Moneymaker’s Road to PSPC: Chip Counts Through Day 1A

Moneymaker’s Road to PSPC
$360 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Players Remaining: 19 of 177

PokerStars Blog: Day 1A Recap

PokerNews: Main Event Coverage

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood
Day 1A: 135 Entries, 14 Advanced

Day 1B: Saturday at 10 am
Day 2: Sunday at 11 am in Hollywood

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Day 1A: 42 Entries, 5 Advanced
Day 1B: Saturday at 10 am

Day 2: Sunday at 11 am in Hollywood

TableSeatLast NameFirst NameCityStateChip CountAdvanced From
202SCOTTBAUMSTEINFT LAUDERDALEFL 470,000 HWHR
262CHARLESODENZMARGATEFL 420,000 HWHR
199ISAACEBRON 300,500 HWHR
275CHRISMONEYMAKERARLINGTONTN 284,000 Coco
273SCOTTZAKHEIMFORT LAUDERDALEFL 224,000 HWHR
264SHELDONGROSSHILLSBORO BEACHFL 222,500 Coco
272PAVELIVANKEY WESTFL 203,000 HWHR
201LANHPHAMMIAMIFL 186,000 HWHR
203MARKCANNONPORT ST LUCIEFL 174,500 Coco
191RAULHERNANDEZHIALEAHFL 156,000 HWHR
138JACQUELYNSCOTTFORT LAUDERDALEFL 156,000 HWHR
192BENJAMINROBINSONCORAL SPRINGSFL 135,000 Coco
149JUAN PABLOBARBOSAMIRAMARFL 135,000 HWHR
263ALAINTEFFAUDPARIS 126,000 HWHR
148MARCSACHELIMIAMIFL 105,500 HWHR
139JOSEPHTEIXEIRALAKE WORTHFL 104,000 HWHR
274JAMESSALMON IIIPLANTATIONFL 77,000 HWHR
137MARCWOLFEMIAMIFL 40,500 HWHR
141DANIELWAYSONANNAPOLISMD 24,000 Coco

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2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Schedule

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Primary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament DescriptionStructure
1AThu9-Jan11AM$1,100WPTDeepStacks-Hollywood Day 1A (Single Re-Entry Per Day) - $1,000,000 GTDStructure
1BFri10-Jan11AM$1,100WPTDeepStacks-Hollywood Day 1B (Single Re-Entry Per Day) - $1,000,000 GTDStructure
1CSat11-Jan11AM$1,100WPTDeepStacks-Hollywood Day 1C (Single Re-Entry Per Day) - $1,000,000 GTDStructure
1Sun12-Jan12PM--Day 2Structure
1Mon13-Jan2PM--Day 3 (Live Streamed Final Table)Structure
2Thu9-Jan12PM$400Omaha 8 or Better (Re-Entry) - $25,000 GTDStructure
3Fri10-Jan12PM$400H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)Structure
4Fri10-Jan6PM$150Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $30,000 GTD - ADDED $1,100 WPTDS Seat to 1stStructure
5Sat11-Jan12PM$400Big O (Re-Entry)Structure
6Sun12-Jan12PM$400Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDStructure
7Sun12-Jan3PM$1,700Purple Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTDStructure
7Mon13-Jan2PM--Day 2Structure
8Mon13-Jan11AM$400Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)Structure
9Mon13-Jan12PM$600Eight Handed Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDStructure
10Mon13-Jan3PM$400PLO (Re-Entry)Structure
11Mon13-Jan6PM$150Big Stack NLH (RE) - $30,000 GTD - ADDED $3,500 Championship Seat to 1stStructure
12Tue14-Jan11AM$400Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)Structure
13Tue14-Jan12PM$600Six-Max No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDStructure
14Tue14-Jan3PM$400PLO 8 (Re-Entry)Structure
15Tue14-Jan6PM$600Eight Handed Turbo No Limit Hold'em (Freeze-Out)Structure
16Wed15-Jan12PM$1,100Eight Handed No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTDStructure
17Thu16-Jan12PM$2,200No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $200,000 GTDStructure
18AFri17-Jan11AM$3,500WPT NLH Championship Day 1A (Re-Entry) - $2,000,000 GTDStructure
18BSat18-Jan11AM$3,500WPT NLH Championship Day 1B (Re-Entry) - $2,000,000 GTDStructure
18Sun19-Jan12PM--Day 2Structure
18Mon20-Jan12PM--Day 3Structure
18Tue21-Jan12PM--Day 4Structure
18Wed22-Jan2PM--Day 5 (Live Streamed Final Table)Structure
19Sat18-Jan2PM$250Ladies NLH (RE) - $10,000 GTD - ADDED $1,100 Event #22 Seat to 1stStructure
20Sat18-Jan5PM$400Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em Turbo (Re-Entry)Structure
21Sun19-Jan12PM$400Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $50K GTDStructure
22Sun19-Jan3PM$1,100Six-Max No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTDStructure
23Sun19-Jan5PM$2,200Short Deck No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)Structure
24Mon20-Jan11AM$600Big Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDStructure
25Mon20-Jan12PM$25,500High Roller No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $1,000,000 GTDStructure
25Tue21-Jan2PM--Day 2Structure
26Mon20-Jan3PM$400Six-Max PLO (Single Re-Entry)Structure
27AMon20-Jan5PM$150No Limit Hold'em Day 1A (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDStructure
27BTue21-Jan5PM$150No Limit Hold'em Day 1B (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDStructure
27Wed22-Jan5PM--Day 2 - Held in Poker RoomStructure
28Tue21-Jan12PM$5,000Eight Handed No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $200,000 GTDStructure
29Tue21-Jan5PM$2,200Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)Structure
29Wed22-Jan3PM--Day 2 - Held in Poker RoomStructure

