The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) will return to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. July 30 through Aug. 19, 2015. The series schedule features a single-flight, single-entry $5 Million Guaranteed Championship, a Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) tournament, and a first-ever, four-event finale.
"The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open will elevate the poker experience to a new level," said General Manager of Poker Operations for Seminole Gaming, Larry Frank. "The Championship single-entry structure will provide a unique opportunity for player to compete for their share of the $5 million guarantee. Plus, the chance to be part of the finale that showcases four final tables at the same time heightens the energy and excitement of this year's series."
Televised on CBS Sports Network and live streamed online, the four-event final table finale will take place at Hard Rock Live on Tuesday, Aug. 18, carrying a combined total of $7.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. The four final tables include the $5,250 buy-in $5 Million Guaranteed Championship and three additional no-limit hold'em events — a $25,000 buy-in High Roller, $2,500 buy-in, and $1,100 buy-in.
Professional poker player and industry celebrity Phil Hellmuth will host and provide commentary for all four final tables simultaneously. Broadcast of the SHRPO final tables will be aired in early 2016.
"With no reentry, the format becomes a level playing field for poker pros, satellite winners, and recreational players alike," said Matt Savage, Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open tournament consultant. "The postlim events carrying massive guarantees ensure that even if a player busts out of the Championship event, there are more ways to make a huge score."
The CSOP will return to SHRPO for the second year in a row, benefiting Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Broward charity.
For more information on schedule updates, visit www.SHRPO.com and follow us on Twitter at @SHRPO and @SHRThePokerRoom, #SHRPO.