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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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$10 Million Guarantee WPT Event Announced by Hard Rock for April 2014

by | Published: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Rumors have been circling recently regarding a huge stakes main event to be held by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at some point next year.

On Wednesday, these whisperings were realized when the leading Hollywood Casino tweeted their announcement of a $10 million guaranteed World Poker Tour Main Event with a buy-in of $5,300.

While an official announcement is still yet to be released from the World Poker Tour, the original tweet was reposted by Executive Tour Director of the WPT Matt Savage.

This event is set to mark the second occasion of a monstrous guarantee held by the Seminole Hard Rock in under one year, with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guarantee Championship Event concluding just over a month ago at the close of August.

On that occasion, Poker pro Blair Hinkle took home the title and more than $1.74 million in prizes after beating out a field of 2,383 other competitors.

There appears to be a high chance of the event treading on the toes of several other big name events, with the Hard Rock confirming it to be scheduled for April 2014. The major European Poker Tour San Remo Festival is already penned in for competition from the 6-16 of April, with the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final written into the calendar from April 23 – May 3.

Further to this, the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Tournament is likely to run from April 6- 16, meaning players and fans will be spoiled for choice throughout the month.

As also tweeted by Savage, the event will feature a re-entry format parallel to that which was used in August’s $10 million assured event, with one hour long levels running until day three utilizing the standard World Poker Tour structure.

Savage further clarified the event will play host to a number of mixed-game side events, largely in response to a question forwarded by renown Poker pro Owais Ahmed.

The best thing about this event is literally anyone can enter, so if it sounds like this kind of tournament you might be interested in, be sure to stop by Carbon Poker Carbon Poker are start honing your skills in an online environment trusted and utilized by Poker professionals everywhere!


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