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Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood hosts Lucky Hearts Poker Open

5 December 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The 2017/2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker (SHRP) season continues beginning 11 January with the Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Primary events kick off with a $1,100 buy-in WPT Deepstacks opener, featuring a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and close with a $3,500 buy-in WPT Main Tour Championship boasting a $2 million guarantee. Preceding the action are two days of satellites on 9 and 10 January in the property's poker room.

"This marks our first time to pair the WPT Deepstacks and WPT brands in the same series, and we look forward to bringing something new to the South Florida market," Seminole Hard Rock Tournament Director Tony Burns said regarding the series' headliners.

The final table for the WPTDeepStacks opener will be live streamed on Tuesday, 16 January, and the final table for the WPT Championship will be live streamed on Wednesday, 24 January.

Other highlight events include new tournament additions to the 2018 LHPO schedule:
  • $50,000 Super High Roller NLH (Re-Entry) $1 Million Guaranteed, Wednesday, 17 January – Thursday, 18 January
  • $25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry) $1 Million Guaranteed, Monday, 22 January – Tuesday, 23 January
  • $5,000 NLH (Re-Entry) One-Day NLH (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed), Tuesday, 23 January
Past LHPO series have seen $1,100 buy-in tournaments draw fields of more than 1,500, while last January's $360 buy-in tournament attracted more than 4,700 entries. Notable champions include Jerry Wong (2017 Ultimate Re-Entry winner for $250,000), Salomon Ponte (2016 Main Event champion for $344,420) and 2016 SHRP Player of the Year David Prociak, who recorded two wins during last January's LHPO series.

Seminole Hard Rock is offering poker hotel rates during the series starting at $179 per night. Additionally, the property is giving away one free $3,500 entry into the WPT LHPO Championship. For more information about the LHPO, visit the website.

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