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Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Stuck With $2.5 Million Overlay

$10 Million Guarantee Tournament Draws 1,499 Entrants


Seminole Hard RockIn 2013, the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida stunned poker players by easily surpassing their $10 million guarantee in the $5,300 buy-in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, drawing 2,384 players.

Much to the delight of the field, the 2014 edition of the tournament didn’t do nearly as well, bringing in only 1,499 players. Depending on the amount withheld in rake and dealer fees, that puts the Hard Rock on the hook for more than $2.5 million in overlay, a nice bonus for the players who made the trip to South Florida.

Of the 478 players who made it through the first of three starting flights, 300 will make the money and be assured of at least a $7,483 payday. The final table will all be paid at least six figures and the two who make it to heads-up play will become instant millionaires.

In 2013, Blair Hinkle came out on top, earning $1,745,245. This year, the winner will bank $1,446,710.

Here’s a complete look at the final table payouts.

1. $1,446,710
2. $1,047,638
3. $748,313
4. $548,763
5. $424,044
6. $324,269
7. $249,438
8. $199,550
9. $149,663

The final table is scheduled to take place Sep. 3. Be sure to check back with for a complete recap of the event.