WPT Adds ‘Lucky Hearts’ Florida Main Event for Season X

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The WPT will visit Florida's Seminole Hard Rock Casino twice in 2012.

This February the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida will play host to a brand new World Poker Tour main event.

Scheduled for February 10-14, 2012, the Lucky Hearts Poker Open will feature a $3,500 buy-in and will give players a chance to re-enter the tournament on Day 1b should they be eliminated on the first Day 1 flight.

This addition puts two stops at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino on the WPT’s Season X schedule, with the Hard Rock Poker Showdown playing out April 18-23.

Introduced just this past year, the Hard Rock Poker Showdown’s first incarnation drew 433 players and awarded $1.12 million to 22-year-old Taylor von Kriegenbergh. It was a $10,000 buy-in televised event.

While the Lucky Hearts Poker Open will not be televised, the final table will be streamed live on WPT.com with Tony Dunst and a yet to be announced special guest commentator talking us through the action.

Mike Sexton and the Royal Flush Girls are also slated to be in attendance, giving players a chance to kick back and enjoy a cocktail at the Royal Flush Girls Social Bar, a new feature on the World Poker Tour.

The WPT is kicking off 2012 with two European events, in Dublin and Venice, before heading to Florida in February and continuing on to the LA Poker Classic and the Bay 101 Shooting Star, both in California.

Keep an eye on PokerListings.com’s Poker News Section for daily updates on the Lucky Hearts Poker Open in February.

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About Matthew Showell

Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments. Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.

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