Event 1 Flight A: Kicking off the 2017 LHPO

$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em
Level 1: 25/50

The New Year’s break is over and it’s time to kick off the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open. And it will be huge.

It’s the second year for the Ultimate Re-Entry tournament which set a record last year for the biggest tournament field in Florida poker history. Last year’s inaugural run of the event drew 4,075 entries to set the mark with Thai Ha outlasting them all to take the title for more than $230,000. A very nice payday for a small buy-in.

That record has since been broken when the Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” Event 1 field topped 5,000 entries.

The Ultimate Re-Entry structure has a unique format that allows players to enter as many flights as they wish, even if they move on to Day 2 in a previous flight. If players manage to move another stack forward, they will receive a $2,500 payout for the smallest bag(s) and play the biggest on Day 2.

Each of the eight starting flights will play down to 10% of the starting field and everyone advancing to Day 2 will already be in the money. Two flights will run over the next four days and everyone who survives will return on Monday for Day 2 and try to ladder their way up to the top prize.

The $360 buy-in tournament has a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool which should be reached early in the event. Players sit down to 15,000 starting stacks with late registration and unlimited re-entries available until the start of Level 13 at 5:45pm. They will continue to play until the flight makes the money and those with chips are guaranteed some money on Day 2.

Cards go in the air at 11am for the first flight and we will be tracking this big opening tournament from start to finish.

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • Day 1 will end when 10% of starting field remain
  • Players may enter any/all starting flights
  • Multiple Day 2 stacks will be paid per Structure Sheet
  • See Event 1 Structure Sheet for more details