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Brian Altman Wins the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Heading into the final table of the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Difficult Rock Lodge &amp On line casino, Brian Altman and Mark Dube held seventy two% of the chips in enjoy. When playing cards received in the air on Wednesday afternoon, the two ongoing to accumulate chips and were heads up in just a number of hrs of play.

Following a heads-up fight lasting above two hours, Altman proved triumphant and acquired his 1st WPT title by outlasting an total subject of 1,027 players, earning $ 723,008.

With two gamers holding so many chips, the eliminations came fast and furious in the early phases of the last desk. On Hand #twelve, Jon Graham was the initial participant to hit the rail when he moved all in from the cutoff with KspadeQdiamond and was called by Kelly Minkin’s QheartQclub. The board ran out 10heartfiveheartfivediamondJheartsixspade and Graham was eliminated in sixth spot for $ 146,245.

Less than an orbit later on, a lot more chips went to Dube when he eradicated Sanjay Gehi in fifth spot. Brian Altman lifted to one hundred seventy five,000 on the button and Dube referred to as out of the modest blind. Gehi moved all in from the large blind for 1,880,000, and Dube referred to as soon after Altman mucked his hand.

It was a flip for Gehi’s tournament lifestyle with his 10spade10diamond flipping with Dube’s AclubJheart. There was an ace on the flop as the board ran out AheartQdiamond6clubKspade8heart and Gehi was removed in fifth place.

At the start off of 4-handed engage in, Greg Rosen was the brief stack by a wide margin. He held just over 1.three million, but he was ready to double by means of equally Dube and Minkin to go away Minkin as the brief stack.

Minkin identified a double of her possess by way of Dube and it eventually finished up getting Rosen who was eliminated in 3rd spot.

Minkin lifted to three hundred,000 beneath-the-gun and was known as by all a few gamers at the desk. On a flop of Qspadeeightspadesixdiamond, motion checked in excess of to Rosen on the button, who moved all in for one.seventy two million. Altman verify-called out of the modest blind and was way forward.

Altman tabled QdiamondJdiamond and was up in opposition to Rosen’s Aheartsixheart. The change was the 4club and the river was the sevendiamond to put away Rosen in fourth spot and leave the table three-handed.

Rosen qualified for this match by means of a $ a hundred satellite event here at the Tough Rock and was ready to parlay his $ 100 into a fourth place finish value $ 220,189.

Minkin was not able to hold on significantly for a longer time herself and she discovered herself on the rail just 5 hands later when she moved all in out of the tiny blind for 1.88 million and Brian Altman rapidly called out of the massive blind.

Minkin was way forward with her 9spade9club in opposition to Altman’s 4heart4diamond, but the deck didn’t cooperate with her. The board ran out 6club4heartthreeheart9heartsevenclub to give Altman a straight and the pot. Minkin’s aspirations of getting to be the initial woman non-invitational WPT champion fell just quick and the law firm from Arizona took home $ 262,912 for third place.

That remaining Altman and Dube, the two favorites to be heads-up at the commence of the working day, heads-up with Dube holding the slight chip direct.

At the start off of heads-up engage in, Dube ongoing to chip absent at Altman’s stack and opened up a full two-to-one chip direct, but a single cooler seemed to change the program of head-up perform.

With blinds of one hundred,000/200,000 and a twenty five,000 ante, Altman raised to 250,000 and Dube 3-guess to 1.3 million and Altman called. The flop was Qspade8clubsixclub and Dube led out for one.55 million. Altman called and the rest of the chips went in on the fourspade flip card.

Dube confirmed eighthearteightdiamond, offering him center established, but required to find a board pairing river in opposition to 7diamond5diamond, supplying Altman the nut straight. The river was the sevenclub and Altman doubled up to consider a two-to-a single chip guide of his very own.

In excess of the next number of arms, Altman extended his lead and held it in excess of the ultimate 34 fingers of engage in.

With blinds obtaining improved to two hundred,000/400,000 with a fifty,000 ante, Dube elevated on the button to 900,000 and Altman known as. The flop was Aspade5spadethreespade and Altman checked. Dube wager one.one million and Dube verify-elevated to two.6 million. Dube tanked for a number of times prior to transferring all in for his last 9.6 million and Altman snap-called.

Dube showed two purple aces, providing him leading set and was in trouble against Dube’s Kspadeeightspade, providing him the nut flush. The fourclub and the 8heart finished the board and Altman took home the trophy and the $ 723,008 very first place prize income. Dube took house $ 434,462 for his second place end.

Right here are a look at the final table outcomes:

1st:  Brian Altman  &#8211  $ 723,008
2nd:  Mark Dube  &#8211  $ 434,462
third:  Kelly Minkin  &#8211  $ 262,912
4th:  Greg Rosen  &#8211  $ 220,189
fifth:  Sanjay Gehi  &#8211  $ 180,752
6th:  Jon Graham  &#8211  $ 146,245

The Entire world Poker Tour is off to Canada for the televised $ five,000 purchase-in WPT Fallsview Poker Traditional from February thirteen-sixteen. Be on the lookout for dwell updates straight from the match floor on WPT.com.

