Championship: Jason Wandling Bursts the Money Bubble

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 17:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  106 of 843

WPT LHPO Bubble Hand
Jason Wandling (left) and the unfortunate player who busted on the Money Bubble (foreground, right)

On the fifth hand of hand-for-hand play with a board reading 10d9d2h8c Jason Wandling moved all in for 53,000 effective. His opponent went into the tank and used two time extensions.

“Wow.. I don’t know if I can get away from this.” He put in the calling chips with KdQd and was up against Wandling’s two-pair 10s9s.

The river was the 10h, giving Wandling a full house to eliminate his opponent and burst the money bubble.

Jason Wandling  –  335,000  (56 bb)

107th place finisher

Championship: Farhad Jamasi vs. Mukul Pahuja

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 17:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  107 of 843

Farhad Jamasi and Mukul Pahuja
Farhad Jamasi (left) and Mukul Pahuja

In Hand #5 of hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble, Farhad Jamasi completed the small blind to 6,000, and Mukul Pahuja raised from the big blind to 26,000.

Both players had big stacks, but Jamasi had Pahuja covered by a little more than 100K. Jamasi said, “I’m not going to be the Bubble Boy,” and he called.

The flop came 9h5c3d, Jamasi checked, Pahuja bet 18,000, and Jamasi called.

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

The river card was the 4s, Jamasi bet 50,000, and Pahuja used one of his Time Chips to tank for nearly a minute before he called.

Jamasi showed Ad9d to win the pot with two pair, aces and nines, and Pahuja mucked.

Farhad Jamasi  –  980,000  (163 bb)
Mukul Pahuja  –  660,000  (110 bb)

The final 106 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $5,666 each, while the next player to bust will receive nothing. (Perhaps gratitude from the rest of the field.)

Championship: Hand-for-Hand Begins on the Money Bubble

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 17:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  107 of 843

The Field at the Start of the Money Bubble
The Field at the Start of the Money Bubble

With 107 players remaining, and only 106 getting paid, the field has begun playing hand-for-hand on the Money Bubble. The average chip stack is about 315,000 (53 big blinds).

The final 106 players will be guaranteed at least $5,666 each, and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20, shortly after 12:15 am.

Event 22: Prize Pool and Payouts with $37,505 to the Six-Max Champ

$1,100 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 10:  500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  42 of 160

Event 22 Field
Event 22 Field

Registration has closed for the $1,100 Six-Max event, and with 160 entries, the total prizepool is worth $155,200 — easily surpassing the $100K guarantee.

The final 27 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $1,460 each, while the winner will earn $37,505.

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 22
$1,100 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  160
Prize Pool:  $155,200
January 19, 2020

1st:  $37,505
2nd:  $25,000
3rd:  $17,060
4th:  $11,925
5th:  $8,545
6th:  $6,285
7th-8th:  $4,740
9th-10th:  $3,675
11th-12th:  $2,925
13th-14th:  $2,400
15th-16th:  $2,025
17th-18th:  $1,760
19th-24th:  $1,575
25th-27th:  $1,460