Lucky Hearts

Event 23: Another PLO Trophy

$400 Six-Max PLO (Single Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  25/50

After a brief pause to allow the big No Limit Hold’em games to play out, we have two more Omaha tournament on the last two days. The first runs this afternoon at 3 pm with a $400 Six-Max Pot Limit Omaha game.

They’ll sit down to 12,000 starting stacks and run 30-minute levels during the one-day tournament. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 7:30 pm with a single re-entry option available.

Since this is a one-day tournament, we will hand out another LHPO trophy before the night is through.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/single re-entry until start of Level 9 (7:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 23 Structure Sheet

Championship: Adam Travis Eliminated in 35th Place by Matt Bond

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  34 of 1,573

Matt Bond
Matt Bond

Adam Travis was all in from the hijack for 75,000 with As6d, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the Kd8d of Matt Bond on the button.

The board came QhJs6hKsJh, and Bond paired his king on the turn to win the pot and eliminate Travis in 35th place.

Matt Bond  –  4,920,000  (164 bb)
Adam Travis  –  Eliminated in 35th Place  ($19,515)


With 34 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1.85 million (62 big blinds), and they are all guaranteed to earn at least $19,515 each.

There will be a one-hour dinner break after Level 26 (around 6:45 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 29, around 12:30 am.

Championship: Rodney Turvin Eliminated in 39th Place by Darren Elias

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  38 of 1,573

Darren Elias
Darren Elias

Rodney Turvin moved all in under the gun for 430,000, and Darren Elias called from the cutoff with AsAd.

Turvin turned over Ah8c, and he was dominated as he faced elimination.

The board came 7s7c5c6h5s — Turvin turned an open-ended straight draw, but improved no further. Elias won the pot with his pocket aces to eliminate Turvin in 39th place.

Darren Elias  –  3,580,000  (119 bb)
Rodney Turvin  –  Eliminated in 39th Place  ($19,515)


With 38 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1.66 million (55 big blinds), and they are all guaranteed to earn at least $19,515 each.

There will be a one-hour dinner break after Level 26 (around 6:45 pm), and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 29, around 12:30 am.

Championship: David Eldridge Eliminated by Jesse Lonis

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 40 of 1,573

David Eldridge awaits his Championship payout ticket

Jesse Lonis opened to 75,000 from the hijack, Ronnie Bardah called from the cutoff, and David Eldridge called in the big blind to the Td8c3c flop. Eldridge checked, Lonis bet 135,000 to get a fold from Bardah and call from Elridge.

The turn was 3s, Elridge checked, and Lonis bet enough to put Eldridge all in for his last ~550,000. Eldridge called at risk and the cards were tabled.

Lonis: AcTs
Eldridge: Tc5c

Both players flopped a ten but Eldridge was outkicked. The 4d river finished the board and Lonis won the pot with two pair tens and threes to send Eldridge out in 41st place.

Jesse Lonis – 2,200,000 (73 bb)
David Eldridge – Eliminated in 41st Place ($16,660)

Event 20: Day 2 Set to Go

$1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 26 of 229

Event 20 had one of the bigger buy-ins of the series and the great turnout this series continued. The 229 entries in the field made it out biggest Purple Chip Bounty tournament in our history and it wasn’t close.

2021 LHPO (January) – 229 entries
2016 LHPO (January) – 165 entries
2015 RRPO (November) – 162 entries
2013 SHRPO (August) – 153 entries
2018 RRPO (November) – 153 entries

Only 26 players return for Day 2 with Randy Gordon leading a talented group of players that includes Anthony Zinno, TK Miles, David Dibenardi, and reigning Tampa Winter Poker Open champ Max Young.

Cards go back in the air at 2 pm and we’ll keep an eye on them as they head towards the final table and new champion.

Chip counts:

RankFirst NameLast NameChip Count
1RandyGordon561,000
2DavidLaufer360,000
3AnthonyZinno315,000
4JasonNablo280,000
5JoannColiny275,000
6GeorgeDolofan263,000
7MannyTarich254,000
8JordanDegrenier208,000
9MichaelLaufer202,000
10MervickNunez Marino193,000
11T.K.Miles172,000
12DanielSwartz147,000
13JinXin143,000
14MaxwellYoung131,000
15PeterMuraca128,000
16DaniGenov122,000
17PavloVeksler110,000
18DavidDibernardi109,000
19DienLe109,000
20ValeryLitvak84,000
21ShanmukhaMeruga80,000
22TimothyCapretta78,000
23AntonioMallol73,000
24DavidMzareulov68,000
25YoungsooKim67,000
26AyodesiCoker49,000

Table and seat assignments:

TableSeatFirst NameLast NameChip Count
291RandyGordon561,000
292AnthonyZinno315,000
293JinXin143,000
294PeterMuraca128,000
295AyodesiCoker49,000
296ValeryLitvak84,000
297DavidMzareulov68,000
301TimothyCapretta78,000
302DaniGenov122,000
303MannyTarich254,000
304JasonNablo280,000
305DienLe109,000
306PavloVeksler110,000
307MichaelLaufer202,000
391JoannColiny275,000
392DavidLaufer360,000
393GeorgeDolofan263,000
394JordanDegrenier208,000
395ShanmukhaMeruga80,000
396MaxwellYoung131,000
401T.K.Miles172,000
402DavidDibernardi109,000
403YoungsooKim67,000
404MervickNunez Marino193,000
405DanielSwartz147,000
406AntonioMallol73,000