ICYMI: David Shmuel Wins Another One; Howard Mash Leads WPTDS

David Shmuel - Event 2 Winner
David Shmuel – Event 2 Winner

The 2020 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open kicked off on Friday with Day 1A of the WPTDeepStacks Hollywood tournament and a $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament which awarded the first trophy of the series.

The four-card Event 2 had a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool that was easily surpassed and it produced a very talented final table. After Claudangelo Beaudouin was eliminated in third place, WSOP bracelet winner Yuval Bronshtein and David Shmuel decided to split the remaining prize pool down the middle.

Since Shmuel had the chip lead, he took the title along with $7,742. It was the fourth career SHRP title for Shmuel in his fourth different variant; his previous wins came in Pot Limit Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha 8, and No Limit Hold’em.

Event 2 results:

1st:  David Shmuel  –  $7,742 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Yuval Bronshtein  –  $7,741
3rd:  Claudangelo Beaudouin  –  $3,628
4th:  Peter Dirksen  –  $2,453
5th:  Bob Mangino  –  $1,870
6th:  Chuck Jacoby  –  $1,496
7th:  Bryce Fox  –  $1,242
8th:  Lazaro Rodriguez  –  $1,047
9th:  Ricardo Quintero  –  $965
10th:  Michael Marx  –  $898
11th:  George Fountoulakis  –  $838

Yuval Bronshtein
Yuval Bronshtein
Howard Mash
Howard Mash

The headliner on Friday was the opening flight of the WPTDeepStacks tournament. The $1,100 buy-in event drew 367 entries for the first day with 70 advancing to Day 2 on Sunday.

Reigning WSOP Seniors Champion Howard Mash went big and bagged the top stack with 520,000. He was followed by Paul Grigsby, Jonathan Shapiro, Nick Yunis, and David Farber to round out the five best to move on.

Top ten Day 1A counts:

  1. Howard Mash – 520,000
  2. Paul Grigsby – 508,000
  3. Jonathan Shapiro – 434,000
  4. Nick Yunis – 426,000
  5. David Farber – 392,000
  6. Hector Pacheco – 316,000
  7. Zoltan Czinkota – 291,000
  8. Carlos Garcia – 282,000
  9. Charles Odenz – 263,000
  10. Jacquelyn Scott – 258,000

WPTDeepStack Day 1A counts

Paul Grigsby
Paul Grigsby

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