Event 17: Welcome Back Maria Ho

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 6:  300/500 with a 500 ante
Entries:  98

Maria Ho

The entry count is only two away from pushing the prize pool to an even $200,000 and it should not take much longer to get it there. Maria Ho is one of the recent additions to the tournament, a return to a place she’s had some nice success.

She picked up a nice score in the summer of 2018 when she made the SHRPO Big 4 $1,100 tournament. Ho did double duty that trip; playing that final table even as she was hosting the action on the mic and camera.

She followed that up last year when she made the final table of our WPT Poker Showdown Championship and finished third for $345K.

Event 17: Darren Elias Makes His Return

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 4:  200/300 with a 300 ante
Entries:  70

Darren Elias

More big names are making their way to South Florida with the LHPO Championship kicking off tomorrow. That is making for a tough field in today’s $2,200 event and the winner will really earn the title later this evening.

Among them, the man with the most WPT wins in history. Darren Elias has an incredible four titles on the tour and it could be even more. In addition to the wins, he also holds the record for most final tables with 12 and any number of them could have turned into another title.

Event 17: Halfway Home

$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 2:  100/100 with a 100 ante
Entries:  51

Larry Klur

The first level ran its course and the prize pool moved over the halfway mark to the $200,000 guarantee. That’s a great turnout in the early afternoon and it should not take too long to get it there with registration open until 6:40 pm.

The field is a nice mix of local grinders and out-of-town pros. Larry Klur is among our regulars in every series, both in-room and the big tours, and he’s back looking for a trophy.