2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $60,840
January 20-22, 2019
When the final three players in the $150 No Limit Hold’em event agreed to chop the remaining prizepool on Tuesday night, it was Nathan Grow who had the lead with more than 72% of all the chips in play to win the title, the trophy, and $15,006.
Two days ago, Grow was chipleader in the Main Event from late on Day 1 to the Money Bubble. But then things turned south for Grow, and he wound up busting in 126th place for a disappointing $2,420.
Yesterday, Grow was the Day 1 chipleader once again, but he wouldn’t make the same mistake twice. Grow took several self-imposed breaks during play so he could leave the tournament area and regain his focus.
“I’ve got ADHD, and whenever I get restless I start wanting to play a million hands, so I just have to walk away so I don’t spew off.”
The strategy paid off for Grow in overcoming this field of 507 entries, as he held onto the chip lead for almost all of Day 2 before claiming the victory with an overwhelming chip lead three-handed.
The only bump in the road for Grow came at the final three tables.
“I lost about half of my stack to [runner-up][James][Scott], but then I got it back, and from there just steamrolled through. I just ran good, bluffed at the right times, and sucked out when I needed to.”
Before last week, Grow had only a single live tournament cash on his resume, a seventh-place finish back in 2011 that was worth $1,510. Today he won nearly 10x as much, and with his dominant performance today, it likely won’t be Grow’s last trophy.
Final Table Results:
1st: Nathan Grow – $15,006 + LHPO Trophy
2nd: James Scott – $10,090
3rd: Rebecca Dellagloria – $7,458
4th: Jose Nigaglioni – $4,411
5th: Homero Molina – $3,255
6th: Ignas Jasinevicius – $2,586
7th: Paul Smerdon – $1,977
8th: Marcelo Bellizzi – $1,430
9th: Roman Fomin – $1,034
10th: Paul Prager – $791
- Download: Full Results (PDF)