2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament DescriptionStructure
1AThu16-Mar11AM$360Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)Structure
1BThu16-Mar6PM$360$500,000 GTDStructure
1CFri17-Mar11AM$360-Structure
1DFri17-Mar6PM$360-Structure
1ESat18-Mar11AM$360-Structure
1FSat18-Mar6PM$360-Structure
1Sun19-Mar1PM-Day 2-
2Fri17-Mar12PM$300Omaha 8 or Better (Single Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
3Sun19-Mar12PM$300Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry) - $25,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
4Sun19-Mar3PM$1,100 Six Max NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $75,000 GTDStructure
4Mon20-Mar2PM-Day 2-
5AMon20-Mar11AM$150NLH (Re-Entry)Structure
5BMon20-Mar3PM$150$150,000 GTDStructure
5CMon20-Mar7PM$150-Structure
5DTue21-Mar11AM$150-Structure
5ETue21-Mar3PM$150-Structure
5FTue21-Mar7PM$150-Structure
5Wed22-Mar1PM-Day 2-
6Mon20-Mar12PM$360Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $30,000 Guaranteed - 1 Day EventStructure
7Wed22-Mar12PM$360Six Max NLH (Freeze-Out) - $30,000 Guaranteed - 1 Day EventStructure
8Wed22-Mar6PM$300Ladies NLH (Re-Entry) - 1 Day Event - $1,050 Finale Mega Seat added to 1stStructure
9AThu23-Mar11AM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)Structure
9BThu23-Mar6PM$570$1,000,000 GTDStructure
9CFri24-Mar11AM$570-Structure
9DFri24-Mar6PM$570-Structure
9ESat25-Mar11AM$570-Structure
9FSat25-Mar6PM$570-Structure
9Sun26-Mar1PM-Day 2-
10Thu23-Mar12PM$300Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
11Sun26-Mar12PM$360NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
12Sun26-Mar3PM$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTDStructure
12Mon27-Mar2PM-Day 2-
13Mon27-Mar12PM$570Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
14Tue28-Mar12PM$570Six Max NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
15Wed29-Mar12PM$50,000 Super High Roller NLH (Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTDStructure
15Thu30-Mar12PM-Day 2-
16Wed29-Mar12PM$1,100 NLH (Freeze-Out) - $100,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
17Wed29-Mar7PM$300Jason Taylor/WPT Foundation Charity Event (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
18Thu30-Mar12PM$2,200 Eight Handed NLH (Freeze-Out) - $200,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
19Fri31-Mar12PM$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship (Re-Entry) - $2,000,000 GTD Structure
19Sat1-Apr12PM-Day 2-
19Sun2-Apr12PM-Day 3-
19Wed5-Apr12PM-Day 4 - Live Streamed Final Table-
20Sat1-Apr12PM$300NLH (Re-Entry) - $25,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
21Sat1-Apr5PM$570NLH Turbo (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
22Sun2-Apr12PM$360NLH (Re-Entry) - $30,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
23Sun2-Apr2PM$10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Finale (No Re-Entry) - $2,000,000 GTDStructure
23Mon3-Apr12PM-Day 2-
23Tue4-Apr12PM-Day 3-
23Thu6-Apr12PM-Day 4 - Live Streamed Final Table-
24Mon3-Apr12PM$570Big Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
25Mon3-Apr5PM$1,100 NLH Turbo (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
26AMon3-Apr5PM$150NLH (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDStructure
26BTue4-Apr5PM$150NLH (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDStructure
26Wed5-Apr2PM-Day 2-
27Tue4-Apr12PM$360NLH (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
28Tue4-Apr2PM$25,500 High-Roller NLH (Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTDStructure
28Wed5-Apr12PM-Day 2-
29Tue4-Apr5PM$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)Structure
29Wed5-Apr2PM-Day 2-
30Wed5-Apr12PM$300Big Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry) - $25,000 GTD - 1 Day Event Structure
31Fri7-Apr12PM$15,000 WPT Tournament of ChampionsStructure
31Sat8-Apr12PM-Day 2-
31Sun9-Apr4PM-Day 3 - Live Streamed and Filmed for TV in Hard Rock Live-

