Florida Is Set to Host the Bar Poker Open World Championship

The Palm Beach Kennel Club is preparing to host the Bar Poker Open (PBO) Florida edition between November 16 and 20. It will be a $365 buy-in invite-only World BPO Championship with a regional estimated $150,000 prize pool and a $50,000 first-place prize.

The Championship’s organizers predict that it will attract more than 3,000 players from over 30 leagues. They will offer prizes worth $1 million.

What Is the BPO World Championship’s Schedule?

  • November 16: $250 Buy-In $100,000 Florida Special Day 1A at 11:00 a.m. and a $250 Buy-In $100,000 Florida Special Day 1B at 4:00 p.m.
  • November 17: $250 Buy-In $100,000 Florida Special Day 1C at 11:00 a.m., $250 Buy-In $100,000 Florida Special Day 1D at 4:00 p.m., and $180 Buy-In Friday Night Deep Stack at 7:00 p.m.
  • November 18: $365 Buy-In Florida World BPO Championship Day 1A at 11:00 a.m., $100,000 Florida Special Day 2 at 2:00 p.m. and $160 Buy-In Progressive Bounty at 5:00 p.m.
  • November 19: $365 Buy-in Florida World BPO Championship Day 1B at 11:00 a.m., $125 Buy-In Pot Limit Omaha at 2:00 p.m. and $150 Buy-In CSOP Celebrity Charity Tournament at 5:00 p.m.
  • November 20: Florida World BPO Championship Day 2 at 11:00 a.m., $180 Buy-In DeepStack Finale at noon, and $125 Buy-In Grand Finale Survivor at 5:00 p.m.

The $100,000 Florida Special’s Day 1A will kick off the Championship on November 16 at 11:00 a.m. Any player can sign up and try their luck on the felt. However, the tournament has at least a $100,000 guarantee and a $250 buy-in.

The $50,000 Guaranteed Top Prize

Phil Hoff is the previous Florida BPO winner. Most entrants are hoping to win the $365 Buy-In BPO World Championship. Unfortunately, individuals who qualified this year at local bars and were amongst the top three, or have sufficient points in various BPO-sanctioned games can compete in the tournament.

The dealer will issue each Day 1A player 25,000 chips before it starts at 11:00 a.m. Then, they will play in 30-minute levels. Still, a player can make one re-entry before the late registration deadline lapses.

The leading 10 percent of the field will proceed to Day 2 having a min-cash. Day 1B will be November 19 and it will begin at 11:00 a.m. Besides, it will have the same format and schedule.

Even so, Day 1A participants can compete in Day 1B. The poker room will forfeit the smallest stack once players advance to Day 2 twice and award them $1,000. The Championship’s organizers will start a televised final table on November 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Anyone can compete at the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) side events including a €150 buy-in CSOP Celebrity Charity, a $160 buy-in Progressive knockout, a $125 Pot Limit Omaha event, and a $180 buy-in Deep Stack.


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