We are keeping one eye on the Omaha/8 event running in the meeting room, checking for notable players and those with a chance to take home the first title of the series.
Bill “Bumpereno” Munley began his day at a short-handed table that quickly filled after the start. He’s an east coast pro down here in the Sunshine State looking for his first SHRP cash. Munley is no stranger to the non-hold’em games and owns four trophies from a career with nearly $175,000 in earnings. Those four titles all came in Stud games but he had a near miss with a second place finish in a Borgata Spring Poker Open Omaha/8 event.
$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 2: 50/100 Flight A Players: 129
The opening Ultimate Re-Entry field is growing at a steady pace and they topped 100 entries before the end of the first level. A fine pace for a Wednesday morning.
Seminole Hard Rock Poker regular Francis Margaglione is among the early starters and sitting next to fellow familiar face Daniel Pearlman. Margaglione has some success in this series and won the $150 multi-day event during the 2015 run for nearly $30K, the biggest cash of his career.
$300 Omaha 8 or Better Structure Level 1: 100/200 Limits
While the ballroom is being utilized by the opening event of the series, we have a smaller tournament kicking off at the same time in the meeting room for those who prefer their poker hands with four-hole cards.
Event 2 is a $300 buy-in Omaha/8 tournament and it will award the first trophy of the series later this evening. It will be a smaller affair than the big, no limit hold’em event but it will also be very talented. We expect to see some of our Omaha specialists hop in the game and try to take the title.
Omaha/8 players will start with 10,000 stacks and play 30-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 3:30pm and there is a dinner break schedule at 5:30pm. After they return from that extended time away from the tables, they will continue down to the final table and our first RRPO champ.
Cards are in the air over in the meeting room and we will keep an eye on their progress throughout the day.
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 clock is nearing 11am and we are ready to kick off the 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood with a big tournament. The opening event of the 2016 RRPO was a huge success and the tournament broke the record for the biggest field in Florida Poker history and we will be going for it again this year.
Last year’s event drew 5,018 entries and Seminole Hard Rock Poker regular Rafael Reis walked away with the title for more than $150,000 over a tough final table.
And this year we tweaked the opener to put the Ultimate Re-Entry format into play. Unlike previous runs, tournament players may enter as many of the eight starting flights as they wish and they can advance multiple stacks onto Day 2. They will play their biggest stack on Sunday and pick up a $2,500 multi-stack award payout for the other stacks they advanced.
Each flight will continue action until only 10% of the starting field remains (rounding down) and all players making it into Day 2 will return already in the money, so there will be a lot of players collecting payouts Sunday afternoon.
Action kicks off at the top of the hour with players sitting down to 15,000 stacks and 30-minute levels throughout the day. Late registration is open until the start of Level 13 at 5:45pm with unlimited re-entries during that time. If you would prefer to start fresh at the beginning, the evening flight will start at 5pm.
They will continue playing until they are in the money with 10% of the field remaining later this evening. Those players will have their stack inventoried instead of bagged and they will return to their biggest stack on Sunday for Day 2.
$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
10% of each flight’s field, rounded down, will advance to Day 2
All Day 2 players will be in the money
Players surviving more than one Day 1 flight will receive a $2,500 cash payout for each lesser multiple chip stack