Event 22: Alfredo Fernandez Wins the Black Chip Bounty Title ($5,406)

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 22
$360 Black Chip Bounty Re-Entry
$30,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 159
Prize Pool: $31,800
Bounty Prize Pool: $15,900
January 21, 2019

Alfredo Fernandez - Event 22 Champion
Alfredo Fernandez – Event 22 Champion

When the final seven players in the $360 Black Chip Bounty event agreed to chop the remaining prizepool on Monday night, it was Alfredo Fernandez who had the lead with more than 27% of all the chips in play to win the title, the trophy, and $5,406.

Fernandez is a local player from Miami, Florida, and even though he has more than $170K in career live tournament earnings (including a 51st-place finish in the 2008 WSOP Main Event), this is his first victory in a trophy event.


Final Table Results:

1st:  Alfredo Fernandez  –  $5,406 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Mark Alcivar  –  $3,474
3rd:  Michael Mazzei  –  $3,454
4th:  Julio Fernandez  –  $3,421
5th:  Wally Maddah  –  $2,737
6th:  Karen Cleveland  –  $2,542
7th:  Scott Robbins  –  $2,224
8th:  Brian O’Keefe  –  $992
9th:  Richard Plotsky  –  $855
10th:  Danielle Salters  –  $747

Alfredo Fernandez and Final 7 Players Who Chopped Event 22
Alfredo Fernandez (seated) and the other six players who chopped, from left to right: Julio Fernandez, Scott Robbins, Michael Mazzei, Mark Alcivar, Karen Cleveland, and Wally Maddah.

Event 22: Mark Alcivar Leads the Final Table in the Black Chip Bounty

$360 Big Stack Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 159

Final Table - Event 22
Final Table – Event 22

The Black Chip Bounty event is down to the final table of 10 players, and Mark Alcivar has the chip lead with 467,000 (78 big blinds).

Here are their updated chip counts:

Seat 1.  Karen Cleveland  –  63,000  (11 bb)
Seat 2.  Scott Robbins  –  269,000  (45 bb)
Seat 3.  Julio Fernandez  –  290,000  (48 bb)
Seat 4.  Michael Mazzei  –  168,000  (28 bb)
Seat 5.  Alfredo Fernandez  –  241,000  (40 bb)
Seat 6.  Danielle Salters  –  382,000  (64 bb)
Seat 7.  Brian O’Keefe  –  280,000  (47 bb)
Seat 8.  Mark Alcivar  –  467,000  (78 bb)
Seat 9.  Richard Plotsky  –  151,000  (25 bb)
Seat 10.  Wally Maddah  –  68,000  (11 bb)

And here are the remaining payouts, along with the money finishers so far:

1st:  $8,548 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $5,544
3rd:  $3,267
4th:  $1,988
5th:  $1,534
6th:  $1,272
7th:  $1,105
8th:  $992
9th:  $855
10th:  $747

11th:  Mark Wiser  –  $747
12th:  Ruth Ruffman  –  $747
13th:  Maurice Lightner  –  $644
14th:  Eric La Neve  –  $644
15th:  Jonathan Ounjian  –  $644
16th:  Benjamin Wallace  –  $544
17th:  Marcus Stein  –  $544
18th:  Arkadiy Tsinis  –  $544
19th:  Mehdi Belhassan  –  $445
20th:  Esteban Consalvo  –  $445

Event 22: In the Money

$360 Big Stack Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 20 of 159

Event 22 Field
Event 22 Field

The Money Bubble has just burst in Event 22, the $360 Big Stack Black Chip Bounty, and the remaining 20 players are all guaranteed at least $445 each, with $8,548 waiting for first place.

With 20 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 119,000 (40 big blinds).

Event 22: Black Chip Bounty Prize Pool and Payouts

$360 Big Stack Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 159

Level 9 is freshly underway in today’s 11am $360 Black Chip Bounty event. With that, registration is closed and the prize pool is final.

The event drew 159 entries generating a prize pool worth $31,800, plus a bounty prize pool of $15,900. The top 20 are set to finish in the money with a min-cash worth $445. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of an $8,548 first prize. In addition, the winner is slated to receive the property’s token guitar pick trophy.

Details:

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 22
$360 Black Chip Bounty Re-Entry
$30,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 159
Prize Pool: $31,800
Bounty Prize Pool: $15,900
January 21, 2019

1st: $8,548 + LHPO Trophy
2nd: $5,544
3rd: $3,267
4th: $1,988
5th: $1,534
6th: $1,272
7th: $1,105
8th: $992
9th: $855
10th – 12th: $747
13th – 15th: $644
16th – 18th: $544
19th – 20th: $445

We will provide another update when this event reaches the final table. From there we’ll provide a final report, the results and a winner’s photo after play wraps.

Event 22: Bounty Day

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

The penultimate day of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open brings two big bounty tournaments. The first one is the $360 Big Stack Black Chip Bounty at 11am and the second, $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty, will go later this afternoon.

