Championship Day 1A: Chip Counts

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
End of Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 176 of 464

RankFirst NameLast NameChip Count
1BradAlbrinck236,800
2DarryllFish223,000
3DantonioBrown220,100
4IsaacHaxton213,300
5NiovelChirino Alvarez207,900
6KazuOshima196,300
7JamesKirvin183,700
8JoeyWeissman183,100
9MichaelGraffeo162,200
10KeithMorrow159,800
11AndreAkkari159,100
12ByronKaverman157,200
13MikeChiapetta155,600
14BrettBader155,000
15SebastianKos153,900
16BrandonCaputo153,000
17JeremyWhite151,400
18BruceKramer148,200
19RainerKempe145,700
20SpencerChamplin144,200
21MatasCimbolas141,000
22AlmogBiton139,500
23LarryPileggi131,500
24BryanPiccioli128,100
25JorgeRios127,700
26OlvensoSavoie127,400
27JoeElpayaa126,800
28RudyMamo126,800
29AnthonySpinella125,800
30KenO'Donnell123,000
31MikeLaRocca122,000
32AaronMassey121,800
33WataruNippa117,100
34DarrenElias114,600
35AlmedinImsirovic113,700
36JacquelynScott113,600
37FilippKhavin113,300
38D.J.Alexander106,800
39TylerPatterson104,400
40DavidMoreno104,400
41EdwardOchana104,200
42MichaelPearson103,700
43BenYu103,700
44DylanLinde102,500
45OlegTitov102,400
46StephenSong102,100
47CamiloManrique100,400
48GregoryBarber100,000
49LanderLijo98,000
50RyanMiller97,000
51PeterEichhardt96,600
52IraMarcus96,200
53DavidLiu95,600
54ChristopherMitchell95,200
55AllanBieler94,000
56StefanSchillhabel92,000
57BrynKenney90,200
58KorayAldemir89,600
59Eric (Scott)Chastain89,000
60ElioFox88,600
61PaulBalzano87,900
62MiltonMiranda Jr.87,500
63AnthonyAbdo87,400
64PabloFernandez Campo86,600
65LuisSantoni86,100
66JoeMcKeehen86,100
67AlbertDestrade84,500
68StevenRosen83,300
69JamesMackey82,400
70JohnAndress82,100
71DavidShmuel80,700
72NeilPatel80,000
73JohnGordon79,900
74MarkRadoja78,800
75TonyMarke78,300
76ChristopherBack78,000
77DoyleScott Elliott76,400
78MohsinCharania76,000
79LarryKlur75,800
80FernandoPages75,200
81SeamusCahill74,600
82JoelHarwood73,800
83VincentSpadavecchia73,500
84SethDavies72,900
85VitoPolera72,300
86ChadEveslage72,100
87AustinPeck71,000
88JamesCalderaro70,000
89AthanasiosPolychronopoulos69,800
90JustinHarvell69,800
91CangirElcin69,200
92JoeKuether67,200
93JorgeAnstizabal66,800
94ArkadiyPervyy-Bakhtin66,500
95AdrianMateos65,600
96OlivierBusquet65,200
97AlexandraJanikova64,500
98ScottClements63,500
99ChrisNomikos63,500
100BarryHutter63,300
101JosephKilgore61,400
102QuinnPatrick61,200
103FrancisAnderson60,700
104MattStout60,000
105BlakeBattaglia59,900
106MikeLeah59,700
107LoniHarwood58,500
108ChristopherTham58,300
109JavierZarco58,300
110BrandonKitchen57,000
111DavidParedes56,000
112MontgomeryCole55,300
113ScottLevitt55,000
114GeorgeJames54,400
115JeffGross53,800
116JustinBonomo53,500
117OscarQuijada53,400
118KobiRibak52,700
119JosephCheong52,600
120NessReilly52,600
121WendyFreedman52,000
122CurtKohlberg51,900
123JamieSequeira51,200
124DavidInselberg51,000
125VictorFigueroa49,200
126MarioJames49,100
127ShendaleGoldstein48,400
128ZacharySmiley48,200
129AntonioRay48,000
130MichaelTait48,000
131JavierGomez48,000
132BretBeebe47,100
133RonitChamani45,600
134DanielWjuniski45,600
135JessyAlech44,900
136LawrencePaden44,800
137BrianAltman41,200
138DavidProciak40,300
139FernandoHalac40,300
140FarazJaka39,700
141LarryLipman39,000
142StephenChidwick38,300
143KenBruno37,500
144StanleyLee37,100
145ArunasSapitavicius36,900
146AlexCondon36,200
147RichardRice36,200
148FlorisPayraudeau35,700
149JohnRestrepo35,500
150AaronDuczak35,100
151MichaelTureniec33,200
152AlbanFrasheri32,800
153DarrenRabinowitz31,800
154RaviRaghavan31,300
155JeremyJoseph28,600
156SamPhillips28,500
157WallyMadah27,500
158AbbeyDaniels26,800
159UriKadosh26,500
160JeffreySoffer25,300
161JeffHakim25,300
162StaffanLind24,300
163ZachDonovan23,400
164NickPetrangelo23,000
165OscarTrestini22,200
166PaulFisher22,000
167JonathanConcepcion21,700
168GavinO'Rourke20,000
169RichardLeger18,100
170KyleJulius17,900
171AlanSnow16,500
172JeremyAusmus16,400
173StephenSmith15,100
174AndrewWisdom14,700
175RyanD'Angelo14,000
176MariaHo12,900

