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.
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.
Here’s a look at each of the series’ 24 champions:
Click the link for each tournament’s live reporting log
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
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
$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 6 of 683
Carlos Torres Vasquez raised to 150,000 from under the gun, Matan Yehudai called from the hijack, David Dohner reraised all in from the button for 775,000, Torres Vasquez reraised all in, and Yehudai folded.
Torres Vasquez showed , leading Dohner’s .
The board came down , giving Dohner a nine-high straight to double up.
David Dohner – 1,790,000 (45 bb) Carlos Torres Vasquez – 2,150,000 (53 bb)