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Sunday, September 14 brings back one of the longest standing poker tournaments in history, the United States Poker Championship.  Since 1996, the USPC has been bringing some of the best names in poker together to compete for the title of the first place prize.  This year will be no different.

Twenty-four events make up the championship this year, which takes place at the  Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Games such as Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, and Seven Card Stud are on the schedule.  With the exception of some weekend events, play is scheduled to begin at 2:15 pm ET for each tournament.  The USPC Main Event happens to be one of those weekend events, beginning on Sunday, October 5 at 6:15 pm ET, and lasting through Wednesday, October 8.

Recent winners of the Main Event include Adam Gerber, Alex Jacob, James Caporuscio, and John Aglialoro.

The buy-in for the Main Event starts at $10,000, but satellites are being offered and are integrated into the 2008 USPC schedule.  A super mega satellite allows for a chance for a seat for $1,080, while a super satellite gives the opportunity for just $550.

The 2008 USPC schedule is as follows:
Event 01 – Sept 14  Limit Hold’em  $300+$40 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 02 – Sept 15  Seven Card Stud  $500+$50 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
EVent 03 – Sept 16  Seven Card Stud H/L 8 or Better  $500+$50 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 04 – Sept 17  Omaha H/L 8 or Better  $500+$50 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 05 – Sept 18  2-Way P/L Hold’em & P/L Omaha  $500+$50 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 06 – Sept 19  H.O.S.E  $500+$50 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 07 – Sept 20  No Limit Hold’em  $500+$50 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 08 – Sept 21  No Limit Hold’em  $300+$40 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 09 – Sept 22  Seven Card Stud  $300+$40 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 10 – Sept 23  No Limit Hold’em (6 max)  $300+$40 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 11 – Sept 24  P/L Omaha H/L 8 or Better  $300+$40 Buy-In 2:15 PM ET
Event 12 – Sept 25  No Limit Hold’em  $300+$40 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 13 – Sept 26  No Limit Hold’em (6 max)  $500+$50 Buy-In 2:15 PM ET
Event 14 – Sept 27  No Limit Hold’em  $1,000+$80 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 15 – Sept 28  Seniors (50+) No-Limit Hold’em  $300+$40 Buy-In 2:15 PM ET
Event 16 – Sept 28  Ladies No-Limit Hold’em  $300+$40 Buy-In 4:15 PM ET
Event 17 – Sept 29  No Limit Hold’em  $300+$40 Buy-In 2:15 PM ET
Event 18 – Sept 30  No Limit Hold’em (6 max)  $300+$40 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 19 – Oct 01  Omaha H/L 8 or Better  $300+$40 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 20 – Oct 02  Pot-Limit Hold’em  $500+$50 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Mega Super Satellite – Oct 03-05  $1,000+$80 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Super Satellite – Oct 03  $500+$50 Buy-In  7:15 PM ET
Event 21 – Oct 05-08  No Limit Hold’em Main Event  $9,700+$300 Buy-In  6:15 PM ET
Event 22 – Oct 06  Seven Card Stud  $300+$40 Buy-In  2:15 PM ET
Event 23 – Oct 07  No Limit Hold’em  $300+$40 Buy-In 2:15 PM ET
Event 24 – Oct 08  P/L Omaha H/L 8 or Better  $300+$40 Buy-In 2:15 PM ET