Secondary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament DescriptionDetails
32Thu16-Mar9A$90Event #1 Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
33Thu16-Mar3P$115Event #1 & #9 Multi Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Packages GTDStructure
34Thu16-Mar8P$130Survivor NLH (Re-Entry) (1 in 10 win $1,000)Structure
35Fri17-Mar9A$90Event #1 Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
36Fri17-Mar3P$115Event #1 & #9 Multi Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Packages GTDStructure
37Fri17-Mar8P$390Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
38Sat18-Mar9A$90Event #1 Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
39Sat18-Mar3P$150Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry) - $390 Championship Mega Satellite Seat Added to 1stStructure
40Sat18-Mar8P$390Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
41Sun19-Mar9A$130Step Satellite into Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
42Sun19-Mar5P$200Multi Satellite into (2) $570 Events Plus $560 in Cash (1 in 10) - 2 Packages GTDStructure
43Sun19-Mar8P$1,050 Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
44Mon20-Mar9A$130Step Satellite into Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
45Mon20-Mar5P$200Multi Satellite into (2) $570 Events Plus $560 in Cash (1 in 10) - 2 Packages GTDStructure
46Mon20-Mar8P$390Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
47Tue21-Mar9A$130Step Satellite into Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
48Tue21-Mar12P$250H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)Structure
49Tue21-Mar8P$1,050 Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
50Wed22-Mar9A$140Event # 9 Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
51Wed22-Mar3P$250PLO (Re-Entry)Structure
52Wed22-Mar8P$390Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
53Thu23-Mar9A$140Event # 9 Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
54Thu23-Mar3P$250Multi Satellite into (2) $570 Events & $1,050 Finale Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Packages GTDStructure
55Thu23-Mar8P$1,050 Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
56Fri24-Mar9A$140Event # 9 Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
57Fri24-Mar3P$250Multi Satellite into (2) $570 Events & $1,050 Finale Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Packages GTDStructure
58Fri24-Mar8P$390Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
59Sat25-Mar9A$140Event # 9 Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
60Sat25-Mar3P$250PLO 8 (Re-Entry)Structure
61Sat25-Mar8P$1,050 Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
62Sun26-Mar9A$190Event #12 Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
63Sun26-Mar6P$130Survivor NLH (Re-Entry) (1 in 10 win $1,000)Structure
64Sun26-Mar8P$390Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
65Mon27-Mar9A$130Step Satellite into Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
66Mon27-Mar6P$150No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $10,000 GTD - $390 Championship Mega Satellite Seat Added to 1stStructure
67Mon27-Mar8P$1,050 Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
68Tue28-Mar9A$130Step Satellite into Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
69Tue28-Mar3P$250Six Max PLO (Re-Entry)Structure
70Tue28-Mar5P$5,100 Super High Roller Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
71Tue28-Mar8P$390Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
72Wed29-Mar9A$130Step Satellite into Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
73Wed29-Mar11A$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 25 Seats GTDStructure
74Wed29-Mar3P$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTDStructure
75Wed29-Mar8P$200Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 20) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
76Thu30-Mar9A$130Step Satellite into $1,050 Finale Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
77Thu30-Mar11A$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 25 Seats GTDStructure
78Thu30-Mar3P$200Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 20) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
79Thu30-Mar5P$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTDStructure
80Thu30-Mar8P$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTDStructure
81Fri31-Mar9A$390Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
82Fri31-Mar12P$375Last Chance Championship Super Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10)(10 Min Levels) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
83Fri31-Mar3P$130Step Satellite into $1,050 Finale Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
84Fri31-Mar6P$300High Roller Step Satellite into $2,650 Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
85Fri31-Mar8P$1,050 Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
86Sat1-Apr9A$130Step Satellite into $1,050 Finale Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
87Sat1-Apr3P$1,050 Finale Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 15 Seats GTDStructure
88Sat1-Apr6P$1,050 Finale Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
89Sat1-Apr8P$550Finale Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 20) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
90Sat1-Apr10:30P$1,030 Finale Super Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10)(10 Min Levels) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
91Sun2-Apr9A$300High Roller Turbo Step Satellite into $2,650 Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
92Sun2-Apr12P$1,030 Last Chance Finale Super Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10)(10 Min Levels) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
93Sun2-Apr6P$2,650 High Roller Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
94Sun2-Apr8P$130Survior Turbo NLH (Re-Entry) (1 in 10 win $1,000)Structure
95Mon3-Apr9A$140Event #24 Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
96Mon3-Apr11A$250Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)Structure
97Mon3-Apr6P$2,650 High Roller Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seat GTDStructure
98Tue4-Apr9A$90Event #27 Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTD - Held in the Poker RoomStructure
99Tue4-Apr8P$130Survivor Turbo No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) (1 in 10 win $1,000)Structure
100Wed5-Apr3P$200Turbo No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)Structure
101Wed5-Apr6P$130Survivor Turbo No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) (1 in 10 win $1,000)Structure
102Thu6-Apr12P$1,550 TOC Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood Fla. Announces the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Series Held March 16 to April 9, 2017 Featuring Two World Poker Tour Season XV Events

