2018 LHPO Live Updates

2018 LHPO Concludes as 20 Players Earn Six-Figure Prizes

The 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open kicked off January 11 and concluded Wednesday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The 14-day series boasted 24 trophy events and was punctuated by 20 six-figure winners.

Darryll Fish, WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Champion

Outshining them all in the series two headline events were WPT Championship winner Darryll Fish and WPTDeepStacks champion Scott Baumstein. Baumstein reached the winner’s circle first, capturing the title and a $220,238 score in the opener. Fish, meanwhile, topped that figure ultimately pocketing $511,604 in the Championship.

Scott Baumstein, WPTDeepStacks Champion

Here’s a look at each of the series’ 24 champions:

Click the link for each tournament’s live reporting log

Thank you to everyone who played and congratulations to all our champions.

Next up at the Seminole Hard Rock is the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown April 5-18! But first, the in-room Escalator II running February 21-March 18.

Event 22: Carlos Torres Vasquez Wins After Three-Way Deal

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 683
Prize Pool: $81,960
January 22-24, 2018

Carlos Torres Vasquez

Event 22 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) tournament. Over two starting flights, a total of 683 entries generated a prize pool of $81,960, easily surpassing the $50,000 guarantee. Only 65 players made it to Day 2, and when it was all said and done a three-handed deal was agreed upon. Carlos Torres Vasquez was the chip leader at the time, making him the official winner.

“I’m a recreational player and only play once a week, so to have a result like this is very nice. I was just happy to make the final table and would have been happy with any result, so to win the trophy feels like a bonus.”

Final Table Results:
1st: Carlos Torres Vasquez – *$14,598
2nd: David Dohner – *$14,270
3rd: Matan Yehudai – *$13,701
4th: Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez – $5,737
5th: Hector Lopez – $4,139
6th: Karen Cleveland – $3,319
7th: Robert Leff – $2,541
8th: Daniel Saffer – $1,803
9th: Steven Touitou – $1,311
10th: Michael Johnson – $984
*denotes three-way deal

Event 22: We Have a Deal!

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining 3 of 683

David Dohner (left), Carlos Torres Vasquez (center), Matan Yehudai (right)

The remaining three players agreed to a deal. Here were their chip counts at the time, followed by their subsequent payouts.

Carlos Torres Vasquez – 2,470,000 (49 bb)
David Dohner – 2,310,000 (46 bb)
Matan Yehudai – 2,050,000 (41 bb)

As chip leader, Carlos Torres Vasquez is officially the winner of Event 22 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Carlos Torres Vasquez – $14,598
David Dohner – $14,270
Matan Yehudai – $13,701

A tournament recap will be posted later tonight.

Carlos Torres Vasquez
David Dohner
Matan Yehudai

Event 22: Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez – 4th Place ($5,737)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining 3 of 683

Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez

Emanuel Ibarry Quinonez raised all in for about 400,000 from the button, and Matan Yehudai called from the big blind.

Ibarry Quinonez showed AcQd, trailing Yehudai’s KdKs.

The board came down Jc7c2d8h3c, no help to Ibarry Quinonez, ending his tournament in fourth place for $5,737.

Matan Yehudai – 2,050,000 (41 bb)
EmanuelIbarry Quinonez – Eliminated

Event 22: Hector Lopez – 5th Place ($4,139)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining 4 of 683

Hector Lopez

With a dead small blind in the hand, Hector Lopez raised all in for 415,000 from the hijack and Carlos Torres Vasquez isolated with a shove of his own from the cutoff.

Lopez: AhKs
Torres Vasquez: AsQs

The board came down KhJc8h6s10h, giving Torres Vasquez an ace-high straight to eliminate Lopez in fifth place for $4,139.

Carlos Torres Vasquez – 2,520,000 (63 bb)
Hector Lopez – Eliminated