The first event at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida is about to begin, with cards in the air at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
Event No. 1 ($350 No-Limit Hold’em) is a re-entry tournament with five starting flights. Here is a look at the schedule for those starting flights:
Day 1A: Thursday, August 8 – 7 p.m.
Day 1B: Friday, August 9 – 11 a.m.
Day 1C: Friday, August 9 – 7 p.m.
Day 1D: Saturday, August 10 – 11 a.m.
Day 1E: Saturday, August 10 – 7 p.m.
Tonight we will bring you live coverage from Day 1A as the field plays 14, 30-minute levels. There will be a break every two levels so action will end just before 3 a.m. Players can re-enter the tournament on any start day. They may also re-enter the tournament on any subsequent flight. The tournament has a guaranteed prize pool worth $500,000. Day 2 will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 11.
Players will begin with 20,000 in chips and blinds start at 25-50 for Level 1. Shuffle up and deal!