2021 RRPO Live Updates

Event 1 Flight A: Jeffrey Poole’s Turn to Lead

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 15:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Day 1A Players Remaining:  99 of 555

Jeffrey Poole

Another three levels are in the books and tournament staff sent Flight A players on another break while they pulled the purple chips while introducing the 25K chips.

Jeffrey Poole is our first player to top 300K and his 308,000 leads the field. Scott Swatscheno has the second biggest stack with 294,000 followed by Martin Ryan’s 272,000.

The time is here for players to begin making a move to build a stack. They will not see another break and Flight A will hit the break before too long.

Event 1 Flight B: Building on a Big Day

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

The second flight of RRPO Event 1 gets underway at 6 pm in the Grand Ballroom and it will add to an already successful tournament. Flight A drew a huge 555-entry field to put the $400 tournament on a clear path to meet its $1,000,000 guarantee.

Players start with 20,000 deep stacks and all Day 1 levels last 30 minutes, going up to 40 on Day 2. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 10:30 pm and players may re-enter as often as needed during that time.

Flight B will continue late into the evening and bag when 10% of the field remains. Those players will return on Sunday at 1 pm in the money and ready to play to a winner.

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (2:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when 10% of field remains
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Event 1 Flight A: Martin Ryan Climbing

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Day 1A Players Remaining:  108 of 555

Martin Ryan

Flight A is crawling its way to a conclusion with 108 players still in the mix and 56 moving on. They still have a little ways to go before they can lock up a cash.

Martin Ryan is moving up his stack and the nine-time WSOP Circuit winner sits behind 195,500. Two of Ryan’s WSOPC rings came at our sister property up the road at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. On top of those two rings, Ryan also made six other final tables there including two runner-up finishes.

Event 3: Last Chance to Register for Bounty

$200 Double Green Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Entries:  149

Double Green Chip Bounty players were sent on a 15-minute break after Level 9 and this is the last chance for players to get in the action. The field will likely pick up a few more entries while they are gone to cross over 150.

We will post the prize pool and payout information as soon as it is available.

Event 1 Flight A: David Vurgait Leads

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 12:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Day 1A Players Remaining:  144 of 555

David Vurgait

Players are back in their seats after another break while the black chips were colored out of play. There are 144 players remaining with action continuing until only 56 remain.

We have a new leader in the room as SHRP regular David Vurgait climbed to 236,500. The second biggest stack belongs to an empty seat at the moment, Ryan Hogan sitting next to a stack worth 229,500 and no one playing it before the break and not yet after. Jeff Silverstein continued to push his stack higher and sits with 205,500.

Ryan Hogan with a big stack to his left and an empty seat

Event 2: Prize Pool and Payouts

2021 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 2
$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 116
Prize Pool: $38,860
November 17, 2021

Registration closed on the $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament and it drew 116 entries for the fifth biggest field of its kind. Another great turnout and we are closing out 2021 on a high note.

2021 Showdown – 159 entries
2011 Showdown – 153 entries
2011 Summer Splash – 153 entries
2021 LHPO – 123 entries
2021 RRPO – 116 entries

They combined to create a prize pool worth $38,860 and the last 15 spots will be paid. A min-cash is worth $885 while the Event 2 champ will take home $11,315.

1st: $11,315 + RRPO trophy
2nd: $7,090
3rd: $4,235
4th: $2,720
5th: $2,060
6th: $1,710
7th: $1,475
8th: $1,300
9th-10th: $1,140
11th-12th: $1,010
13th-15th: $885

Event 1 Flight A: Registration Closed with 555 Entries

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1A Players Remaining:  225 of 555

Registration closed for the opening flight of the opening tournament on the RRPO schedule. And it was huge.

The tournament drew 555 entries for the biggest opening flight of this tournament. We began running the RRPO opening $1,000,000 guarantee tournament in 2016 and it drew a state record 5,018 entries.

That tournament had 403 entries in Flight A and today we blasted it to set up a huge first weekend of the series.

2021 RRPO – 555 entries (TBD total)
2016 RRPO – 403 entries (5,018 total)
2018 RRPO – 341 entries (4,558 total)
2019 RRPO – 400 entries (4,699 total)

Flight A will continue into the evening and come to an end when 56 players remain to advance to Day 2 on Sunday in the money.

Weds at 10 amA555TBD
Weds at 6 pmB
Thurs at 10amC
Thurs at 6 pmD
Friday at 10 amE
Friday at 6 pmF
Saturday at 10 amG
Saturday at 6 pmH

Event 3: First Bounty

$200 Double Green Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Level 1:  100/100 with a 100 ante

The third and final new tournament of the day gets underway at 3 pm in the Grand Ballroom and has another RRPO trophy waiting at the end. Event 3 is a $200 buy-in Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty tournament with $50 of each entry going towards a bounty on that player’s head.

They’ll sit down to huge 40,000 starting stacks and the first eight levels last 15 minutes, going up to 20 from Level 9 forward. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 5:15 pm.

They will return to play it out for the champion and we will award a trophy to the champ.

  • Players begin with 40,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (5:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

Event 1 Flight A: Lonnie Caldwell and Jeff Silverstein Lead

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1A Entries:  555

Lonnie Caldwell

Cards are back in the air for Flight A with an unofficial 555 entries in the field. Tournament staff are running the numbers and we will post the official count when it is available.

We found two huge stacks very close to each other but at separate tables. Lonnie Caldwell has the biggest stack in the room with 184,000 at Table 17 and Jeff Silverstein has 172,400 at Table 9 nextdoor.

Jeff Silverstein

Event 1 Flight A: Last Level to Register

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  400/800 with a 800 ante
Day 1A Entries:  544

Flight A reached Level 8 and that means time is running out if you want to book an early seat for Day 2 on Sunday. The field cruised past 500 entries and will tease 600 in the next 30 minutes. It won’t get there but it will be fun to watch.

Once Level 8 comes to an end at 2:15 pm, they will take a 15-minute break and we will close registration when they return.