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Championship: Jacob Powers vs. Brian Scott

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,692

Jacob Powers

Jacob Powers raised from the hijack to 800,000, Brian Scott three-bet to 1,600,000 from the cutoff, and Power called.

Powers bet 400,000 in the dark, the flop came Qh7c3h, Scott raised to 1,200,000, and Powers called.

Powers bet 400,000 in the dark again, the turn was the Jc, and Scott called.

The river was the 4d, and both checked.

Powers tabled 7s6s for a pair of sevens, Scott mucked, and Powers won the pot.

Jacob Powers  –  20,700,000  (52 bb)
Brian Scott  –  21,600,000  (54 bb)

John Holley Wins His Eighth SHRP Major Series Trophy With Lucky Hearts Event 39 Victory for $25,715

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 37
$600 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  193
Prize Pool:  $101,325
January 23, 2023

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 37 Champion John Holley

Event 37 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $600 Seniors 50+ No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 193 entries generated a prize pool of $101,325. Emerging victorious for the second time during the series was John Holley, winning outright for $25,715.

The win marked Holley’s eighth SHRP major series victory overall, tying him with Yuval Bronshtein and Michael Newman, trailing only Raminder Singh’s nine.

Here are Holley’s eight SHRP major series wins:

2013 SHRPO – $240 PLO8 – $5,919
2013 SHRPO – $240 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em – $9,207
2015 RRPO – $350 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em – $5,304
2018 SHRPO – $300 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em – $6,924
2022 RRPO – $400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 – $8,950
2022 RRPO – $600 Pot-Limit Omaha – $30,191
2023 LHPO – $600 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em – $13,760
2023 LHPO – $600 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em – $25,715

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JohnHolley$25,715
2DavidWord$16,365
3TimothyShortell$10,355
4ScottLivingston$6,320
5KevinMacDonald$4,880
6RichardKatz$4,045
7StaceyManning$3,445
8BarryAbes$2,980
9GaryGelman$2,525
10PaulBalzano$2,525
11DavidIves$2,200
12RobertMantin$2,200
13NancyBirnbaum$1,875
14MichaelRattner$1,875
15TimothyLittle$1,875
16MichaelMiravi$1,555
17BarryBrown$1,555
18ChristopherUlrich$1,555
19DarenStabinski$1,240
20JamesCalderaro$1,240
21VictoriaOndis$1,240
22RussellDohan$940
23IraFriedman$940
24StevenIdels$940
25GregoryBaird$940

Brandon Duvdivani Wins Event 39 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Outright for $13,360

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 39
$600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  72
Prize Pool:  $38,160
January 23, 2023

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 39 Champion Brandon Duvdivani

Event 39 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $600 Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 72 entries created a prize pool of $38,160, and winning the lion’s share of that was Brandon Duvdivani, emerging victorious outright for $13,360.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1BrandonDuvdivani$13,360
2AshrafChehata$7,630
3RobertNoel$4,675
4BrettApter$3,340
5TimothyHughes$2,575
6JillBryant$2,000
7JohnValevich$1,720
8DavidChilds$1,525
9MinZhang$1,335

Event 36: Day 2 Table and Seat Draw

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 116 of 917

Flight A:  189 Entries;  24 Advanced
Flight B:  350 Entries;  44 Advanced
Flight C:  378 Entries;  48 Advanced
Day 2:  Tuesday at 1 p.m.