$3,500 buy-in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship and $10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale Each Feature $2 Million Guarantees and Award Seats into the Season-Ending WPT Tournament of Champions.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2017) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. has announced the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (SHRP Showdown) is slated Thursday, March 16 to Sunday, April 9, 2017. For the second consecutive year, the series runs in partnership with the World Poker Tour, featuring two Season XV events – the $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Championship and $10,000 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale. Each tournament features a $2 million guarantee and awards-entry into the season-ending Tournament of Champions which runs Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9.

“We’re excited to continue to run some of the highest profile events in the world here in South Florida,” said Jason Newman, director of poker marketing for Seminole Gaming. “The success of last year’s $10,000 buy-in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale and $25,500 High Roller allowed us to up the ante for this year’s event with the addition of a $50,000 Super High Roller.”

Highlight events on this year’s schedule include:

  • $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship $2 million guaranteed; live streamed on WPT.com (March 31 – April 5)
  • $10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Finale $2 million guaranteed; live streamed on www.WPT.com (April 2- 6)
  • $25,500 High Roller $1 million guaranteed (April 4-5)
  • $50,000 Super High Roller $1 million guaranteed (March 29-30)
  • $15,000 WPT Tournament of Championship; live streamed on WPT.com and filmed for television (April 7-9)

The $50,000 buy-in Super High Roller is a new addition to the 2017 schedule. The tournament comes on the heels of a $50,000 buy-in High Roller during the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” which drew more than 20 participants. Joining as a headliner on the 2017 SHRP Showdown schedule are the return of the $25,500 buy-in High Roller as well as the $350 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed opener and a $570 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed event. Beginning Wednesday, March 29, is a $300 charity tournament benefitting the Jason Taylor Foundation. Half of each buy-in will be donated to the Pro Football Hall of Famer’s non-profit which creates and supports programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life.

SHRP Showdown series satellites are running now at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. Players are able to earn their way into the $25,500 High Roller for as little as $80 while $10,000 Finale tickets can be won for $125 and $3,500 Championship seats for $95. The property is also giving away one free Championship seat via an online promotion at www.HardRockPoker.com/Win.

