$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante Flight C Entries: 220
Flight C cruised over 200 entries are the start and we are ready to put another big number on the board when registration closes at 2:30 pm. Then we can start making predictions for when they $1,000,000 guarantee will be hit.
$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 1: 100/100
Another two flights for RRPO Event 1 run today, starting with Flight C at 10 am in the Grand Ballroom. The $400 buy-in tournament is cruising toward the $1,000,000 guarantee and it will get there before too long.
Players start with 20K deep stacks and all Day 1 levels last 30 minutes, going up to 40 minutes at the start of Day 2. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 2:30 pm.
Flight C will play into the evening and finish up when 10% of the field remains. Those players will bag up and return in the money on Sunday at 1 pm.
$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
2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event 2 $600 Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Entries: 176 Prize Pool: $92,400 November 16, 2022
Wilmer Chavira has made five final tables in Seminole Hard Rock seniors events (both in Hollywood and Tampa) over the past three years, but he finally won his first Seniors trophy in a four-way deal on Wednesday, which was the first day of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open. (Players must be at least 50 years old to play in seniors events.)
Chavira felt he was in good position to win at a couple of those previous final tables, but he ran into bad beats and fell short.
“I kept getting close,” said Chavira, “and it feels good to finally win. That’s probably why I took the deal, to get it off my back.”
What does Chavira enjoy about playing seniors events?
“The camaraderie,” said Chavira. “Everybody’s pretty loose. And it’s very challenging, because there’s years of experience for all of the players, and you get hit from different angles. It’s not like playing GTO strategy against the young guys. You’ve got to be on your toes. Sometimes you’ve got to call the big bluff, sometimes you’ve just got to fold a hand you normally would not fold, even if you’ve got 10 big blinds or whatever.”
Chavira has won seven tournaments since 2020, mostly in Tampa, but this is the first time he’s won one of the iconic guitar-pick trophies. The $16,031 he earned for first place is the biggest cash of his career.
“I like the Seminole Hard Rock,” said Chavira. “The fields are big and the payouts are good, though I usually play at the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa. They run tournaments very well over there too, and it’s closer to me.”
Has a victory on Day 1 of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open changed Chavira’s plans?
“I’m playing tomorrow,” said Chavira, “and I’m going to try to qualify for the Championship. Now that I’ve won some money I’m going to play some more events.”
2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event 4 $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty (Re-Entry) Entries: 177 Prize Pool: $19,470 Bounty Prize Pool: $8,850 November 16, 2022
Event 4 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open was a $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty (Re-Entry). There were 177 entries, creating a prize pool of $19,470 with an additional $8,850 set aside for bounties.
A four-handed deal took place at the final and as the chip leader, it was Jesus Figueroa who was the official Event 4 champion for $4,313.
2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event 3 $600 Deep Stack Big O (Re-Entry) Entries: 80 Prize Pool: $42,000 November 16, 2022
Event 3 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open was a $600 Deep Stack Big O (Re-Entry). The tournament attracted 80 entries, generating a prize pool of $42,000.
A six-handed deal was reached at the final table, and as the chip leader it was Chris Kostoulas who was the official Event 3 champion for $7,418.
This marked Kostoulas’ second SHRP final table and his first SHRP trophy win. He previously finished runner-up in a $360 PLO event at the 2019 Showdown. With his result tonight, Kostoulas passed the $285K mark in career live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.