Fresh off a strong performance in last month’s Fun in the Sun Poker Open, Dani Dayan is back at the Seminole Hard Rock and picking up right where she left off. Dayan recorded two cashes during FITS made up of a victory in a $130 Turbo and followed by a final table and fifth-place finish in the $560 Main Event.
Her good play has carried over into today as she’s turned her 25,000 starting chips into better than 60,000 early in Level 3.
The WPTDeepStacks field is filling in midway through Level 2 with a number of notables taking their seats. One of those standouts is 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Ory Hen. Hen, who edged out Nigel Murray for the title three years ago, is a regular at the Seminole Hard Rock and owns more than $1,200,000 in reported earnings.
Preceding today’s kickoff were two days of satellites down the hall in the poker room. Tuesday and Wednesday, the property ran a total of six events guaranteeing a combined 60 seats in today’s $1,000,000 guaranteed opener. The target was crushed as more than 100 seats were awarded.
That’s boded well for today’s play as over 160 entries are in the game early in the action.
WPT Director of Global Tour Management Sam Carioti kicked off the $1,000,000 guaranteed WPTDeepStacks opener alongside Seminole Hard Rock Tournament Director Tony Burns just moments ago. With that, cards are in the air.
Updates will be available right here at SHRPO.com throughout the day.
While most people settled down in their WPTDeepStacks seats, some players will spend their day playing their favorite four-card, split-pot poker game.
Event 2 kicks off at 11 am and the $300 buy-in Omaha/8 tournament is a one-day LHPO trophy event. It will be a smaller field but a very talented one as well.
Omaha/8 players will sit down to 10,000 starting stacks and play 30-minute levels throughout the day. Late registration is open until the start of Level 9 at 3:30 pm with unlimited re-entries available during that time. They have a 40-minute dinner break scheduled at 5:30 pm and will return to play down to the first LHPO champion later this evening.
Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
The new year is upon us and it is time to roll out the first big Seminole Hard Rock Poker series of 2018. And the Lucky Hearts Poker Open is coming out strong from the very start.
The series kicks off with the $1,100 buy-in/$1,000,000 Guarantee WPTDeepStacks opening event. This tournament is always one of the biggest draws on their circuit and we expect another great crowd as it moves to the front of the series schedule.
The tournament features three starting flights with each scheduled to play 15 full levels. Players will start out with 25,000 stacks and the tournament will run 40-minute levels throughout. There is a 60-minute dinner break scheduled after Level 9 at 5:30 pm and registration will close at 6:30 pm when they return.
Late registration is available during that time but players are restricted to a single re-entry per flight. If they max out their entries today, the second flight runs on Friday at 11am with the same format.
Cards go in the air at the top of the hour and we will have all the action from start to finish.
$1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Players begin with 25,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
Late registration available until start of Level 10
Single re-entry allowed per flight
Day 1 will end after Level 15 or Tournament Director discretion