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Big-Name Players Taking Down Events at Hard Rock Hotel's Detox Poker Series

Matt Savage Hosts this Las Vegas Tournament Series between now and the Start of the $550 Main Event on August 20


Joe TehanThe Detox Poker Series at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is about half-way over, and some big-name poker players are turning out to play in the relatively low buy-in events. Early highlights of the tournament series include wins booked by poker professionals Joe Tehan (pictured right) and Frankie O’Dell. The $350 no-limit hold’em event that kicked off the tournament series attracted 399 players and the total prize pool ($121,150) eclipsed the $100,000 guaranteed by the Hard Rock.

The tournament series will come to a conclusion with a three-day $550 no-limit hold’em main event that begins on Friday, August 20 at 1 p.m. The main event will have a guaranteed prize pool worth $200,000. The classic Hard Rock record trophy will also be awarded to the champion of the event.

A player appreciation event will run on Sunday, Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. Players with three receipts are eligible to play in the tournament with no entry fee but with $50 Rebuys.

“I think it will be a great series and will be both unique and the most player-friendly Las Vegas Poker Series of the summer,” said tournament director Matt Savage. “The tournament will have deep structures not deep stacks with a lot of play mid to late and hour-long levels at the final table.” Savage and his tournament staff have implemented player-friendly features like cell-phone charging stations and happy hour drink specials during this fun tournament series.

Here is a look at the tournament series results so far:

Event No. 1 ($350 no-limit hold’em): 1st — Joe Tehan $31,943
Event No. 2 ($350 Omaha 8OB): 1st — Frankie O’Dell – $6,000
Event No. 3 ($350 H.O.R.S.E.): 1st — Benjamin Yu – $5,930
Event No. 4 ($350 no-limit hold’em bounty): 1st — Kent Frampton $5,040
Event No. 5 ($350 Scott Fischman 7-game mixed): 1st — James Wheatley $4,620
Event No. 6 ($350 no-limit hold’em): 1st — David Rodriguez $6,210
Event No. 7 ($350 pot-limit Omaha 8OB): 1st — Neil Legerski $7,560

Here is a look at the remaining tournament schedule:

Wednesday, Aug. 18: $230 no-limit hold’em with one $200 rebuy
Wednesday, Aug. 18: $230 no-limit hold’em/pot-limit Omaha with one rebuy
Thursday, Aug. 19: $350 no-limit hold’em
Friday, Aug. 20: $550 no-limit hold’em main event — $200,000 guaranteed
Sunday, Aug. 22: $0 player appreciation freeroll with $50 rebuys and $5,000 added

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