To participate in a tournament, players must obtain a Wild Card at the Player’s Club or in the poker room free of charge. More information, schedule and contest rules can be found at www.SHRPO.com

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Boiler

Seminole Hard Rock Poker (SHRP) is a year-long traveling tournament circuit that is inclusive of four major poker series held annually at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. In August 2013, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) was introduced to poker players around the world and featured a $10 million guaranteed championship, the largest guarantee in history. In addition to SHRPO, the Hollywood SHRP series’ include the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (January), Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (April) and Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll” Poker Open (November). All four series fall under the SHRP umbrella with their championships awarding points toward the SHRP Player of the Year race. The SHRP brand also runs events at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. For Hollywood updates, visit www.SHRPO.com. Join the conversation at #SHRPO, and tag us @SHRPO.

About Seminole Hard Rock

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida’s iconic entertainment destination located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach. The AAA Four Diamond-rated resort features 469 luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, premium meeting and convention space and a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. The casino offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone poker room.

Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries, include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 167 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.

For more information, call 800-937-0010, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, or follow us on Facebook: @SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly

Daily Tournament Schedule — March 2017

DateTimeBuy-InTournamentDetails
Wed, Mar 111:00 AM$100Big Stack Turbo NLH (RE) - $390 Showdown Championship Mega Satellite Seat ADDED to 1st Place!Structure
Wed, Mar 16:00 PM$100Big Stack Special NLH (RE) - $15,000 GTDStructure
Thu, Mar 211:00 AM$125Step Satellite into $1,050 WPT Finale Mega Satellite on March 5th (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTDStructure
Thu, Mar 26:00 PM$150Triple Stack Special NLH (RE) - $15K GTD - 1st Place Receives a $3,500 Showdown Championship Seat!Structure
Fri, Mar 311:00 AM$100No Limit Hold'em Turbo (RE) - $390 Showdown Championship Mega Satellite Seat ADDED to 1st Place!Structure
Fri, Mar 36:00 PM$130Friday Big Stack NLH (RE) - $15,000 GTD Prize PoolStructure
Sat, Mar 411:00 AM$150Deep Stack Saturday NLH (RE) - $15,000 GTD - Top 10 Receive a $390 Showdown Championship Mega Satellite SeatStructure
Sat, Mar 46:00 PM$100Deep Stack Turbo Green Chip Bounty NLH (RE)Structure
Sun, Mar 512:00 PM$1,050 WPT Showdown $10K Finale Mega Satellite - 10 Seats GTDStructure
Sun, Mar 56:00 PM$100Deep Stack Turbo Survivor NLH (RE)Structure
Mon, Mar 611:00 AM$100Big Stack Turbo Green Chip Bounty NLH (RE) - $390 Showdown Championship Mega Satellite Seat ADDED to 1st Place!Structure
Mon, Mar 66:00 PM$230MULTI Satellite into WPT Showdown Mega Satellites Plus $560 in Cash! - 5 Packages GTDStructure
Tue, Mar 711:00 AM$95Step Satellite into $390 Showdown Championship Mega Satellite on March 12th (1 in 5) - 10 Seats GTDStructure
Tue, Mar 76:00 PM$150Tuesday Night Special NLH (RE) - $20K GTD - Top 10 Receive a $390 Showdown Championship Mega Satellite SeatStructure
Wed, Mar 811:00 AM$100Big Stack Turbo NLH (RE) - $390 Showdown Championship Mega Satellite Seat ADDED to 1st Place!Structure
Wed, Mar 86:00 PM$95Step Satellite into $390 Showdown Championship Mega Satellite on March 12th (1 in 5) - 10 Seats GTDStructure
Thu, Mar 911:00 AM$95Step Satellite into $390 Showdown Championship Mega Satellite on March 12th (1 in 5) - 10 Seats GTDStructure
Thu, Mar 96:00 PM$150Triple Stack Thursday NLH (RE) - $10,000 GTD Prize Pool - 30,000 Starting Units!!!Structure
Fri, Mar 1011:00 AM$100No Limit Hold'em Turbo (RE) - $390 Showdown Championship Mega Satellite Seat ADDED to 1st Place!Structure
Fri, Mar 106:00 PM$130Friday Big Stack Special NLH (RE) - $20K GTD - Top 10 Receive a $390 Showdown Championship Mega Satellite SeatStructure
Sat, Mar 1111:00 AM$150Deep Stack Saturday NLH (RE) - $15,000 GTDStructure
Sat, Mar 116:00 PM$100Deep Stack Turbo Green Chip Bounty NLH (RE)Structure
Sun, Mar 1212:00 PM$390WPT Showdown Championship Mega Satellite - 20 Seats GTDStructure
Sun, Mar 126:00 PM$80Step I Satellite into $300 Step II High Roller Mega Satellite on March 13th (1 in 5) - 5 Seats GTDStructure
Mon, Mar 1311:00 AM$140MULTI Satellite into Showdown Event #1 & 9 Plus $220 in Cash! - 5 Packages GTDStructure
Mon, Mar 136:00 PM$300Step II Satellite into $2,650 High Roller Mega on March 15th - 5 Seats GTDStructure
Tue, Mar 1411:00 AM$140Turbo Mega Satellite into Showdown Event #9 - 10 Seats GTDStructure
Tue, Mar 146:00 PM$300Step II Satellite into $2,650 High Roller Mega on March 15th - 5 Seats GTDStructure
Wed, Mar 1511:00 AM$90Turbo Mega Satellite into Showdown Event #1 - 10 Seats GTDStructure
Wed, Mar 156:00 PM$2,650 Mega Satellite into Showdown $25K High Roller Event - 2 Seats GTDStructure
Wed, Mar 16----Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown begins in the ballrooms--

