Escalator $560: Shuffle Up and Deal; $400K Guaranteed

2018 Escalator Series (Week 4)
$560 Buy-In, $400,000 Guaranteed
Level 1: 25/50 | Structure

The clock strikes the 11 o’clock hour in South Florida and poker action is underway at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Going now is Flight A of the property’s unique Escalator Series headliner, a $560 buy-in no limit hold’em tournament. This marks the last of four month-long events and boasts the biggest of the guarantees — $400,000.

Each of the first three tournaments saw fields in excess of 1,400 entries and another 1,000+ are expected over the course of the next few days. While cards are freshly in the air for Flight A, Flight B is still to come tonight at 7pm followed Flight C, D, E and F set for 11am and 7pm Friday and Saturday.

Flight A details:

11am: Flight A – $560 Buy-In, $400,000 Guaranteed

  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (6:40pm) or 10 percent of the field
  • Day 2 begins Sunday, March 18th at 1pm
  • Structure Sheet

This series last ran in 2016 and this same event drew 1,081 entries generating a total prize pool of better than $540,000. Claiming the top spot along with $88,506 and a $3,500 seat was Richard Whitebrook whose crowning came following a three-way chop.

Updates will be available daily now through Sunday right here at We’ll check back in on Flight A following the first break.

Good luck, players!