Isle poker series approaching

The tournament is called the Florida State Poker Championships, but, sorry, there’s really no official state champion. It’s just a name.

The sixth annual event is set for next month at the Isle Casino and Racing in Pompano Beach. Former poker director Mike Smith says he came up with the title to give the series a “big-event” feel, back when state regulations limited tournament entry fees to $800. (Things have changed quite a bit since then.)

The series of 18 tournaments will begin July 11, and will offer Omaha, H.O.R.S.E., bounty and senior tournaments, as well as Texas hold ‘em at several price ranges.

The main event will have Day 1s on July 25, 26 and 27 and cost $2,500 to play. It will carry a $500,000 guarantee.


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 Stan Strickland, who came to the Isle from Borgata in Atlantic City, is the new poker director.

The details:

Event 1, $350 + $50 Deepstack re-entry $200K guarantee

• Day 1A 11 am July 11
• Day 1B 11 am July 12
• Day 1C 11 am July 13
• Day 2 noon July 14
• Day 3 noon July 15 (if needed)

Event 2, $260 + $40 + $100 Deepstack black-chip bounty re-entry $50K guarantee
• July 14, 11 am

Event 3, $170 + $30 Deepstack re-entry $30K guarantee
• July 15, 11 am

Event 4, $200 + $30 Omaha/8, $10K guarantee
• Day 1, July 15, 3 pm
• Day 2, July 16, noon

Event 5, $100 + $30 + $100 Deepstack black-chip bounty re-entry $25K guarantee
• July 16, 11 am

Event 6, $200 + $30 H.O.R.S.E. re-entry $10K guarantee
• Day 1, July 16, 3 pm
• Day 2, July 17, noon

Event 7, $300 + $40 Seniors, re-entry $25K guarantee
• July 17, 11 am

Event 8, $200 + $30 PLO w/$100 re-buys $20K guarantee
• Day 1, July 17, 3 pm
• Day 2, July 18, noon

Event 9, $125 + $25 Deepstack re-entry $20K guarantee
• July 19, 11 am

Event 10, $170 + $30 Deepstack re-entry $40K guarantee
• Day 1, July 19, 11 am
• Day 2, July 20, noon

Event 11, $350 + $50 + $100 Deepstack black-chip bounty re-entry $50K guarantee
• Day 1, July 20, 11 am
• Day 2, July 21, noon

Event 12, $500 + $60 Deepstack re-entry $50K guarantee
• Day 1, July 21, 11 am
• Day 2, July 22, noon

Event 13, $350 + $50 deepstack re-entry $30K guarantee
• Day 1, July 22, 11 am
• Day 2, July 23, noon

Event 14, $700 + $70 + $200 Deepstackt double black-chip bounty re-entry $100K guarantee
• Day 1, July 23, 11 am
• Day 2, July 24, noon

Main Event, $2,300 + $200 Re-entry, $500K guarantee
• Day 1A, July 25, 11 am
• Day 1B, July 26, 11 am
• Day 1C, July 27, 11 am
• Day 2, July 28, noon
• Day 3, July 29, noon
• Day 4, July 30, noon

Event 16, $120 + $30 + $50 Deepstack double green-chip bounty re-entry $10K guarantee
• July 28, 11 am

Event 17, $150 + $30 Deepstack turbo re-entry $10K guarantee
• July 29, 11 am

Event 18, $200 + $30 Deepstack re-entry $15K guarantee
• July 30, 11 am

More info: 954.972.2000, x5123.