Main Event: Find the Felt? Bonus High Hands Underway 6pm-Midnight

Fun in the Sun Main Event | Structure
$560 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 150/300 with a 50
Entries: 87

Registration and re-entry in the Fun in the Sun Main Event is available until about 4:25pm. Until that time, anyone that goes bust can simply head back to the registration desk and get back in the game for another $560. After that time, though, the re-entry period is closed and the field will be final.

Those who find the felt post-4:25pm have another option to scratch the poker itch at the cash tables. Bonus High Hands up to $1,000 kick in at 6pm and are paid every 30 minutes with rollover until midnight.

If tonight’s not the night, tomorrow marks another installment with a little longer window for payouts when they begin at noon and go straight through until a special $2,018 payout at midnight.

Main Event: Strong Start with Guarantee Three-Quarters Gone

Fun in the Sun Main Event | Structure
$560 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 75/150 with a 25
Entries: 70

There’s a been a steady tick up in the entry count since cards went in the air for the Fun in the Sun Main Event just about 45 minutes ago. After kicking off with 30, the field has more than doubled as it just hit the 70 mark. That puts the prize pool at an unofficial $35,000 and the tournament is well on its way to smashing the $50,000 guarantee.

Michael Newman

A quick stroll through the tables shows a handful of notables in the game taking a shot at a $560 trophy. Recent Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open Championship winner Michael Newman is joined by World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Jacquelyn Scott and former November Niner Neil Blumenfield.

Jacquelyn  Scott
Neil Blumenfield

Main Event: Fun in the Sun Headliner Underway with $50K Guaranteed

Fun in the Sun Main Event | Structure
$560 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50
Entries: 30

The clock strikes 11am in South Florida and the headline event of the 2017 Fun in the Sun Poker Open is underway at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Recognized as the Main Event, the final tournament of the series is a $560 buy-in no limit hold’em re-entry event. Players take their seats to 20,000 starting chips with 20-minute levels kicking it off before they jump to 30 minutes two hours into the structure.

Here are the details on the event:

  • $560 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 20-/30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry until the start of Level 13 (~4:25pm)
  • One-day event structured to play to conclusion
  • Structure sheet
Reigning Fun in the Sun Main Event champion, Yousef Nassr

Last year’s closer saw a field of 148 entries generate a total prize pool of $74,000. When the dust settled, Yousef Nassr scored an outright win along with $20,428 in prize money.

Link: Yousef Nassr Wins 2016 FITS Main Event for $20K

Updates from this year’s event will be available now through its conclusion in the early morning hours of Sunday. Good luck, players!