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Event 1 Day 1A: Food or Fold

The tournament clock is showing 150 players now in Event 1 Day 1A with a full level remaining for registration or re-entry. The sound level in the poker room is building as more players make their way through the doors and take their seats. The field continues to build as they head into Level 4 with 100/200 blinds.

Players are also adding to the buzz with their calls to the cocktail servers, keeping them busy ordering coffee, water, and food from the great poker room menu. When food arrives for one player, it isn’t long before the rest of the table follows along.

No major hands or eliminations over the last level as the players still have a lot of chips at their disposal and are enjoying their afternoon at the tables. We will have a final field size for Day 1A after close of registration.

The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL

Event 1 Day 1A: Seats Open

Even with the deep stacks, it still didn’t take long for the first elimination and dealer call of “seat open”. The unfortunate first knock out wasn’t happy or interested in detailing the hand but she made her way to the cage to pay the re-entry fee.

The field has gone over 130 entrants midway through the 2nd level of the day and all tables are in use on the second level of The Poker Room. The field is expected to expand with over an hour remaining in registration and players still lining up.

Even with all the great tournament action during Event 1 of the Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open”, the tables downstairs are also filling up for those who prefer their action in cash games. Plenty of great play can be found as we head into the afternoon.

Tournament poker upstairs with cash game action downstairs
Tournament poker upstairs with cash game action downstairs

Event 1 Day 1A: Tables and Seats Filling

It took a few minutes before players made their way The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock but the seats are filling quickly. Event 1 is being played on the second level tables and they are now all underway as the field doubled in the first 15 minutes to top 100 players before the end of the first level.

With stacks 200 big blinds deep, players are still getting a feel for their opponents as they have plenty of chips to make moves and study the table. A lot of laughter and fun in the early stages of the tournament with little pressure, that will come later as they move deeper into the tournament.

Event 1 Day 1A underway
Event 1 Day 1A is underway and the field is growing

Event 1: No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Day 1A

Play is underway in the first tournament of the Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open”. Event 1 is a $125 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack tournament with a $150,000 Guarantee prizepool and eight starting days.

Eliminated players can re-enter the tournament through the first four levels of each starting day. Those players that have chip stacks in more than one starting flight will have their largest stack advanced to Day 2.

Players begin the tournament with chip stacks of 10,000  and 25/50 blinds. The levels will last 30 minutes during Day 1 with breaks every four levels. 58 players were registered at the start of play on Day 1A with players lined up to buy-in.

Dealers and staff prepare for Event 1 Day 1A
Dealers and staff prepare for Event 1 Day 1A