Secondary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament DescriptionStructure
30Tue7-Jan11AM$140"One & Done" Mega Satellite into WPTDeepStacks Event #1 (20 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Structure
31Tue7-Jan3PM$100Mega Turbo Satellite into any $400 Event (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)***Structure
32Tue7-Jan7PM$140Mega Satellite into WPTDeepStacks Event #1 (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Structure
33Wed8-Jan11AM$140"One & Done" Mega Satellite into WPTDeepStacks Event #1 (20 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Structure
34Wed8-Jan3PM$100Mega Turbo Satellite into any $400 Event (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)***Structure
35Wed8-Jan7PM$140Mega Satellite into WPTDeepStacks Event #1 (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Structure
36Thu9-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the WPTDeepStacks Event #1 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Structure
37Thu9-Jan3PM$140"One & Done" Mega Satellite into WPTDeepStacks Event #1 (20 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
38Thu9-Jan8PM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the WPTDeepStacks Event #1 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
39Fri10-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the WPTDeepStacks Event #1 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Structure
40Fri10-Jan3PM$140Mega Satellite to the WPTDeepStacks Event #1 (10 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
41Fri10-Jan8PM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the WPTDeepStacks Event #1 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
42Sat11-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the WPTDeepStacks Event #1 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Structure
43Sat11-Jan6PM$200Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)Structure
44Sat11-Jan8PM$200Mega Turbo Satellite into Event #7 Purple Chip Bounty (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
45Sun12-Jan9AM$200Mega Turbo Satellite into Event #7 Purple Chip Bounty (1 Seat GTD) (1 in 10)***Structure
46Sun12-Jan6PM$400Mega Satellite to Championship Event (5 Seats GTD) (1~10)Structure
47Mon13-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite into Any $600 Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)***Structure
48Mon13-Jan3PM$200MULTI Satellite into Any $1,100 Plus $550 in Cash (2 Packages GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
49Mon13-Jan8PM$400Mega Turbo Satellite to Championship Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
50Tue14-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite into Any $600 Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)***Structure
51Tue14-Jan3PM$400Mega Satellite to Championship Event (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
52Tue14-Jan8PM$300Step Mega Satellite into High Roller Mega 1/19 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
53Wed15-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Event #16 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Structure
54Wed15-Jan11AM$400"One & Done" Mega Satellite to Championship Event (20 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
55Wed15-Jan3PM$400Mega Satellite to Championship Event (10 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
56Wed15-Jan5PM$250Mega Satellite into Event #17 (2 seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
57Wed15-Jan7PM$400Mega Turbo Satellite to Championship Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
58Thu16-Jan11AM$400"One & Done" Mega Satellite to Championship Event (20 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
59Thu16-Jan3PM$400Mega Satellite to Championship Event (10 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
60Thu16-Jan7PM$400Mega Satellite to Championship Event (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 20)Structure
61Fri17-Jan3PM$400"One & Done" Mega Satellite to Championship Event (20 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
62Fri17-Jan6PM$200Double Green Chip Bounty NLHStructure
63Fri17-Jan7PM$400Mega Turbo Satellite to Championship Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
64Sat18-Jan9AM$400Mega Turbo Satellite to Championship Event (1 Seat GTD) (1 in 10)***Structure
65Sat18-Jan11AM$375Mega Super Turbo Satellite to Championship Event (1 Seat GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
66Sat18-Jan6PM$550Mega Satellite into Event #28 NLH (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
67Sun19-Jan3PM$140Mega Satellite to Event #24 Big Stack NLH (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)Structure
68Sun19-Jan6PM$2,650 Mega Satellite to Event #25 High Roller NLH (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
69Sun19-Jan10:30P$2,625 Mega Super Turbo Satellite to Event #25 High Roller NLH (1 Seat GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
70Mon20-Jan3PM$550Mega Satellite into Event #28 NLH (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure
71Mon20-Jan7PM$550Mega Turbo Satellite into Event #28 NLH (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Structure

