The headline event on the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open schedule is the WPTDeepStacks Main Event and the tournament is down to the last nine players.
With players from the United States, Argentina, and the UK, these nine players have more than $9 million in combined career earnings including two WSOP bracelet winners. We also have WSOP Circuit ring champs, former WPT final table members, and a handful of Seminole Hard Rock Poker regulars.
With nearly $900,000 still up for grabs, some of the players will be earning life-changing amounts. Meet your final table members.
Seat 1: Kevin Chan
Chip count: 6,550,000
A software consultant from Connecticut, Chan has $270,000 career earnings including a 2015 Coco Poker Spring Series win and back-to-back deep runs in the 2015/16 WPT SHR Poker Showdown.
Seat 2: Stephen Ibrahim
Chip count: 2,175,000
Ibrahim is a Fort Lauderdale-based poker pro with $75,000 in career earnings. In recent results, he bagged three times in this year’s Lucky Hearts Poker Open Ultimate Re-Entry picking up $5,000 on top of his deep run on Day 2.
Seat 3: Paul James Hizer
Chip count: 3,400,000
Hailing from London, Hizer is a pro player with more than $200,000 in earnings. His biggest cash came when he finished 15th out of 1,015 entries in October’s partypoker Millions UK Main Event for $50,000 plus he picked up his first two US cashes this summer in Las Vegas.
Seat 4: Quinn Bruno
Chip count: 2,350,000
Bruno is a SHR regular during our big series with nearly $50,000 in career earnings and a lucky parking spot. No matter where he finishes at the final table, he has locked up his biggest cash after his 35th place finish in this summer’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.
Seat 5: David Inselberg
Chip count: 6,425,000
Nicknamed “Coldstone”, Inselberg migrated from New York to Florida. He has $1.1 million in career earnings with a half dozen wins including a 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown title. Among his favorite players, he included fellow final table member Jason Young.
Seat 6: Jason Young
Chip count: 14,750,000
Another New York to Florida transplant, Young is one of two WSOP bracelet winners at the final table. He earned his title in the 2008 $1,500 Shootout event and has $833,000 in career earnings. Comes to the final table with a big chip lead.
Seat 7: Pedro Aldave
Chip count: 5,675,000
A sports agent from Argentina, Aldave will more than double his career tournament earnings at this final table. He has cashes from around the world including Brazil, Netherlands, Slovenia, and the United States.
Seat 8: Leif Force
Chip count: 5,075,000
Force is a Florida-based pro with more than $3 million in career earnings. This is a No Limit Hold’em tournament but he counts Pot Limit Omaha as his favorite game. Force owns the other bracelet at the final table, winning his in the 2012 WSOP $3,000 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up event.
Seat 9: Eddy Sabat
Chip count: 2,600,000
The California pro is the most accomplished player at the final table with $3.4 million in career earnings and nine cashes over $100,000. He earned $453,000 for an APPT Macau tournament win and he finished 14th in the 2014 WSOP Main Event.