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Still time to play Event 1 at Isle Florida State Open

Mike Smith began the Florida State Poker Championships at the Isle Casino and Racing in 2008, and his replacement as director of poker, Stan Strickland, has continued the summer event.

This year’s has 14 tournaments. Event 1, which guarantees $300,000 in prize money, began Wednesday but has six more day 1s, with cards flying at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Buy-in is $330.

Another $300,000 guarantee tournament runs July 17-20. Buy-in is $550.

The main event guarantees $500,000 in total prize money. Day 1s are July 31-Aug. 2 and the event continues through Aug. 5. Entry is $2,500.

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