February 2017 Poker Promotions

Cash Game Promotions

Tournament Promotions

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Satellites

LIPS Poker Championship Schedule — January 27th-29th

DateTimeBuy-InEventDetails
Fri, Jan 277:00 PM$130LIPS Ladies Championship Series Event #1 - $130 NLH *Ladies Event*Results
Sat, Jan 2812:00 PM$250LIPS Ladies Championship Series Event #2 - $250 NLH Championship *Ladies Event*Results
Sat, Jan 287:00 PM$130LIPS Ladies Championship Series Event #3 - $130 Green Chip Bounty NLH *Open to All*Results
Sun, Jan 2912:00 PM$130LIPS Ladies Championship Series Event #4 - $130 NLH *Open to All*Results

That’s a Wrap — The 2017 LHPO in Review

The Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open kicked off the new year at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood beginning January 12th. The 16-tournament series ran nearly two weeks concluding January 25th with the crowning of its final champions.

Here’s a look at each of those winners along with a link to the event’s live reporting log:

Among the series headliners was the $360 Ultimate Re-Entry opening event. The unique tournament drew 4,756 entries marking the second largest poker event in Florida state history. Earning the top spot along with a $250,000 prize was 2016 November Niner Jerry Wong.

Joining Wong as an LHPO champion was WPTDeepStacks Main Event winner Michael Graffeo. Graffeo, a recent Florida transplant, bested a field of 1,509 earning $290,687 along with a $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship package and an added $5,250 seat in next August’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.

Next up for the Seminole Hard Rock is the Seminole Hard Poker Showdown beginning March 16th.

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Schedule

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Event 9: Jordan Meltzer Wins Big to Close LHPO

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 9
$150 No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 1,239
Prize Pool: $148,680
January 22 – 25, 2016

Jordan Meltzer, Event 9 Champion

Event 9 was the last multi-day tournament on the 2017 Seminole Lucky Hearts Poker Open schedule and the small buy-in/big prize pool tournament brought out a lot of players. There were more than 1,200 entries in the game but it was Jordan Meltzer topping them all to take home the big prize and the LHPO trophy.

Event 9 helped close out the series with a $150 buy-in tournament with a big $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. There were six starting flights and they combined for 1,239 entries to put the prize pool up to $148,680. A huge increase on the guarantee. The last 72 players earned a piece but they would have to work for it after the opening flights.

