Event 7: Harry Eisenberg Wins After Four-Way Deal

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 7
$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Entries: 86
Prize Pool: $21,930
January 15, 2018

Harry Eisenberg

Event 7 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open, a $300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry), drew 86 entries and generated a prize pool of $21,930. After about 11 hours, a four-handed deal was agreed upon by the final four players. Harry Eisenberg was chip leader at the time, earning him the official victory.

Originally from Wayland, Massaschusetts, Eisenberg now resides in Boca Raton and plays in the big tournament series at the Seminole Hard Rock often. With 11 final tables made here over the years, Eisenberg had been close to victory several times. Despite having three third-place finishes and four runner-up showings, however, that elusive SHRP title evaded him.

That all changed tonight.

“It’s wonderful,” said Eisenberg after the win. “I guess you think it’s never going to happen, then it happens, and it’s like walking on air. It’s like the first time I teed off at Pebble Beach. It’s just a wonderful feeling.”

Eisenberg began the final table third in chips, and steadily rose the ranks to seize the chip lead with six players still in the hunt. Once four players remained, they quickly agreed to a deal and Eisenberg finally had his victory at the Seminole Hard Rock.

“You have to get lucky, but I was happy with how I played. It’s nice to win one.”

Payouts
*1st: Harry Eisenberg – $4,766 + Trophy
*2nd: Gary Kosakowski – $4,200
*3rd: Billie Walter – $3,565
*4th: Mark Hurst – $3,274
5th: David May – $1,371
6th: Stephen Wood – $1,097
7th: Hoyt Verner – $910
8th: Wesley Chong – $768
9th: Marc Sacheli – $707
10th: David Prociak – $658
11th: Robert Nevens – $614

*denotes four-way deal

Event 7: We Have a Deal!

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 86

                                                                Harry Eisenberg – 1st Place

The remaining four players agreed to a deal. Here were their chip counts at the time, followed by their subsequent payouts.

Harry Eisenberg – 319,000 (16 BB)
Gary Kosakowski – 232,500 (12 BB)
Billie Walter – 169,000 (8 BB)
Mark Hurst – 140,000 (7 BB)

As chip leader, Harry Eisenberg is officially the winner of Event 7 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Harry Eisenberg – $4,766
Gary Kosakowski – $4,200
Billie Walter – $3,565
Mark Hurst – $3,274

A tournament recap will be posted later tonight.

                                                                    Gary Kosakowski – 2nd Place
                                                                             Billie Walter – 3rd Place
                                                                         Mark Hurst – 4th Place

Event 7: David May – 5th Place ($1,371)

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 86

                                                                                           David May

Stud

David May was all in prior to sixth street and was showing [Ad][Js] / [As][Jc][Qh], leading Gary Kosakowski’s [7h][7s] / [Jd][Kc][2s].

Kosakowski spiked the [7c] on sixth street to pull ahead with trips, although May caught the [Qc] to have three pairs and six outs to fill up.

However, the [10d] on seventh street was no help and May was eliminated in fifth place for $1,371.

Gary Kosakowski – 235,000 (12 BB)
David May – Eliminated

Event 7: Stephen Wood – 6th Place ($1,097)

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 8,000/16,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 5 of 86

                                                                               Stephen Wood

Razz

With his board showing [3x][8x][2x][9x], Stephen Wood bet on seventh street against Harry Eisenberg, who raised with his board of [10x][6x][3x][Jx] (not necessarily in that order). Wood called all in.

Eisenberg tabled [2x][4x][Ax] for a 6-4-3-2-A low.

“Ace on the river,” commented Eisenberg.

Wood mucked and was eliminated in sixth place for $1,097.

Harry Eisenberg – 255,000 (16 BB)
Stephen Wood – Eliminated

Event 7: Hoyt Verner – 7th Place ($910)

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 8,000/16,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 6 of 86

                                                                                      Hoyt Verner

Razz

A short-stacked Hoyt Verner was all in on third street with [Jx][10x] / [7x] against Mark Hurst with [2x][3x] / [5x].

Hurst went on to make a wheel, eliminating Verner in seventh place for $910.

Mark Hurst – 150,000 (9 BB)
Hoyt Verner – Eliminated

Event 7: Wesley Chong – 8th Place ($768)

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 8,000/16,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 7 of 86

Wesley Chong

Omaha Hi-Lo

Following the river of an [8c][7d][2h][6d][2c] board, Wesley Chong was all in for his last 4,500 from the big blind against Mark Hurst in the hijack.

Chong showed [Ad][Jh][9d][4s] for a pair of deuces with ace-jack high and a 7-6-4-2-A low, while Hurst tabled [Ac][Jc][7s][3h] for sevens and deuces with 7-6-3-2-A to scoop the pot and eliminate Chong in eighth place for $768.

Mark Hurst – 135,000 (8 BB)
Wesley Chong – Eliminated

Event 7: Marc Sacheli – 9th Place ($707)

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 6,000/12,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 8 of 86

Marc Sacheli

Hold’em

Marc Sacheli raised from middle position, Mark Hurst three-bet from the button, Sacheli four-bet all in for 14,500 total, and Hurst called.

Sacheli: [Ac][Jc]
Hurst: [Kd][Ks]

The board came down [8c][7d][4s][5s][7s], no help to Sacheli, ending his tournament in ninth place for $707.

Mark Hurst – 95,000 (8 BB)
Marc Sacheli – Eliminated

Event 7: Three Pair Beats a Full House in Razz

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 5,000/10,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 9 of 86

Razz

Gary Kosakowski: [Xx][Xx] / [4x][4x]
Stephen Wood: [Xx][Xx] / [6x][Jx]

Most of the chip went in on third street, with Stephen Wood committing his remaining 1,000 on fourth street.

Kosakowski: [8x][7x] / [4x][4x]
Wood: [8x][5x] / [6x][Jx]

Both players proceeded to have terrible runouts.

Kosakowski: [8x][7x] / [4x][4x][Qx][8x] / [4x]
Wood: [8x][5x] / [6x][Jx][Jx][Qx] / [6x]

Wood made three pairs for an awful Q-J-8-6-5 low, but Kosakowski’s runout was worse as he made a full house for a worse 4-4-Q-8-7 low, giving Wood the double.

Stephen Wood – 70,000 (7 BB)
Gary Kosakowski – 120,000 (12 BB)

Event 7: Final Table Lineup

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 4,000/8,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 9 of 86

Following the eliminations of David Prociak (10th – $658) and Robert Nevens (11th – $614), Event 7 is down to one table.

Here is the lineup:

Seat 1: Stephen Wood – 30,000 (4 BB)
Seat 2: Hoyt Verner – 60,000 (8 BB)
Seat 3: Wesley Chong – 105,000 (13 BB)
Seat 4: Marc Sacheli – 35,000 (4 BB)
Seat 5: Billie Walter – 240,000 (30 BB)
Seat 6: David May – 30,000 (4 BB)
Seat 7: Gary Kosakowski – 205,000 (26 BB)
Seat 8: Mark Hurst – 35,000 (4 BB)
Seat 9: Harry Eisenberg – 150,000 (19 BB)

Remaining Payouts
1st: $7,072 + Trophy
2nd: $4,276
3rd: $2,659
4th: $1,798
5th: $1,371
6th: $1,097
7th: $910
8th: $768
9th: $707
10th: David Prociak – $658
11th: Robert Nevens – $614