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The Oklahoma State Championship Event at Cherokee Facility

The Oklahoma State Championship of Poker Event will again take place on February 13th, 2008 to February 26th, 2008. The tournament attracts the best poker players from all over Midwest, which will compete for the nine state championship events at stake including the championship title of the tournament.

Title winners will also compete for a $25,000 slot at the WPT World Championship in Las Vegas in April 2008. David Stewart, the Chief Executive of the Cherokee Nation Enterprises, the operator of the Cherokee Casinos said that the tournament is the one of the largest poker events that they have hosted for the year and they are proud to feature a bigger tournament for 2008.

Some of the well-known players that have participated in the event are Scotty Nguyen, Berry Johnston, Brant Hale, Tina Bergstrom, Ben Lamb and Noah Nodine. Harold Kirkpatrick won the event last year, taking home more than $124,000.

The tournament will feature games like No Limit Texas Holdem Poker, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seniors No Limit, Pot Limit, and Ladies No Limit. Aside from these poker events, the tournament will also feature H.O.R.S.E State Championship and the Triple Draw Lowball State Championship. The Championship title event buy-ins is at $340.

The Oklahoma State Championship Main Event will start at 1:00 p.m. on February 24th, 2007 with an estimated cash pool of more than $350,000. The buy-in cost for this event is $3,150. The champions of each event, the Pot Limit Omaha event and the main event have the chance to participate in a WPT World Championship Satellite event on February 26th, 2008 starting at 6:00 p.m.

The champion of this event will receive a $25,000 slot at the world poker tour World Championship in April 2008 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The poker tournament will start on February 14th, 2008 with one of the resorts Jack and Jill tournaments.


12/31/2007, Monday
Matthew Dorst

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