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Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood releases tournament series schedule through August 2016

24 November 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood in Florida has released its upcoming poker events through August 2016.

The AAA Four Diamond-Rated resort will host five series that will pay out over $13 million in guaranteed prize pools. Signature events include the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (January), Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (April) and Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (July/August). In addition to the signature lineup, a $1 Million Escalator Series (February) and Deep Stack Series (May) will be held.

The Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) will take place Jan. 7–20, with a live-streamed $1,100 buy-in WPT DeepStacks Main Event carrying a $1 million guarantee.

During the month of February, the $1 Million Escalator Series will feature four tournaments throughout the month with increasing guarantees each week. Guarantees will start at $100,000 with a $400,000 guarantee Feb. 25-28. Each week, all final table players will be awarded entries into the Escalator event the following week, in addition to winning the prize money.

Featuring a live-streamed WPT Main Event with a $3,500 buy-in and $3 million guarantee, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown will run March 31 to April 23. A Showdown series highlight event and historic addition of the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions, the WPT Tournament of Champions will be reserved for Season XIV champions and WPT Champions Club members only. The winner of the $15,400 buy-in event will be crowned the "champion of champions," cementing his or her legacy on the World Poker Tour.

From May 19–30, the Deep Stack Series will showcase six events with over $600,000 in guaranteed prize pools, including a $1,650 buy-in Championship carrying a $300,000 guarantee from May 26–30.

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) debuted in 2013, carrying a historic $10 million guarantee. Now entering its fourth year, SHRPO continues to offer players unique opportunities to win big. The series will run from July 28 to Aug. 16 with the return of the Big Four, a four-event finale concept recently introduced by Seminole Hard Rock during the 2015 series. The Big Four includes a single-entry, $5,250 buy-in, $5 million guarantee championship (Aug. 13-16); a $2,650 No Limit Hold'em, $1 million guarantee (Aug. 14-16); a $25,400 High Roller, $1 million guarantee (Aug. 15-16); and a $1,100 No Limit Hold'em re-entry, $500,000 guarantee (Aug. 15-16).

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