Escalator Schedule | Week 1

Week 1 | $150 Buy-In, $100,000 Guaranteed

Final table receives $250 Week 2 entry | Winner receives added $3,500 WPT Showdown Championship seat

Wednesday, February 21st

11am: Flight A – $150 Buy-In, $100,000 Guaranteed

  • 10,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (6:40pm)
  • Day 2 begins Sunday, February 25th at 12pm

7pm: Flight B – $150 Buy-In, $100,000 Guaranteed

  • 10,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 11:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (2:40am)
  • Day 2 begins Sunday, February 25th at 12pm

Thursday, February 22nd

11am: Flight C – $150 Buy-In, $100,000 Guaranteed

  • 10,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (6:40pm)
  • Day 2 begins Sunday, February 25th at 12pm

7pm: Flight D – $150 Buy-In, $100,000 Guaranteed

  • 10,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 11:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (2:40am)
  • Day 2 begins Sunday, February 25th at 12pm

Friday, February 23rd (One Flight)

11am: Flight E – $150 Buy-In, $100,000 Guaranteed

  • 10,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (6:40pm)
  • Day 2 begins Sunday, February 25th at 12pm

Saturday, February 24th (One Flight)

11am: Flight F – $150 Buy-In, $100,000 Guaranteed

  • 10,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (6:40pm)
  • Day 2 begins Sunday, February 25th at 12pm

Updated chip counts will be posted each morning | Day 2 table draws and payout information will be posted Sunday prior to the restart

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Schedule

Trophy Event Schedule:

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournamentStructure
1AThu5-Apr11AM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) Flight A - $1M GTDStructure
1BThu5-Apr6PM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) Flight B - $1M GTDStructure
1CFri6-Apr11AM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) Flight C - $1M GTDStructure
1DFri6-Apr6PM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) Flight D - $1M GTDStructure
1ESat7-Apr11AM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) Flight E - $1M GTDStructure
1FSat7-Apr6PM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) Flight F - $1M GTDStructure
1Sun8-Apr1PM--Day 2--
2Thu5-Apr11AM$300Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)Structure
3Fri6-Apr11AM$300Omaha 8 or Better (Single Re-Entry)Structure
4Sat7-Apr11AM$360PLO (Re-Entry)Structure
5Sun8-Apr12PM$300Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry) - $25,000 GTDStructure
6Sun8-Apr3PM$570Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDStructure
7Mon9-Apr11AM$300Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)Structure
8AMon9-Apr12PM$1,100 WPTDeepStacks (Re-Entry) Day 1A - $250,000 GTDStructure
8BTue10-Apr12PM$1,100 WPTDeepStacks (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $250,000 GTDStructure
8Wed11-Apr12PM--Day 2--
9Tue10-Apr11AM$360PLO 8 (Re-Entry)Structure
10Wed11-Apr12PM$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTDStructure
10Thu12-Apr1PM--Day 2--
11Thu12-Apr12PM$2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $200,000 GTDStructure
12AFri13-Apr11AM$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship (Re-Entry) Day 1A - $3M GTDStructure
12BSat14-Apr11AM$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $3M GTDStructure
12Sun15-Apr12PM--Day 2--
12Mon16-Apr12PM--Day 3--
12Tue17-Apr12PM--Day 4--
12Wed18-Apr4PM--Day 5 - Final Table Live Streamed and Filmed for TV--
13Sun15-Apr11AM$360Big Stack Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry) - $30,000 GTDStructure
14Sun15-Apr2PM$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry) - $1M GTDStructure
14Mon16-Apr2PM--Day 2--
15Sun15-Apr5PM$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)Structure
15Mon16-Apr2PM--Day 2--
16Mon16-Apr11AM$5,000 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $250,000 GTDStructure
17Mon16-Apr11AM$570Big Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDStructure
18AMon16-Apr5PM$150No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1A - $50,000 GTDStructure
18BTue17-Apr5PM$150No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $50,000 GTDStructure
18Wed18-Apr5PM--Day 2 (Held in the Poker Room)--
19Mon16-Apr6PM$2,200 NLH Turbo (Re-Entry)Structure
20Tue17-Apr10AM$360H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)Structure
21Tue17-Apr12PM$360No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTDStructure
22Tue17-Apr6PM$1,100 NLH Turbo (Re-Entry)Structure

Secondary/Satellite Event Schedule:

