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Event 1 Flight E: Nick Raio Eliminated on the Money Bubble by Sandy Sanchez

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 16: 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Flight E Players Remaining: 70 of 555

Nick Raio

Nick Raio raised all in for 45,000 from the cutoff and Sandy Sanchez isolated the action with a shove of his own from the button.

Raio: Ad9d
Sanchez: QcQs

The board ran out 10h5s3sJh7h, no help to Raio, ending his tournament just short of making Day 2.

Sandy Sanchez – 188,000 (38 bb)
Nick Raio – Eliminated on the Money Bubble

The remaining 70 players have qualified for Day 2 and are now having their chip counts verified.

Full chip counts through Flight E will be posted later tonight.

Event 1 Flight E: Chip Counts From Around the Room

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14: 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight E Players Remaining: 104 of 555

David Albertson – 390,000 (130 bb)
David Jackson – 140,000 (47 bb)
Mike Beasley – 115,000 (38 bb)
Jairo Velasquez – 110,000 (37 bb)
Robert Mantin – 107,000 (36 bb)
Raminder Singh – 90,000 (30 bb)
Peter Walsworth – 85,000 (28 bb)
Matthew Zarcadoolas – 80,000 (27 bb)
Paul Balzano – 75,000 (25 bb)
Bryce McVay – 70,000 (23 bb)
Ronnie Bardah – 60,000 (20 bb)
Michael Tait – 38,000 (13 bb)
Kevin Chan – 35,000 (12 bb)

Event 1: Chip Counts Through Flight D

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Return to Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 237 of 1,906

Flight A: 400 Entries; 50 Advanced
Flight B: 445 Entries; 55 Advanced
Flight C: 532 Entries; 66 Advanced
Flight D: 529 Entries; 66 Advanced
Flight E: Saturday at 10 a.m.
Flight F: Saturday at 6 p.m.
Day 2: Sunday at 2 p.m.

RankFirst NameLast NameChip Count
1MohammedAl-Balushi708,000
2AdamRacca522,000
3HaNguyen491,000
4RafaelLima472,000
5JonathanByrd456,000
6SamuelTaylor450,000
7FranciscoGarcia Perez445,000
8DerrickBrown430,000
9WagnerWysotchanski408,000
10DavidDibernardi405,000
11RonnieTate404,000
12ScottBaumstein388,000
13JesseLott382,000
14RajivMaragh367,000
15SyedShah359,000
16VladislavMitrofanov359,000
17JeremySparks344,000
18EricSalazar339,000
19RomanOjeda335,000
20YayunLiu332,000
21AndrewWillis316,000
22MichaelMorgan313,000
23JouleKadadu304,000
24ChristopherLaieta303,000
25JamieSequeira303,000
26JeffreyProctor297,000
27DejanPetkovic285,000
28BretteDejesus282,000
29UlisesOlortiga282,000
30JessicaCai280,000
31CoreyHarrison278,000
32JasonMcqueer276,000
33NicholasTorretti276,000
34JamesSolomon271,000
35EngelberthVarela Moreno268,000
36ArielWilliams268,000
37KareemMarshall267,000
38JamesCarroll265,000
39EvanTeitelbaum253,000
40DouglasMiranda252,000
41BrendaThreadgill251,000
42NicholasPupillo250,000
43MarkAmaral249,000
44TimothyMiles248,000
45MarkPerry248,000
46DanielForester244,000
47JasonJohnson243,000
48MathieuGaudette241,000
49KevinRodriguez234,000
50AntonioAlbanes234,000
51Greg-EliotRosen233,000
52JacobCorda229,000
53TrungPham228,000
54DonniePhan226,000
55HungQuach225,000
56DanielKusnerak221,000
57WilliamRincon220,000
58WalterConnors219,000
59HowardMash219,000
60MatthewShanahan216,000
61BrianVasquez Lagos213,000
62HagaiStein206,000
63PhillipHernz205,000
64KevinMccormick204,000
65MitchellMenes204,000
66JorgeChavez200,000
67IvanSaul200,000
68DavidNowling198,000
69MichaelLee196,000
70JasonDelvalle192,000
71ThomasTranfo191,000
72DustinDenzik189,000
73RadovanStrikovic188,000
74CalebHershey188,000
75AndrewKoski188,000
76AlfredoHernandez186,000
77ShaneGosline183,000
78TruyenNguyen182,000
79AaronValencia180,000
80RichardFlach Iii177,000
81MaheshwarManthani177,000
82StevenManiaci174,000
83SholomLaine172,000
84NafezSalaymeh172,000
85CarlosYepez172,000
86TommyTran172,000
87TheophilusLawson171,000
88VladimirGeykhman169,000
89AaronMassey168,000
90StephenKowlessar162,000
91AndersonPatino Jurado162,000
92JakeSchwartz161,000
93DavidOrmsbee159,000
94WilliamRodriguez156,000
95GarySilverman156,000
96JoseWong153,000
97ChristopherGallaher152,000
98HaimOr Krief150,000
99PerryShiao149,000
100JasonEmanuel148,000
101DavidPoces147,000
102DrgoLezcano147,000
103JosephLevitt145,000
104JosephMuldoon145,000
105VyNguyen144,000
106RichardBai143,000
107CarlCajuste142,000
108AndriyKovalchuk142,000
109DavidMasana Trivino139,000
110FanilkumarPatel139,000
111CodyBrinn137,000
112PhilipePizzari Pinto137,000
113VadimShlez136,000
114JaimeWiegrefe136,000
115JuanRodriguez136,000
116MauricioAmeller135,000
117CharlesOdenz135,000
118JenniferDavid134,000
119JosephNolin134,000
120LarrySullivan133,000
121MichaelDecesare130,000
122JustinHarvell128,000
123ShermanMc Quater Jr128,000
124PaulOken128,000
125JonahMiller126,000
126ScottRobbins126,000
127CarlosArdila126,000
128ScottStewart125,000
129JohnRyan Iii123,000
130KevinMederos123,000
131JosephRodriguez123,000
132MaxwellYoung122,000
133FedericoHerrera120,000
134BrianDenight119,000
135ArlenBlakeman119,000
136ReynelHernandez118,000
137AntonioMallol117,000
138ChadStewart116,000
139CaseyHatmaker116,000
140StevenFlacco115,000
141CorelTheuma112,000
142MiltonMiranda Jr110,000
143ElizabethHagensick110,000
144RyanSlowik109,000
145RobertBrown106,000
146MatthewYorra105,000
147JacobBaumgartner105,000
148NaceimQarmout105,000
149JacobRistich104,000
150EliezerGonzalez104,000
151AustinSchaal103,000
152StephenVecchio103,000
153ScottBlackman101,000
154TimothyEbenhoeh101,000
155RafaelMarcondes Dos Reis100,000
156JacobNaumann99,000
157MarkCabanas95,000
158JeremyPappano95,000
159ElcinCangir94,000
160KeldCurtis94,000
161ChristinaRead94,000
162AndrewMunier93,000
163NicholasMartz93,000
164JoseRodriguez92,000
165AnthonyRuttler91,000
166RobbieLavien90,000
167MatthewKuba90,000
168AntonioParrado88,000
169StevenSanzone88,000
170BrianFontana87,000
171HoanNguyen86,000
172WilliamFarnan85,000
173HaelRlzzuto85,000
174LawrenceWhyte83,000
175ClintRoth83,000
176ZakiLichaa82,000
177AldringGomez Torres82,000
178NerminPaco82,000
179VadimsIvanovs81,000
180CameronMarshall81,000
181RicardoVelasco80,000
182JohnUtley80,000
183EricSnyder79,000
184JuanContreras78,000
185JorgeLeidi78,000
186EmanuelSantiago78,000
187JonathanShapiro77,000
188NicholasCox77,000
189AlexanderPerez76,000
190TylerWarken74,000
191MichaelRosenberg74,000
192RobertGianquitti74,000
193KoriLockhart74,000
194ChadSummers73,000
195RaymondCurran72,000
196IanO'Hara69,000
197RyanLuker68,000
198ShanmukhaMeruga68,000
199VeselinKatrandzhiev67,000
200SolangeLucas66,000
201JasonKlass66,000
202JonathanMarcu63,000
203ChristopherLarrea63,000
204RaymondMillard63,000
205BrandonMiller63,000
206DanielCouzens62,000
207PeacePark62,000
208ChadTardif60,000
209RyanVan Sanford59,000
210BlakeWhittington59,000
211AdamTravis58,000
212CharlesKahrs57,000
213JeremyMoore55,000
214JohnJaramillo Prado54,000
215TimothyWhitney53,000
216ElijahGarcia53,000
217BrianGelrod51,000
218JairoCarrillo50,000
219AlbertoSabogali50,000
220MichaelAmato49,000
221RodneyHeath48,000
222WalterBuss47,000
223EthanBlauner46,000
224DanielCruz45,000
225IlliaShtondenko45,000
226JohnVidal44,000
227MichaelLu40,000
228JosephNay38,000
229JonathanDobson38,000
230MichaelKurimsky37,000
231NelsonJurado Ortiz37,000
232JoshuaSzczur36,000
233KennethBruno34,000
234MarcinPlewinski34,000
235DanielQuesada33,000
236RainolfoRicardo33,000
237GaryHerstein2,000

Nick Pupillo Wins Event 3 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Outright for $9,570

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 102
Prize Pool:  $34,170
January 15, 2021

2021 LHPO Event 3 Champion Nick Pupillo

Event 3 of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out). A field of 102 players was generated, tying the second-biggest H.O.R.S.E. tournament field in any Seminole Hard Rock Poker major series.

Once the field reached the final table of seven players, a lengthy battle ensued. Nick Pupillo, who was down to less than one big bet with two tables remaining, began the final table sixth in chips. Despite finding himself short-stacked and on the brink of elimination several more times, Pupillo was able to persevere in a poker variant that he is not known for.

With more than $3.3 million in tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob, almost all of it is in the more popular games of No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha. In fact, only about $16,000 of that amount is in mixed games.

“I play mixed games here and there,” said Pupillo afterward. “I bagged in the opening (No-Limit Hold’em) event yesterday and felt like playing this one today. A little change of pace. A lot of swings, but you’re never quite out of it when you’re short in the Limit games.”

Pupillo not only prevailed, but he denied runner-up finisher Yuval Bronshtein’s attempt at winning an SHRP trophy on back-to-back days after Bronshtein won Event 2 last night.

“He’s a great player, but I just like to play and test my skills. I think it’s great experience to play it out. It was more so just the experience of playing heads-up so if I ever get in a bigger spot, I’ll be a little more comfortable and have something to draw on.”

Final Results

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1NickPupillo$9,570
2YuvalBronshtein$6,380
3IanFeller$4,331
4DevinWeinberg$3,048
5LazaroRodriguez$2,228
6JohnSimcox$1,694
7BryceFox$1,225
8WalterChambers$1,225
9AshtonGriffin$957
10YordanPetrov$957
11ScottBaumstein$866
12AronDermer$866
13JenniferBorsini$823

Event 3: Yuval Bronshtein – 2nd Place ($6,380)

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 40,000/80,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 1 of 102

Yuval Bronshtein – 2nd place

Stud 8

Nick Pupillo: XxXx / 5h
Yuval Bronshtein: XxXx / 7c

Nick Pupillo was the bring-in, Yuval Bronshtein completed to 40,000, Pupillo raised to 80,000, Bronshtein reraised to 120,000, Pupillo reraised to 160,000, Bronshtein reraised to 200,000 and Pupillo called.

Here was how their boards came through sixth street.

Nick Pupillo: XxXx / 5h7s10cKs
Yuval Bronshtein: XxXx / 7cKc3s9h

Bronshthein check-called a bet from Pupillo on fourth street before leading out on fifth street. Pupillo called, took the on-board lead on sixth street and bet. Bronshtein called all in for his remaining 60,000.

Nick Pupillo: KhKd / 5h7s10cKs
Yuval Bronshtein: 5d5s / 7cKc3s9h

The case king on sixth street was exactly what Pupillo was looking for, leaving Bronshtein drawing dead heading to seventh street.

Bronshtein’s bid for trophies on back-to-back days came up just short with a runner-up finish for $6,380.