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PokerStars Teams Up with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship

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Back in June, the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida moved the dates of its Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship (SHRPOC) series, which features 24 events including a $5,300 Main Event with a $10 million guarantee, so as not to conflict with the European Poker Tour Barcelona. Now, the Seminole Hard Rock has teamed up with PokerStars, the title sponsor of the EPT, to offer players the chance to buy into the SHRPOC Main Event via their PokerStars account.

The SHRPOC series will return on Aug. 14 and includes another $10 million guarantee on Aug. 28 followed by a $100,000 Super High Roller on Sept. 1, both of which allow reentries. The SHRPOC Main Event begins a day after the EPT Barcelona concludes, which gives players enough time to play in all the events if they so choose.

“For the first time ever, PokerStars is offering players the option to buy into this live event via their PokerStars account. Players can only buy into one Day 1, and this option is only available until August 24,” says a dedicated page on “To buy-in, open the PokerStars lobby, head to the ‘More’ > ‘Special’ tabs and look for the ‘Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship’ tournament, where you can choose from Day 1a, 1b, or 1c. Alternatively, you can email”

The Seminole Hard Rock made headlines in the poker world last year when it announced a $10 million guarantee tournament. The $5,300 buy-in event, which exceeded the guarantee by nearly $2 million, saw Blair Hinkle defeat Justin Bonomo in heads-up play to capture the nearly $1.75 million first-place prize.

Here's a look at this year's complete SHRPOC schedule:

2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

Aug. 14-1711 a.m.1$350Deep Stack No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry) — $500,000 Guaranteed
Aug. 14-1512 p.m.2$250Omaha 8
Sun. Aug. 1712 p.m.3$250Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry) — $25,000 Guaranteed
Sun. Aug. 17-183 p.m.4$1,100No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry) — $100,000 Guaranteed
Mon. Aug. 18-2011 a.m.5$150No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry) — $150,000 Guaranteed
Tue. Aug. 1912 p.m.6$560Black Chip Bounty PLO/No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry)
Wed. Aug. 2012 p.m.7$350Big Stack Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em — $50,000 Guaranteed
Thu. Aug. 21-2411 a.m.8$560Deep Stack No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry) — $1 Million Guaranteed
Fri. Aug. 22-2312 p.m.9$250Seniors (50+) No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry)
Sat. Aug. 23-2412 p.m.10$250H.O.R.S.E.
Sun. Aug. 2412 p.m.11$560Double Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em — $50,000 Guaranteed
Sun. Aug. 24-253 p.m.12$2,200Eight Game Mix
Mon. Aug. 2512 p.m.13$350Big Stack Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry) — $30,000 Guaranteed
Mon. Aug. 253 p.m.14$250Pot-Limit Omaha (Reentry)
Tue. Aug. 26-273 p.m.15$2,200Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em — $200,000 Guaranteed
Thu. Aug. 28 - Sept. 312 p.m.16$5,300SHRPO Championship — $10 Million Guarantee (Reentry)
Sun. Aug. 31 - Sept. 13 p.m.17$1,100No-Limit Hold'em — $100,000 Guaranteed (Reentry)
Mon. Sept. 112 p.m.18$250Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry) — $30,000 Guaranteed
Mon. Sept. 1-312 p.m.19$100,000Super High Roller Deep Stack No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry)
Mon. Sept. 1-23 p.m.20$1,650Purple Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry)
Mon. Sept. 1-25 p.m.21$150No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry) — $50,000 Guaranteed
Tue. Sept. 212 p.m.22$250Pot-Limit Omaha 8B (Reentry)
Wed. Sept. 312 p.m.23$200Big Stack No-Limit Hold'em (Reentry) — $50,000 Guaranteed

For a look at the entire schedule and more, visit the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open website.

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