“An Unforgettable Evening with Michael Bolton” will return to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, who has sold more than 53 million records around the world with hits like “When a Man Loves a Woman”, “How am I Supposed to Live Without You”, “Time, Love and Tenderness,” “How Can We be Lovers”, “Georgia on my Mind”, and many more.
Michael’s songs and performances have been featured in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song “Go the Distance” from Walt Disney’s blockbuster animated film Hercules.
Tickets cost $65, $55 & $45*; all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply. One dollar from each ticket will benefit Michael Bolton Charities.
About Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility, further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This 5,500-seat indoor arena has attracted more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 2005, and has regularly hosted South Florida’s greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or www.myhrl.com, facebook.com/MyHRL and twitter.com/hard_rock_live.
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 3: Blinds 75/150
Another former SHR champion has gotten into Flight 1F. This fall’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Charity Series of Poker winner Nick Yunis has dropped in. Nick is rated on the Global Poker Index as Chile’s #1 ranked player and hoping to add to his half-million in career live winnings starting tonight with Event 7.
November 2, 2014 at 12 (noon) in the Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Rock your poker talent and play for a purpose! On November 2, 2014 starting at 12noon, Legal Services of Greater Miami will host a charity poker tournament at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the resort’s Poker Room located in Seminole Paradise.
Buy-in: $150. Add-ons: $20 for 2,500 additional units before receiving first hand and $50 at the end of level 8 gets 5,000 additional units. Starting stack: 7,500 units. Guaranteed: $10,000, with 125 entries or more.
Each year Legal Services of Greater Miami provides free civil legal services which benefit more than 30,000 vulnerable members of our community who have nowhere else to turn for help- women, children, seniors, veterans returning from combat, people with disabilities, low wage workers and the homeless who have problems in the areas of tenants’ rights, homeownership, health, income maintenance, employment, special education, tax and consumer rights.
A portion of the prize pool will go to benefit community members in need. Onsite registration is open at the Poker Room.
Schedule Note: The November 2, 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open Championship Qualifier, originally scheduled for 12noon, will now be held at 3p.m. The buy-in is $385 with 10 seats guaranteed.
$5,300 Buy-In Championship No Limit Hold’em $10 Million Guaranteed (Re-Entry) Level 8: 250/500/75 ante
It appears that one of the early chip leaders is Zoltan C., who final tabled last night’s CSOP Charity event in 4th place as well as the Event 11 $560 Buy-In Double Black Chip Bounty in 6th place. He’s sitting on a stack of 174K (348bbs) after recently busting an opponent.
RECAP A total of 105 players ante’d up for today’s Charity Series of Poker event, where half of each player’s buy-in went to charity (Habitat For Humanity International and Habitat For Humanity of Broward), while the other half went to the prize pool. CSOP events are the brainchild of poker pro Matt Stout, who worked closely with Seminole Hard Rock Poker to raise awareness of the charity and provide the opportunity to give back to the community and the world by helping to provide affordable housing for those deserving and in need.
The participants created a prize pool of $14,700, with the top 9 finishers getting paid. The event drew celebrities such as NBA Champs and Miami Heat players Udonis Haslem and Norris Cole; Real Housewives of Miami stars Joanna Krupa and Karent Sierra; music sensations Nate Morris (Boyz II Men) and Ryan Cabrera, in addition to many poker professionals and enthusiasts.
Reality star Joanna Krupa made a nice showing by cashing in 9th place, as did local radio personality Andy Slater in 7th place. But when the dust settled after a fun-filled night, it was professional poker player Nick Yunis that ended up taking the grand prize. The poker professional Yunis’ biggest hand in the tournament was when he went head to head with fellow poker pro Chance Kornuth. They’ve had a lot of history lately and this final table was no different. Kornuth had been raising a lot, and Yunis decided to take a stand with KQ. The flop came all low cards, Kornuth fired out a bet and Yunis called. The turn brought an Ace and both players checked. The river brought another low card, and Kornuth fired out an overbet that was about twice the total pot. The bet was for a big portion of Yunis’ stack. Yunis smelled something fishy, however, and tanked for quite a while before making the correct call with King high. That pot gave him the momentum he needed to charge towards the end.
Yunis says that he loves charity events, and that this win probably confirms that he should be participating in more events like these. Yunis mentioned that since poker is usually such a self-centered and self-serving lifestyle, it is good to give back and play for something other than oneself.
