Event 1: Evening Plans

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 11: 600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Players Remaining: 72 of 199

Tournament staff announced plans for the rest of the evening. The remaining Event 1 players will work through the next two levels of the tournament and will take a 30-minute dinner break at the conclusion of Level 12. They will return after that to play towards the money, final table, and Event 1 champion.

If you are still in the tournament and want to make your dinner plans, there are plenty of options throughout the property. Check the link below and find what you like.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Dining

Event 1: Prize Pool and Payout with $16K Up Top

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 90 of 199

The numbers were crunched and we have the official payout information for Event 1. The tournament drew 199 entries to create a prize pool worth $65,670 for a good jump over the $50,000 Guarantee.

The last 30 spots will be paid with a min-cash earning $561 and the Event 1 champ walking away with $16,189 along with the WSOP Circuit ring.

2019 September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut  Creek
Event 1
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 199
Prize Pool: $65,670
September 19, 2019

1st: $16,189 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $10,008
3rd: $7,036
4th: $5,049
5th: $3,700
6th: $2,771
7th: $2,121
8th: $1,660
9th: $1,329
10th-12th: $1,090
13th-15th: $916
16th-18th: $788
19th-21st: $696
22nd-24th: $631
25th-27th: $587
28th-30th: $561

Event 1: Last Level to Register

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8: 300/600 with a 600 ante
Entries: 180

Brett Bader

Event 1 has reached the eighth level of the day and time is running out to enter this opening tournament. The $50,000 guaranteed prize pool is way in the distance and we’re cruising towards 200 entries.

Brett Bader joined recently and is closing out his 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year run. His reign came to an end after the 2019 SHRPO Championship and February’s WSOP Circuit Main Event third-place finisher Jason Young took over the honors.

Event 1: Goodbye to the Guarantee

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 6: 200/400 with a 400 ante
Entries: 166

Tony Ruberto

The Event 1 entry count slid right on past the 152 needed to make the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and even more pushed it higher.  Late registration and re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 3:20 pm and the prize pool will continue to climb.

Tony Ruberto was a recent entry and someone we don’t usually see until the major tournaments hit the schedule. The poker pro put his name on the WPT Champions Cup back in 2011 and earned his first WSOP Circuit ring in Hollywood during their 2017 series.

Event 1: Francis Margaglione Leads Early

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5: 200/300 with a 300 ante
Entries: 144

Francis Margaglione

The first break is complete and we have a familiar face sitting with the biggest stack in the room. SHR regular Francis Margaglione more than 4x’d his 15,000 starting stack and returned to a pile worth 60,500. Not a bad start to his series.

While Margaglione has a half dozen tournament wins, most of them came at our sister property down in Hollywood. He came close to his first WSOP Circuit ring here last September when he finished second in the $400 Double Stack Turbo tournament.

Event 1: Heading to First Break

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4: 100/200 with a 200 ante
Entries: 129

Nick Yunis

The Event 1 field is nearing its first break of the day and we have 129 entries in the mix so far. They will have four more levels of late registration, plus the breaks, before registration closes on the opening tournament.

SHR regular Nick Yunis was an early entrant this morning and shooting for his first WSOPC ring. He came real close in this tournament back in February but had to settle for an Event 1 runner-up finish for more than $13,000.

WSOP Circuit Main Event Satellite Schedule


The WSOP Circuit series is underway in The Pavilion with a handful of preliminary tournaments leading up to the $1,000,000 Guarantee Main Event on September 27.

But there will be plenty of opportunities to win your way into the Main Event for a fraction of the $1,700 buy-in. Starting this afternoon at 2 pm, we will have 12 satellites with a $250 buy-in running for the Main Event between now and September 28. The big satellite day hits on September 26 when there are six Main Event satellites available from 9 am until 9 pm with 23 seats guaranteed.

You can check out the schedule below to pick your game, either a turbo or standard mega, and win your way into the WSOP Circuit Main Event.

19-SepThu4pmMega Satellite into Main EventStructure
22-SepSun4pmMega Satellite into Main EventStructure
24-SepTue4pmMega Satellite into Main EventStructure
26-SepThu9amTurbo Mega Satellite into Main EventStructure
26-SepThu12pmMega Satellite into Main Event - 10 Seats GtdStructure
26-SepThu4pmMega Satellite into Main Event - 10 Seats GtdStructure
26-SepThu9pmMega Satellite into Main Event - 3 Seats GtdStructure
27-SepFri9amTurbo Mega Satellite into Main EventStructure
27-SepFri2pmMega Satellite into Main Event - 5 seats GtdStructure
27-SepFri9pmMega Satellite into Main Event - 3 seats GtdStructure
28-SepSat9amTurbo Satellite Mega into Main EventStructure

Event 1: Defending Casino Champ

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante
Entries: 69

Martin Ryan

It was no surprise that Martin Ryan was in his seat for the first hand of the first tournament of the series. He’s had great Coco success in the past including two of his nine WSOP Circuit rings coming here in 2018.

Ryan’s win in the September 2018 series paved his way to capture the Casino Championship for a seat in the WSOP Global Casino Championship. While he didn’t win a tournament during our last series in February, his two runner-up finishes were enough to give him the Casino Championship for the second series in a row.

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