Fall Poker Classic in Iowa is Oct. 6-12

September 30, 2014, Ken Warren  

The Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs will hosts its annual Horseshoe Fall Classic this month (Oct. 6-12). This is a great week of tournaments and strong cash games. Here’s the schedule for this week-long series. A $200 Omaha/8 tournament kicks off the action on at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6. This one tends to give you a lot of play because it’s limit, so be prepared for a long night if you plan on winning.

The rest of the week features satellites for the main event at $80 and $135 entry levels. The $250 event is a six-max on Oct. 8 and it’s popular with the online players. This will provide increased action at the table. The Oct. 9 event is a $200 bounty, but Friday is my favorite, a $200 PLO triple-chance. This means you get chips and credit for two more stacks. You may choose to rebuy with these later if you bust or chip up at any time, even at the beginning. This makes for some interesting strategy.

The $660 main event kicks off in two flights (11 a.m. and 6 p.m.) on Saturday (Oct. 11).

Cash games can get big because max buy-in is 75 percent of the biggest stack at the table.

ELSEWHERE: On the second and fourth Friday of every month, there’s a $20 ladies event at Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington.

• Satellites start this month at Riverside Casino for its popular Cold Turkey Showdown, which is set for the end of November.

• Mondays at Grand Falls Casino feature an Omaha/8 spread-limit tournament for a $40 buy-in.

• Jumer’s has a regular $50 dealer’s choice tournament on Mondays. This allows you to choose between hold’em and Omaha when you have the button.

• Mystique Casino in Dubuque has a $55 pineapple tournament every Friday.

— Email Ken at anteupken@gmail.com.