TableSeatFirst NameLast NameCitySTChip Count
291JamesBurkeSouth DennisMA61,000
292SohebPorbandarwalaNorwalkCT214,000
293ManuelSoltero LunaDoralFL149,000
294JamielAsgharLehigh AcresFL55,000
295TimothyUlmerWillow GrovePA177,000
296NiallCostiganLake WorthFL381,000
297DanielBelisleMiamiFL111,000
298OleksiiKoievOdessa197,000
299CarlosBolanosMiamiFL181,000
301FrankLagodichCantonOH479,000
302WillyamMouraWondrina165,000
303ScottRobbinsMillburyMA147,000
304FranciscoPerez MorenoMadrid128,000
305KeldCurtisFort LauderdaleFL137,000
306MichaelAmatoBoca RatonFL153,000
307PierreRodriguezMiamiFL48,000
308WalterBussBrussels39,000
309MukulPahujaCherry HillNJ169,000
311BradleyGrossmanSunriseFL55,000
312DanielSafferDavieFL85,000
313HanyAyoubSanibelFL168,000
314RichardParadisQuebec CityQC62,000
315RichardSaundersWestonFL169,000
316JeremyMeachamOak BluffsMA45,000
317BenjaminMoschelOwings MillsMD514,000
318AlexFindlayBrattleboroVT123,000
319CarlosBermudezHialeahFL117,000
321GaroldCasterlineDeerfield BeachFL292,000
322AnibalPabonHomesteadFL190,000
323ShannonMcCloudPompano BeachFL125,000
324CarlosPinoMiamiFL96,000
325JuanMontoya BernalAventuraFL125,000
326RafaelRodriguez ArangoMedellin252,000
327KevinDavisSunriseFL64,000
328DavidRiveraDavieFL54,000
329ShadMorrisGrove CityOH334,000
371TimothyShortellWest MelbourneFL167,000
372MichaelNewmanFort LauderdaleFL192,000
373DavidOshryLoxahatcheeFL143,000
374MatthewKaplanPalm Bch GdnsFL109,000
375DonaldWilliamsFt LauderdaleFL144,000
376JennyDingSouthbank82,000
377TylerMcKinneyJacksonvillePA153,000
378VamsiMagamAshburnVA46,000
379CraigPollakLake ParkFL241,000
381GuillermoHamiltonMiamiFL51,000
382DanielBoilardVictoriaville34,000
383JamesCalderaroEnglewoodFL324,000
384JohnFreidkesCoconut CreekFL219,000
385BohdanSlyvinskyiSchaumburgIL160,000
386DavidChildsSummerfieldNC55,000
387LuisRamosOrlandoVA24,000
388FabianGumzBad Oldesloe180,000
389BillOderatMiamiFL18,000
391MelissaKaiserMiamiFL38,000
392RoniZelichonokAventuraFL90,000
393JeffreyFarnesLas VegasNV148,000
394RobertBrownDavieFL131,000
395EricWardTavernierFL110,000
396OrlandoMaldonado JrHialeahFL320,000
397TaylorHartHappy ValleyOR97,000
398RaminderSinghDelray BeachFL439,000
399AndreyBerezaSherman OaksCA142,000
401AlcidesGomez IIMiamiFL79,000
402MarcelaDe Aguilar FumeroSan Jose52,000
403VictorShkurkaDavieFL79,000
404FredericKonowitzMontlhery42,000
405JasonRochaMiami BeachFL274,000
406DaleRoeselHixsonTN338,000
407LuisSuarezHialeahFL106,000
408NicholasFischerCourtlandMN90,000
409SergiuCorneaConstanta288,000
451RaulPaez CorralBarbera233,000
452MahmoudHamedNablus58,000
453DavidLauferBrooklynNY555,000
454JohnGorsuchOkeechobeeFL101,000
455AlessioIsaiaRoccabruna262,000
456JamesCollopyLas VegasNV161,000
457ThanhlongNguyenDania BeachFL19,000
458ValerieNovakPerry HallMD332,000
459MaximeLenders66,000
461ArmanBolouriBethesdaMD98,000
462DonaldGibbsHollywoodFL247,000
463PhillipStuttmanLauderhillFL90,000
464JosephIannaconeFranklinvilleNJ93,000
465AyedShweihatLapeerMI210,000
466RobertLevinRound RockTX59,000
467PaulGarritsonJupiterFL102,000
468FrancoisZayasMiami SpringsFL18,000
469DucarmelBeaubienMiramarFL279,000
471AlejandroFernandezMasallancas40,000
472ChetSicklePalm BayCA226,000
473HiteshPatelGalenaOH299,000
474DanStavilaOaklandCA304,000
475EricBaldwinLas VegasNV150,000
476EstherTaylorMediaPA99,000
477Alejandro RomeroBristolDavieFL171,000
478JeremyDrobushevichMolineIL20,000
479CharlesHonkonenDoverNH66,000
481ElijahRuffinChandlerAZ241,000
482AlfonsoDelgado IIIMiramarFL121,000
483ZacharyRyanDelray BeachFL30,000
484JesseCohenArdmorePA124,000
485CharlemagneBenjamin JrMiami GardensFL260,000
486AllanBielerSunriseFL116,000
487WilliamNoonanGrotonCT250,000
488ChadLiptonFort LauderdaleFL329,000
489ScottEpsteinLas VegasNV110,000
561RanganathKanchiCarrolltonTX291,000
562StevenCohenMiamiFL195,000
563NancyBirnbaumFt LauderdaleFL25,000
564JohnMacdonaldYellow SpringsOH35,000
566JosephMcNeelyMilfordPA150,000
567GilNachumDania BeachFL156,000
568MichaelSteinbacherSpringTX290,000
569FrankRussoPompano BeachFL137,000

