Event 25: Matty Bretzfield Wins in a Five-Way Chop ($15,323)

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 5 of 84

Matt Bretzfield
Matt Bretzfield

When Level 15 came to an end, the final five players agreed to a deal to split up the remaining prizepool. These were the official chip counts:

1.  Matty Bretzfield  –  367,000  (31 bb)
2.  Sam Snead  –  339,000  (28 bb)
3.  Tom Guedj  –  232,000  (19 bb)
4.  Timothy Banks  –  171,000  (14 bb)
5.  Joseph Rahman  –  151,000  (13 bb)

And these were the payouts agreed to:

1st:  Matty Bretzfield  –  $15,323
2nd:  Sam Snead  –  $14,804
3rd:  Tom Guedj  –  $12,495
4th:  Timothy Banks  –  $10,891
5th:  Joseph Rahman  –  $10,307

Stay tuned for a recap from this event, which will be posted later tonight.

Event 25: Joseph Irgon – 6th Place ($4,074)

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 5 of 84

Joseph Irgon
Joseph Irgon

Sam Snead raised under the gun to 10,000, Joseph Irgon moved all in from the hijack for 22,000, Matt Bretzfield called from the big blind, and Snead also called.

Bretzfield and Snead checked all the way down on a board of QcJc6d7h4c, and all three players turned over their cards.

Matt Bretzfield:  Jh7s5h2s  (two pair, jacks and sevens)
Sam Snead:  KsQs9d9c  (pair of queens)
Joseph Irgon:  AcKd9s9h  (pair of nines)

Bretzfield won the pot with his two pair to eliminate Irgon in sixth place.

Matt Bretzfield  –  468,000  (47 bb)
Joseph Irgon  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($4,074)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 252,000 (25 big blinds).

Event 25: Mario Cohen – 7th Place ($3,381)

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 84

Mario Cohen
Mario Cohen

Mario Cohen was all in preflop against Matt Bretsfield.

Matt Bretzfield:  AsKc8s4c
Mario Cohen:  Kd10h9d3c

The board came 6s5s2hJhAh, and Bretzfield won the pot with a pair of aces to eliminate Cohen in seventh place.

Matt Bretzfield  –  420,000  (42 bb)
Mario Cohen  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($3,381)

Event 25: Zack Milchman – 8th Place ($2,852)

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 7 of 84

Zack Milchman
Zack Milchman

Zack Milchman was all in preflop from the button for 37,000 against Sam Snead in the cutoff.

Zack Milchman:  AhQdJh7s
Sam Snead:  4h3c2s2d

The board came Kd10c2c8c3d, and Snead won the pot with a flopped set of deuces to eliminate Milchman in eighth place.

Sam Snead  –  280,000  (35 bb)
Zack Milchman  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($2,852)

Event 25: Jordan Dhanani – 9th Place ($2,628)

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 8 of 84

Sam Snead limped under the gun for 8,000, Jordan Dhanani called from middle position, and Tom Guedj raised from the cutoff for 22,000. Snead called, and Dhanani moved all in for 24,000. Guedj and Snead both called.

Snead and Guedj both checked all the way down on a board of Qh10s2sQs7s, and all three players turned over their cards:

Tom Guedj:  KhKc3c2h  (two pair, kings and queens)
Sam Snead:  9s8c6h4h  (nine high)
Jordan Dhanani:  AcJs9c6c  (ace high)

Guedj won the pot with his pocket kings to eliminate Dhanani in ninth place.

Tom Guedj  –  350,000  (44 bb)
Jordan Dhanani  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($2,628)

Event 25: Eitan Elbaz-Dahan – 10th Place ($2,444)

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 9 of 84

Eitan Elbaz-Dahan
Eitan Elbaz-Dahan

Eitan Elbaz-Dahan got it all in preflop for about 45,000 against Tom Guedj.

Tom Guedj:  KsKcJd9s
Eitan Elbaz-Dahan:  8h7h6h4d

The board came AdKh10d5h10c, and Guedj won the pot with a full house, kings full of tens, to eliminate Elbaz-Dahan in 10th place.

Tom Guedj  –  300,000  (50 bb)
Eitan Elbaz-Dahan  –  Eliminated in 10th Place  ($2,444)

With nine players remaining, the average chip stack is about 140,000 (23 big blinds).

Event 25: Long Money Bubble Finally Burst; Final Table Set

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 12: 2,500/5,000
Players Remaining: 10 of 84

After about 50 minutes of hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble, one of the short stacks moved all in for 55,000, and Tom Guedj quickly called.

Short-Stacked Player:  AcQc9d8d
Tom Guedj:  AhAd5h5d

The board came Qs10d4c7d3c — the short-stacked player flopped a gutshot straight draw, and turned an open-ended straight, but he had to avoid diamonds. The river card was a blank, and the pocket aces held up for Guedj to win the pot and eliminate his opponent in 12th place to burst the Money Bubble.

A few minutes later, Mathyeu Provost was eliminated in 11th place, and the final 10 players combined to the final table.

Mathyeu Provost  –  Eliminated in 11th Place  ($2,444)

Final Table - Event 25
Final Table – Event 25

These are the updated chip counts at the start of the final table:

Seat 1.  Zack Milchman  –  72,000  (14 bb)
Seat 2.  Jordan Dhanani  –  34,500  (7 bb)
Seat 3.  Timothy Banks  –  98,500  (20 bb)
Seat 4.  Joseph Irgon  –  107,500  (22 bb)
Seat 5.  Tom Guedj  –  281,500  (56 bb)
Seat 6.  Eitan Elbaz-Dahan  –  49,000  (10 bb)
Seat 7.  Mario Cohen  –  92,000  (18 bb)
Seat 8.  Joseph Rahman  –  98,500  (20 bb)
Seat 9.  Matt Bretzfield  –  281,000  (56 bb)
Seat 10.  Sam Snead  –  185,000  (37 bb)

Event 25: Prize Pool and Payouts with $26,278 for First

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 7: 600/1,200
Players Remaining: 32 of 84

There were 84 entries in the $1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha event, running on a busy final day of  the schedule here at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open. The total prizepool is worth $81,480.

The final 11 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $2,281 each, while the winner will earn $26,278 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 25
$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha 
Entries:  84
Prize Pool:  $81,480
January 22, 2019

1st:  $26,278 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $15,889
3rd:  $9,879
4th:  $6,681
5th:  $5,093
6th:  $4,074
7th:  $3,381
8th:  $2,852
9th:  $2,628
10th:  $2,444
11th:  $2,281