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Wichita Regional Poker Updates

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Poker players in the Wichita region are seeing substantial opportunities for action, especially for tournament players. Within a few hours driving distance players can find a new and a couple annual tournament series to take advantage of.

Running through March 2 at the Hard Rock Casino - Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the Oklahoma Championship of Poker (aka the annual Oklahoma State Poker Championships). It features a $1,090 buy-in no-limit hold'em main event beginning Feb. 28. So far in preliminary events Shawn Ross, Independence (KS), cashed in Event #11 for $317; Matt Hilario, Arkansas City (KS), cashed in Event #8 for $701 as part of a 3-way chop; and Timothy Nimitz, Caldwell (KS), won Event #6, $150 buy-in 6-handed NLH, for $3,347.

The RunGoodGear.com Poker Tournament Series begins Wednesday, March 5, at Downstream Casino, Quapaw, Oklahoma. It features a RGG pro bounty tournament, a pair of satellite training sessions taught by RGG professional and media personality Bernard Lee, and a $675 buy-in NLH main event. The main event sports a $100k guaranteed prize pool and the winner will also receive a seat into the 2014 World Series of Poker's $10k main event. The series concludes Sunday, March 9. Look for me at the series as I expect to be there for the duration.

The Ozark Poker Championships start soon as well. Hosted by Cherokee Casino - West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma runs March 7 - 16. It features a $550 NLH main event with a $50k guaranteed prize pool.

The Heartland Poker Tour also has a stop coming up in the near future. Ameristar Casino - Kansas City, Missouri, will be a first time host to the series April 24 - May 5.

On a more local note Kansas Star Casino recently increased its poker table count to 13 and offers tournaments five days a week. Kansas Star has also not named a poker room manager. Doug MacKay, the previous manager, has not been with the room for several weeks.

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