Friday, November 23, 2018

Excitement Is in the Air as the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open $3,500 Championship Starts Today

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Excitement Is in the Air as the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open $3,500 Championship Starts Today

The 2018 edition of the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open is under way at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Main Event starts today

The WPT is back at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida for this year’s WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open, and the festival’s $3,500 Main Event is just hours away from kicking off at the poker tables of the popular casino.

WPT action began at the host venue on November 14 with a $360 buy-in Deep Stack tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million. And a number of other events have too been completed since then, but the most anticipated one is yet to begin.

This year, the championship event will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million. It kicks off today at noon Florida time and will run all the way through November 28. The Main Event will include two starting flights played on two separate days and four more days of action. The final day of the tournament will see six players return at noon local time at the host casino to play down to a champion. The official final table will be streamed with a 30-minute delay, starting 12:30 pm local time.

Overall, the schedule of this year’s WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open includes 19 tournaments and three of those feature seven-figure guaranteed prize pools, with those being the festival’s opening event, the Main Event, and the single-day $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em with a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million.

Last Year’s Champion

Last year’s edition of the $3,500 Championship event at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood drew 585 entries, some of whom had flown all the way from Europe and other parts of the world. A prize pool of $1.872 million was created, failing to crush the $2 million guarantee.

The top 79 finishers were treated to a share of the guaranteed money and it was US poker pro Jared Jaffee who was the first player to leave the tournament with a payout. Min-cashes were worth $4,900.

Michael Newman outlasted the Main Event’s field last year. The player was awarded the amount of $374,240 and the WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open trophy. Lithuania’s Matas Cimbolas and US player Darryll Fish were the other two to round out the podium of last year’s edition of the major tournament. Cimbolas collected $262,440 for his runner-up finish, while Fish scooped a $168,920 share of the prize pool for finishing third.

Newman is a regular at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Casino and has been playing in recurring tournaments taking place at the venue for years now. He has been quite active over the past year and has cashed in more than 20 tournaments at the Hollywood-based gambling venue. It is to be seen whether Newman will enter this year’s Main Event in a bid to defend his title.

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