Event 19: Prize Pool and Payouts with $9,734 Up Top

$360 Big Stack Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 11: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining: 45 of 192

While most were watching the Championship, our Sunday morning tournament turned into a nice tournament. Event 19 is a $360 Black Chip Bounty tournament that drew 192 entries to put $38,400 in the normal prize pool and $19,200 up for grabs in the form of bounties.

The top 24 spots will be paid with a min-cash earning $355 while the Event 19 champ will take home $9,734 plus the Showdown trophy, the custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of IMPDI, and all the black chips they collected along the way.

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 19
$360 Big Stack Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 192
Prize Pool: $38,400
April 14, 2019

1st: $9,734 + Showdown trophy
2nd: $6,638
3rd: $3,936
4th: $2,394
5th: $1,849
6th: $1,532
7th: $1,306
8th: $1,139
9th: $977
10th-12th: $841
13th-15th: $710
16th-18th: $589
19th-21st: $470
22nd-24th: $355

Event 19: Black Chip Bounty

$360 Big Stack Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

Just because you missed out on Day 2 of the Championship, that doesn’t mean there aren’t more options for action. We have a full slate of games for the next few days including this morning’s Big Stack Black Chip Bounty.

The $360 buy-in tournament has a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool with $100 bounties on each player. They’ll start with 15,000 stacks and all levels will last 30 minutes long. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 3:30pm and players can fire as often as they like during that time.

Since this is a one-day tournament, we will crown our next Showdown champion later this evening.

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 19 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 11 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 19 – $360 Big Stack Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 19 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 2 – $3,500 WPT Showdown Championship (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 20 – $1,100 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 20 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 21 Day 1 – $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 21 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 64 – $140 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into any $1,100 Showdown event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 64 Sheet

7PM: Event 65 – $2,650 High Roller Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $2,000,000 High Roller
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 65 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 66 – $130 Turbo Survivor NLH (Re-Entry)

  • 1-in-10 win $1,000
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 66 Structure Sheet

10:30PM: Event 67 – $2,625 High Roller Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $2,000,000 GTD High Roller
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 67 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Schedule

Event 19: Nikolay Ponomarev Wins the Big O Title ($4,995)

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 19
$360 Big O (Re-Entry)
Entries:  49
Prize Pool:  $14,700
January 20, 2019

Nikolay Ponomarev - Event 19 Champion
Nikolay Ponomarev – Event 19 Champion

Nikolay Ponomarev defeated Claudangelo Beaudouin in a heads-up battle to win the $360 Big O event, earning $4,995.

There were 49 entries in this one-day event, which played out on a busy day in the Lucky Hearts Poker Open, with five trophy events running simultaneously.

Ponomarev is Russian by birth, and this is the first time he’s ever visited the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. It’s been a successful visit, and now he has a trophy to show for it.

Final Results:

1st:  Nikolay Ponomarev  –  $4,995 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Claudangelo Beaudouin  –  $3,330
3rd:  Steven Gerson  –  $2,220
4th:  Ralph Broderick  –  $1,540
5th:  Peter Nathan  –  $1,115
6th:  Marcus Stein  –  $840
7th:  Carey Pickus  –  $660

Event 19: Nikolay Ponomarev Leads the Big O Final Table

$360 Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 2,500/5,000
Players Remaining: 8 of 49

Event 19 - Final Table
Event 19 – Final Table

The field of 49 for the $360 Big O event is down to the final eight, and they’ve combined to a final table. They are also on the Money Bubble, as only the final seven will finish in the money.

Here are their updated chip counts, followed by the remaining prizepool:

Seat 1.  Wally Maddah  –  67,000  (13 bb)
Seat 2.  Marcus Stein  –  27,000  (5 bb)
Seat 3.  Claudangelo Beaudouin  –  49,500  (10 bb)
Seat 4.  Peter Nathan  –  56,500  (11 bb)
Seat 5.  Steven Gerson  –  140,500  (28 bb)
Seat 6.  Ralph Broderick  –  40,000  (8 bb)
Seat 7.  Carey Pickus  –  22,500  (5 bb)
Seat 8.  Nikolay Ponomarev  –  187,500  (38 bb)

1st:  $4,995 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $3,330
3rd:  $2,220
4th:  $1,540
5th:  $1,115
6th:  $840
7th:  $660

Event 19: Prize Pool and Payouts with $4,995 Up Top

$360 Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 10: 600/1,200
Players Remaining: 17 of 49

There were 49 entries in the $360 Big O event, running on a busy day with five events in progress here at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open. The total prizepool is worth $14,700, and the final seven players will finish in the money.

