LHPO Day 13 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Day 4 – $3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship

12PM: Event 28 – $5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 12
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 28 Structure Sheet

2PM: Day 2 – $25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 27 Day 1B – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 27 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 29 Day 1 – $2,200 Deep Stack PLO (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 29 Structure Sheet

Complete 2020 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Schedule

Ken “Teach” Aldridge Saves His Series By Winning the Six-Max PLO Trophy on His Last Day

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 26
$400 Six-Max PLO (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  67
Prize Pool:  $22,780
January 20, 2020

Event 26 Champion Ken Aldridge
Event 26 Champion Ken Aldridge

The first thing you notice about Ken “Teach” Aldridge is his signature yellow jacket and hat, which is easy to spot in a tournament field. But when you find yourself at a table with him, you quickly realize that he is one of the nicest people in poker, chatting up the table not for information and potential reads, but for the joy he has for the social aspects of poker.

“Everyone at this final table was great,” said Aldridge, a retired teacher from North Carolina. “The social part of poker just keeps a smile on my face.”

Though he’s ending on a high note, Aldridge had a rough start to the Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

“When I got here, I was the bubble in my first tournament,” said Aldridge. “And I was the bubble for a mega-satellite into the high roller. I’ve had some really close ones, and I did cash for a little in one event. It’s ironic, but I only jumped in this PLO event because this was the only thing I could play and still make my flight tomorrow.”

Now Aldridge is flying home with a trophy.

“It’s nice to get first place in something,” said Aldridge. “It doesn’t matter what the size of the tournament is. It’s nice to know that your efforts are paying off, not only monetarily, but at my age you need to feel like you still do something well.”

Aldridge also had high praise for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

“The staff runs these tournaments wonderfully,” said Aldridge. “I can’t say enough positive things about the Hard Rock Casino, and the way everything is run.”

Final Results:

1st:  Ken “Teach” Aldridge  –  $6,950
2nd:  Artem Maksimov  –  $4,495
3rd:  Carlos Garcia  –  $2,995
4th:  Tom Guedj  –  $2,050
5th:  Andrei Mitsiuk  –  $1,445
6th:  David Levy  –  $1,055
7th:  Eric Kolodny  –  $790
8th:  Anthony Cousineau  –  $790
9th:  Rafael Rodriguez Arango  –  $615
10th:  Yuval Bronshtein  –  $615
11th:  Michael Rosenberg  –  $490
12th:  Kevin Love  –  $490

Ory Hen Wins His Fourth Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Trophy and Surpasses $940K in Career Earnings Here

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 24
$600 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  150
Prize Pool:  $79,500
January 20, 2020

Event 24 Champion Ory Hen
Event 24 Champion Ory Hen

Ory Hen won his fourth trophy here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood in a heads-up deal with Event 14 champion Michael Lim.

“It always feels good to win,” said Hen. “It was tough, but it worked out.”

After the elimination of Jason Gooch in third place, Hen held a nearly 2-to-1 chip lead over Lim (1.47 million to 780K), and they agreed to make a deal for the remaining prizepool. As chipleader, Hen won the title and the trophy, along with an even $20,000.

Hen is a fixture at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, and was the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year. This victory takes him over the $940K mark in career earnings for the property, and it won’t be too long before he reaches the $1 million mark.

What keeps Hen coming back?

“I love the place. I love the people,” said Hen. “I’ve lived here for a long time, and everybody treats me nice. Beautiful people in this place, and it’s a beautiful property.”

Final Table Results:

1st:  Ory Hen  –  $20,000* + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Michael Lim  –  $15,858*
3rd:  Jason Gooch  –  $8,189
4th:  Gregory Baird  –  $4,971
5th:  Omer Nagar  –  $3,856
6th:  Shlomi Bracha  –  $3,184
7th:  Justin Harvell  –  $2,783
8th:  John Gorsuch  –  $2,484
9th:  Christopher Ryan  –  $2,195

* Indicates a heads-up deal.

Event 27 Day 1A: Chip Counts Through Flight A

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 15:  2,000/4,000
Players Remaining:  35

Flight A:  35 Advanced
Flight B:  Tuesday at 5:00 pm
Day 2:  Wednesday at 5:00 pm

7AlvaroVivas Grisales186,000
10Scott EdwinRoberts149,000
19LouisLeo IV101,000
31MiltonMiranda Jr57,000

High Roller: Jared Jaffee Leads the Final Seven Players into Day 2

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 16:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 41

Jared Jaffee
Chipleader Jared Jaffee

The final eight players battled for about two-and-a-half hours before bursting the Money Bubble when Jared Jaffee knocked out Alex Turyansky on a bad beat.

With nine players left, Jaffee himself was knocked down to just nine big blinds when his ace-king couldn’t catch up to Ping Liu’s pocket aces, but Jaffee slowly worked his way back, and when he won the last hand of the night, it gave him a big chip lead heading into Day 2.

Here are the official chip counts, with the players returning to their same seats tomorrow:

Seat 1.  Jared Jaffee  –  1,325,000  (66 bb)
Seat 2.  Jonathan Jaffe  –  730,000  (37 bb)
Seat 3.  Ping Liu  –  765,000  (38 bb)
Seat 4.  Kevin Rabichow  –  240,000  (12 bb)
Seat 5.  Byron Kaverman  –  155,000  (8 bb)
Seat 6.  Arkadiy Tsinis  –  655,000  (33 bb)
Seat 7.  Maria Ho  –  230,000  (12 bb)

And here is the prizepool they’re playing for:

1st:  $364,571
2nd:  $232,921
3rd:  $146,842
4th:  $101,270
5th:  $70,889
6th:  $55,699
7th:  $40,508

Day 2 begins tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:00 pm EST, and as always, you can find updates right here at SHRPO.com.