Last year, the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida rocked the poker world with a $10 million guarantee tournament. The $5,300 buy-in event exceeded the guarantee by nearly $2 million, and Blair Hinkle, captured the title for nearly $1.75 million after defeating Justin Bonomo heads-up.
The massively popular Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open series will return this year with a 23-event festival beginning on Aug. 14, highlighted by another $10 million guarantee beginning on Aug. 28. Also featured will be a $100,000 Super High Roller on Sept. 1. Both tournaments allow re-entries.
The Seminole Hard Rock had previously published tentative dates that coincided with the European Poker Tour Barcelona, but the casino eventually pushed the series closer to September in order to avoid a potential conflict. EPT Barcelona, the first festival of Season 11, wraps up one day before the Seminole Hard Rock's Main Event, giving players an opportunity to participate in both if they so choose.
The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open series also features a $2,200 eight-game mix, a $2,200 six-max, and a $1,650 bounty tournament. Here's a look at the complete schedule:
2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule
|Aug. 14-17||11 a.m.||1||$350||Deep Stack No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry) $500,000 Guaranteed|
|Aug. 14-15||12 p.m.||2||$250||Omaha 8|
|Sun. Aug. 17||12 p.m.||3||$250||Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry) - $25,000 Guaranteed|
|Sun. Aug. 17-18||3 p.m.||4||$1,100||No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry) $100,000 Guaranteed|
|Mon. Aug. 18-20||11 a.m.||5||$150||No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry) $150,000 Guaranteed|
|Tue. Aug. 19||12 p.m.||6||$560||Black Chip Bounty PLO/No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry)|
|Wed. Aug. 20||12 p.m.||7||$350||Big Stack Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em - $50,000 Guaranteed|
|Thu. Aug. 21-24||11 a.m.||8||$560||Deep Stack No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry) $1 Million Guaranteed|
|Fri. Aug. 22-23||12 p.m.||9||$250||Seniors (50+) No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry)|
|Sat. Aug. 23-24||12 p.m.||10||$250||H.O.R.S.E.|
|Sun. Aug. 24||12 p.m.||11||$560||Double Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em - $50,000 Guaranteed|
|Sun. Aug. 24-25||3 p.m.||12||$2,200||Eight Game Mix|
|Mon. Aug. 25||12 p.m.||13||$350||Big Stack Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry) - $30,000 Guaranteed|
|Mon. Aug. 25||3 p.m.||14||$250||Pot Limit Omaha (Re-entry)|
|Tue. Aug. 26-27||3 p.m.||15||$2,200||Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em $200,000 Guaranteed|
|Thu. Aug. 28 - Sept. 3||12 p.m.||16||$5,300||SHRPO Championship $10 Million Guarantee (Re-entry)|
|Sun. Aug. 31 - Sept. 1||3 p.m.||17||$1,100||No-Limit Hold'em $100,000 Guaranteed (Re-entry)|
|Mon. Sept. 1||12 p.m.||18||$250||Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry) - $30,000 Guaranteed|
|Mon. Sept. 1-3||12 p.m.||19||$100,000||Super High Roller Deep Stack No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry)|
|Mon. Sept. 1-2||3 p.m.||20||$1,650||Purple Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry)|
|Mon. Sept. 1-2||5 p.m.||21||$150||No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry) $50,000 Guaranteed|
|Tue. Sept. 2||12 p.m.||22||$250||Pot Limit Omaha 8B (Re-entry)|
|Wed. Sept. 3||12 p.m.||23||$200||Big Stack No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry) - $50,000 Guaranteed|
For a look at the entire schedule and more, visit the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open website.