The first day of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a great start to the series. It featured the first two flights of the $500,000 Guarantee Ultimate Re-Entry tournament and we awarded our first title in the one-day Limit Omaha 8 trophy event.
Flights A and B of the Ultimate Re-Entry drew exactly 900 entries to put it on an easy path to the guarantee. This tournament allows/encourages players to enter as many flights as they wish and are rewarded for advancing multiple stacks to Day 2. They’ll play their biggest and we will pay them $2,500 for the smaller stack(s).
Frankie Flowers blasted to the top of the counts early in Flight A and locked up his Day 2 return with a top five stack. Not content to sit on his big number, he entered Flight B looking to earn that $2,500 bonus then went on to run up the biggest stack of the tournament so far. The 356,000 he put aside in Flight A will be pulled from play, earning him $2,500 on the spot, and he is set with 578,500.
Flowers intends to keep playing through the weekend.
In addition to Flowers, he was joined by Jason Young, Sean Shah, Stephen Ibrahim, and David Nathaniel, Jr. as the first five players to earn a multi-stack payout.
Top ten stacks through Flight B:
- Frankie Flowers – 578,500
- Bret Grebow – 557,500
- Rayden Abreu – 535,500
- Constantinos Liapis – 447,500
- Ginold Cham – 446,000
- James Salmon – 429,500
- Dejan Petkovic – 388,500
- Cesar Mendoza Gomez – 371,500
- Jason Young – 361,000
- David Bradshaw – 317,000
It wasn’t all Ultimate Re-Entry in the Event Center on Thursday, we also handed out our first LHPO trophy. Event 2 was a $360 Limit Omaha 8 tournament and it drew 78 entries with the final table ten earning a piece of the prize pool.
Cincinnati’s Adam Walter came to South Florida simply to escape the cold weather and play a little poker and now he will return with a trophy after he won it outright. He earned $7,908 plus a custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of Image Master after he defeated Michael Rosenberg heads up for the title.
Event 2 results:
1st: Adam Walter – $7,908
2nd: Michael Rosenberg – $4,563
3rd: Michael Dreese – $2,855
4th: Gabriel Ramos – $1,931
5th: Wayne Brown – $1,463
6th: Hyndi Khomutetsky – $1,170
7th: Harvey Freedman – $1,053
8th: Perry Klein – $936
9th: Harry Eisenberg – $819
10th: Eric Von Guttenberg – $702