Season 2 of the Hollywood Poker Open heads to Columbus, Ohio on May 16 for an exciting new tournament series at the Hollywood Casino. The series will run through Sunday, May 25, closing with the $1,800 HPO Regional Main Event which carries a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. As always, PokerNews will be on hand to provide live coverage of the Main Event, including hand reports, chips counts, and more.
The series begins on Friday, May 16 with a three-day, $450 no-limit hold'em event that will allow re-entries through the first eight levels on Day 1b. All players who advance on Day 1 return for Day 2 on Sunday, May 18 to play down to a champion. The winner of Event #1, as well as the Main Event, will earn a $2,500 seat to the HPO Championship Event in Las Vegas this summer.
An additional HPO Championship Event seat will be awarded to the player who earns the highest point total on the HPO Leader Board for the Columbus series. Points will be awarded in select tournaments based on finishing position.
Mixed in with the regular events are a number of satellites to the Main Event. Three satellites will run on Friday, May 23, and another will take place the morning of the Main Event before the first cards are dealt.
Of course, the flagship event will be the HPO Regional Main Event from May 25 through 26. Among the players expected to participate include Lee Childs and HPO Ambassador Chris Moneymaker, who already won an HPO Main Event in St. Louis during Season 2.
Here's a look at the complete HPO Columbus schedule:
|1||Friday, May 16 (12 p.m.)||No Limit Hold'em (Flight A)*||$450|
|"||Saturday, May 17 (12 p.m.)||No Limit Hold'em (Flight B)*||$450|
|2||Sunday, May 18 (7 p.m.)||Nightly No-Limit||$125|
|3||Monday, May 19 (3 p.m.)||No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack*||$235|
|4||Monday, May 19 (7 p.m.)||Nightly No Limit||$125|
|5||Tuesday, May 20 (3 p.m.)||No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack*||$235|
|6||Tuesday, May 20 (7 p.m.)||Nightly No Limit||$125|
|7||Wednesday, May 21 (3 p.m.)||No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack*||$235|
|8||Wednesday, May 21 (7 p.m.)||Nightly No Limit||$125|
|9||Thursday, May 22 (3 p.m.)||No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack*||$235|
|10||Thursday, May 22 (7 p.m.)||Nightly No Limit||$125|
|11||Friday, May 23 (5 p.m.)||Turbo Satellite to Main Event||$235|
|12||Friday, May 24 (12 p.m.)||Mega Satellite to Main Event||$235|
|13||Friday, May 25 (7 p.m.)||Turbo Satellite to Main Event||$235|
|14||Saturday, May 24 (10 a.m.)||Turbo Satellite to Main Event||$235|
|15||Saturday, May 24 (12 p.m.)||HPO Regional Main Event ($100K Guaranteed)*||$1,800|
|16||Sunday, May 25 (2 p.m.)||No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($20K Guaranteed)||$235|
*Qualifies for HPO Leader Board
For more information on the HPO series in Columbus, including the blind structures for each event, head over to the HPO website.