A min-cash is worth $660, while first prize is $4,995 plus the trophy and a framed winner’s photo courtesy of Image Masters.

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 19
$360 Big O (Re-Entry)
Entries:  49
Prize Pool:  $14,700
January 20, 2019

1st:  $4,995 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $3,330
3rd:  $2,220
4th:  $1,540
5th:  $1,115
6th:  $840
7th:  $660

Event 19: Fun Time with Big O

$360 Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 50/100

We loaded up the Lucky Hearts Poker Open series with plenty of non-hold’em games and today is a recent addition to our regular schedules. Big O is a flavor of Omaha that has become popular and we’ll have a champion in the game later this evening.

Big O is Pot Limit Omaha 8 with five hole cards instead of the normal four, boosting draws and pots.

Each entrant will start with 12,000 stacks and all levels will last 30 minutes from start to finish. Late registration and re-entries are open until the start of Level 9 at 7:30pm. From there they will continue to work their way down to a winner and next LHPO champion.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 19 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 11 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 18 – $360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 18 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 2 – $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event

3PM: Event 19 – $360 Big O (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 19 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 21 Day 1 – $2,500 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $300,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 40 minutes; Day 2 levels last 60 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 21 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 20 Day 1A – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips with 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 20 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 62 – $275 Event 21 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $2,500/$300K GTD LHPO Event 21
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 62 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 63 – $200 Event 23 Mega Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty Event 23
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 63 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 64 – $200 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 64 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 65 – $200 Event 23 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty Event 23
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 65 Structure Sheet

Will Givens Avenges Early Final Table Exit With a Victory in the $1,100 Turbo

2018 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 19
$1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo       
Entries: 88
Prize Pool: $88,000
November 27, 2018

Will Givens ships the $1,100 no-limit hold’em turbo

Yesterday, Will Givens had a healthy stack at the final table of the $5,000 no-limit hold’em single-day final table. He busted in eighth after David Peters took most of his stack, picking off Givens’ triple barrel bluff with just second pair.

Less than 24 hours later, Givens redeemed himself. He took down the $1,100 no-limit hold’em turbo event to earn the trophy and $28,380. He defeated Alexander Gofman heads-up to topple the 88-entry field.

From the moment cards got in the air, it seemed like Givens was destined to take it down.

“I ran hot most of the day,” said Givens. “The second hand of the day I doubled up and I was just like ‘Alright, if you get there again, don’t mess it up.’ And it feels good that I got there again because usually when you mess up, you don’t get that opportunity. So it just feels amazing.”

Despite missing out on a six-figure score in yesterday’s event, Givens is just happy that he plugged a leak in his game after one of the world’s best exposed it.

“It’s a big difference with the $143,000 yesterday, but still, I’m just happy that I learned my lesson,” said Givens.

Having ran so hot early in the day, Givens came into the final table with a huge chip lead. And with everybody else so short, it wasn’t long before Givens was heads-up with Gofman for all of the proverbial marbles.

“Literally no joke. I sit down, play a few hands, looked up and we were four-handed,” joked Givens. “It was just a turbo that went fast. It was meant to be.”

With a faster structures, the average stack size shrank quickly and made for mostly preflop push/fold spots. With Givens’ extensive online poker background, the push/fold part of his game is one of his strong suits.

“I just know my shove ranges and call ranges,” said the Denver native. “I made a huge laydown against one person who jammed for 35 percent of my stack. Normally, people will call there, but it just wasn’t worth it because more chips saved are better than chips earned.”

Despite playing the tournament in the Hard Rock ballroom, Givens had flashbacks of his online tournament grind.

“Actually, back in the day, I used to ship a lot of turbos,” said Givens. “It was like I was back at home online back in the day.”

The 88-entry field paid out the top 11 spots, but a double knockout on the bubble allowed Marc MacDonnell and Paul Domb to chop the 11th place payout.

Results:

1st: Will Givens – $28,380
2nd: Alexander Gofman – $17,160
3rd: Patrick Quinn – $10,670
4th: Stephen Song – $7,216
5th: Anthony Utnage – $5,500
6th: Jake Embres – $4,400
7th: James Baune – $3,652
8th: Alberto Rodriguez – $3,080
9th: Darryll Fish – $2,838
10th: Maria Feshchenko – $2,640
11th: Marc MacDonnell – $1,232
12th: Paul Domb – $1,232