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World Series of Poker event to return to Harveys Lake Tahoe

Chris "Jesus" Ferguson is among the past winners at the World Series of Poker Harveys Lake Tahoe Circuit Event.

One of the most prestigious poker brands in the world returns to Lake Tahoe's South Shore at the end of this month.

The annual World Series of Poker Circuit Event at Harveys Lake Tahoe begins Thursday, Oct. 30 and includes nearly 20 poker tournaments in 12 days. The event's $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event begins at 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7.

The circuit events allow players to participate in tournaments similar to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas at a lower cost.

"WSOP Circuit Events are designed to give the recreational and amateur player an opportunity to participate in the WSOP experience at a more affordable price point and with less of a time commitment than the traditional WSOP in Las Vegas," according to a press release from the World Series of Poker.

The Lake Tahoe event is among 22 circuit events held around the country each year. The events culminate with a $1 million national championship in May.

"The winner of each stop's Main Event gains automatic entry into the season-ending WSOP National Championship, as does each stop's Casino Champion – the person who accumulates the most points throughout the 12 official events at a stop," according to the release. "Two players at each stop earn automatic entries into the season-ending championship, with the remaining players being made up of at large qualifiers whom have accumulated the most points throughout the Circuit season."

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The Lake Tahoe event was among the first five circuit events started by the World Series of Poker in 2004/2005.

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If you go

What: 2014/2015 World Series of Poker Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe

When: Thursday Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 9

Where: Harveys Lake Tahoe

Tickets: Prices start at $250 to enter, free to spectate

Info: http://www.wsop.com

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