier represent the Maple Leaf very well in prior years.
Overall, there are three events in this year’s BCPC starting on November 19. That day is Day 1A of a $500 buy in No Limit Hold’em event that has an estimated prize pool of $154,000. There is also a Day 1B the following day before the remaining players unite for the final day on November 21. With only 250 players plus alternates allowed to enter each opening day, it is crucial to register early if you are looking to play in this event.
November 22 sees the $1,000 buy in, 2 day, No Limit Hold’em event kick off with $500,000 estimated for the prize pool and 500 players plus alternates allowed.
Finally, the main event kicks off on November 25, and is a 4 day, No Limit Hold’em event that is allowing 750 players plus alternates. It is a $2,500 entry fee (plus registration) and it is the one that most Canadians thrive to capture.
With super satellites already started for entry fees, and single table satellites set to start on October 1st, if you are in the area and looking to perhaps qualify for one of these events these satellite tournaments are a great way to earn a spot to ensure your place in the November events.
With quotes like “I would say this has been the best $2,500 buy-in even structure I’ve ever played” from Negreanu after his 2008 victory, the River Rock and the BCPC has gained a great reputation for providing a quality tournament format and top notch service, with the beautiful coast and Vancouver as a backdrop. The BCPC should be a tournament that every Canadian poker player should experience and aim at claiming.
See you there in November!