2015 LHPO Live Updates

Event 1 Day 1A: And Your Little Dog Too

$570 Deeper Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 150/300/25 ante

Players have to make adjustments on the fly and now Natasha Barbour has a little companionship at her table. He’s very popular with her tablemates but that might change if the little guy brings her luck.

Barbour is back in action after taking her skills around the state. She looks to stay hot at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with her biggest career cash came here after a 12th place finish in the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Barbour was also an entertaining participant when Poker Night in America taped their Ladies Night cash game show here in December.

Event 1 Day 1A: A Few Good Counts

$570 Deeper Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 150/300/25 ante

Domenico Maurici
Domenico Maurici

Domenico Maurici (Miami, FL) is the early front-runner in Event 1 with better than a double starting stack at the first break. There are a few just behind and there is plenty of time for someone to catch up.

The flight clicked over 200 entrants at the start of Level 5 with two more hours to get in.

 

Domenico Maurici – 60,125
Olvenso Savoie – 58,350
Adam Flock – 57,675
Rob Berreto – 55,100
Horatius Hulubei – 54,375
Giovanni Fazo – 54,075
Charlie Chan – 48,575
Jason Villatico – 46,100

Event 1 Day 1A: First Break

$570 Deeper Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 4: 100/200

Two hours are gone in the first flight of the $1,000,000 Event 1 and the field is closing in on 200 entrants. TJ Shulman is quickly on his second bullet after running into quads not long after taking his first seat.

Other new arrivals include Natasha Barbour, Elliott Zaydman, Steven McKoy, and Oleg Vayman.

Four more levels of late registration or re-entry available along with Flight 1B kicking off at 6pm. First break chip counts and leaders will be posted shortly.

Event 1: Power of the Schwartz

$570 Deeper Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 4: 100/200

The big man in the room right now is Noah Schwartz. The local pro took his seat shortly after the noon hour and is looking to continue a very good week.

Schwartz went over $5,000,000 in career earnings earlier this week when he won the $100,000 buy-in WPT Alpha8 Florida event here last weekend. The $585,000 first place prize was the biggest of a career which also includes a WSOP and WPT title.

Noah Schwartz (Photo: WPT/Joe Giron)
Noah Schwartz (Photo: WPT/Joe Giron)

Family Fun

A few more locals put their money down to play some poker today and we have a family affair in both tournaments running. Angela Prada-Moed and Michael Moed each have seats with Angela playing in Event 1 while her husband plays a little Omaha/8 in Event 2.

Angela has plenty of results to her credit including five cashes and two final tables during last summer’s WSOP. Michael’s résumé shows six Omaha/8 titles including one in each of the last two Lucky Heart series.

When the two aren’t beating down opponents at the table, the two own Sweet Times Cupcakes in Miami. A popular destination for those looking to get their baked goods fix.

Event 2: Split Pot Fun

$350 Omaha 8B (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 50/100 Limits

While most of the room is mixing it up in the big $1,000,000 Guarantee Event 1, a smaller group of players are now taking their shot with some four-card action.

The first non-Hold’em tournament of the series features Limit Omaha/8 for a fun day of split pots. It will be a smaller field but most will be experienced in this special variant.

They start off with 15,000 stacks, 40-minute levels, and a $20,000 guaranteed prize pool. Late registration or re-entry is available until the start of Level 7 giving them plenty of room to work or get back in.

Robert Campbell (Miami, FL) will be one to watch as it gets underway. He has ten career tournaments wins with all of them coming in Omaha/8 tournaments including the $250 Pot Limit Omaha/8 during the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

Event 1 Day 1A: A Few Faces

$570 Deeper Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 2: 50/100

Players moved into the second level while some are waiting until local time is no longer in the AM. The early flight players are in no particular hurry to gamble it up on with plenty of chips in action.

It’s also a bit of a reunion as a host of regulars are back in the ballroom for another big series. Some of those in the early action include Ory Hen, Eric Piderit, and Daren Stabinski.

Stabinski is freerolling this event after his high finish on the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” leaderboard. He has three results during that series with a 1st and 2nd place showing a week apart.

 

Event 1 Day 1A: Off They Go

$570 Deeper Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open is underway with the start of Event 1. The series kicks off with a big tournament featuring a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool , $570 buy-in, and six starting flights.

Players begin with 25,000 in their stacks, a nice 500 big blind start Level 1, and play 30-minute levels. Late registration or re-entry is available until the start of Level 9 or approximate 3:30 this afternoon. They are scheduled to run through 14 levels for the flight unless they edge towards 14% of the starting field remaining.

Tournament staff issued the play instructions and cards in the air for Event 1.

Schedule for January 22

Main Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1 Day 1A – $570 Deeper Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 2 Day 1 – $350 Omaha 8B (Re-Entry)

  • $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in tournament chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end at final table or 12AM, whichever comes first
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 1 Day 1B – $570 Deeper Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Qualifier Schedule

3PM: Event 22 – $115 Deep(er) Stacks Qualifier (Re-Entry) 1-in-10

  • 5 packages guaranteed for LHPO Event 1 AND Event 7
  • Players begin with 5,000 in tournament chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 22 Structure Sheet

7PM: Event 23 – $115 Deep(er) Stacks Qualifier (Re-Entry) 1-in-10

  • 5 packages guaranteed for LHPO Event 1 AND Event 7
  • Players begin with 5,000 in tournament chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 23 Structure Sheet

9PM: Event 24 – $150 Survivor Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • 1 in 10 players win $1,200 cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 24 Structure Sheet