ICYMI: Adam Walter Goes Back-to-Back; Ultimate Re-Entry Hits the Guarantee

TD Tony Burns and Event 3 Winner Adam Walter
TD Tony Burns and Event 3 Winner Adam Walter

On Friday, Day 2 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open had a big turnout in the Ultimate Re-Entry opening event and we had a back-to-back trophy winner.

Cincinnati’s Adam Walter came down to South Florida to escape the cold weather and play some poker for a few days. He began his run by capturing the first trophy of the series with an outright win in the $360 Limit Omaha 8 event on Thursday. He returned on Friday to play the $360 H.O.R.S.E. tournament and went on to win that trophy as well.

We have awarded two trophies so far and both are going back to Ohio.

Walter had his second win after defeating Adam Zeltser heads-up at a final table that included WSOP bracelet winner and four-time WSOP Circuit champ Phil Hui. He earned another $5,790 with the title and some good memories.

Phil Hui
Phil Hui

Event 3 results:

1st:  Adam Walter  –  $5,790 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  Adam Zeltser  –  $3,860
3rd:  Phil Hui  –  $2,570
4th:  Dale Phillips  –  $1,785
5th:  Cory Zeidman  –  $1,295
6th:  James Gunter  –  $980
7th:  Michael Barry  –  $775
8th:  Michael Dreese  –  $645

Adam Walter
Adam Walter

We another great turnout for the third and fourth flights of the $360 Ultimate Re-Entry. Nearly 1,000 entries came in the door on Friday for Event 1 and it pushed its way over the $500,000 Guarantee.

Nine more players took advance of the tweaked best-stack-forward concept and collected a $2,500 multi-stack payout. Among those, David Nathaniel and Stephen Ibrahim earned their second multi-stack payout after bagging three of the four starting flights.

Brian Hastings
Brian Hastings

Four-time WSOP bracelet winner Brian Hastings had the biggest stack of the two flights and locked up 517,000 for his second stack forward. We have 172 players with a seat booked for Day 2 on Monday with 14 stacks coming out of play after their $2,500 multi-stack payout.

Top ten stacks so far:

  1. Frankie Flowers – 578,500
  2. Bret Grebow – 557,500
  3. Rayden Abreu – 535,500
  4. Brian Hastings – 517,000
  5. Emory Oese-Siegel – 497,500
  6. Paulius Bikus – 497,000
  7. Jacob Naumann – 493,000
  8. Constantinos Liapis – 447,500
  9. Ginold Cham – 446,000
  10. James Salmon – 429,500

Ultimate Re-Entry counts through Flight D