Event 2: Michael Rosenberg Bubbles in 10th Place

$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 6,000/12,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 9 of 67

Michael Rosenberg bubbles in 10th place

Cory Zeidman limped from early position, Donny Rubinstein did the same from middle position and Michael Rosenberg checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came down Qh9d8c and action checked to Rubinstein who bet. Rosenberg mulled it over for a bit before he check-raised all in for about 11,000. Zeidman folded and Rubinstein called.

Rubinstein showed AsAhQs9h for top two pair, while Rosenberg trailed with  AdKdJc4d.

The 9s turn locked up pot for Rubinstein with nines full of queens, rendering the 8d river moot.

Donny Rubinstein – 146,000
Michael Rosenberg – Eliminated on the Money Bubble

Event 2: Down to 10 Players

$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 10 of 67

The $360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry) is down to the unofficial final table of 10 players, but only nine will be paid.

Here is the lineup, followed by the payouts:

Seat 1: Monte Adler – 15,000
Seat 2: Vasu Amarapu – 110,000
Seat 3: Michael Rosenberg – 8,000
Seat 4: Robert Mangino – 106,000
Seat 5: Cory Zeidman – 92,000
Seat 6: Phil Hui – 47,000
Seat 7: Stephen Reid – 77,000
Seat 8: Donny Rubinstein – 107,000
Seat 9: Hoyt Verner – 54,000
Seat 10: Harry Eisenberg – 190,000

Payouts:
1st: $7,034 + Showdown trophy
2nd: $4,020
3rd: $2,462
4th: $1,759
5th: $1,357
6th: $1,055
7th: $905
8th: $804
9th: $704

Event 2: Prize Pool and Payouts with $7,034 to the Omaha 8 Champion

$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 1,500/3,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 36 of 67

The math is complete and the numbers are posted on the board. The Omaha 8 tournament drew 67 entries to create a prize pool worth $20,100.

The last nine spots will be paid with a min-cash earning $704 while the Omaha 8 winner will earn $7,034 along with the first trophy of the series and a custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of IMPDI.

1st: $7,034 + Showdown trophy
2nd: $4,020
3rd: $2,462
4th: $1,759
5th: $1,357
6th: $1,055
7th: $905
8th: $804
9th: $704

Event 2: Building the Field

$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 5: 400/800 Limits
Entries: 56

Phil Hui

The Omaha 8 tournament recently came back from their first break and the field moved over 50 entries while they were gone. A fine turnout for the specialty game so far with more expected.

Notables in early action include Eric Rivkin, Brian Gelrod, and David Shmuel along with Phil Hui coming off an Omaha 8 victory during the 2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Phil Hui - Event 12 Winner

Event 2: First Trophy

$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 100/200 Limits

While the opening event of the series is cruising along in the middle of the Event Center, we are ready to begin our first non-hold’em tournament on the schedule on the side. Event 2 is a $360 Limit Omaha 8 game, split pots all day long with the first trophy awaiting the winner.

Players start with 12,000 stacks and all levels will last 30 minutes today. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm with re-entries available during that time should a player lose their stack. There is a dinner break scheduled at 6pm and the remaining players will return to play it down to the winner later this evening.

Cards go in the air at noon and we will hit the highpoints along the way.

  • 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 2 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 1 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1 Day 1A – $570 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 2 – $360 Limit Omaha 8 (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 2 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 1 Day 1B – $570 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 29 – $80 Event 1 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1 Million GTD Showdown Event 1
  • 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 29 Sheet

3PM: Event 30 – $200 Multi-Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 4 packages guaranteed – Seats into any $570 and $1,100 Showdown event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 30 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 31 – $140 Event 1 Turbo Satellite (1-in-5)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1 Million GTD Showdown Event 1
  • 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 31 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Schedule

Adam Walter Leaves 20-Degree Weather Behind to Win His First Tournament

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 2
$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  78
Prize Pool:  $23,400
January 10, 2019

Adam Walter
Adam Walter Wins $360 Limit Omaha 8

Adam Walter had never been to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino before. When asked why he made the trip down from Ohio for the first time, he said, “It’s 20 degrees in Cincinnati right now, and I had a few days, so I said, ‘Let’s get some fun in the sun — some good weather and some poker.'”

It’s only the first day of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open, but Walter has already made the most of it, outlasting a field of 78 players to win the $360 Limit Omaha 8 event and earn $7,908.