Event 36: Day 2 Chip Counts

$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 116 of 917

Flight A:  189 Entries;  24 Advanced
Flight B:  350 Entries;  44 Advanced
Flight C:  378 Entries;  48 Advanced
Day 2:  Tuesday at 1 p.m.

RankFirst NameLast NameCitySTChip Count
1DavidLauferBrooklynNY555,000
2BenjaminMoschelOwings MillsMD514,000
3FrankLagodichCantonOH479,000
4RaminderSinghDelray BeachFL439,000
5NiallCostiganLake WorthFL381,000
6DaleRoeselHixsonTN338,000
7ShadMorrisGrove CityOH334,000
8ValerieNovakPerry HallMD332,000
9ChadLiptonFort LauderdaleFL329,000
10JamesCalderaroEnglewoodFL324,000
11OrlandoMaldonado JrHialeahFL320,000
12DanStavilaOaklandCA304,000
13HiteshPatelGalenaOH299,000
14GaroldCasterlineDeerfield BeachFL292,000
15RanganathKanchiCarrolltonTX291,000
16MichaelSteinbacherSpringTX290,000
17SergiuCorneaConstanta288,000
18DucarmelBeaubienMiramarFL279,000
19JasonRochaMiami BeachFL274,000
20AlessioIsaiaRoccabruna262,000
21CharlemagneBenjamin JrMiami GardensFL260,000
22RafaelRodriguez ArangoMedellin252,000
23WilliamNoonanGrotonCT250,000
24DonaldGibbsHollywoodFL247,000
25CraigPollakLake ParkFL241,000
26ElijahRuffinChandlerAZ241,000
27RaulPaez CorralBarbera233,000
28ChetSicklePalm BayCA226,000
29JohnFreidkesCoconut CreekFL219,000
30SohebPorbandarwalaNorwalkCT214,000
31AyedShweihatLapeerMI210,000
32OleksiiKoievOdessa197,000
33StevenCohenMiamiFL195,000
34MichaelNewmanFort LauderdaleFL192,000
35AnibalPabonHomesteadFL190,000
36CarlosBolanosMiamiFL181,000
37FabianGumzBad Oldesloe180,000
38TimothyUlmerWillow GrovePA177,000
39Alejandro RomeroBristolDavieFL171,000
40MukulPahujaCherry HillNJ169,000
41RichardSaundersWestonFL169,000
42HanyAyoubSanibelFL168,000
43TimothyShortellWest MelbourneFL167,000
44WillyamMouraWondrina165,000
45JamesCollopyLas VegasNV161,000
46BohdanSlyvinskyiSchaumburgIL160,000
47GilNachumDania BeachFL156,000
48MichaelAmatoBoca RatonFL153,000
49TylerMcKinneyJacksonvillePA153,000
50EricBaldwinLas VegasNV150,000
51JosephMcNeelyMilfordPA150,000
52ManuelSoltero LunaDoralFL149,000
53JeffreyFarnesLas VegasNV148,000
54ScottRobbinsMillburyMA147,000
55DonaldWilliamsFt LauderdaleFL144,000
56DavidOshryLoxahatcheeFL143,000
57AndreyBerezaSherman OaksCA142,000
58KeldCurtisFort LauderdaleFL137,000
59FrankRussoPompano BeachFL137,000
60RobertBrownDavieFL131,000
61FranciscoPerez MorenoMadrid128,000
