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

Event 25: Matt Bretzfield is Among the Chip Leaders

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 6: 500/1,000
Total Entries: 77

Matt Bretzfield

Matt Bretzfield is among the chipleaders the the Event 25 field. Bretzfield finished in tenth place in the $5,250 SHRPO Championship Event last August taking home $62,415. Since then he’s had more scores on property including yesterday’s eleventh place finish in the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em Event 21 worth $8,026.

Matt Bretzfield – 60,000

 

Event 25: Big Buy-in, Big Stack PLO; Final Trophy Up for Grabs

$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 100/100

The final trophy event of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open begins at 5pm. This is a $1,100 buy-in Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha tournament permitting unlimited re-entries. Players begin with 15,000 chips and are slated to log 40-minute levels throughout. Registration and re-entry are available until about 9:30pm.

Here are the full details:

5PM: Event 25 – $1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 25 Structure Sheet

Good luck, pot limit Omaha players!

LHPO Day 13 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event

12PM: Event 24 – $570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $75,000 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 24 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 23 Day 2 – $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 25 – $1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 25 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 20 Day 2 – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 69 – $200 Event 24 Turbo Satellite (1-in-5)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into LHPO Event 24
  • 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 69 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 70 – $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 70 Structure Sheet

Ryan Riess Wins Event #25 $10,000 Single Day ($236,838) After Heads-Up Chop w/ Ray Qartomy ($206,297)

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event #25: $10,000 One-Day
$500,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  91
Prize Pool:  $873,600
August 14, 2018

Ryan Riess – Champion

The 2018 SHRPO Event #25: $10,000 One-Day tournament drew 91 entries, which crushed the $500K GTD by creating an $873,600 prize pool. This year the format was changed to 30-minute levels throughout, and that resulted in some fast and furious action.

Among those to compete but fall short of the money were 2018 SHRPO $50K Super High Roller champ Elio Fox, World Poker Tour champ James Romero, and bubble boy Aaron Mermelstein, who had his kings cracked to fall in 13th place.

After James Calderaro (12th – $21,857) and Stanley Lee (11th – $23,587) bowed out, the final 10 players combined to a single table.

After a tough final table, the title came down to 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Ryan Riess and Ray Qartomy. The latter had controlled the action for most of the final table, but the former came on strong late to seize the chip lead.

The two opted to strike a deal in which Riess was deemed champion for $236,838 while Qartomy officially finished as runner-up for $206,297.

“There was a long while where I was the shortest and Ray had all the chips,” Riess explained. “Four handed I busted a couple guys and then I had all the chips. We chopped and I’m very happy.”

He continued: “I love the bigger buy-ins, the $10Ks and $25Ks are my favorite to play. This casino is just awesome, I can’t say enough good things about it. Tony Burns and all the staff do a great job. I love it here and try not to miss it.”

Indeed, back in April 2017, Riess won the $10,000 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Finale for $716,088, and in April 2015 took down the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event #11: $2,200 NLH for $63,891.

Final Results:

1st – Ryan Riess – $236,838*
2nd – Ray Qartomy – $206,297*
3rd – Jay Kovoor – $104,832
4th – Ben Yu – $67,704
5th – Shannon Shorr – $52,416
6th – Jun Ji – $41,496
7th – Barry Hutter – $34,944
8th – Almedin Imsirovic – $30,576
9th – Stephen Chidwick – $27,719
10th – Jerry Robinson – $25,334
11th – Stanley Lee – $23,587
12th – James Calderaro – $21,857

*Denotes heads-up deal

$10K: Ryan Riess Eliminates Jay Kovoor

Event #25: $10,000 One-Day Event
$500,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/15,000/15,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 91

Jay Kovoor

Jay Kovoor, who bubbled this event last year, raised to 35,000 from the button and was met by a three-bet to 95,000 from Ryan Riess in the small blind. Kovoor responded by moving all in for 260,000 and Riess called.

Kovoor: 9c8c
Riess: asad

The board ran out 8s5s3d2s9s to give Kovoor two pair, but it was no good as Riess had a flush.

Ryan Riess – 1,160,000 (77 bb)
Ray Qartomy – 660,000 (44 bb)
Jay Kovoor – Eliminated in 3rd place for $104,832

$10K: Ryan Riess Takes the Lead

Event #25: $10,000 One-Day Event
$500,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/15,000/15,000
Players Remaining: 3 of 91

Ray Qartomy raised to 40,000 from the button and Ryan Riess defended his big blind to see a 4das6c flop. Riess check-called a bet of 40,000 and then both players checked the qs turn.

Riess led out for 75,000 on the 2s river and Qartomy called with the ac8s. It was no good though as Riess had the better kicker with his ad10c.

Ryan Riess – 770,000 (51 bb)
Ray Qartomy – 700,000 (47 bb)