Event 23: Ben Tollerene Wins Outright for $163,944

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 23

$5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 117
Prize Pool: $555,750
January 23, 2018

Ben Tollerene

Event 23 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) tournament. A total of 117  entries generated a prize pool of $550,750, more than doubling the $250,000 guarantee. The final table produced a talented bunch and, in the end, it was Ben Tollerene who outlasted them all for an outright win worth $163,944.

For Tollerene, it was his second six-figure score of the day. He finished in third place in Event 20, the $25K High Roller, earlier in the day for $248,438. His scores today also pushed him past the $5.3 million-dollar mark in career live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

“I completely bricked off PCA (PokerStars Caribbean Adventure), and was down a bunch. I think I won it all back today, so it feels great.”

A regular in the High Roller and Super High Roller scene, Tollerene liked the opportunity to work on his craft in lower stakes. He began the final table as the chip leader, and he navigated his way through to emerge victoriously.

“I focused really hard on this $5K and I’m really proud of that, because it’s not the biggest stakes for me. I tried to work on my game, and it feels great to get rewarded for that.”

1st: Ben Tollerene – $163,944
2nd: Andrey Plotnikov – $101,424
3rd: Wenhao Ying – $60,577
4th: Ramon Miquel – $38,903
5th: Philip Consolo – $29,455
6th: Olivier Busquet – $24,453
7th: Mark Radoja – $21,119
8th: Pablo Fernandez – $18,618
9th: Ben Yu – $16,395
10th: Victor Figueroa – $14,450
11th:  Armando Balbi –  $14,450
12th: Stephen Chidwick – $14,450
13th: Jeff Trudeau Jr. – $12,504
14th: Lander Lijo – $12,504
15th: Michael Simkins – $12,504