In addition to the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Leaderboard, there is also a wider contest to become the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year.
The POY chase includes five major tournament series on Seminole properties starting with the completed 2014 Seminole Coco Poker Open and Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open”. There are two more series after this one with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in April and the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in August.
The player with the most points at the end of the series in August will receive a prize package worth more than $38,500 including the following:
- $2,500 entry into Coco Poker Open Championship
- $3,500 entry into Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” Championship
- $3,500 entry into Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
- $3,500 entry into Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship
- $5,300 entry into Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship
- $2,500 entry into a Seminole Hard Rock Championship event
- $10,000 cash for entry into Main Event
- $3,000 cash
- $2,000 in benefits for hotel accommodations and dining
2nd through 10th spots on the leaderboard will also receive various prize packages depending on their finishing position.
The current leader is Seminole Hard Rock Poker regular Nigel Murray with a nice lead over Robert Campbell, Ory Hen, Cliff Gladstone, and Steven McKoy.
Players will earn base points for participating in each event during a tournament series and will earn bonus points based on cash placed finished, buy-in amount and total number of entries.
There is still plenty of time to move up the leaderboard this series and the next two to come.
You can find all the rules, prizes, and current standing on the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year page.