Posts Tagged ‘Blair Hinkle’

PokerStars Teams Up with Seminole Poker Open Championship

by | Published: Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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.

Hollywood casino poker openNow, Seminole Hard Rock has teamed up with Pokerstars 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

Date Time Event Buy-in Tournament
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

 


Seminole Hard Rock Posts Dates for $10M and $100K Events

by | Published: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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.

Hollywood casino poker open

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

Date Time Event Buy-in Tournament
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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Hinkle Records Second WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs victory

by | Published: Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Blair Hinkle has outlasted a field of 367 players to win the World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event for the second time in three years.

Hinkle picked up the first place prize of $121,117 and scored an entry into the World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship that will be held at Harrah’s New Orleans on May 22nd.

The twenty-seven year-old was delighted to make history as the first player to win the same World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event twice.

“Coming into the final table, my mom mentioned storylines for the reporters and I thought this would be a good one so I tried to make it happen,” Hinkle joked.

Hinkle played well throughout the tournament but found his biggest competition came from his brother Grant – himself a World Series of Poker bracelet winner.

“It sucked playing against Grant,” Hinkle said.

“Obviously we don’t want to play against other good players let alone each other, because we don’t soft play each other.

“We got into some pretty big hands.”

Hinkle eventually outlasted his brother but still faced a tough task to win the tournament at a final table that included past WSOP circuit winners Mark Bonsack, Sterling Savill and Lance Garcia.

“I have to be honest, going into the final table I wasn’t exactly sure I was going to make it too far,” Hinkle said.

“It looked like a tough final table and I was glad to continue moving forward and then win.”

The Missouri native could not explain why he has had so much success at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs event.

“Maybe it’s that my brother lives in Iowa or my girlfriend went to Iowa State,” Hinkle said.

His second WSOP circuit victory improved Hinkle’s already stellar tournament record, which now includes two WSOP Circuit Rings, a World Series of Poker bracelet and two second place finishes in the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

Hinkle will return to the World Series of Poker Circuit for the National Championship in just over a months’ time.

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