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WPT® Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship Kicks Off on Feb. 5 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida

$ three Million Assured Championship Caps Off 21-Celebration Sequence from Jan. 22 &#8211 Feb. eleven

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Los Angeles, CA (January twenty, 2015) &#8212 The $ 3 million confirmed WPT® Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open up Championship kicks off on Feb. 5 at Seminole Difficult Rock Resort &amp On line casino in Hollywood, FL, capping off a thrilling 21-function poker sequence. This WPT Principal Tour celebration characteristics a acquire-in of $ three,500, endless re-entries, and three starting flights.

Gamers can qualify for the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Fortunate Hearts Poker Open Championship in one particular of a lot of dwell satellites at Seminole Tough Rock Resort &amp Casino, which includes two twenty-seat assures on Feb. three and 4, and 10-seat guarantees on Feb. 3, four, five, and 6. For much more info, go towww.SHRPO.com.

Using place in the resort’s expansive ballrooms, the Seminole Hard Rock Blessed Hearts Poker Open series attributes numerous variants of poker at diverse acquire-in stages. The motion commences on Jan. 22 with a $ one million assured, $ 570 buy-in Deeper Stack No-Limit Hold’em tournament with 6 starting up flights. Other showcased activities incorporate a $ 350 get-in Omaha 8-or-Better event (Jan. 22), a $ 350 purchase-in Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em event (Jan. 25), a $ 350 purchase-in Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Much better match (Jan. 26), a $ 350 acquire-in Senior’s Function (Feb. 2), and a lot more.

On Jan. 29, Period 2 of WPTDeepStacks kicks off at the Seminole Tough Rock Hotel &amp On line casino with a $ 300,000 confirmed, $ one,a hundred acquire-in function. Alongside with the lion’s share of the prize pool, the winner of WPTDeepStacks Hollywood, FL will walk away with a seat to the season-ending WPTDeepStacks Championship on Nov. 28.

“As South Florida’s premier location for fun and entertainment, we are happy to continue our partnership with the Planet Poker Tour to offer you the best in higher-stakes poker tournaments to local gamers and people who travel from all in excess of the region to Seminole Tough Rock Lodge &amp Casino for a exclusive poker experience,” stated Common Supervisor of Poker Operations for Seminole Gaming, Larry Frank. “The sun and tropical weather conditions, jointly with the $ three million confirmed Championship Occasion, make the choice to engage in at the predicted Seminole Challenging Rock Fortunate Hearts Poker Open collection, a relatively straightforward one. We also just lately finished renovations on the resort’s lobby bar, pool oasis and substantial-limit table video games space, delivering new features for poker friends to get pleasure from for the duration of their stay.”

WPT President Adam Pliska provides, “Home to the largest Primary Tour celebration in World Poker Tour® history, the Seminole Challenging Rock Lodge &amp Casino is a premiere house with very first-class amenities. In the course of this series, our players have an possibility to contend in the $ 300,000 assured kickoff function for Time 2 of WPTDeepStacks, the huge $ three million confirmed WPT Fortunate Hearts Poker Open Championship, and 19 other side activities featuring a selection of buy-ins and formats. This assorted plan offers one thing for absolutely everyone, making incredible price for people touring to South Florida.”

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About Seminole Tough Rock Lodge &amp On line casino
Seminole Tough Rock Hotel &amp Casino invitations you to play, keep, dine, and store at South Florida’s premier spot for entertaining and entertainment, The place Rock Royalty Lives. More than 90 tables offer you Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, On line casino War and Let it Journey on a practically a few-acre on line casino floor. In addition, over 2,200 slots include the Indigenous-American On line casino joined Multi-Spot Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Individual high-restrict rooms for table game titles and slots, in addition to a non-smoking cigarettes area, are offered for attendees to take pleasure in. Faithful Player’s Club users also have entry to the distinctive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef’s Table show kitchen. The Poker Place at Seminole Hard Rock hosts numerous games and tournaments of Limit and No Restrict Texas Maintain ‘em, seven-Card Stud and two greenback and 4 greenback restrict Omaha Hello Lo games. Situated inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, element of Hard Rock’s 144 globally acknowledged rock ‘n’ roll restaurants. The Eco-friendly Lodging Qualified by the Point out of Florida, AAA 4 Diamond-rated vacation resort showcases 500 magnificent visitor rooms, forty,000 square toes of meeting space area, Rock Spa, award-profitable dining places, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail retailers, the 350-seat Paradise Reside theater and the 5,500–seat Difficult Rock Stay concert arena. Located on Condition Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Consider I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and journey west to one Seminole Way. For more info, contact (954) 327-ROCK, one 800-937-0010 or pay a visit to us on the web at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, fb.com/seminolehardrockhollywood,twitter.com/SHRHollywood, instagram.com/semhardrockhollywood and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.