Many of the players in tonight’s event were eating and drinking, having a good time in the name of charity. In addition to Yunis’ cash win of $4,997, he took home the customized guitar trophy, along with the added 5,300 entry into the $10 Million Guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship event. Second place finisher Mark Hoke (Las Vegas, NV) ended up with $2,925 in cash along with the added $5,000 LAPT Bahamas package, courtesy of PokerStars.net.
FINAL RESULTS 1. NICOLAS YUNIS (PALMETTO BAY, NV): $4,997 2. MARK HOKE (LAS VEGAS, NV): $2,925 3. DANIEL WEINMAN (ALPHARETTA, GA): $1,911 4. ZOLTAN CZINKOTA (DAVIE, FL): $1,397 5. DEBORAH MITCHELL (SUMMERFIELD, FL): $1,044 6. CHANCE KORNUTH (LAS VEGAS, NV): $809 7. ANDREW SLATER (MIAMI, FL): $647 8. JOSEPH GALLOWAY (SAINT CHARLES, MO): $529 9. JOANNA KRUPA (MIAMI, FL): $441
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 16: $2,200 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em August 26-27, 2014
Entries: 118 Prizepool: $236,000
RECAP At the end of two long days of play, Moe Maghraoui came out on top of a three-way chop to claim 1st place, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open trophy, and custom framed photograph provided by IMPDI. Joe Kuether claimed 2nd place and John DiBella took 3rd.
This event began at 3pm Tuesday and drew a total of 118 players. This was a freeze-out, so no re-entries were allowed. The total prize pool came to $236,000 and it would go to the final twelve players.
At the end of 12 hours on Day 1, only 26 players remained. They returned for Day 2 on Wednesday and after another 12 hours of play, it looked like a third day would be required, but the final three players decided on the chop.
Most notable among players cashing in this event was Matt Stout, who founded the Charity Series of Poker to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Stout made the final table of this event, causing him to miss the charity tournament he helped organize, which was taking place across the room. He finished 7th, just in time to watch the final table of the other event.
Also making the money today were Corey Burbink (4th Place) and Zo Karim (9th Place). Justin Zaki was the unfortunate bubble-boy in this event, finishing 13th and out of the money.
Moe Maghraoui owns a limo company and plays poker semi-professionally. This is his biggest live tournament score to date. He’s been playing tournaments for about 12 years.
Back in June, he earned enough points on the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Leaderboard during the Summer Poker Open, which got him a $5,300 seat in the $10 Million Guaranteed Championship event, which starts tomorrow. He’s also won a second seat via a satellite, so he’s got two bullets loaded and ready to fire. He’s going to take Thursday off to rest up, then start his Championship quest on Friday.
“Well organized, good tournaments, good fields,” Maghraoui said about the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. He’s chasing more points for the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Race, so he’ll be here through the end of the series.
FINAL RESULTS 1. MOHAMED MAGHRAOUI (BRANDON, FL): $57,000 2. JOSEPH KUETHER (ELM GROVE, WI): $50,276 3. JOHN DIBELLA (EASTCHESTER, NY): $44,000 4. COREY BURBICK (DAVIE, FL): $21,004 5. TYLER STAFMAN (DAVIE, FL): $15,340 6. LUKE BRERETON (PRESBURY): $11,800 7. MATTHEW STOUT (LAS VEGAS, NV): $7,434 8. ANTHONY MARCH (TAMPA, FL): $7,434 9. ZOHAIR KARIM (ORLANDO, FL): $5,900 10. ANIRUDH SETH (LAS VEGAS, NV): $5,900 11. ELLIOTT ZAYDMAN (COCONUT CREEK, FL): $4,956 12. RUBENS TARZIA (MAPLE, ON): $4,956
$300 CSOP Big Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry) Level 23: 10K/20K/ 2K ante
As we went into heads up play, Nicolas Yunis had a hefty chip lead over Mark Hoke. Yunis raised many pots. Hoke would not give up however, playing cautiously and picking his spots. After battling for a while, Yunis’ chip lead was just too much to overcome when he goes all-in and Hoke makes the call:
Board runs and Yunis rivers the nuts, broadway, to bust Hoke in 2nd place. Hoke takes home $2,925 for his efforts today.
Nicolas Yunis wins the $300 Charity Series Of Poker Big Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry) event!!! He takes home the grand prize of $4,997, the beautiful guitar trophy, and the $5,300 entry into the $10 Million Guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship event. Congratulations Nicolas!