Walter entered the final table with a better-than-average chip stack, but he was surrounded by three players with even larger stacks. Still, the seat draw seemed to work in Walter’s favor.

“The table draw was significant for me. I was really happy I was on the left side of Gabe [Ramos]. That was probably the biggest bonus for me because Gabe was on my right, and the two players with big stacks on my left were a little bit tighter.”

Walter scored two of the first six eliminations at the final table, knocking out Harry Eisenberg in ninth and Wayne Brown in fifth, allowing him to keep pace with the other players and ahead of the increasing blinds.

Heads-up play began with Walter and Michael Rosenberg nearly even in chips — they were separated by just two big blinds.

Over the next half hour, Walter was able to increase his lead, eventually building a big pot over a board of Kh7s5c7h6h. Walter bet the river, and Rosenberg tanked for a while before calling with most of his stack and turning over 8d6d5d4d for an eight-high straight with an 8-7 low.

But Walter flipped over QdQh3h2c to scoop the pot with a queen-high heart flush and a 7-6 low, catapulting to a 20-to-1 chip lead and leaving Rosenberg with just 1 1/2 big blinds. Walter would win the tournament — the first of his career — on the next hand.

Walter prefers limit games, and plans to enter Event 3 ($360 H.O.R.S.E.) tomorrow. He’s only here through this first weekend of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open, but it’s already been a memorable trip for Adam Walter.


The final ten players finished in the money, and here are the results:

1st:  Adam Walter  –  $7,908 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  Michael Rosenberg  –  $4,563
3rd:  Michael Dreese  –  $2,855
4th:  Gabriel Ramos  –  $1,931
5th:  Wayne Brown  –  $1,463
6th:  Hyndi Khomutetsky  –  $1,170
7th:  Harvey Freedman  –  $1,053
8th:  Perry Klein  –  $936
9th:  Harry Eisenberg  –  $819
10th:  Eric Von Guttenberg  –  $702

Event 2: Adam Walter Wins! ($7,908); Michael Rosenberg Finishes 2nd ($4,563)

$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/30,000
Players Remaining: 1 of 78

Adam Walter
Event 2 Winner Adam Walter

With the final board showing Kh7s5c7h6h, Adam Walter bet, and Michael Rosenberg tanked for a while before he called off most of his stack from the button.

Here were their cards:

Adam Walter:  QhQd3h2c  (queen-high flush, 7-6 low)
Michael Rosenberg:  8d6d5d4d  (eight-high straight, 8-7 low)

Walter scooped the entire pot with his flush and his 7-6 low to take a 20-to-1 chip lead.

Adam Walter  –  890,000  (30 bb)
Michael Rosenberg  –  45,000  (2 bb)

The next hand, they got it all in preflop, and both had surprisingly good hands:

Adam Walter:  AcKhQsJh
Michael Rosenberg:  10s10c9c8d

Neither player had any shot at a low hand, and the board came Qc6h3s6c2s. Walter paired his queen on the flop to win the pot — and the Lucky Hearts Poker Open trophy — with two pair, queens and sixes.

Michael Rosenberg
Event 2 Runner-Up Michael Rosenberg

1st:  Adam Walter  –  $7,908 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  Michael Rosenberg  –  $4,563
3rd:  Michael Dreese  –  $2,855
4th:  Gabriel Ramos  –  $1,931
5th:  Wayne Brown  –  $1,463
6th:  Hyndi Khomutetsky  –  $1,170
7th:  Harvey Freedman  –  $1,053
8th:  Perry Klein  –  $936
9th:  Harry Eisenberg  –  $819
10th:  Eric Von Guttenberg  –  $702

Event 2: Michael Dreese – 3rd Place ($2,855)

$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/25,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 78

Michael Dreese
Michael Dreese

With the board showing Kd7s3c2h on the turn, Michael Dreese was all in against Michael Rosenberg, and they turned over their cards:

Michael Rosenberg:  AcKs7h4s  (two pair, 7-4 low draw)
Michael Dreese:  Ah8s6s2d  (pair of deuces, 7-6 low draw)

The river card was the 6h, and Rosenberg scooped the entire pot with a higher two pair (kings and sevens), and an unnecessary 7-6-4-3-2 for the low. Dreese was eliminated in third place.

Michael Dreese  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($1,931)

These were the approximate chip counts at the start of heads-up play:

Adam Walter  –  490,000  (20 bb)
Michael Rosenberg  –  450,000  (18 bb)