2019 RRPO in Review

Milen Stefanov, 2019 WPT RRPO Champion

The 2019 Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” wrapped up another great series with some record-breaking numbers. The 26 tournaments on the schedule drew 10,840 combined entries across the board putting up prize pools worth a total of $8,278,745.

The series was headlined by the $2,000,000 guaranteed WPT RRPO Championship that pushed the prize pool over $3.1 million. At an international final table, Bulgaria’s Milen Stefanov won the title along with $545,070.

Event 1 Champion - Ben Boston
Event 1 Champion Ben Boston

The series started with the massive $400 buy-in, $1 Million guaranteed tournament that put nearly $1.6 million up for grabs. Ben Boston took home $133,918 for the first big win of the series.

You can find all the RRPO results and updates for each event on the links below.

We look forward to seeing everyone back here for the 2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open which will feature the $1,000,000 guarantee WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event and $2,000,000 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship.

Juan Endara Wins His Long-Awaited First Trophy and $37,828 in the Final Event of RRPO

2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 21
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  1,258
Prize Pool:  $149,760
December 2-4, 2019

Event 21 Champion - Juan Endara
Event 21 Champion Juan Endara

When the final table of the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Championship came to an end Wednesday night, there was still one event waiting to award a trophy — Event 21, $150 No-Limit Hold’em.

This is the kind of event that usually ends in a deal, with a very low buy-in but big prize money and large pay jumps for the final few spots. But there was no deal on this night, and Juan Endara defeated Daniel Le after a lengthy heads-up battle.

“It feels incredible,” said Endara. “I’ve made maybe six final tables, and the best I’ve finished is third place. I’ve gotten sixth a couple times. But this is my first win, and I’m very happy.”

There was a great turnout for this final event, with 1,258 entries in six starting flights over the previous three days, and they created a prizepool worth $149,760. There were 138 players who survived those starting flights to reach Day 2, but only 72 of them would finish in the money.

“It’s a small tournament, a $150 tournament, but you know what? A win is a win,” said Endara. “And it’s nice money. First place is a fantastic return on my money.”

Nice money indeed. Endara won $37,828, which is a 252x return on his $150 buy-in.

When the field got down to five players, there were murmurs about a possible deal, but they died quickly, and then they came up again when it was down to the final three players. But eventual runner-up Daniel Le wanted to keep playing. So they kept playing.

“I know sometimes it makes sense to chop,” said Endara, “and I was considering it, because we were very evenly stacked, and there was high variance. But honestly, I wanted to play.”

Endara was thrilled to win his first trophy in a poker tournament, and was particularly proud that he won it outright, with no deal. And it was his first time playing heads-up in a live tournament.

“I’ve played heads-up online,” said Endara, “but it’s not the same. I think I played well. I made two mistakes — I’m sure I made a lot more, but two that I know of for sure — but I think I played well overall.”

Endara lives in Miami, and has been coming to Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood for about eight years.

“I love the staff,” said Endara. “Honestly, they’re the best around the country. I’ve played up in Atlantic City, I’ve played in Vegas, I’ve played in L.A., and these guys are top notch. Everything about the Seminole Hard Rock is just the best.”


Final Table Results:

1st:  Juan Endara  –  $37,828 + RRPO Trophy
2nd:  Daniel Le  –  $21,940
3rd:  William Jennings  –  $14,377
4th:  Salvatore Sollecito  –  $9,660
5th:  Ross Lebo  –  $6,739
6th:  Michael Tait  –  $5,242
7th:  Jose Avila  –  $4,044
8th:  Brooks Long  –  $2,995
9th:  Alcides Gomez  –  $2,097

Event 21: Juan Endara Wins Outright in a Heads-Up Battle Against Daniel Le

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 35: 200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 1,248

Juan Endara
Juan Endara

With the final board showing Ad5h3dQhKh on the river and more than 2.5 million already in the pot, Juan Endara moved all in for about 13 million, dwarfing Daniel Le’s remaining stack of 2,825,000.