Only 119 players survived for a shot at glory on Day 2. They joined together in the ballroom and quickly played down to the bubble in 90 minutes. Even after Afir Amirali put them in the money, they still didn’t slow down and were down to 22 players on dinner break.

Those players were relocated to The Poker Room to play it out and that is when Meltzer took command of the tournament. He was third in chips at a talented ten-handed final table and did a lot of work to get it shorter by knocking out several players.

Meltzer eliminated Bill Farnan in fourth place to hold more than 70% of the chips with three remaining. They quickly came to an agreement to chop up the rest of the prize pool with former SHRP champions Nicholas Mahabee and Franki Flowers taking home $20,000 each and Meltzer taking the remaining $33,620.

As Meltzer was processing the win and getting ready for his winner’s photo, he requested to take the picture with a pair of jacks. That was the favorite hand of his friend Jonathan “theSauceMkr” Abla who recently passed and Meltzer dedicated this win to him.

“I’ve been trying to win one for him ever since,” Meltzer commented. “I’m just really glad I could do it.”

Meltzer added to his $160,000 in career earnings, but in the end, all he wanted to do was to remember his friend who’s no longer here.

Congrats to Jordan for setting a goal and finishing it out to close the series. It was a great way to end the latest Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open and we crowned a very deserving champion.

Final table results:

1st: Jordan Weltzer – $33,620
2nd: Nicholas Mahabee – $20,000
3rd: Frankie Flowers – $20,000
4th: Bill Farnan – $9,590
5th: Voitto Rintala – $6,691
6th: Homero Molina – $5,204
7th: Andrew Thompson – $4,014
8th: Mark Nahama – $2,974
9th: Marcelo Bellizzi – $2,082

Carlos Loving Takes Final Trophy Of LHPO In Heads-Up Deal

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 
Hollywood, FL
Event 16
$360 No-Limit Hold’em Big Stack 
Entries: 87 
Prizepool: $26,100 
January 25, 2017 

Carlos Loving Wins Final Event of 2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open

Carlos Loving closes out the 2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open with a win in the $360 No-Limit Hold’em Big Stack event.

After besting a field of 87 entries, Loving made a heads-up deal with Claudemir  Osorio. Loving earns $9,135 and takes credit for the win, while Osorio earns $4,959 for his portion of the deal.

“It feels great,” said Loving. “I love trophies. I have probably four of them already so this will look great on my mantle.”

After playing close to a full slate of events this entire series, the win is a series saver of sorts for the Tampa native.

“It will help me recover some of of my losses from the other tournaments,” said Loving. “I only cashed one other tournament before this, so this helps.”

Loving’s last win at the Hollywood Hard Rock came last April when he took down the $350 No-Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty for $8,120.

The 39-year-old poker dealer and engineer has a laundry list of poker accomplishments, but he saw something in this tournament that he had never seen before.

“One dealer in just 30 minutes dealt aces versus kings three times and aces five times total,” said Loving. “I had aces one of the times. I just won the blinds and antes, but the other people who had aces versus kings, they doubled up every time.”

Loving defeated a final table full of Florida regulars and local grinders. Dylan Drazen, who won the last even of the 2016 Rock n’ Roll Poker Open, Nancy Thomas, Marcus Stein, and Osorio are all regulars in the Florida poker scene.

Drazen finished seventh, Thomas hit the rail in sixth, Stein finished fourth, and Osorio was the runner-up in the deal.

Here is a look at the results:

1st: Carlos Loving – $9,135
2nd: Claudemir Osorio – $4,959
3rd: Marc Sacheli – $3,132
4th: Marcus Stein – $2,349
5th: Anthony Barbera – $1,827
6th: Nancy Thomas – $1,566
7th: Dylan Drazen – $1,305
8th: Frederico Dornelas Camara – $1,044
9th: Jay Klitzner – $783

Event 16: Carlos Loving Wins In Heads-Up Deal

$360 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack
Level 24: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 87

Carlos Loving

After a long negotiation, Carlos Loving comes out of the event victorious in a heads-up deal. Loving will take the win, the trophy and $9,135. Claudemir Osorio earns $4,959 for his second place finish.

