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Michael Quinn Wins LHPO WPT Championship Win a Seat Contest!

Announcing Michael Quinn as the Lucky Hearts Poker Open WPT Championship Win a Seat contest winner!

Michael visited HardRockPoker.com  and provided his name, e-mail address and zip code and was automatically entered in the random drawing. Tuesday morning, his name was picked and he was presented with a free $3,500 entry in this weekend’s $2,000,000 guaranteed LHPO WPT Championship.

Stay tuned for future Win a Seat drawings as they’ll run during each of the Seminole Hard Rock’s major series.

Congratulations to Michael and thank you to everyone who entered!

$50K Super High Roller Begins Tomorrow, Mega Satellite Tonight at 5pm

$50,000 Super High Roller (Re-Entry)

Tomorrow starts the big buy-ins with the two-day, $50,000 Super High Roller. Players in this prestigious tournament will be treated to a private tournament space in the meeting rooms across the hall from the main ballrooms and it boasts a $1,000,000 guarantee.

They’ll begin with 100,000 chips and it kicks off with 40-minute levels before they jump to 60 minutes later in the structure. Unlimited re-entry is permitted until the start of Level 10 and the tournament will feature a catered dinner break.

Here are the details on tomorrow’s event:

12PM: Event 17 Day 1 – $50,000 Super High Roller (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 100,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-12 will last 40 minutes; Levels 11+ last 60 minutes, 30 minutes heads up
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Super High Roller Structure Sheet

Those interested in earning their way in at a discount are encouraged to play tonight’s 5pm satellite. The $5,100 buy-in mega will see one in every 10 players earn an entry in tomorrow’s event.

Here are the details on the 5pm mega:

5PM: $5,100 Mega Satellite into $50,000 Super High Roller (1-in-10)

  • Players begin with 10,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until the start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Structure Sheet

WPTDeepStacks: Joe McKeehen — 10th Place ($16,697)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 31: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 1,366

Joe McKeehen

Just as Mukul Pahuja busted 11th, former World Champion Joe McKeehen also met his fate at the neighboring table. In the fateful hand, Lumni Zhuta limped the cutoff and Justin Harvell followed suit from the button. McKeehen was in the small blind and raised to 450,000. Zhuta folded while Harvell moved all-in. McKeehen called off and the hands were put face up.

McKeehen: jxjx
Harvell: kxqx

McKeehen faded the flop, but Harvell spiked a queen on the turn. The river fell a blank and KcKeehen fell shy of the final table live stream.

Joe McKeehen – Eliminated in 10th place ($16,697)

A nine-handed final table diagram with updated seating assignments and chip counts will be posted shortly.

WPTDeepStacks: Mukul Pahuja — 11th Place ($16,697)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 31: 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 1,366

Scott Baumstein was in the small blind and open-shoved into Mukul Pahuja’s big. Pahuja, who claimed about 1,100,000 chips, called off and the hands were put face up.

Pahuja: 5c5h
Baumstein: jstd

The flop fell qcjd2s improving Baumstein to a pair and earning him the lead in the hand. The turn kh and river 7s were no help to Pahuja. He exited 11th sending the event down to the final 10 players.

Scott Baumstein – 4,450,000 (44 bb)
Mukul Pahuja – Eliminated in 11th place ($16,697)

WPTDeepStacks: Josh Beckley — 13th Place ($12,943)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 30: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 1,366

Josh Beckley

Mukul Pahuja was under the gun and kicked it off raising to 175,000. It folded to Josh Beckley on the button and he shoved for 1,010,000. Next up was Scott Baumstein in the small blind and he jammed for more. Pahuja quickly got out of the way and Beckley was at risk versus Baumstein.

Baumstein: kdkh
Beckley: acqh

Runout: th8d4c4dkc

The board improved Baumstein to a fullhouse while Beckley just played a pair of fours. Beckley was eliminated in 13th place earning $12,943.

Scott Baumstein – 3,955,000 (49 bb)
Josh Beckley – Eliminated in 13th place ($12,943)

WPTDeepStacks: Jessy Alech — 15th Place ($12,943)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 30: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 1,366

Jessy Alech

The board was dealt through the turn — ksqdjc6h. Lumni Zhuta was in the big blind while Jessy Alech was in the hijack. The pair got the last of Alech’s roughly 775,000 chips in the middle and Alech saw the bad news.

Zhuta: ts9c for a flopped straight
Alech: kckd for a flopped set

River: 7s

Zhuta’s straight held and Alech was eliminated in 15th place earning $12,943.

Lumni Zhuta – 7,800,000 (97 bb)
Jessy Alech – Eliminated in 15th place ($12,943)

WPTDeepStacks: John Roveto — 17th Place ($10,404)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 29: 30,000/60,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 16 of 1,366

John Roveto

John Roveto was in early position and raised to 125,000. Next up was Michael Aron on his direct left who jammed. It folded all the way back around to Roveto who called off about 775,000 total.

Aron was best claiming thtd versus Roveto’s 6h6d and the dealer burned and turned a jc9h2dah5d runout. Aron’s pair of tens was good and Roveto was eliminated in 17th place.

Michael Aron – 1,880,000 (31 bb)
John Roveto – Eliminated in 17th place ($10,404)