Will The Tournament Receive 2,000 Entries?Published on August 22nd, 2013 6:57 pm EST
The 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, which features a total guaranteed prize pool of $10,000,000, kicked off at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida earlier today.
The event will last for a total of seven days, with the final table taking place on August 28th. There are a total of three Day 1 flights, with Day 1A getting underway at 12 pm EST earlier today.
The buy-in for the event is $5,300, which means that tournament organizers must end up with a total of 2,000 entries or more in order to avoid paying out an overlay. This is a re-buy/re-entry event, which will certainly help the tournament reach its total of 2,000 entries.
Tournament organizers took a big risk for offering up such a large guarantee, but it has certainly attracted the attention of many in the poker world. The tournament is situated at the perfect time, as there is not much going on in the poker world at the moment (the WCOOP on Pokerstars and World Series of Poker Europe get underway in September and October respectively).
The winner of the event will walk away with a minimum of $1.5 million.
Some of the players who are playing on Day 1A of the event include David "Doc" Sands, Faraz Jaka, Shaun Deeb, Matt Stout and Andy Frankenberger.
Based on Twitter activity, tournament organizers have seemingly done a very good job of attracting many of the top poker professionals in the world to their event.
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