A complete recap of the action will be posted later tonight.

Claudemir Osorio

Event 15: Omar Recuero Earns H.O.R.S.E. Title After Three-Way Chop

2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Event 15
$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Total Entries: 58
Prize Pool: $14,790
January 25, 2017

Omar Recuero

Hollywood, Fla. (January 25, 2017) – Event 15 of the 2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open, a $300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry), drew 58 entries and generated a prize pool of $14,790. After about eight-and-a-half hours, a three-handed even chop was agreed upon by the final three players. Omar Recuero was chip leader at the time, earning him the official victory.

Originally from New York, Recuero has lived in South Florida for 10 years. He plays cash games for the most part, but loves to play mixed game tournaments at the Seminole Hard Rock.

“I decided to play this today because this is the only time I get to play H.O.R.S.E.,” said Recuero after the deal was made. “I used to play online, but after Black Friday I stopped. So whenever there is a chance to play, I’ll usually do it if I can. I really like playing H.O.R.S.E. because I know how to play all the games. I learned them before no limit hold’em cash games got super popular, so I like getting the chance to do this.”

When play became three-handed, the remaining players quickly agreed to a deal. Recuero had the lead on both of his opponents, but saw reasons to get a deal done.

“Even though I had the chip lead, I felt like this was going to last another two hours or so. Getting the trophy was definitely part of it, and I figured we’ve all worked hard to get to this point. So I felt like why not.”

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Money
1OmarRecuero$3,303*
2SandySanchez$3,303*
3DavidShmuel$3,303*
4RonaldWinkelvoss$1,479
5TomGity$1,183
6BenYogel$887
7AaronHemphill$740
8DarinKaplan$592

*denotes three-handed chop

Event 16: Marc Sacheli – 3rd Place ($3,132)

$360 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 87

Marc Sacheli

Marc Sacheli raises on the button and Claudemir Osorio moves all in from the small blind. Sacheli quickly calls and is all in for about 250,000.

Osorio shows 7d7h and is in trouble against Sacheli’s KdKs.

The board runs out Ts5h3h3c7c and Osorio spikes a two-outer on the river to eliminate Sacheli.

Sacheli earns $3,132 for his finish and Claudemir Osorio will go heads-up against Carlos Loving with a three-to-one chip lead for the title.

Claudemir Osorio – 915,000 (57 bb)
Marc Sacheli – Eliminated 

Event 16: Marcus Stein – 4th Place ($2,349)

$360 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 87

Marcus Stein

Marc Sacheli moves all in on the button for about 150,000  and Marcus Stein moves all in from the small blind for 132,000. Claudemir Osorio folds his big blind and the cards are tabled.

Sacheli shows AdJd and is in bad shape against Stein’s KhKd. The board runs out Qs9h5h3dAs and Sacheli hits an ace on the river to send Stein to the rail.

Stein earns $2,349 for his efforts and there are three players remaining for the trophy.

Marc Sacheli – 270,000 (16 bb)
Marcus Stein – Eliminated 

Event 16: Anthony Barbera – 5th Place ($1,827)

$360 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 87

Anthony Barbera

Anthony Barbera moves all in on the button for about 130,000 and Claudemir Osorio calls from the small blind.

Barbera shows Ac8h and is in bad shape against Osorio’s AsQs. The board runs out Ah7d3d5hJd and Osorio’s hand holds up to eliminate Barbera in fifth place.

Barbera earns $1,827 for his finish and Osorio scoops the pot.

