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Studz Summer Splash: $100,000 Guaranteed Tournament

Tags: Calder News, guaranteed tournament, Players Poker Championship, poker tournament, PPC, Studz Poker Club | July 09, 2013

Studz Poker Club at Calder Casino & Race Course announced a partnership Tuesday with the Players Poker Championship (PPC Poker Tour) to host the “Studz Summer Splash,” a $100,000 guaranteed tournament at Studz Poker Club August 1-4.

"We’re excited to partner with the PPC and to host one of the largest events in our room’s history,” said Chris Trabue, Director of Poker for Studz Poker Club. “We hope to make this the first of many larger tournaments at Studz.”

The PPC Studz Summer Splash is a $100,000 guaranteed, $150 buy-in tournament that will run Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 4. Players can buy-in to any of the six day-1 sessions which will be held at 11am and 7pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The fields combine on Sunday, August 4 to compete for a minimum prize pool of $100,000. Players may buy-in to multiple day-1 sessions and will take their largest chip stack with them to day 2.

"The PPC Studz Summer Splash offers an incredibly affordable buy-in for a robust guarantee,” said Sandy Swartzbaugh, Commissioner for the PPC. “Not to mention, the room is one of the nicest in the country."

The tournament is also a satellite into the 2013 PPC Aruba World Championship which runs October 2-9, 2013, with 20% of the Studz Summer Splash prize pool going toward entries. PPC Aruba is the premier stop on the PPC Poker Tour at the beautiful Radisson Aruba Resort, featuring a $2,500 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed main event.

Defending PPC Aruba Main Event Champion and 2012 WPT Player of the Year, Joe Serock will be the featured pro. Serock, aka “Floes,” has over $2 million in career earnings.

Satellites will also be available at Studz in the week leading up to the $100,000 tournament. For more information on the satellite schedule and tournament, please visit