Event 18: Matt Vinke Wins the Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Title ($10,445)

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 18
$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  248
Prize Pool:  $74,400
January 20, 2019

Matt Vinke - Event 18 Champion
Matt Vinke – Event 18 Champion

When the final seven players in the $360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em event agreed to an ICM chop late Sunday night, it was Matt Vinke who was in the lead with 24% of all the chips in play to claim the title, the trophy, and $10,445.

This was just the fourth event of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open to end in a deal, with all of the rest playing down to a winner.

This is the biggest cash of Vinke’s live tournament career, and his second trophy. Vinke’s previous victory came at last year’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in a $360 Big Stack Bounty event, where he earned $9,500.

Final Table Results:

1st:  Matt Vinke  –  $10,445 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  Benjamin Wallace  –  $9,880
3rd:  Aaron Klausman  –  $8,317
4th:  David Zionts  –  $6,721
5th:  George Fountoulakis  –  $5,390
6th:  Eric Ruffman  –  $5,091
7th:  Iuri Leite  –  $4,858
8th:  Mitchell Menes  –  $2,158
9th:  Rudy Mamo  –  $1,725
10th:  Ryan Weiss  –  $1,462