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournamentStructure
23Thu5-Apr9AM$80Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #1 ($570/$1M) (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD***Coming Soon
24Thu5-Apr3PM$200Multi Satellite into Any $570 Event & WPTDeepStacks Event (1 in 10) - 4 Pkgs GTDComing Soon
25Thu5-Apr8PM$140Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #1 (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTDComing Soon
26Fri6-Apr9AM$80Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #1 ($570/$1M) (1 in 10) -2 Seats GTD***Coming Soon
27Fri6-Apr3PM$200Multi Satellite into Any $570 Event & WPTDeepStacks Event (1 in 10) - 4 Pkgs GTDComing Soon
28Fri6-Apr8PM$390Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDComing Soon
29Sat7-Apr9AM$80Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #1 ($570/$1M) (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD***Coming Soon
30Sat7-Apr3PM$150Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry) - $390 Satellite Seat ADDED to 1stComing Soon
31Sat7-Apr8PM$390Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDComing Soon
32Sun8-Apr9AM$140WPTDeepStacks Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD***Coming Soon
33Sun8-Apr5PM$140WPTDeepStacks Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTDComing Soon
34Sun8-Apr8PM$140WPTDeepStacks Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDComing Soon
35Mon9-Apr9AM$140WPTDeepStacks Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD***Coming Soon
36Mon9-Apr3PM$140WPTDeepStacks Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTDComing Soon
37Mon9-Apr7PM$140WPTDeepStacks Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTDComing Soon
38Mon9-Apr10:30PM$140WPTDeepStacks Super Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDComing Soon
39Tue10-Apr9AM$140WPTDeepStacks Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD***Coming Soon
40Tue10-Apr3PM$150Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry) - $390 Satellite Seat ADDED to 1stComing Soon
41Tue10-Apr6PM$150No Limit Hold'em - $20K GTD - $3,500 WPT Championship Seat ADDED to 1stComing Soon
42Tue10-Apr8PM$200Turbo Mega Satellite into Purple Chip Bounty (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDComing Soon
43Wed11-Apr9AM$200Turbo Mega Satellite into Purple Chip Bounty (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD***Coming Soon
44Wed11-Apr11AM$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 20 Seats GTDComing Soon
45Wed11-Apr3PM$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTDComing Soon
46Wed11-Apr7PM$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTDComing Soon
47Wed11-Apr8PM$130Turbo NLH Survivor (Re-Entry) 1 in 10 win $1,000 Coming Soon
48Thu12-Apr11AM$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 20 Seats GTDComing Soon
49Thu12-Apr3PM$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTDComing Soon
50Thu12-Apr7PM$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTDComing Soon
51Thu12-Apr8PM$130Turbo NLH Survivor (Re-Entry) 1 in 10 win $1,000 Coming Soon
52Thu12-Apr10:30PM$375Super Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDComing Soon
53Fri13-Apr9AM$390Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD***Coming Soon
54Fri13-Apr12PM$375Super Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDComing Soon
55Fri13-Apr3PM$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTDComing Soon
56Fri13-Apr7PM$390Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDComing Soon
57Fri13-Apr8PM$130Turbo NLH Survivor (Re-Entry) 1 in 10 win $1,000 Coming Soon
58Fri13-Apr10:30PM$375Super Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDComing Soon
59Sat14-Apr9AM$390Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD***Coming Soon
60Sat14-Apr12PM$375Super Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDComing Soon
61Sat14-Apr7PM$2,650 Mega Satellite into High Roller Event - 2 Seats GTDComing Soon
62Sat14-Apr8PM$130Turbo NLH Survivor (Re-Entry) 1 in 10 win $1,000 Coming Soon
63Sat14-Apr10:30PM$2,625 Super Turbo High Roller Satellite - 1 Seat GTDComing Soon
64Sun15-Apr10AM$2,625 Super Turbo High Roller Satellite - 1 Seat GTDComing Soon
65Sun15-Apr3PM$300Big O (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
66Sun15-Apr7PM$550Mega Satellite into $5K Event - 2 Seats GTDComing Soon
67Sun15-Apr8PM$130Turbo NLH Survivor (Re-Entry) 1 in 10 win $1,000 Coming Soon
68Sun15-Apr10:30PM$525Super Turbo $5K Event Satellite - 1 Seat GTDComing Soon
69Mon16-Apr9AM$550Turbo Mega Satellite into $5K Event - 1 Seat GTD***Coming Soon
70Mon16-Apr3PM$150Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
71Mon16-Apr8PM$130All in or Fold Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
72Tue17-Apr3PM$300Razz (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
73Tue17-Apr8PM$130Turbo NLH Survivor (Re-Entry) 1 in 10 win $1,000 Coming Soon

Please check back in early February for a downloadable schedule, poker hotel rates and tournament paycharts

2018 LHPO Concludes as 20 Players Earn Six-Figure Prizes

The 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open kicked off January 11 and concluded Wednesday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The 14-day series boasted 24 trophy events and was punctuated by 20 six-figure winners.

