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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Announces Millionaire Winners of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship

Rising Poker Star Dan Colman of Holden, Massachusetts Wins $1,446,710

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (September 4, 2014) – Dan Colman of Holden, Mass. walked away with more than  $1.4 million after winning first place in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship held August 28 – September 3, 2014. The $10 million guaranteed Championship event provided over one million dollar payouts to the first and second place winners. Runner up Mike Leah of Innisfil, Ontario walked away with $1,047,638.

The second annual Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open tournament series ran August 14 – September 3, and had tremendous success, with the opening event attracting 2,888 entries for over $866,000 in prize money, and the $560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em event attracting 2,767 entries for nearly $1.4 million prize pool.

The showcase event featured 1,499 entrants gunning for the signature $10 million guaranteed prize pool. The tournament attracted past WSOP bracelet winners, WPT Champions, high-stakes grinders, and many local players. Seven WSOP Main Event winners took their shot at the title with Huck Seed, Carlos Mortensen, Scotty Nguyen, Jamie Gold, Joe Cada, Greg Merson, and reigning champion Ryan Riess all joining the field. The 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Champion, Blair Hinkle, made a great run defending his title, cashing out in the championship.

As a bonus, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship final table was live streamed by PokerStars.tv.  The audience was able to watch tremendous play as Dan Colman, Mike Leah, Shawn Cunix, John Dolan, Joe Kuether and Martin Hanowski provided a must see final table.  The heads up stacks were relatively equal between Colman and Leah when the final match began but Colman quickly gained the advantage in a huge pot with a rivered full house. They were coming up on a short dinner break when Colman finally ended it when his ace-king outlasted Leah’s queen-jack.

Final Table Resuts

1st:        Dan Colman – $1,446,710

2nd:       Mike Leah – $1,047,638

3rd:        Shawn Cunix – $748,313

4th:        John Dolan – $548,763

5th:        Joe Kuether – $424,044

6th:        Martin Hanowski — $324,269

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About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida’s premier destination for fun and entertainment, Where Rock Royalty Lives. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,200 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player’s Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef’s Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold ’em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 142 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood,twitter.com/SHRHollywood, instagram.com/semhardrockhollywood and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.