The Limit Omaha 8 tournament field is building up nicely over the first hour with some tough competition grabbing an early seat.
Local favorite David Shmuel is the most accomplished in the field in terms of SHRP major titles with four trophies including a win in this tournament during the 2020 LHPO series. WSOP No Limit Deuce-to-Seven champ Yuvie Bronshtein was the 2021 LHPO Limit Omaha 8 winner and WSOP Mixed Hold’em bracelet winner Chris Tryba won the Omaha 8/Stud 8 mix trophy in April.
While the opening tournament of the SHRPO tournament plays out in the front part of the Seminole Ballroom, Event 2 will take place alongside them and actually award the first trophy of the series.
The one-day $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament gets underway at noon and will crown a champ before the end of the night. Players will sit down to 12,000 starting stacks and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm and players are limited to a single entry with the freeze-out format.
Cards go in the air at the top of the hour and we will hit the high points until picking up full coverage at the final table.
Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 3: 100/200 with a 200 ante Flight A Entries: 365
The Flight A field is filling in nicely with 365 entries before noon on a Thursday. They will play out the next two levels before enjoying a 15-minute break from the action.
We found more friendly faces in the crowd including Greg Fishberg, George Dolofan, Ory Hen, Nigel Murray, Eric and Caleb Piderit, and Jennifer David.
Fishberg came close to making some history here in April, falling just short of the rare feat of back-to-back titles. He won the $400 Pot Limit Omaha title during the opening weekend of the Poker Showdown and came in second to Ryan Hogan in the $1,100 No Limit Hold’em tournament the next day.
$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante Flight A Entries: 293
Flight A of the opening SHRPO tournament is going big right out of the gates with nearly 300 entries rolling into Level 2. That’s $100,000 towards the $500,000 guarantee with a lot of time to go.
We found some familiar faces in the early levels including Sean Shah, Mark Cannon, and Nancy Thomas. Thomas has success in this tournament, banking more than $100K for a runner-up finish in the 2017 LHPO opener.
$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 1: 100/100 Flight A Entries: 249
After some player instructions, tournament staff put cards in the air for the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Flight A of Event 1 will play their first four levels of the day before taking a break.
$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 1: 100/100
The wait is over and now is the time to kick off the biggest series on our yearly schedule of tournaments. The 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open features a whopping 43 primary trophy events and we start things off with a huge multi-day tournament.
Event 1 is a $400 buy-in Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em tournament with six starting flights and a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. Flight A gets underway at 10 am with the second starting at 6 pm.
Players will start with 20,000 deep stacks and all Day 1 levels last 30 minutes, going up to 40 minutes on Day 2. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 2:30 pm and players are limited to a single re-entry per flight.
Their day will continue until only 12.5% of the field remains and they will advance to Day 2 on Sunday in the money.
We have 20 days of tournaments, settle in for a great time.
$500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Players begin with 20,000 in chips
Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes