Event 8: Drew Johnson Wins Outright

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$570 8-Max Double Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Entries: 208
Regular Prize Pool: $62,400
Bounty Prize Pool: $41,600

January 15, 2018

                                                                             Drew Johnson

Event 8 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $570 8-Max Double Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry) tournament. A total of 208 entries generated a prize pool of $104,000. Of that total, $41,600 was set aside for bounties and the remaining $62,400 made up the payouts for the top 26 finishers.

More than fifteen hours after the tournament began, Drew Johnson outlasted the field for a first-place prize of $14,470.

When the field was down to the official final table of eight players, Johnson was the shortest stack of the bunch. Flying mainly under the radar while Ory Hen held the chip lead for a majority of the final table, Johnson scored a key double with three players left.  His queen-five bested Hen’s ace-eight and, combined with Hen’s elimination shortly thereafter, gave Johnson the chip lead beginning heads-up play.

After about a half hour of heads-up action, Johnson bested Jim Engelbrecht to win the tournament and his first SHRP trophy.

Originally from Bridgewater, New Jersey, Johnson now resides in Fort Lauderdale. His win today marked his sixth major series cash at the Seminole Hard Rock and increased his career tournament winnings to nearly $75,000.

Final Results
1st: Drew Johnson – $14,470
2nd: Jim Engelbrecht – $9,635
3rd: Ory Hen – $7,015
4th: Alex Moreira – $5,185
5th: Joseph Patalano – $3,890
6th: Mansoor Kader – $2,965
7th: Adrian McCullough – $2,295
8th: Francis Margaglione – $1,805
9th: Jamie Sequeira – $1,445
10th: Jason Brown – $1,445
11th: Kevin Wright – $1,175
12th: Peter Vitantonio – $1,175
13th: (unclaimed) – $970
14th: Ricky Valenti – $970
15th: Ido Ashkenazi – $820
16th: Michael Santos – $820
17th: David Inselberg – $700
18th: Miguel Capriles – $700
19th: Lawrence Pileggi – $700
20th: Richard Leger – $700
21th: Knut Berntsen – $610
22nd: Oscar Trestini – $610
23rd: James Salmon – $610
24th: Jack Rolnitzky – $610
25th: Kristian Bawcom – $540
26th: John Spadavecchia – $540