Today at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Coconut Creek we will have two additional flights of Event 1, our $300,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold ‘Em tournament take place. The first flight of the day, Day 1B, will get underway at 11 a.m. with the second flight, Day 1C, starting later in the evening at 7 p.m. This is a deep stack tournament and players will start with 25,000 in chips. Levels are 30 minutes long and play will go for 14 levels.
In addition the Stax Poker Lounge will be running multiple satellites for a chance to get into the nationally televised WPT Championship Event. You can view a summary and schedule of all events at the following page:
We concluded play with 18 of the original 109 surviving and it is Michael Laake who is in the lead after this first flight with 292,600 in chips. The average chip stack so far is 144K. Players, if they choose, can play again and take the biggest stack forward onto Saturday’s Day 2. Or they can sit on the stack they have. There are four more flights, with the next one starting at 11 a.m. today.
Here’s the 18 players and how they stand in chips:
There is a reason the Stax Poker Lounge is considered one of the premiere poker rooms not only in South Florida but in the entire nation. Comfortable seating, great staff, a dynamite poker room menu, and lots of poker make it a desirable location for any poker player. Whether you want to test out your skills at the lower stakes or take on the high rollers, there is something for everyone.
If that weren’t enough, however, the Lucky Hearts Poker Open is also the first event in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year series. Over the course of 2014 in poker tournaments across the Seminole Hard Rock Florida casinos, players have the opportunity to earn points. The winner of the Player of the Year will take home a staggering first place prize that includes entries into five major poker tournaments as well as Wild Card Elite status for the following year. 2nd through 10th place will also receive great prizes. In total, there will be almost $50,000 worth in prizes handed out. For more information, check out the following page:
Stax Poker Lounge is also running satellites into the WPT Championship Event right up until registration closes for the event. Come on down and take a shot at getting in on one of the biggest poker tournaments of the year. Who knows, it could be you getting interviewed by Mike Sexton as you take home the WPT trophy!