Le tanked for a very long time before he called with Kc6c for a rivered pair of kings, but Endara turned over 5d3s to win the pot — and the final RRPO trophy of this series — with a flopped two pair, fives and threes.

Stay tuned for a recap from this final event of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open.

1st:  Juan Endara  –  $37,828 + RRPO Trophy
2nd:  Daniel Le  –  $21,940
3rd:  William Jennings  –  $14,377
4th:  Salvatore Sollecito  –  $9,660
5th:  Ross Lebo  –  $6,739
6th:  Michael Tait  –  $5,242
7th:  Jose Avila  –  $4,044
8th:  Brooks Long  –  $2,995
9th:  Alcides Gomez  –  $2,097

Daniel Le
Daniel Le

Event 21: Juan Endara Doubles Thru Daniel Le to Take the Lead

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 35: 200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,248

Juan Endara
Juan Endara

After a flop of 9d5h3h with 2.1 million already in the pot, Juan Endara checked, Daniel Le bet 525,000, and Endara thought for a while before he check-raised to 1,500,000.

Le took a moment or two to think before moving all in, and Endara stood up and took a deep breath before he said, “I call.”

Le said, “I have a five,” as he showed 5d4s for a pair of fives, and Endara turned over 10s9c for a pair of nines. Endara needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The turn card was the 8s, the river card was the 7c, and Endara won the pot with his pair of nines to double up into the chip lead.

Juan Endara  –  13,650,000  (34 bb)
Daniel Le  –  5,050,000  (13 bb)

Here are the payouts they’re playing for:

1st:  $37,828 + RRPO Trophy
2nd:  $21,940

Event 21: Daniel Le Takes the Heads-Up Lead at the Break

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 35: 200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,248

Daniel Le - Heads Up
Daniel Le – Heads Up

Daniel Le raised to 625,000, and Juan Endara called. The flop came KdQd2c, Endara checked, Le bet 525,000, and Endara called.

The turn card was the Ad, and both players checked.

The river card paired the board with the As, Endara checked, Le bet 1,450,000, and Endara tanked for a while before he called. Le showed Ac6s to win the pot with trip aces, and Endara mucked. Le won the pot to nearly tie things up.

Daniel Le  –  8,900,000  (30 bb)
Juan Endara  –  9,800,000  (33 bb)

A few minutes later, in the last hand of Level 34, Juan Endara raised to 850,000, Daniel Le reraised to 2,850,000, and Endara went into the tank for a very long time.

After a while, Endara said, “It’s a flip. A flip situation.”

Eventually, Endara folded, and Le took the pot — and the chip lead. Here are the official chip counts from the break, followed by the remaining payouts:

Daniel Le  –  10,125,000  (25 bb)
Juan Endara  –  8,575,000  (21 bb)

1st:  $37,828 + RRPO Trophy
2nd:  $21,940

Event 21: Juan Endara Doubles Thru Daniel Le

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,248

Juan Endara
Juan Endara

With the board showing 7h5d4d8h on the turn, Daniel Le checked, Juan Endara bet 1,075,000, and Le tanked for a while before he moved all in.

Endara snap-called all in for 4,250,000 with 6c4c for an eight-high straight, and Le turned over Jh5s for a pair of fives.

Le was drawing dead, and the meaningless river card was the 5c, giving him trips that were still not enough. Endara won the pot with his straight to double up in chips.

Juan Endara  –  11,800,000  (47 bb)
Daniel Le  –  6,900,000  (28 bb)

Event 21: William Jennings – 3rd Place ($9,660)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,248

William Jennings
William Jennings

William Jennings got it all in from the button for about 3.5 million with 4h4d, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the AcKd of Daniel Le in the small blind.

The board came Qc9d5h8dKd, and Le spiked a king on the river to win the pot and eliminate Jennings in third place.

William Jennings  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($14,377)

Here are the approximate chip counts for the start of heads-up play:

Daniel Le  –  12,400,000  (50 bb)
Juan Endara  –  6,300,000  (25 bb)

And the remaining prizepool they’re playing for:

1st:  $37,828 + RRPO Trophy
2nd:  $21,940