Jesse Lott Wins His First Trophy In Honor of His Father

2021 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 9
$1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  189
Prize Pool:  $183,330
November 21-22, 2021

Jesse Lott
Jesse Lott

Event 9 ($1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em) was a two-day event that attracted 189 entries, and one of the last players to enter was Jesse Lott, who finished Day 1 second in chips. Lott carried that momentum all the way to victory on Day 2, winning $46,020.

“It feels pretty good,” said Lott. “I got into some good spots, and I guess the dealers took care of me.”

Lott defeated Adam Zeltser heads-up, and any talk of a potential deal was scuttled because both players really wanted the trophy.

“I’ve come runner-up a few times,” said Lott, “and it’s nice to finally get the W. I final tabled the first event I ever played here (Event 1 in the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open), and I got sixth place. That was right after my Dad passed.”

Lott fought back tears as he continued.

“My Dad’s always traveled with me, so this means a lot,” said Lott. “I hate that he’s not here to see it. But he was watching over me when I got those quad tens. I think he’s smiling over me.”

Lott finished his interview on a lighter note.

“Now I’m gonna take this trophy home to my kids,” said Lott with a big smile, “and show them that I don’t suck at poker.”

Final Results:

1stJesse Lott$46,020
2ndAdam Zeltser$31,090
3rdCarlos Dorca$18,790
4thGiuseppe Iadisernia$11,400
5thRaymond Tetsoshvili$8,825
6thDani Dayan$7,315
7thErik Nomberg$6,235
8thManuel Amaro Alvarez$5,440
9thMyles Holton$4,665
10thThomas Kornechuk$4,665
11thJohn Smith$4,015
12thCaleb Larsen$4,015
13thStephen Brite$3,395
14thWilliam Firebaugh$3,395
15thGeorge Hortelano$3,395
16thMarco Caza$2,815
17thErik Carvalho$2,815
18thKevin Grinder$2,815
19thMatthew Beinner$2,250
20thRichard Rice$2,250
21stLewe Thiesen$2,250
22ndJeffrey Trudeau Jr$1,825
23rdDavid Castranova$1,825
24thHa Nguyen$1,825