A $580 World Series of Poker Circuit Event (WSOPC) at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas will be a hub for several CardsChat regular forum members next Saturday, November 15, as these as well as new members chosen from the live poker community will be participating in a last longer competition.
The participants will be playing against each other next Saturday, and players will have CardsChat pay a portion of the buy-in for each of the thirteen team members, with the winner receiving a cash prize of a $500.
Roster of Participants
For casual visitors and die-hard regulars alike, the list of participants in the last longer is an exciting one to see. The following are all confirmed to be participating at the WSOPC event at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on November 15:
1. Debi O’Neill (dakota-xx)
2. Kristin Ting (Tingaling)
3. Rex Clinkscales (RexClinkscales)
4. Ryan Laplante (Protential)
5. Kristalina Steininger (kristalina)
6. Annie LePage (Lalepage)
7. Joshua Domsky (TheKidd103)
8. Ruth Hall (Halltxholdem)
9. Ben Yu (BenYuPoker)
10. Shannon Vezina (sthecannon)
11. Elbert Pruitt (rifflemao)
12. Erick Wright (ErickWright)
13. Brittany Barrera (madsquirrel)
14. Mordecai Tapia (mordecoke)
Of the roster of thirteen, five are returning members from the CardsChat Summer Event. That makes eight of these players brand new to the last longer team for this event. Some of these players boast impressive poker resumes.
For example, Rex Clinkscales regularly participates in WSOPC events and won the Colorado Poker Championship back in May. Ryan Laplante, a well-known grinder online in his own right, finished in fifth place in Event #39 at this summer’s World Series of Poker and took home $113,796 and is the 25th all-time money winner amongst players hailing from Minnesota. Ben Yu and Erick Wright have each won over $500,000 and $334,000 in their careers respectively.
Also in the field is Annie Lepage, who is well-known within Las Vegas poker player circles and became a fixture at the WSOP this summer as she started a healthy meal preparation service for pro poker players.
Finally, if the name Elbert Pruitt sounds familiar to you, it’s because he is one of our own reporters right here at CardsChat.
What’s a Last Longer Competition?
For tournament newbies, the concept of a “Last Longer Competition” might be something they’ve never heard of, but it’s actually quite simple. Essentially, it’s a side wager among a group of people all participating in the same tournament. The player that lasts the longest, or put another way, the last to be eliminated, wins the prize.
Typically, players pool together money before the event for the “Last Longer,” so there’s something other than the prize pool to play for. More often than not, the group are all friends, with the bragging rights being virtually as valuable as the cash won.
WSOPC Las Vegas Event Details
The World Series of Poker Circuit events are played across the country, and from Thursday November 13 all the way to Monday, November 24, the popular tour stop will be at the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
The first event is a $365 No-Limit Hold’em tournament that has a $250,000 guarantee and allows for unlimited re-entries. The event that the CardsChat crew will participate in is Event #2, which is a two-Day event. The $580 No-Limit Hold’em tournament boasts an impressive $100,000 guarantee.
The Main Event then kicks off on Friday, November 21 and is a $1,675 No-Limit Hold’em Single Re-Entry tournament that has a whopping $1 million guarantee.
For those who only want to participate on a modest scale, there are three $80 tournaments each day, played at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm PST with guarantees of a $1,500 prize pool each.
For a little more money, players can participate in the 7pm Nightly Deepstack, which is a tournament with a $130 buy-in and offers a $5,000 guarantee. That event will run nightly from November 15 through November 22.