2014 Coco Poker Open

Event 1 Day 1A: Tables Starting To Fill

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Blinds 50/100

The tables here are starting to fill up and there’s a line of people waiting to get in and take their seat. The number of entrants is currently at 114 as the second level has just gotten underway.

Among those taking their seats is South Florida tournament regular Luis Santoni who recently moved over one million dollars in career tournament earnings. He is joined by Jay Romano who won a tournament at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open here in February. A third familiar face is Stephen Diamantas who has two six-figure scores here in South Florida in the last year including a win at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Championship Event last December.

Come Play at the Coco 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, incredible food, 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 Coco Poker Open is also the first event in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year series. Over the remainder of this year and 2015 in poker tournaments across the Seminole Hard Rock Florida casinos, players have the opportunity to earn points and take home incredible prizes that include buy-ins to future Seminole Casino tournaments.

Stax Poker Lounge is also running satellites into the $2,500 Championship Event right up until registration closes for the event. That tournament has a $1,000,000 Guaranteed prize pool. Come on down and take a shot at getting in on one of the biggest poker tournaments of the year in South Florida.

Event 1 Day 1A: Play About to Start

Pavilion Room
Pavilion Room

We’re about to get started here at the 2014 Coco Poker Open with the start of Event 1. There are five scheduled flights for this event with two more taking place on both Friday and Saturday. Players can re-enter on any start day and can also re-enter as a new player in any subsequent starting flight. Players that have chips remaining from more than one starting flight will take their largest stack with them on Day 2. All events are taking space in the spacious Pavilion Room.

Play will conclude today at the end of level 14 or when 12% of the field is remaining, whichever comes first. The five flights will combine on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 for Day 2.

Cards will be in the air soon and we will be here providing continual updates throughout the Coco Poker Open.

2014 Coco Poker Open Schedule

The 2014 Coco Poker Open tournament series will kick-off on Thursday, September 25 at 7pm in the Pavilion. The series features twelve main events along with several satellite events and exciting live poker action.

All action culminates with our signature $1 Million Guaranteed Coco Poker Open Championship event (October 2-6, 2014). The $1 million guaranteed Coco Poker Open Championship will feature three starting days, 20,000 in chips, and follows the popular structure from Coconut Creek’s February tournament series.

The Coco Poker Open is the kick off to the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year program, which is a tournament series that awards its top player a prize package valued at more than $30,000, including entries in to the most prestigious tournaments in the country.

MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE

EventDayEvent DayDateTimeBuy-InDescriptionStructure
1ThuDay 1A9/25/20147P$350Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
1FriDay 1B9/26/201411A$350$250,000 Guaranteed
1FriDay 1C9/26/20147P$350
1SatDay 1E9/27/201411A$350
1SatDay 1E9/27/20147P$350
1SunDay 29/28/20141P
2Sun-9/28/201412P$240PLO 8 or Better
3MonDay 1A9/29/201411A$560Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
3MonDay 1B9/29/20147P$560$50,000 Guaranteed
3TueDay 29/30/20141P
4Tue-9/30/201412P$200No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
5Tue-9/30/20146P$250Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em - $25,000 Guaranteed
6Wed-10/1/201412P$240Omaha High/Low
7Wed-10/1/20146P$250Heads Up No Limit Hold'em
8ThuDay 1A10/2/201412P$2,500 Coco Poker Open Championship
8FriDay 1B10/3/201412P$2,500 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
8SatDay 1C10/4/201412P$2,500 $1 Million Guaranteed
8SunDay 210/5/20141P
8MonDay 310/6/20141P
9Thu-10/2/20146P$250Six-Max No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
10Fri-10/3/20146P$200Double Green Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
11Sat-10/4/20146P$200Double Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
12Sun-10/5/201412P$300Seniors (50+) No Limit Holdem (Re-Entry)

Press Release

Contacts:
Britta Kelley, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, (954) 283-2812, cell (954) 895-3783, Britta.Kelley@stofgaming.com
Chris Dirato, Bitner Goodman, (954) 703-7938, chris@bitnergoodman.com

Coco Poker Open at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
 Scheduled for September 25 through October 6

Will Feature $1 Million Guaranteed Championship – October 2-6

COCONUT CREEK, Fla., (August 1, 2014) – The Coco Poker Open will begin a 12-day run at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Thursday, September 25, at 7 p.m. in the Pavilion.

The $1 million guaranteed Coco Poker Open Championship, October 2-6, will feature three starting days, 30,000 in chips, and follows the popular structure from Seminole Casino Coconut Creek’s February tournament series.  

Players may buy into the $2,500 Championship, qualify through satellite events, or enter to win a seat by submitting their information on the casino’s web site – www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com – between September 1 and September 30. Additionally, detailed information about the tournament (including satellite events) and property information may be obtained on the site.  

The Coco Poker Open is the kick off to the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year program, which is a tournament series that awards its top player a prize package valued at more than $30,000, including entries in to the most prestigious tournaments in the country.

The series also includes satellite events taking place at four other Seminole Gaming properties – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Seminole Casino Brighton and Seminole Casino Immokalee.

About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek 

Seminole Casino located in Coconut Creek offers the market’s most fully integrated, energized, stylish and upscale local’s casino experience featuring 2,300 Las Vegas style slots and live table games such as blackjack, baccarat and poker. Under its roof, the casino has the region’s most sought-after steakhouse, NYY Steak, Sorrisi Italian Restaurant and the New York-style 1st Street Deli. Guests can entertain with Live Music and listen to tunes of the region’s top DJs at The Legends Lounge, Nectar and Sunset Grill. The Pavilion, a 1,200-seat capacity entertainment venue, has been a home to acts like Tony Orlando, Frank Sinatra Jr., Joan Collins and many more. Open 24/7, 365 days, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street. For more information, call 954.977.6700; visit us online at seminolecasinococonutcreek.com or facebook.com/seminolecasinocococreek. Follow us on Twitter @SemCasinoCoCo

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Qualifier at Coconut Creek

On Saturday, July 26 at 12 Noon, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will be conducting a qualifier poker tournament for the much anticipated $10 Million Guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship (Aug 28 – Sep 3).

The $310 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em Qualifier is a re-entry event and will award approximately one in every twenty players a $5,300 entry into the SHRPO Championship (Aug 28 – Sep 3).  Coconut Creek is guaranteeing five (5) seats!  See Coconut Creek 2014 SHRPO Qualifier structure for more details.

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open will be the final of a four-tournament series included in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year program:

  • Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (January-February 2014)
  • Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (April 2014)
  • Semionle Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open (June 2014)
  • Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (August-September 2014)

Following the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (August 14 – September 3, 2014), the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year will be announced with a prize package valued at more than $30,000!

Tournament Series