Season 3 of the Hollywood Poker Open (HPO) kicked off last week at the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg in Indiana, and tomorrow — Saturday, Nov. 22 — the stop will culminate with the $1,115 HPO Regional Main Event, which will feature 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and HPO ambassador Chris Moneymaker and award the winner a seat into the season-ending championship at the M Resort Casino Spa in Las Vegas.
Season 3 of the HPO schedule features eight stops, including a new one at the Hollywood Casino Toledo from Feb. 5-16. Each stop will include a Regional Main Event as well as side events and qualifiers. Last season, the HPO sent more than 200 promotional winners to the Championship Event. HPO Tournament Director Bill Bruce says the plan is the same in Season 3.
"We plan to not only give away hundreds of seats to the Championship again, but we will also implement similar seat winner promotions to the Regional tournament series as well," said Bruce, who has served as the HPO director since the tour's inception. "These HPO tournament fields are such a great mix of traveling poker professionals and local promotion winners which makes the tournaments really attractive to all levels of poker players."
In addition, the PokerNews Live Reporting team will also be on hand to capture all the action, which you can follow simply by clicking into our live blog.
"PokerNews is excited to be continuing its partnership with the Hollywood Poker Open into the upcoming season, and we will once again be providing live coverage from each of the Regional and Championship Main Events," said PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Donnie Peters. "We are looking forward to helping the tour grow and highly recommend all poker players add some HPO stops to their tournament schedule, starting with the Lawrenceburg event this month."
Here's a look at the remaining HPO Lawrenceburg schedule:
|Saturday, Nov. 22||10 a.m.||Mega Satellite to Regional Main Event)||$235|
|12 p.m.||HPO Regional Main Event Day 1||$1,115|
|7 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em||$125|
|Sunday, Nov. 23||11 a.m.||Seniors No-Limit Hold'em (age 50 & older)||$235|
|12 p.m.||HPO Regional Main Event Day 2||--|
|3 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em||$300|
|5 p.m.||Ladies No-Limit Hold'em||$235|
For more on the stop, check out Moneymaker’s appearance on Good Morning Cincinnati:
Get additional information on Season 3 of the Hollywood Poker Open by visiting HollywoodPokerOpen.com.