Players Buzzing About Player of the Year Race

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 250/500/50 ante
90 players remaining, 29k avg (57 bb)

Gleason & Wolak
Gleason & Wolak

The first-ever Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year (SHRP POY) race is underway with the Lucky Hearts Poker Open tournament series at Seminole Coconut Creek. And players are taking notice.

“That’s awesome,” says WSOP bracelet holder Marsha Wolak (Ft. Lauderdale).  “It’s really an incentive to play all the places, including Tampa.”

The SHRP POY race incorporates all events held during designated Seminole Hard Rock Poker tournament series which includes Coconut Creek, Hard Rock Hollywood and Hard Rock Tampa.

The 2014 Player of the Year Winner will receive a prize package valued at more than $30,000 and includes entries into future Seminole Hard Rock Poker tournaments.

“That’s pretty cool,” says Tom Gleason (W. Palm Beach) while hearing about the new points system for the first time when Wolak raves about the format.

Gleason is above the chip average with his 42k stack, while Wolak, who won the 2011 WSOP Ladies Event for $192,000, has half the 25k starting stack.

Full details of the SHRP POY race are available by clicking here.

***3 pm Update***

Gleason busted, while Wolak is up to 65k

Flight B Closes

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 150/300/25 ante
103 Entries

The official head count is 103 entries as Level 5 is underway.

That’s puts the two flight total at 212.

Flight:Entries-Players Remaining

A: 109 / 18
B: 103 / TBD
C: 7 pm
D: 11 am Friday
E: 7 pm Friday

Day 2: 1 pm Saturday

Registration Closes at ~1:15 pm

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 100/200
89 Entries

Level 4, the last level to enter Flight B, is underway in the opening event of The Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

The poker cage is open until ~1:15 pm, but if you can’t make it to Coconut Creek this afternoon, there’s no worry as the next flight kicks off tonight at 7 pm.

Flight B Takes Off

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Stax Poker Lounge
Stax Poker Lounge

The second of five flights is underway in the Stax Poker Lounge in this $300,000 Guaranteed prize pool in the opening event of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Players start with 25k in chips and levels last 30 minutes each.  Registration and re-entry is open for the first four levels with the cage closing at ~1:15 pm

18 players bagged and tagged last night’s opening flight, advancing to Saturday’s Day 2.

1/30/2014 Lucky Hearts Poker Open schedule of events

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:

2014 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Schedule and Summary

Players also have a chance to take part in our 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Leaderboard. Get a jump on the competition by coming down to play today!

Play Concludes – Laake in the lead

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

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:


Reasons to play at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open

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:

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year

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!

Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Tournament Schedule

Welcome to the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Coconut Creek!

Below is a PDF of our Main events and satellite tournaments:


Alternates that require a new stack of chips to be places on the table will not be required to post a live blind for the level they enter the tournament.   A bet and four raises will be allowed for all events. Tournament Supervisors decisions are final and without recourse. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek reserves the right to alter, change or cancel the tournament. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will not be held responsible in the event of typographical errors or misinformation in print or on any website pertaining to this or any tournament. Tournaments that do not conclude by 3 am will restart the next day at 2 pm. Seating may be limited. All tournament prizes including entries into subsequent tournaments are subject to the following: US permanent residents will be issued a W2-G on all net wins of $5,000 or more.  Residents of foreign countries will be issued a 1042-S on all winnings and will be subject to US tax withholding of 30%.  Exceptions may apply.  An ITIN (international taxpayer id number) must be provided and an IRS W8-BEN must be completed.

Visit the Stax Poker Lounge or our website for more info.  Must have a valid Seminole Wild Card and be at least 18 years of age to play. Valid ID required to be paid.  See Brush Stand for complete details. Management reserves the right to change or cancel this offer without notice based on operational and/or business concern.  Persons who have been trespassed or banned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida or those who have opted into the self-exclusion program are not eligible. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.