The Hollywood Poker Open Championship Event kicks off at the M Resort in Las Vegas on June 27, which is less than one week away.
The tournament, which features a $2,500 buy-in with a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool, runs from the 27th until the 29th. You can expect to see many Vegas-regular poker pros at the event, including HPO ambassador Chris Moneymaker, just like last year.
The second season of the championship has grown from last year, with even more seat winners set to participate thanks to the addition of six new regional stops and increased local promotions at Penn National Gaming properties over the past eight months.
Even more seats are due to be handed out this week. The M Resort is set to host eight no-limit hold’em satellites that will award the winners a seat into the $2,500 Main Event. Each qualifier has a buy-in of $235 and will guarantee at least one Main Event seat. The satellites will run from June 25 – 27, with times ranging from 10 AM – 10 PM. Click here to read the structure of the eight Mega/Turbo satellites.
One of the highlights of the three day Hollywood Poker Open tournament is the $1,800 pot-limit Omaha event, which will begin at 2 PM local time on Saturday, June 28.
“We had strong momentum following a successful Season 1 of the Hollywood Poker Open last year, and that has continued with each regional event this year,” said Gaye Gullo, Vice President of Marketing for Penn National Gaming. “Our players value the numerous opportunities to get in on the action for the Hollywood Poker Open. Offering a Las Vegas Championship is icing on the cake for what’s grown to be a well-respected tournament series, and we’re proud of that.”
Last year, Ana Marquez outlasted a field of 631 to take out the top prize of $320,189 in the Championship Event, defeating Ryan Tepen heads-up for the title. She was joined in the Main Event final table by Kory Kilpatrick, who came 3rd with $129,641, Ramzi Jelassi, 4th with $90,080, Sam Stein, 5th with $65,461, and Max Greenwood, 6th with $50,803.
Who will take out the top prize this year? Stay tuned to find out!
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