Darryll Fish, WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Champion

Outshining them all in the series two headline events were WPT Championship winner Darryll Fish and WPTDeepStacks champion Scott Baumstein. Baumstein reached the winner’s circle first, capturing the title and a $220,238 score in the opener. Fish, meanwhile, topped that figure ultimately pocketing $511,604 in the Championship.

Scott Baumstein, WPTDeepStacks Champion

Here’s a look at each of the series’ 24 champions:

Click the link for each tournament’s live reporting log

Thank you to everyone who played and congratulations to all our champions.

Next up at the Seminole Hard Rock is the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown April 5-18! But first, the in-room Escalator II running February 21-March 18.

Event 22: Carlos Torres Vasquez Wins After Three-Way Deal

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 683
Prize Pool: $81,960
January 22-24, 2018

Carlos Torres Vasquez

Event 22 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) tournament. Over two starting flights, a total of 683 entries generated a prize pool of $81,960, easily surpassing the $50,000 guarantee. Only 65 players made it to Day 2, and when it was all said and done a three-handed deal was agreed upon. Carlos Torres Vasquez was the chip leader at the time, making him the official winner.

“I’m a recreational player and only play once a week, so to have a result like this is very nice. I was just happy to make the final table and would have been happy with any result, so to win the trophy feels like a bonus.”

Final Table Results:
1st: Carlos Torres Vasquez – *$14,598
2nd: David Dohner – *$14,270
3rd: Matan Yehudai – *$13,701
4th: Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez – $5,737
5th: Hector Lopez – $4,139
6th: Karen Cleveland – $3,319
7th: Robert Leff – $2,541
8th: Daniel Saffer – $1,803
9th: Steven Touitou – $1,311
10th: Michael Johnson – $984
*denotes three-way deal

Event 22: We Have a Deal!

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining 3 of 683

David Dohner (left), Carlos Torres Vasquez (center), Matan Yehudai (right)

The remaining three players agreed to a deal. Here were their chip counts at the time, followed by their subsequent payouts.

Carlos Torres Vasquez – 2,470,000 (49 bb)
David Dohner – 2,310,000 (46 bb)
Matan Yehudai – 2,050,000 (41 bb)

As chip leader, Carlos Torres Vasquez is officially the winner of Event 22 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Carlos Torres Vasquez – $14,598
David Dohner – $14,270
Matan Yehudai – $13,701

A tournament recap will be posted later tonight.

Carlos Torres Vasquez
David Dohner
Matan Yehudai

Event 22: Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez – 4th Place ($5,737)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining 3 of 683

Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez

Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez raised all in for about 400,000 from the button, and Matan Yehudai called from the big blind.

Ibarry Quinonez showed AcQd, trailing Yehudai’s KdKs.

The board came down Jc7c2d8h3c, no help to Ibarry Quinonez, ending his tournament in fourth place for $5,737.

Matan Yehudai – 2,050,000 (41 bb)
EmanuelIbarry Quinonez – Eliminated

Event 22: Hector Lopez – 5th Place ($4,139)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining 4 of 683

Hector Lopez

With a dead small blind in the hand, Hector Lopez raised all in for 415,000 from the hijack and Carlos Torres Vasquez isolated with a shove of his own from the cutoff.

Lopez: AhKs
Torres Vasquez: AsQs

The board came down KhJc8h6s10h, giving Torres Vasquez an ace-high straight to eliminate Lopez in fifth place for $4,139.

Carlos Torres Vasquez – 2,520,000 (63 bb)
Hector Lopez – Eliminated

Event 22: Karen Cleveland – 6th Place ($3,319)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining 5 of 683

Karen Cleveland

Matan Yehudai raised all in from the small blind, and Karen Cleveland called all in from the big blind for 360,000.

Yehudai: 5s5h
Cleveland: Ah10h

The board came down 7d6s4d7c7h, no help to Cleveland, ending her tournament in sixth place for $3,319.

Matan Yehudai – 1,650,000 (41 bb)
Karen Cleveland – Eliminated

Event 22: David Dohner Doubles Through Carlos Torres Vasquez

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining 6 of 683

Carlos Torres Vasquez raised to 150,000 from under the gun, Matan Yehudai called from the hijack, David Dohner reraised all in from the button for 775,000, Torres Vasquez reraised all in, and Yehudai folded.

Torres Vasquez showed AdAc, leading Dohner’s 9d9h.

The board came down 8s7c6s5dQh, giving Dohner a nine-high straight to double up.

David Dohner – 1,790,000 (45 bb)
Carlos Torres Vasquez – 2,150,000 (53 bb)