Day 1A: Cards in the Air

The Capital Region Classic is back at Rivers Casino and Resort. The first ever Capital Region Classic took place here in May and drew a massive field of 1,095 entries more than doubling the $100,000 guarantee in the process. When the dust settled Rob Saladin was the last man standing and took home $46,034 and the inaugural CRC trophy.

If the last event was any indication of what’s to come we should be in for another massive tournament field and prize pool. Day 1 buy in players will receive 25,000 in tournament chips for their $260 entry fee. This is an unlimited re-entry event and players can enter or re-enter until the start of level 15.

Players will also have the option to enter on Day 2 for $1,100 and will receive 100,000 in tournament chips. All late entries and re-entries will receive a full chip stack and any player that finishes more than one Day 1 flight will only be entitled to take the largest stack forward to Day 2.

Day 1 levels 1-12 will be 30 minutes each and Day levels 13+ will be 40 minutes. Any Day 1 flight ends immediately if 12% of the field is reached. Breaks of 10 minutes will be after levels 3,6,9,14,17,20,25,28,31,34 and 37. Dinner Break of 60 minutes will be on Day 2 after level 22. Redraws will occur prior to the start of Day 2 and when 27 and 10 players remain.

The cards are now in the air for our first flight and the players are filing into the Event Center. We will be bringing you all of the live action here on the Rivers Poker Blog throughout the event so stay tuned in for all of the live tournament updates.