Championship Day 1A: Brad Albrinck On Top To Close Day 1A

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 176 of 464

Brad Albrinck

Day 1A of the 2018 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship drew 464 entries. After 10 one-hour levels, 176 players survived and will return Sunday at noon for Day 2.

Here are the chip leaders:

Brad Albrinck – 236,800 (237 bb)
Darryll Fish – 223,000 (223 bb)
Dantonio Brown – 220,100 (220 bb)
Isaac Haxton – 213,300 (213 bb)

We’ll have full chip counts posted by about 1:30 a.m.

Championship Day 1A: David Prociak Takes One Out

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 189 of 464

A short-stacked player raised all in for 4,900 from middle position and found action from David Prociak in the next seat.

Prociak tabled AdKd, racing with his opponent’s QdQc.

The board came down As6d5d5s3s, giving Prociak aces up to eliminate his opponent.

David Prociak – 65,000 (65 bb)

Championship Day 1A: Jake Bazeley Eliminated by Rainer Kempe

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 189 of 464

Jake Bazeley raised all in for 9,100 from middle position, and Rainer Kempe called from the big blind.

Bazeley: Kd3d
Kempe: Ad8s

The board came down Ah6d4s10s5h, giving Kempe a pair of aces to eliminate Bazeley.

Rainer Kempe – 148,000 (148 bb)
Jake Bazeley – Eliminated

Championship Day 1A: James Calderaro Doubles Through Jake Bazeley

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 189 of 464

James Calderaro was all in from the button for 27,500 against Jake Bazeley in the cutoff.

Calderaro: 10h10d
Bazeley: AcJd

The board came down Kh8s5cKd5d, no help to Bazeley, locking up the double for Calderaro.

James Calderaro – 57,300 (57 bb)
Jake Bazeley – 9,300 (9 bb)

Championship Day 1A: Darren Elias vs. Seth Davies

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 207 of 464

Seth Davies raised to 2,200 from early position, Darren Elias three-bet to 7,100 from middle position, and Davies called

The flop came down 9c7d6d, and Davies check-called 6,000 from Elias.

The turn was the 6s, Davies checked, Elias bet 23,500, and Davies folded.

Darren Elias – 130,000 (130 bb)
Seth Davies – 74,000 (74 bb)

Championship Day 1A: Zachary Donovan Four-Bet Shoves

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9: 400/800 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 216 of 464

Zachary Donovan

The player under the gun limped, Super High Roller champion Stefan Schillhabel raised to 3,000 from middle position, Victor Figueroa three-bet to 8,800, Event 14 champion Zachary Donovan four-bet shoved for about 63,000, and the entire table folded.

Zachary Donovan – 76,000 (95 bb)

Championship Day 1A: Tim Reilly Eliminated by Andre Akkari

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9: 400/800 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 234 of 464

Picking up the action on the river of an Ah10d8d2c6d board with roughly 35,000 in the pot, Tim Reilly was all in from the big blind for about 26,000.  Andre Akkari tanked for a bit before he called.

Reilly showed  4c3c, while Akkari tabled 8s6c for two pair to win the pot and eliminate Reilly.

Andre Akkari – 110,000 (138 bb)
Tim Reilly – Eliminated

Championship Day 1A: Rainer Kempe Takes One Out

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9: 400/800 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 243 of 464

Rainer Kempe

Rainer Kempe raised to 1,700 from under the gun, Darryll Fish called from the next seat over, the player in the hijack called, and the player in the cutoff three-bet to 5,000. Kempe four-bet to 14,300, Fish folded, the hijack folded, the player in the cutoff five-bet shoved for about 37,000, and Kempe called.

Kempe showed KcKs, leading his opponent’s JhJc.

The board came down 5s5c4c7s3s, safe for Kempe to score the elimination.

Rainer Kempe – 143,000 (179 bb)

Championship Day 1A: Jason Mercier Picks Up Aces

$3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9: 400/800 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 243 of 464

Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier raised to 1,800 from middle position, and both players in the blinds called.

The flop came down 10c7d3c, and action checked to Mercier who continued for 2,600. Only the player in the small blind called.

Both players checked the 9c turn, the Kh river completed the board, the small blind bet 5,000, and Mercier called.

The small blind showed AhKd for a pair of kings, but Mercier tabled AcAs for a pair of aces to win the pot.

Jason Mercier – 51,000 (64 bb)