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Cash Grinder Christopher Arcidiacono, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek $5,100 Mega Satellite Winner

Christopher Arcidiacono

South Florida’s Christopher Arcidiacono punched his ticket into the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $50,000 buy-in Super High Roller Monday night via a $5,100 mega satellite at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Christopher is 31 years old and was born in Rochester, New York. He is a full time cash game player, primarily at the Seminole Hard Rock, and the largest buy-in tournament he’s played prior to the SHRPO Super High Roller is $1,500.

We caught up with him after his big score.

Q: What prompted you to play the $5,100 satellite?

A: I won the Splash the Pot promotion [at][Seminole][Hard][Rock][Hollywood] while playing $2/5 and received a $550 super satellite ticket. I played the $550 and won entry into the [Seminole][Casino][Coconut][Creek] $5,100 satellite.

Q: What are you most looking forward to about playing in a $50,000 buy in?

A: I’m going to try and relish the entire experience because I know it’s a very rare opportunity. I had to get lucky just to be able to get into the event.

Q: What is your experience at Seminole poker rooms?

A: I’m currently a daily grinder at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood – easily my favorite poker room in Florida. When I lived in Central Florida, I would often visit [Seminole][Hard][Rock][Tampa] and it’s the first casino I ever played at when I was 18 years old.

Q: Do you play at Coconut Creek often? How often do you play the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood events?

A: I don’t play at Coconut Creek as often – maybe a few times a month – because I’m closer to the Hollywood location. I usually will fire a bullet or two at some of the low buy-in, high guarantee tournaments that run at the Seminole Hard Rock, but I try to focus mainly on cash games.

Q: Seminole Super High Rollers attract some of the game’s best — Erik Seidel, Jason Mercier, etc. Does that intimidate or excite you?

A: More excites. I have not ever been intimidated at a poker table – so far. I have a lot of respect for the guys who regularly play and do well in the high rollers and I’m looking forward to it.

Q: What does this opportunity – to play in a $50,000 buy in – mean to you?

A: The opportunity means a lot. The price point is so high that it’s not a tournament I could see myself buying directly into so I know how rare the situation is. I’m ready to bring my “A” game and hopefully I will run a little bit better than the high stakes regulars that day.

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

Trophy Event Schedule:

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament DescriptionStructure
1AThu1-Aug11AM$600Deep Stack NLH Flight A (Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTDResults
1BThu1-Aug6PM$600Deep Stack NLH Flight B (Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTD--
1CFri2-Aug11AM$600Deep Stack NLH Flight C (Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTD--
1DFri2-Aug6PM$600Deep Stack NLH Flight D (Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTD--
1ESat3-Aug11AM$600Deep Stack NLH Flight E (Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTD--
1FSat3-Aug6PM$600Deep Stack NLH Flight F (Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTD--
1Sun4-Aug1PM--Day 2--
2Thu1-Aug12PM$400Omaha 8 or Better (Re-Entry) - $30,000 GTD - One Day EventResults
3Fri2-Aug12PM$400H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry) - One Day EventResults
4Sat3-Aug12PM$400PLO 8 (Re-Entry) - One Day EventResults
5Sun4-Aug12PM$400Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD - One Day EventResults
6Sun4-Aug3PM$1,700 Purple Chip Bounty (Single Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTDResults
6Mon5-Aug2PM--Day 2--
7Mon5-Aug11AM$400Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry) - One Day EventResults
8Mon5-Aug12PM$400Big Stack Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD - One Day EventResults
9Mon5-Aug3PM$400PLO (Re-Entry) - One Day EventResults
10Mon5-Aug6PM$150Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $30,000 GTD - $5,250 Championship Seat Added - One Day EventResults
11Tue6-Aug11AM$600Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTD - One Day EventResults
12Tue6-Aug12PM$400Big O (Re-Entry) - One Day EventResults
13Tue6-Aug3PM$400Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry) - One Day EventResults
14Tue6-Aug5PM$1,100 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Freeze-Out) - One Day EventResults
15Wed7-Aug12PM$2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $200,000 GTD - One Day EventResults
16Wed7-Aug7PM$300Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic - One Day Charity EventResults
17Thu8-Aug12PM$1,100 Six-Max Big Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTD - One Day EventResults
18Thu8-Aug1PM$50,000 Super High Roller NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTD - Held in Salon EastResults
18Fri9-Aug1PM--Day 2--
19Thu8-Aug3PM$400Six-Max PLO (Single Re-Entry) - One Day EventResults
20AFri9-Aug11AM$5,250SHRPO Championship Day 1A (Single Re-Entry) - $3,000,000 GTDResults
20BSat10-Aug11AM$5,250SHRPO Championship Day 1B (Single Re-Entry) - $3,000,000 GTD--
20Sun11-Aug12PM--Day 2--
20Mon12-Aug12PM--Day 3--
20Tue13-Aug1PM--Final Table Televised and Live Streamed as Part of The Big 4
21Sun11-Aug2PM$2,650NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTDResults
21Mon12-Aug12PM--Day 2--
21Tue13-Aug1PM--Final Table Televised and Live Streamed as Part of The Big 4
22Mon12-Aug11AM$1,100NLH (Re-Entry) - $500,000 GTDResults
22Tue13-Aug1PM--Final Table Televised and Live Streamed as Part of The Big 4
23Mon12-Aug12PM$25,500High Roller (Re-Entry) - $2,000,000 GTD - Held in Salon EastResults
23Tue13-Aug1PM--Final Table Televised and Live Streamed as Part of The Big 4
24ASun11-Aug5PM$150NLH Day 1A (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDResults
24BMon12-Aug5PM$150NLH Day 1B (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD--
24Tue13-Aug5PM--Day 2 - Held in the Poker Room--
25Mon12-Aug6PM$2,650 PLO (Re-Entry)Results
25Tue13-Aug3PM--Day 2 - Held in the Poker Room--
26Tue13-Aug11AM$400Deep Stack Turbo (Re-Entry) - $30,000 GTD - Held in Salon East - One Day EventResults
27Tue13-Aug12PM$10,000 NLH (Re-Entry) - $500,000 GTD - Held in Salon East - One Day EventResults