The numbers are in and we have the official payouts from the first of two H.O.R.S.E. tournaments on the schedule. The tournament drew 59 entries to create a prize pool worth $17,700 with the last eight spots getting paid.
A min-cash is worth $645 while the winner will take home $5,790 along with Lucky Hearts Poker Open trophy and custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of Image Masters.
2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event 3 $360 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry) Entries: 59 Prize Pool: $17,700 January 11, 2019
The H.O.R.S.E. tournament cruised through eight levels and two breaks and registration is now closed. The board shows 59 entries and there seem to be no soft spots including the recent additions of three-time bracelet/two-time WSOPC ring winner “Miami John” Cernuto and four-time WSOPC ring/WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hui.
We will post the official numbers as soon as they are available.
The H.O.R.S.E. field is growing and it hit 45 entries as players were on their first break of the tournament. Players have more than two hours remaining in late registration if they want to make their way down to the Event Center for the mix game.
John Holley was a recent addition to the tournament, choosing this game over the bigger Ultimate Re-Entry. The six-time WSOP Circuit ring winner excels in a lot of different games which makes him a perfect player for this event. In addition those rings, he also won a non-ring WSOP Circuit H.O.R.S.E. event and he won back-to-back tournaments during the 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
We expected a small but talented field in the H.O.R.S.E. event today and it is living up to expectations. There are 34 entries so far after the first level and a lot of them already have mixed or non-hold’em success.
Joel Harwood won the H.O.R.S.E. event during the Everglades Poker Open here in 2016 and followed that up with a SHRPO Pot Limit Omaha 8 title this past August. Wally Maddah, with more than 100 career SHRP cashes, won a Pot Limit Omaha title at SHR Tampa and final tabled the first ever H.O.R.S.E. event he played during the 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open. Wayne Brown has a handful of Omaha final tables including a fifth-place finish in yesterday’s Limit Omaha 8 tournament.
The Ultimate Re-Entry event is chugging along in the middle of the Event Center but some prefer a little mix to their poker games. H.O.R.S.E. tournaments have always been popular and this time around we have two on the series schedule.
The first kicks off at noon and another chance for players to win a trophy along with some nice cash. Event 3 has a $360 buy-in and the games will rotate between Limit Hold’em, Limit Omaha 8, Razz, Seven-Card Stud, and Seven-Card Stud 8 every eight hands.
Players start with 12,000 stacks and all levels will last 30-minutes. Late registration and re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm with a dinner break scheduled after Level 12. Since this is a one-day trophy event, they will return from dinner and continue playing until we award our second title of the series.
Cards fly shortly and we should see a very talented field for the first of two H.O.R.S.E. events.
Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion