The Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida rocked the poker world in 2013 when it announced a $10 million guarantee tournament. The $5,300 buy-in event smashed the guarantee by close to $2 million, and the eventual winner, Blair Hinkle, took home nearly $1.75 million for his efforts.
The tournament was such a success the casino is bringing it back in 2014. The Seminole Hard Rock released its entire schedule for the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open on Tuesday, and another $10 million guarantee was on the schedule for August 28. It will be followed by a $100,000 Super High Roller Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em on September 1. Both of these high profile events will be allowing reentries.
The 23-event festival, which begins on August 14, will also feature a $2,200 eight-game mix, a $2,200 six-max, and a $1,650 bounty tournament.
The Seminole Hard Rock pushed their series closer to September, perhaps because of a potential scheduling conflict between the $10 million guarantee and the European Poker Tour Barcelona – the 100th EPT event ever held. But now the first festival of Season 11 of the EPT wraps up two days before the Seminole’s flagship event, so there are no potential overlaps.
2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule
|Aug 14-17||11 AM||1||$350||Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) $500,000 Guaranteed|
|Aug 14-15||12 PM||2||$250||Omaha 8|
|Aug 17||12 PM||3||$250||Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) – $25,000 Guaranteed|
|Aug 17-18||3 PM||4||$1,100||No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) $100,000 Guaranteed|
|Aug 18-20||11 AM||5||$150||No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) $150,000 Guaranteed|
|Aug 19||12 PM||6||$560||Black Chip Bounty PLO/No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry)|
|Aug 20||12 PM||7||$350||Big Stack Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em – $50,000 Guaranteed|
|Aug 21-24||11 AM||8||$560||Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) $1 Million Guaranteed|
|Aug 22-23||12 PM||9||$250||Seniors (50+) No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry)|
|Aug 23-24||12 PM||10||$250||H.O.R.S.E.|
|Aug 24||12 PM||11||$560||Double Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em – $50,000 Guaranteed|
|Aug 24-25||3 PM||12||$2,200||Eight Game Mix|
|Aug 25||12 PM||13||$350||Big Stack Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) – $30,000 Guaranteed|
|Aug 25||3 PM||14||$250||Pot Limit Omaha (Reentry)|
|Aug 26-27||3 PM||15||$2,200||Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em $200,000 Guaranteed|
|Aug 28-Sep 3||12 PM||16||$5,300||SHRPO Championship $10 Million Guarantee (Reentry)|
|Aug 31-Sep 1||3 PM||17||$1,100||No-Limit Hold’em $100,000 Guaranteed (Reentry)|
|Sep 1||12 PM||18||$250||Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) – $30,000 Guaranteed|
|Sep 1-3||12 PM||19||$100,000||Super High Roller Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry)|
|Sep 1-2||3 PM||20||$1,650||Purple Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry)|
|Sep 1-2||5 PM||21||$150||No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) $50,000 Guaranteed|
|Sep 2||12 PM||22||$250||Pot Limit Omaha 8B (Reentry)|
|Sep 3||12 PM||23||$200||Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) – $50,000 Guaranteed|
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