Event 8: Registration Closed

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 250/500/50 ante

With the end of Level 6, registration has closed for Flight A with an unofficial 377 entrants showing on the clock. A fine start to the big tournament.

Brian Hastings continues to run up his stack while Angel Vu is also having a nice start to her tournament.

“I got to get away from poker last night.” Vu said. “I’m recharged.”

Event 8: Early Success

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

A quick look through the chip stacks on break shows several players are having a very good start to their day. Jae Chung looks like the early leader and the previously mentioned Brian Hastings has grown his 25,000 starting stack to 63,700.

Jae Chung – 68,000
Robert Hancock – 67,700
Trevilyn Blakesless – 67,500
David Brown – 64,525
Brian Hastings – 63,700
Steven Diamond – 62,000
Ryan Jones – 60,575

Event 8: First Break

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 100/200

More than 300 players have register for Flight 1A as they head off on their first break of the day. Two new WSOP bracelet winners are making their first appearance at the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

Brian Hastings is a local professional who won the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship during the 2012 World Series of Poker and Tyler Patterson just arrived in town fresh off his WSOP bracelet win this past summer. Patterson traveled a bit further than Hastings, his commute brought him from the great state of Washington.

Event 8: Social Poker

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 75/150

We are fully embracing our social media side. If you have something interesting to say or a nice picture to share from the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, just tag it #SHRPO and we will find it on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

You can also follow us on Twitter @SHRPO.

Just a little something to hang up in my mancave.Thanks @semhardrockhollywood #SHRPO #Poker #PokerLife

Event 8. The million dollar guaranteed tournament. #hardrock #shrpo #texasholdem #ineedtorungood

Event 8: Familiar Faces

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

Event 8 is already setting a good pace for the rest of the flights to match. The entrant count clicked towards 250 as Level 2 rolled through and players are still arriving.

Some of those regular faces in the crowd include Errol Massey, Dimas Martinez, and Zach “Redlocks” Kessler, Eric Piderit, and TJ Shulman is back after his 10th place showing in Event 5.

Event 8: $1 Million Guarantee

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

The second weekend of the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is almost upon us and the next big tournament is underway.

Event 8 is a $560 buy-in Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em tournament which will run for six starting flights over three days with a huge $1,000,000 guaranteed prizepool. Starting days will run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with the entire field merging on Sunday to play down to a champion.

Starting stacks are 500 big blinds deep and they will play those 25,000 chips in 30-minute levels through Level 15. Late registration/re-entry is available until the start of Level 7 and the registration desk will be busy all day. Anyone bagging chips at the end of the flight will return at 1pm on Sunday.

Tournament staff completed player instructions and the tournament is off and running.