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Globe Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier identify in internationally televised gaming and amusement with model existence in land-primarily based tournaments, television, on the web, and cellular. Leading innovation in the sport of poker because 2002, WPT ignited the worldwide poker growth with the generation of a special tv show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in a lot more than a hundred and fifty international locations and territories, and is at present producing its thirteenth season, which airs on FSN in the United States. Season II of the new WPT Alpha8 series of tremendous-large roller poker tournaments is at the moment in manufacturing and airs on FOX Sporting activities one in the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand name license, partnership, and sponsorship options. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.party digital enjoyment plc. For more details, go to WPT.com.

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Host WPT Alpha8™ Florida Super High-Roller Tournament

$ 100,000 Buy-In World Poker Tour® Event Runs January 17-18, 2015

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Hollywood, FL (December 8, 2014) — After making its worldwide introduction in August 2013 during the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open series, WPT Alpha8™ returns to Hollywood, Florida for another televised $ 100,000 buy-in event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 17 and 18, 2015. WPT Alpha8 Florida will feature poker’s top professional players competing alongside the world’s wealthiest amateurs, with unlimited reentries and a massive prize pool. Last year, American Steven Silverman won the historic first WPT Alpha8 event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, earning more than $ 890,000.

“WPT Alpha8 Florida is another significant poker event that supports our continued efforts of bringing the best in poker play anywhere in the U.S., here, to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. We are excited to have Seminole Hard Rock as a part of the WPT Alpha8 tour for 2015, and for the opportunity to showcase our new resort amenities opening this winter,” said Larry Frank, general manager of poker operations for Seminole Gaming.

WPT President Adam Pliska adds, “Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the historic site of our first-ever WPT Alpha8 event, and we are proud to be returning in Season II. We understand that several professional poker players and high rollers will be in and around Florida during the month of January, and WPT Alpha8 Florida offers a convenient way for these players to compete for a massive prize pool in a televised tournament with a fantastic structure from WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage.”

For those who want to compete in the exclusive tournament without having to ante up $ 100,000, they can try their luck at winning a seat into WPT Alpha8 Florida by playing in one of several event qualifiers at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

QUALIFIER SCHEDULE:

Step I Qualifier ($ 130 buy-in):

January 4, 8, and 9 at 6 p.m. and January 9 at 12 p.m. Five seats guaranteed into the January 14 Step II Qualifier.

Step II Qualifier ($ 1,100 buy-in):

January 14 at 12 p.m. Five seats guaranteed into the January 16 Step III Qualifier.

Step III Qualifier ($ 10,300 buy-in):

January 16 at 12 p.m. Two seats guaranteed into WPT Alpha8 Florida on January 17.

Freeroll Tournament (January 9):

Players qualify by playing 60+ hours of poker in the Seminole Hard Rock poker room from December 1 through January 4. First and second place finishers receive a $ 10,300 entry into the Step III Qualifier on January 16. The 3rd to 21st-place finishers receive a $ 1,100 entry into the Step II Qualifier on January 14.

Now in its second season, WPT Alpha8 is a global series of super high-roller poker tournaments broadcast on FOX Sports 1. All tournament structures are designed by WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage, to ensure plenty of play at all levels throughout the event. The World Poker Tour® cameras provide in-depth coverage of all the play down to the final table, offering viewers four hours of unparalleled insight into the strategies and gamesmanship that sets the world’s best players apart from everyone else.

WPT Alpha8 Florida kicks off a massive poker festival at Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Spa, culminating on February 5 with the $ 3 million guarantee WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open. For information on these events and everything going on at Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Spa, visit www.SHRPO.com.

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World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 13th season, which airs on FSN in the United States. Season XIII of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. ClubWPT.com also sponsors Season 2 of the new WPT Alpha8 series of super-high roller poker tournaments which is currently in production and which airs on FOX Sports 1 in the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.party digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to WPT.com.

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Chris Bolek Wins Seminole Hard Rock $2 Million Guaranteed Championship for $480,200

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Chris Bolek defeated Sean Wintertime in heads-up engage in to get the Seminole Challenging Rock $ 2 Million Certain Championship for $ 480,200.

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Chris Bolek Wins Seminole Hard Rock $2 Million Guaranteed Championship for $480,200

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Chris Bolek defeated Sean Winter in heads-up perform to get the Seminole Tough Rock $ 2 Million Certain Championship for $ 480,two hundred.

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Dan Colman Wins 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, Passes Phil Ivey on Winnings List

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Dan Colman defeated Mike Leah heads-up to win the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open for $ 1.4 million and pass Phil Ivey on poker’s all-time winnings list.

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Dan Colman Wins 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, Passes Phil Ivey on Winnings List

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Dan Colman defeated Mike Leah heads-up to win the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open for $ 1.4 million and pass Phil Ivey on poker’s all-time winnings list.

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Five Thoughts: The Seminole Hard Rock Misses the $10 Million Guarantee and More

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Five Thoughts examines the missed guarantee at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, the drama with the super high roller, and more.

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Mike Leah, Dan Colman Lead Talented Final Table at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

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Mike Leah leads the final table for the $ 10 Million Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, but he’ll have to outlast Daniel Colman, Joe Kuether and John Dolan to claim the title.

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