Season 4 of the Hollywood Poker Open will continue on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Hollywood Casino in Toledo, Ohio. The entire festival will run through Sunday, March 6, and consist of 28 tournaments.
Among those 28 tournaments are a several standout features, including the opening weekend's $300 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack and the final weekend's $1,115 Regional Main Event. Last year, these two events set Toledo records for attendance. The opening weekend's $300 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack event proved to be the largest tournament in Toledo history, with 599 entrants. The $1,115 Regional Main Event set a Toledo record for most entries in a tournament with a buy-in higher than $1,000, drawing 288.
The opening weekend's $300 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack will boast three starting flights, and the Regional Main Event will have two starting flights.
"After such a great turnout last year here, we are excited to be kicking off the 2016 portion of Season 4 at the Hollywood Casino in Toledo, Ohio, said HPO Director Bill Bruce of the Toledo stop. "I anticipate another great 11 days of tournament poker to go along with a poker room that will be packed full of live games."
Additionally, there will be a $235 Pot-Limit Omaha event on Tuesday, March 1, and another $300 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack on Thursday, March 3. This second $300 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack event will have two starting flights, both taking place on the same day.
To view the complete HPO Toledo Regional stop schedule, click here.
There are 12 featured events on the schedule. All players in these events at the Toledo Regional stop are eligible to earn leaderboard points, and the player to earn the most points will be awarded with a $2,500 seat into the HPO Championship event at M Resort in Las Vegas in June.
There's also the broader Season 4 leaderboard, which will see players collect points in all feature events across the season. According to a note on the HPO's website from tour ambassador Chris Moneymaker, three $2,500 HPO Championship seats will be awarded to the top three point earners from the season. Moneymaker will be in Toledo for this upcoming stop, giving players a chance to compete against the 2003 WSOP Main Event champion.
Then to take it one step further, the HPO has a leaderboard for senior events during Season 4. From this leaderboard, the top five players to accumulate points will win a $555 seat into the HPO Seniors Championship to also be held at M Resort in Las Vegas in June.
See the HPO website for more information regarding the leaderboards.
Last, but certainly not least, is that PokerNews will be on the floor in Toledo to provide live updates from the $1,115 Regional Main Event.