62ShannonMcCloudPompano BeachFL125,000
63JuanMontoya BernalAventuraFL125,000
64JesseCohenArdmorePA124,000
65AlexFindlayBrattleboroVT123,000
66AlfonsoDelgado IIIMiramarFL121,000
67CarlosBermudezHialeahFL117,000
68AllanBielerSunriseFL116,000
69DanielBelisleMiamiFL111,000
70EricWardTavernierFL110,000
71ScottEpsteinLas VegasNV110,000
72MatthewKaplanPalm Bch GdnsFL109,000
73LuisSuarezHialeahFL106,000
74PaulGarritsonJupiterFL102,000
75JohnGorsuchOkeechobeeFL101,000
76EstherTaylorMediaPA99,000
77ArmanBolouriBethesdaMD98,000
78TaylorHartHappy ValleyOR97,000
79CarlosPinoMiamiFL96,000
80JosephIannaconeFranklinvilleNJ93,000
81RoniZelichonokAventuraFL90,000
82NicholasFischerCourtlandMN90,000
83PhillipStuttmanLauderhillFL90,000
84DanielSafferDavieFL85,000
85JennyDingSouthbank82,000
86AlcidesGomez IIMiamiFL79,000
87VictorShkurkaDavieFL79,000
88MaximeLenders66,000
89CharlesHonkonenDoverNH66,000
90KevinDavisSunriseFL64,000
91RichardParadisQuebec CityQC62,000
92JamesBurkeSouth DennisMA61,000
93RobertLevinRound RockTX59,000
94MahmoudHamedNablus58,000
95JamielAsgharLehigh AcresFL55,000
96BradleyGrossmanSunriseFL55,000
97DavidChildsSummerfieldNC55,000
98DavidRiveraDavieFL54,000
99MarcelaDe Aguilar FumeroSan Jose52,000
100GuillermoHamiltonMiamiFL51,000
101PierreRodriguezMiamiFL48,000
102VamsiMagamAshburnVA46,000
103JeremyMeachamOak BluffsMA45,000
104FredericKonowitzMontlhery42,000
105AlejandroFernandezMasallancas40,000
106WalterBussBrussels39,000
107MelissaKaiserMiamiFL38,000
108JohnMacdonaldYellow SpringsOH35,000
109DanielBoilardVictoriaville34,000
110ZacharyRyanDelray BeachFL30,000
111NancyBirnbaumFt LauderdaleFL25,000
112LuisRamosOrlandoVA24,000
113JeremyDrobushevichMolineIL20,000
114ThanhlongNguyenDania BeachFL19,000
115BillOderatMiamiFL18,000
116FrancoisZayasMiami SpringsFL18,000

Event 36: Prize Pool and Payouts; $52,030 to the Winner

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 36
$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  917
Prize Pool:  $302,610
January 22–24, 2023

Event 36 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Ppen was a multi-flight $400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). Across three starting flights, a field of 917 entries generated a prize pool of $302,610. The 116 players that advanced to Day 2 are in the money, guaranteed at least $580.

Up top for the Event 36 winner is $52,030.

