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Championship: Brian Altman Leads the Final Six

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6  of 843

Brian Altman
Brian Altman

The stage is set for tomorrow’s Live Streamed WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship.

Of the 843 entrants only six remain with WPT Champions Club member Brian Altman leading the way. Altman won this very same tournament in February 2015 and would make history by becoming the first player to win two WPT titles in the same event. There are also player of the year implications for Altman as he has the potential to extend his points lead.

John Dollinger
John Dollinger

Altman with 10,400,000 has a slight lead on John Dollinger (10,275,000) who came into the day as chip leader. They both face stiff competition for the $482,636 first place prize. Everyone is currently guaranteed a pay day of $98,686.

Of the twelve players that started the day many stories fell by the wayside, WPT Champions Club member James Calderaro had a chance to win his second title but was eliminated in 9th place when he couldn’t complete his flush draw against Altman’s two-pair.

Chanracy Khun, however, is still in the hunt for his second title. He will be coming into the final day as the second shortest stack, with Peter Walsworth rounding out the final six.

WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Final Table
Seat 1: John Dollinger – 10,275,000 (137 bb)
Seat 2: Chanracy Khun – 3,150,000 (42 bb)
Seat 3: Brian Altman – 10,400,000 (139 bb)
Seat 4: Nadeem Hirani – 5,000,000 (67 bb)
Seat 5: Nadya Magnus – 4,000,000 (53 bb)
Seat 6: Peter Walsworth – 900,000 (12 bb)

The button is on Peter Walsworth and there is 52:43 remaining in Level 28 (50,000-75,000 and a 75,000-big blind ante).

Here’s a look at what’s at stake:

1st:  $482,636*
2nd:  $311,751
3rd:  $230,086
4th:  $171,642
5th:  $129,438
6th:  $98,686
7th:  $76,078

Championship: Scott Drobes – 7th Place ($76,078)

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6  of 843

Scott Drobes

Brian Altman opened to 175,000 and Scott Drobes shoved for 1,900,000 from the button.

Drobes tabled AhJc and needed to improve against Altman’s QhQs.

The board ran out Kh10d7d8d10c and Altman’s queens held to eliminate Drobes in seventh place.

Brian Altman – 10,400,000
Scott Drobes – Eliminated in 7th Place ($76,078)

Championship: Flush For Nadeem Hirani

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7  of 843

Nadeem Hirani

John Dollinger opened to 275,000 from the cutoff and Nadeem Hirani defended his big blind.

Both players checked the AcQs3s flop as well as the 9s on the turn. The river brought the 5c and Hirani bet 600,000.

Dollinger called and Hirani tabled Ks5s for the winning flush.

Nadeem Hirani – 5,000,000
John Dollinger – 9,100,000

Championship: Scott Drobes Gets Through

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
End of Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7  of 843

Scott Drobes

John Dollinger opened to 275,000 and said “I’m going to go bigger because none of you guys like folding.”

It folded around to Scott Drobes in the big blind who throws in a time extension chip before shoving.

Dollinger asked how much is was, the answer is 1,300,000. Too much for Dollinger to call and he folded.

Scott Drobes – 1,725,000
John Dollinger – 10,325,000

Championship: Break Time

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
End of Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7  of 843

Chips
Chips

Players are currently on a fifteen minute break, here’s a look at how they stack up:

Seat 1: – Empty – 
Seat 2: – Empty – 
Seat 3: John Dollinger – 11,650,000
Seat 4: Chanracy Khun – 4,450,000
Seat 5: Brian Altman – 7,725,000
Seat 6: Nadeem Hirani – 3,900,000
Seat 7: Nadya Magnus – 3,750,000
Seat 8: Scott Drobes – 1,150,000
Seat 9: Peter Walsworth – 1,095,000

Remaining payouts:

1st:  $482,636*
2nd:  $311,751
3rd:  $230,086
4th:  $171,642
5th:  $129,438
6th:  $98,686
7th:  $76,078