August is Hot for Poker Tourneys in the US

August is Hot for Poker Tourneys in the US

Tournament Schedules

There’s no breather for those players who spent a good part of their summer playing at the World Series of Poker. Simply put, there are plenty of tournament poker opportunities across the country in August.

Here are a few that stand out.

Players at the Seminole Hard Rock in today’s PLO event. (Image: Seminole Hard Rock)

Starting today is the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO), a 45-event series that runs until Aug. 9. Taking place at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida, most of the events are in the $400 to $600 buy-in range. 

And because events at Seminole Hard Rock always attract big fields, the casino is able to offer big guarantees. For example, today’s starting event, a $400 Deepstack with seven starting flights, has a $1 million guarantee with more than 640 entries already collected.

The series is capped by several high-roller events, including a $25K high-roller PLO event Sunday, Aug. 3, a $50K super high-roller event on Monday, Aug. 4, and the $5,300, $3 million guaranteed championship event on Tuesday, Aug. 5.  

This SHRPO also offers many different forms of the game, like today’s $400 Big O event, tomorrow’s $600 Omaha 8-or-Better event, and next week’s $1,100 HORSE event (Aug. 4).

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Key Events
Date Time Event Buy-In Guarantee
Wednesday, July 27 – Saturday, July 30 10am Deep Stack NLH
Flights A, C, E, G
$400 $1 million
Wednesday, July 27 – Saturday, July 30 6pm Deep Stack NLH
Flights B, D, F, H
$400 $1 million
Saturday, July 30 3pm Deep Stack Ladies NLH $300 $10K
Sunday, July 31 4pm Deep Stack 6-Max NLH $1,100 $100K
Sunday, July 31 5pm Deep Stack PLO Flight A $600 $100K
Monday, Aug. 1 12pm  Deep Stack PLO Flight B $600 $100K
Monday, Aug. 1 5pm Deep Stack PLO Flight C $600 $100k
Monday, Aug. 1 –
Tuesday, Aug. 2
11am Big Stack NLH
Flights A and D
$200 $200K
Monday, Aug. 1 –
Tuesday, Aug. 2
3pm Big Stack NLH
Flights B and E
$200 $200K
Monday, Aug. 1 –
Tuesday, Aug. 2
7pm Big Stack NLH
Flights C and F
$200 $200K
Wednesday, Aug. 3 12pm Deep Stack NLH $1,100 $100K
Wednesday, Aug. 3 2pm High-Roller PLO $25,500
Thursday, Aug. 4 11am HORSE $1,100
Thursday, Aug. 4 12pm Deep Stack NLH $2,200 $200K
Thursday, Aug. 4 2pm Super High Roller NLH $50,000
Friday, Aug. 5 11am SHRPO Championship
Day 1A
$5,300 $3 million
Saturday, Aug. 6 11am SHRPO Championship
Day 1B
$5,300 $3 million
Sunday, Aug. 7 2pm Deep Stack NLH $2,700 $1 million
Monday, Aug. 8 11am Deep Stack NLH $1,100 $500K
Monday, Aug. 8 12pm High Roller NLH $25,500 $2 million
Tuesday, Aug. 9 2pm Deep Stack 8-Handed NLH $10,000 $500K

Satellites for all the events run throughout the series starting at $150.

The entire schedule can be found here.

World Poker Tour heads to the Bike

The WPT Legends of Poker series at the Bicycle Club in Los Angeles started Monday and runs all the way through Sept. 1. 

The schedule is packed with a diverse number of tourneys, like the $400 Omaha 8-or-Better event on Saturday, July 30, and the $400 Big O event on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Most days have two tournaments scheduled and the buy-ins are mostly in the $360 to $600 range.

The bigger buy-in events start Monday, Aug. 22, with the $1,100 $500K guarantee. The WPT’s $5,250 event begins Saturday, Aug. 27. The $2.5 million guaranteed tourney’s final table will be filmed for broadcast. 

A $10K event starts Tuesday, Aug. 30, and a $2,200 No-Limit Hold’em Survivor event begins Aug. 31. 

The WPT’s name is also attached to a $1,700 event in Cambodia on Thursday, Aug. 18, as part of its “Prime” brand at the NagaWorld Integrated Resort in Phnom Penh.

WSOP Circuit hits the Southeast

After the WSOP Circuit wraps up its series at Choctaw Durant on Aug. 1, it moves on to two more venues. 

First, it hits Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina on Thursday, Aug. 4, with a 17-event series capped by a $1,700, $1 million guarantee tourney that starts Friday, Aug. 12. It has four consecutive starting days. 

A two-day $2,200 $500K guaranteed tourney starts Sunday, Aug 14, though most events fall into the lower buy-in range of $400 and $600. The $250 Ladies Event takes place Friday, Aug. 12. It has a $10K guarantee. 

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 17, the WSOP Circuit hits Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a nearly identical schedule of 16 events.  

The $1,700 headliner starts Friday, Aug. 26. It also has four consecutive starting days. The $250 Ladies event is Tuesday. Aug. 23. 

This WSOP Circuit stop in Tulsa offers no prize pool guarantees.

Venetian and Wynn turn up the heat in Vegas

Two fun series are scheduled for Las Vegas in August.

Starting Monday, Aug. 1, the Deepstack Showdown at the Venetian takes place until Aug. 29. 

The 48 events series features a hearty schedule of tournaments with buy-ins of $300, $400, and $600. There are $200K guarantee tourneys running on Aug. 4 and Aug. 11. Both cost $600.  A $400 $250K guarantee event starts Aug. 16.  

Just up the Strip, the Wynn Signature Series starts Thursday, Aug. 18 with a $400 Senior event with a $40K guarantee. 

A $100K event starts Monday, Aug. 22, while a $400K Mystery Bounty follows on Wednesday, Aug. 24. A $500K guarantee with three starting flights begins Monday, Aug. 29. 

A satellite into the $10,400 WPT World Championship scheduled to take place on Dec. 12 will be held Monday, Sept. 5. It costs $1,100 and guarantees 10 seats.

Wynn’s schedule can be found here.

Written by

Bob Pajich

Bob Pajich is a poker news reporter, creative writer, and poker player who never met suited connectors he didn’t like. If you liked what he is writing about, give him a follow on Twitter: @PondHockey2.

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