Event 1 Flight A: Nearing the Cap

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 6:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Flight A Entries:  597

Matt Stout

Flight A is nearing 600 entries, a 50% increase from January with time to climb, and the 480 unique player cap is nearing with less than an hour to go before registration closes.

A tremendous start to the series.

Matt Stout is back in South Florida after taking a forced poker break like the rest of the world. He has $4.3 million in career earnings and made his third WPT final table here during the WPT Poker Showdown Championship in 2018, finishing fifth for a nice $190K payday.

Event 2: Yuval Bronshtein Back for More

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure
Level 2:  100/200 Limits
Entries:  108

Yuval Bronshtein

The Omaha 8 tournament is playing out across the hall from the Seminole Ballroom and the Salon West already has more than 100 players in the freeze-out with registration open for more than three hours.

Yuval Bronshtein is back in action and always a favorite to take home the title in these tough fields. The WSOP bracelet winner came storming out of the gates in January when he crushed the first two Lucky Hearts Poker Open tournaments. He is the defending champion of this tournament with an LHPO win and came back the next day to finish second in the $400 H.O.R.S.E. freeze-out.

Event 1 Flight A: All Together Again

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  200/400 with a 400 ante
Flight A Entries:  520

Jeff Kessler

The staggered break is complete and all players rolled into Level 5 at the same time. The entry count climbed over 500 while they were gone and the field continues to grow.

Jeff Kessler and Jennifer David are two of regulars in the field today looking for more success. David booked her biggest score two years ago when she finished third out of more than 1,500 entries in the Turnpike Series.

Kessler picked up a SHRP trophy when he won the RRPO Seniors Event in 2013. His biggest cash came in this tournament during the 2019 Poker Showdown, taking home $108,780 for third place out of nearly 3,000 entries.

Jennifer David

Event 2: First Trophy

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure
Level 1:  50/100 Limits

It wouldn’t be a Seminole Hard Rock Poker festival if we didn’t throw in plenty of games for our non-Hold’em friends and we have the first one right out of the gates today at noon. Event 1 may be the first tournament of the series but Event 2 will award the first Poker Showdown trophy.

Event 2 is a $400 buy-in Limit Omaha/8 tournament and this game drew a huge 123-player field in January. They’ll start with 12,000 stacks and run 30-minute levels throughout the day. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm but the Freeze-Out format means no re-entries if a player busts. They will have a dinner break at 6 pm and return to play down to our first Showdown champion.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet