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.