CSOP: Redlocks induces a Rebuy

$300 CSOP Big Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 150/300/ 25 ante

On a board of 7d9cKc, we see Amanda Musumeci all-in against Zachary “Redlocks” Kessler. Kessler goes into the tank for a while and looks at his cards again before deciding to make the call. The cards are tabled:

Musumeci: As9s
Kessler: Ks6h

Kessler’s pair of Kings hold as the rest of the board runs Jc7s and Musumeci is elimimated from the tournament.

This is not the last we’ve seen of Musumeci in today’s CSOP event, however, as she quickly rebuys and is seated at another table within a few minutes.

CSOP: Familiar Faces

$300 CSOP Big Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

NBA Champ and Miami Heat Power Forward Udonis Haslem is here grinding today’s CSOP tournament. Former Real Housewives of Miami Star Dr. Karent Sierra is in the building, and sitting to her direct left is current Housewives star Joanna Krupa. Pop star Ryan Cabrera is playing also, along with local celebrities Sun Sentinel writer Nick Sortal, and 940 AM WINZ on-air personality Andy Slater.

Some other familiar, more conventional poker players are spotted in the field as well:

Matt Affleck
Darryll Fish
Amanda Musumeci
Angel Vu
Dennis Phillips (2008 WSOP Main Event 3rd place finisher)

75 players so far in today’s fun-filled charity tournament. Come on down…we’re just getting warmed up!

CSOP: Stars are strolling in

$300 CSOP Big Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

We’re still a few minutes away from the highly anticipated start of tonight’s CSOP Celebrity Charity tournament, as the stars are strolling in through the red carpet. A few of the stars already spotted are Nathan Morris from R&B supergroup Boyz II Men, NBA Champion and Miami Heat Point Guard Norris Cole, and Actress/ Model/ Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa.

Come down and register now, play poker with the stars!

CSOP: Just Ten Minutes to Start

$300 CSOP Big Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

The celebrities and poker players are arriving and taking their seats in preparation for the 6pm start of the Habitat for Humanity Charity tournament.

Players will begin with 12,000 tournament chips and all levels are 15 minutes long.  Players in this event WILL earn points toward the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Leaderboard and SHRP Player of the Year standings. Late registration and re-entry will be available until the start of Level 9, approximately 8:15pm.

Cards will be in the air shortly!


CHARITY SERIES OF POKER tournament is tonight!

Just a reminder that the $300 buy-in Charity Series of Poker (“CSOP”) Big Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) event starts tonight at 6pm! Come on down and play with your favorite celebrities including pop singer Ryan Cabrera; Miami’s own two time basketball champion Norris Cole and three time champion Udonis Haslem; former seven time basketball champion Robert Horry; model and former Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa; Boyz II Men singer Nathan Morris; and Former Real Housewives of Miami Star Dr. Karent Sierra.

Local media personalities also joining the list of celebrities going all-in are Papa Keith, 103.5 FM on-air personality; Andy Slater, 940 AM WINZ on-air personality; Jeff Lennox, WSVN Today in Florida anchor.

With a starting stack of 12K in chips and 15 minute blind levels, this one is sure to be a blast! Players can register up until the start of Level 9 of play at 8pm.

Half of the $300 buy-in will be donated to two charities – Habitat For Humanity International and Habitat For Humanity of Broward – and the remaining placed in the tournament prize pool. To increase excitement and participation, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is adding over $15,000 to the prize pool, including a $5,300 entry into the $10 Million Guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship event.

So what are you waiting for? Come on down and register to play with your favorite star, and donate to a good cause now!

“CSOP” Championship Trophy