Event 22 has a $30,000 Guarantee with $100 bounties on each player. They will start with 15,000 big stacks and all levels will last 30 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 3:30pm and there will be a dinner break at 5pm. This is a one-day trophy event and will crown one of our last champions 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
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 22 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 12 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 22 – $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
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 22 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 3 – $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event

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

3PM: Event 23 Day 1 – $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 30 minutes; Levels 8+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 17 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 23 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 20 Day 1B – $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 66 – $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 66 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 67 – $200 Event 25 Satellite (1-in-10))

  • 2 seats guaranteed into LHPO Event 25 plus $600 in cash
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 67 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 68 – $200 Event 25 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10))

  • 2 seats guaranteed into LHPO Event 25 plus $600 in cash
  • Players begin with 8,000 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 68 Structure Sheet

High Roller: Jake Schindler Adds Another High Roller Title

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
SHRPO Big 4 High Roller
$25,500 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed

Entries:  123
Prize Pool:  $3,136,500
August 13-14, 2018

Jake Schindler, 2018 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller Champ

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Big 4 High Roller has been popular since its inception and this year was the biggest yet. The prize pool climbed over $3,000,000 and High Roller specialist Jake Schindler took home more than $800,000 after defeating Shaun Deeb for the title.

“It’s a combination of practice and luck,” Schindler said afterward. “I got good cards, made mostly right decisions and it worked out.”

The $25,500 buy-in tournament drew 123 entries to surpass the $2,000,000 guarantee and it paid out the last 16 spots. The tournament featured high-stakes players from around the world, multiple WSOP bracelet winners and WPT Champions Club members along with some of our local regulars.

They made it down to the final table in the early morning hours and the last eight returned on Tuesday to play it out for the title. Those players had combined earnings over $53 million for their career Deeb returned with the chip lead.

Former Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Ory Hen made the final table after turning a $300 High Roller Step Satellite ticket into a final table appearance. He made it to seventh place and cashed out for $116,942 after taking a one-out bad beat at the hands of Omar Zazay.

Zazay came to the final table already owning a Big 4 title. He won the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship in 2015, the first year we ran the Big 4 final tables. Zazay rode a hot streak down to fourth place when Schindler took him out.

Schindler and Deeb had to deal with a short-stacked but very dangerous Tom Marchese. He battled against the two big stacks but was unable to complete the comeback.

Deeb and Schindler exchanged the chip lead several times during the final table but Deeb was never able to get it back during heads-up action. Deeb had a chance to double back into the match but lost a race on the last hand.

Both have huge results in their past but this time around it was Deeb was second best. He took home $534,989 for his runner-up finish while Schindler earned $800,758 for the Big 4 High Roller title.

High Roller results:

1st: Jake Schindler – $800,758
2nd: Shaun Deeb – $534,989
3rd: Tom Marchese – $371,183
4th: Omar Zazay – $265,311
5th: Mark Fisher – $195,570
6th: Barry Hutter – $148,769
7th: Ory Hen – $116,942
8th: Paul Hofer – $95,110
9th: David Peters – $80,073
10th: Chris Hunichen – $80,073
11th: Toby Lewis – $69,926
12th: Nipun Java – $69,926
13th: Alan Schein – $63,407
14th: Ian O’Hara – $63,407
15th: Darren Elias – $59,778
16th: Ryan Riess – $59,778

High Roller: Jake Schindler Defeats Shaun Deeb for High Roller Title

$25,500 Big 4 High Roller
$2,000,000 Guarantee | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 22: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante

Jake Schindler and Maria Ho with the winner’s interview

Shaun Deeb opened to 250,000 from his button and Schindler called to see the [ts][7d][6d] flop. They both checked, Schindler bet 400,000 after the [2d] turn and Deeb moved all in. Schindler folded and Deeb’s stack moved north.

On the next hand, Schindler opened to 250,000 from the button, Deep raised to 750,000 and Schindler put him all in for his last 2,700,000. Deeb called and they were racing for a lot of money.

Deeb: [tc][td]
Schindler: [kc][qs]

Deeb needed to hold to double but Schindler took the lead on the [ad][ah][qh] flop. The [jh] turn gave Deeb some added straight outs but he blanked the [3h] river. Schindler took the hand, all the chips, and the title as Deeb earned second place money.

1st: Jake Schindler – $800,758
2nd: Shaun Deeb – $534,989

Shaun Deeb

High Roller: Jake Schindler Extends Lead

$25,500 Big 4 High Roller
$2,000,000 Guarantee | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 22: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 123

Jake Schindler

Jake Schindler limped his button and Shaun Deeb checked to the [9h][9c][6d] flop. Deeb checked, Schindler bet 100,000 and Deeb called. Deeb check-called another 500,000 after the [5s] turn and another check-call of 1,400,000 after the [qc] river.

Schindler tabled [9d][8s] for trip nines and his lead grew bigger.

Jake Schindler – 10,600,000 (106 bb)
Shaun Deeb – 1,700,000 (17 bb)

High Roller: Jake Schindler Doubles Through Shaun Deeb

$25,500 Big 4 High Roller
$2,000,000 Guarantee | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 22: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 123

Jake Schindler

Shaun Deeb opened to 300,000 from his button and Jake Schindler called to see the [ts][8h][6c] flop. Schindler checked, Deeb bet 375,000 and Schindler called. The turn was [js] and Schindler moved all in for 3,525,000. Deeb called with a chance to win the title.

Deeb: [qh][td]
Schindler: [jd][tc]

Schindler was ahead with his paired jack and the [6d] river gave in the lead-changing double.

Jake Schindler – 8,500,000
Shaun Deeb – 3,800,000