Polk, Neeme, Owen Set to Host $5M Gtd. Lodge Championship Series May 4-24

Doug Polk at The Lodge

The Lodge Card Club in Austin will host the largest poker series to date in Texas history next month with $5 million guaranteed over 15 tournaments.

PokerNews will be on-site live reporting seven events of The Lodge Championship Series, which runs May 4-24including the $3,000 buy-in, $2 million GTD Main Event from May 19-24.

Lodge co-owner Doug Polk told PokerNews he doesn’t have any set goal for total amount awarded during the series, but he’s anticipating a successful series at the cardroom he purchased back in January.

“I’d say I’m pretty confident we will hit $6 million,” the Upswing Poker founder said. “I think the Main Event is going to quite easily cover (the $2 million guarantee) and wouldn’t be surprised to see $2.3-$3 million in that prize pool alone.”

Historic Texas Poker Series

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Prime Social, a popular poker club in Houston, completed the largest poker series in Texas history last month with $4.3 paid out over 21 events in the Texas Poker Championship. Las Vegas poker pro James Carroll took down the $5,300 buy-in Main Event for $455,860. The Lodge Championship Series will surpass the highly successful Prime series potentially by as much as $2 million.

The upcoming series at the “Lodge Mahal” features two events with seven-figure prize pools guaranteed and two Mystery Bounty events. On May 23, the Austin poker club will host a $300 buy-in Ladies No-Limit Hold’em event with a $30,000 guarantee. For those interested in non-hold’em games, there is a $500 pot-limit Omaha tournament on May 4 and a $500 Big-O event on May 18 on the schedule.

Lodge Championship Series Full Schedule

date buy in events
may 4 $300 Events #1: Seniors NLH ($30k Gtd)
may 4 $500 Event #2: PLO ($30k Gtd)
may 4 $1,000 Events #3: Six Max NLH ($50k Gtd)
may 5 $400 *Events #4: NLH $500k Guarantee Day 1a (11 am)
may 5 Day 1b at 5 p.m
May 6th Day 1c at 11 am
May 6th Day 1d at 5 pm
May 7th Day 1e at 11 am
May 7th Day 1f at 5 pm
may 8 day 2
may 8 $600 *Events #5: Mystery Bounty NLH $300k Guarantee Day 1a at 11 am
may 8 Day 1b at 5 p.m
may 9 Day 1c at 11 am
may 9 Day 1d at 5 pm
May 10 day 2
May 10 $500 Event #6: Tag Team NLH ($20k Gtd)
May 10 $300 Event #7: Veterans Charity NLH ($30k Gtd)
May 11 $1,600 *Event #8: Mystery Bounty NLH $1m Guarantee Day 1a at 11 am
May 11 Day 1b at 5 p.m
May 12 Day 1c at 11 am
May 12 Day 1d at 5 pm
May 13 Day 1e at 11 am
May 13 Day 1f at 5 pm
May 14 Day 1 g at 11 am
May 14 Day 1h at 5pm
May 15 day 2
May 15 $800 Event #9: NLH $750k Guarantee Day 1a at 11 am
May 15 Day 1b at 5 p.m
May 16 Day 1c at 11 am
May 16 Day 1d at 5 pm
May 17 Day 1e at 11 am
May 17 Day 1f at 5 pm
May 18 day 2
May 18 $5,000 *Event #10: NLH High Roller ($300k Gtd)
May 19 day 2
May 18 $500 Event #11: Big-O ($20k Gtd)
May 18 $300 Event #12: NLH Freezeout ($50k Gtd)
May 19 $3,0000 *Event #13: NLH Main Event $2m Guarantee Day 1a at 11 am
May 19 Day 1b at 5 p.m
May 20th Day 1c at 11 am
May 20th Day 1d at 5 pm
May 21 Day 1e at 11 am
May 21 Day 1f at 5 pm
May 22nd day 2
May 23 day 3
May 24th Day 4 – Final 6
May 22nd $300 Event #14: NLH Ladies Event ($30k Gtd)
May 23 $1,000 *Event #15: NLH Turbo ($100k Gtd)

*Indicates PokerNews to live report event.

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Growing Poker Room

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Doug Polk, Andrew Neeme, and Brad Owen.

When Neeme, Owen, and Polk teamed up to purchase a stake in the Lodge earlier this year, they acquired an established poker room. Since then, however, they’ve taken the poker club to the next level and have plans for more.

When PokerNews stopped by The Lodge during Texas Week Last month, Polk showed us around his 63-table poker room. We were impressed with the quality of the room and how packed it was. And then blown away when the three-time WSOP bracelet winner informed us The Lodge will soon expand and add another 30 tables.

In March, due to some technical issues, The Lodge paused its growing live stream show on YouTube so that they could improve the quality. Live streams will return soon and should serve as a great marketing tool for the club, as will the Lodge Championship Series next month.

Visit thelodgepokerclub.com for more information!

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