1st:  $52,030 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $35,800
3rd:  $23,800
4th:  $17,625
5th:  $13,330
6th:  $10,640
7th:  $8,815
8th:  $7,010
9th-10th:  $5,250
11th-12th:  $4,250
13th-15th:  $3,340
16th-18th:  $2,765
19th-21st:  $2,315
22nd-24th:  $1,950
25th-27th:  $1,595
28th-36th:  $1,370
37th-45th:  $1,190
46th-54th:  $1,050
55th-63rd:  $955
64th-72nd:  $875
73rd-81st:  $800
82nd-90th:  $725
91st-99th:  $660
100th-108th:  $600
109th-116th:  $580

Benjamin Juhasz Wins Event 38 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Outright for $64,125

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 38
$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries:  30
Prize Pool:  $142,500
January 23, 2023

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 38 Champion Benjamin Juhasz

Event 38 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry). There were 30 entries in the event, setting the prize pool at $142,500. Benjamin Juhasz took it down, winning outright for $64,125.

The win marked Juhasz’s second PLO cash of the series, having previously finished 4th in the $10,000 High-Roller PLO for $25,050. The result also bumps Juhasz to the $350,000 mark in career live tournament winnings per the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1BenjaminJuhasz$64,125
2BrianHastings$38,475
3JeremyAusmus$24,225
4EddyNedialkov$15,675

Andrew Esposito Wins Event 34 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Outright for $49,380

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 34
$1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  201
Prize Pool:  $201,000
Bounty Prize Pool:  $100,500
January 22-23, 2023

2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Event 34 Champion Andrew Esposito

Event 34 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $1,700 Purple Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 201 entries generated a prize pool of $201,000 more than doubling the guarantee. In addition, $100,500 was set aside for bounties.

Emerging victorious was Andrew Espositio, winning outright for $49,380.

The score puts Esposito above the $125K mark in career live tournament winnings per the Hendon Mob poker database, and is his second-largest live result, with the first coming in the 2022 Lucky Hearts Main Event where he finished 14th for $61,725.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1AndrewEsposito$49,380
2DennisWilke$32,615
3TaleshPatel$20,900
4JoshuaStewart$12,600
5DavidLu$9,680
6CharlesMitchell$8,020
7SteveKarp$6,835
8BorisKravets$5,890
9MichaelWetcher$4,950
10JasonHolzberg$4,950
11BrettApter$4,305
12TomThomas$4,305
13TimothyCapretta$3,660
14JoshuaCranfill$3,660
15JuanMaceiras$3,660
16MartinsAdeniya$3,015
17GiuseppeIadisernia$3,015
18MaxKingstone$3,015
19BrianHastings$2,415
20DorianRios$2,415
21BrianAltman$2,415
22RafaelRodriguez Arango$1,860
23MisaelIadisernia$1,860
24AxelOrellana Gomez$1,860
25GiovanniMassa$1,860
26AnthonyPiacquadio$1,860

Event 39: Prize Pool and Payouts; $13,360 to the Winner

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 39
$600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  72
Prize Pool:  $38,160
January 23, 2023

Event 39 of the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $600 Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 72 entries produced a prize pool of $38,160. The final nine players will cash, earning at least $1,335.

Up top for the winner is $13,360.

1st:  $13,360 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $7,630
3rd:  $4,675
4th:  $3,340
5th:  $2,575
6th:  $2,000
7th:  $1,720
8th:  $1,525
9th:  $1,335

Championship: Taylor Wilson Shoves on Jacob Powers

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  17 of 1,692

Jacob Powers raised to 350,000 from under the gun, and Taylor Wilson called in the small blind.

The flop was 7h4s3s, WIlson led for 400,000, and Powers called.

The turn was the 2h, Wilson bet effectively, 3,000,000-ish, and Powers thought for a bit before he open-folded As10s.

Taylor Wilson  –  12,500,000  (100 bb)
Jacob Powers  –  3,000,000  (24 bb)