Big Four format returns to SHRPO in August

Details of this year’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open were released last week, and, like previous years, there are four big tournaments, which organizers call the Big Four. The overall series consists of 18 events and runs Aug. 3-15, with CBS Sports and Poker Night in America filming the four simultaneous final tables on Aug. 15 and live-streaming via SHRPO.com.

The four are: An $1,100 (re-entry) with a $500,000 guarantee that starts at 11 a.m. on Aug. 9; the $5,250 SHRPO Championship (single re-entry) with a $3 million guarantee that starts at 11 a.m. on Aug. 11; a $2,650 (freeze-out) with a $1 million guarantee at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 and a $25,500 High Roller (re-entry) $2 million guarantee at noon Aug. 14.

Maria Ho and Ali Nejad will emcee.

There also is a $50,000 buy-in $1 million guarantee Super High Roller Aug. 8, a $10,000 buy-in $500,000 guarantee Aug. 15, a $570 buy-in $1 million guarantee series opener Aug. 3 and $300 buy-in Charity Series of Poker presenting The Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic Aug. 7.

“The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is the crown jewel of our poker series here at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood,” said Tournament Director Tony Burns. “We’re excited to once again welcome the poker world to South Florida and are really looking forward to the return of The Big 4 along with the addition of a $50,000 buy-in, $1 million guarantee Super High Roller and a $10,000 buy-in, $500,000 guarantee one-day event.”

Last year’s tournaments boasted nearly $14 million in prize pools bordering on 17,000 entries.

On-site registration for the $3 million Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is open. For more information and to view the series schedule, visit SHRPO.com. Follow on Twitter at @SHRPO and @SHRThePokerRoom, #SHRPO.