Anthony Barbera – 420,000 (35 bb)
Claudemir Osorio – Eliminated 

Event 9: Jordan Meltzer Takes Title in 3-Way Deal

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 32: 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,239

After Bill Farnan was eliminated, the three remaining players quickly agreed to a deal to chop up the rest of the prize pool. Frankie Flowers and Nicholas Mahabee grabbed $20,000 with the rest going to Jordan Meltzer as the overwhelming leader.

Counts:
Jordan Meltzer – 8,720,000 (58 bb)
Nicholas Mahabee – 1,850,000 (12 bb)
Frankie Flowers – 1,775,000 (12 bb)

1st: Jordan Weltzer – $33,620
2nd: Nicholas Mahabee – $20,000
3rd: Frankie Flowers – $20,000

Event 16: Nancy Thomas – 6th Place ($1,566)

$360 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 87

Nancy Thomas

Carlos Loving raises from under the gun and Nancy Thomas moves all in on the button for about 30,000. Loving calls and Thomas is at risk with her Td8d against Loving’s Ac6c.

Thomas takes the lead on a flop of Ts9c5d, but the Ad comes on the turn to give Loving the lead. Thomas turns a flush draw, but the Kh comes on the river to eliminate Thomas in sixth place.

She heads to the cage to collect her $1,566 sixth place money, while Loving is at the top of the chip counts.

Carlos Loving – 420,000 (35 bb)
Nancy Thomas – Eliminated 

Event 9: Bill Farnan – 4th Place ($9,590)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 32: 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,239

Bill Farnan

Bill Farnan opened to 450,000 from the button and Jordan Meltzer moved all-in from the small blind after a 90-second think. Frankie Flowers folded his big blind and Farnan called for his final 2,225,000.

Meltzer: ad2d
Farnan: ksqs

Farnan had two live cards and nailed the qcqd6d flop but Meltzer picked up the flush draw. The 4h turn was a blank but the 8d river filled the flush for Meltzer to send Farnan out in fourth place.

Jordan Meltzer – 8,500,000 (57 bb)
Bill Farnan – Eliminated in 4th place ($9,550)

Event 16: Marc Sacheli Doubles Through Nancy Thomas

$360 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack
Level 21: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 87

Marcus Stein raises from under the gun and Marc Sacheli calls from the small blind. Nancy Thomas defends her big blind and they are three-handed to a flop of Jd8h7d.

Sacheli checks and Thomas moves all in for about 140,000. Stein folds and Sacheli calls. Sacheli is the player at risk and in great shape with his Ad9d against Thomas KdQd.

The turn is the Td and Sacheli has Thomas drawing dead to the 2c river.

Sacheli’s bigger flush leaves Thomas with just under two big blinds.

Marc Sacheli – 290,000 (29 bb)
Nancy Thomas – 17,000 (1 bb)

Event 9: Flowers Doubles Through Meltzer

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 32: 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 1,239

Bill Farnan opened to 350,000 from the cutoff and Jordan Meltzer moved all-in from the button. Frankie Flowers called all-in from the small blind for 850,000 and Farnan released.

Flowers: acqc
Meltzer: 4d4h

It was a race but Meltzer took a huge lead on the 9s4s3c flop. Flowers needed a ton of help, found the first saving club on the jc turn and completed the double up comeback on the 8c river to double.

Jordan Meltzer – 4,600,000 (31 bb)
Frankie Flowers – 2,150,000 (14 bb)

Event 9: Voitto Rintala – 5th Place ($6,691)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 32: 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 1,239

Voitto Rintala

Voitto Rintala moved all-in from the button for 1,300,000 and Jordan Meltzer called from the big blind to put him at risk.

Meltzer: 8h8s
Rintala: kh7c

Rintala needed to hit to find his over or some miracle cards to double but the tc9c2h6had was clean for Meltzer.

Jordan Meltzer – 5,500,000 (37 bb)
Voitto Rintala – Eliminated in 5th place ($6,691)