Back in June, the Seminole Hard Rock casino in Hollywood, Florida moved the dates of its Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship (SHRPOC) series so as not to conflict with the European Poker Tour Barcelona, which was on at the same time.
Now, Seminole Hard Rock has teamed up with Pokerstars, who also happen to be the title sponsor of the EPT, to offer players the chance to buy into the SHRPOC Main Event via their online poker account.
The SHRPOC series is set to begin on August 14. It will feature 24 events, including the $5,300 Main Event with a $10 million guarantee on the 28th followed by a $100,000 Super High Roller on September 1, both of these events will allow reentries.
The SHRPOC Main Event begins a day after the EPT Barcelona concludes, giving players enough time to play in all the events if they wish.
“For the first time ever, PokerStars is offering players the option to buy into this live event via their poker account. Players can only buy into one Day 1, and this option is only available until August 24,” says a promotional page on PokerStars.com.
To buy-in, open the PokerStars lobby, head to the ‘More’ > ‘Special’ tabs and look for the ‘Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship’ tournament, where you can choose from Day 1a, 1b, or 1c.
Seminole made headlines in the poker world last year when it announced its $10 million guarantee Main Event. Last year’s $5,300 buy-in event exceeded the guarantee by nearly $2 million and Blair Hinkle took home a $1.75 million first-place prize after defeating Justin Bonomo in heads-up play.
Take a look at the complete SHRPOC schedule below:
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 – Sept 3||12 PM||16||$5,300||SHRPO Championship — $10 Million Guarantee (Reentry)|
|Aug 31 – Sept 1||3 PM||17||$1,100||No-Limit Hold’em — $100,000 Guaranteed (Reentry)|
|Sept 1||12 PM||18||$250||Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) — $30,000 Guaranteed|
|Sept 1-3||12 PM||19||$100,000||Super High Roller Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry)|
|Sept 1-2||3 PM||20||$1,650||Purple Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry)|
|Sept 1-2||5 PM||21||$150||No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) — $50,000 Guaranteed|
|Sept 2||12 PM||22||$250||Pot-Limit Omaha 8B (Reentry)|
|Sept 3||12 PM||23||$200||Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Reentry) — $50,000 Guaranteed|