2019 LHPO Live Updates

Main Event: Eddy Sabat – 8th Place ($34,125)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream
Level 32: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 1,634

Eddy Sabat

Eddy Sabat open-shoved for 2,100,000 from under the gun and it folded to Paul James Hizer in the hijack. He called the shove and the rest folded.

Hizer: adac
Sabat: ksqh

It was aces once again for Hizer and Sabat needed a lot of help. He picked up a gutshot draw on the jdjh9c flop. Sabat paired the qc turn but improved no further on the 8s river to exit in eighth place.

Paul James Hizer – 9,750,000 (49 bb)
Eddy Sabat – Eliminated in 8th Place ($34,125)

Main Event: Stephen Ibrahim – 9th Place ($26,025)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream
Level 32: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 1,634

Stephen Ibrahim

Kevin Chan opened to 425,000 from the cutoff and Stephen Ibrahim moved all in for 1,675,000 from the button. Paul James Hizer reshoved from the small blind to isolate.

Hizer: ahad
Ibrahim: astd

Ibrahim was in trouble right out of the gates and smack into aces. The board ran 7h6c4hkd6d and Ibrahim was the first eliminated from the final table.

Paul James Hizer – 5,500,000 (28 bb)
Stephen Ibrahim – Eliminated in 9th Place ($26,025)

Main Event: Cards in the Air

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream
Level 32: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 1,634

After a short delay for player introductions, cards are underway at the WPTDeepStacks Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event final table.

We will be updating on a 30-minute delay to avoid spoilers from the WPTDeepStacks live stream.

There are 36 minutes remaining in this level with blinds at 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 big blind ante.

Seat 1: Kevin Chan – 6,550,000 (33 bb)
Seat 2: Stephen Ibrahim – 2,175,000 (11 bb)
Seat 3: Paul James Hizer – 3,400,000 (17 bb)
Seat 4: Quinn Bruno – 2,350,000 (12 bb)
Seat 5: David Inselberg – 6,425,000 (32 bb)
Seat 6: Jason Young – 14,750,000 (74 bb)
Seat 7: Pedro Aldave – 5,675,000 (28 bb)
Seat 8: Leif Force – 5,075,000 (25 bb)
Seat 9: Eddy Sabat – 2,600,000 (13 bb)

Main Event: Final Table Ready

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream
Level 32: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 1,634

The nine players are in the Salon West, getting their instructions from production, and updates from Tournament Director Tony Burns. There will be some group player shots and cards will fly at noon.

Jason Young leads the talented final table with David “Coldstone” Inselberg in second. It is still anyone’s game as they aim for the WPTDeepStacks title along with $260,000.

Seat 1: Kevin Chan – 6,550,000 (33 bb)
Seat 2: Stephen Ibrahim – 2,175,000 (11 bb)
Seat 3: Paul James Hizer – 3,400,000 (17 bb)
Seat 4: Quinn Bruno – 2,350,000 (12 bb)
Seat 5: David Inselberg – 6,425,000 (32 bb)
Seat 6: Jason Young – 14,750,000 (74 bb)
Seat 7: Pedro Aldave – 5,675,000 (28 bb)
Seat 8: Leif Force – 5,075,000 (25 bb)
Seat 9: Eddy Sabat – 2,600,000 (13 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $260,205 + $3,000 WPTDS Championship Package
2nd: $183,540
3rd: $119,820
4th: $89,000
5th: $66,760
6th: $53,785
7th: $43,930
8th: $34,125
9th: $26,025

Main Event: Meet the Final Table

The headline event on the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open schedule is the WPTDeepStacks Main Event and the tournament is down to the last nine players.

With players from the United States, Argentina, and the UK, these nine players have more than $9 million in combined career earnings including two WSOP bracelet winners. We also have WSOP Circuit ring champs, former WPT final table members, and a handful of Seminole Hard Rock Poker regulars.

With nearly $900,000 still up for grabs, some of the players will be earning life-changing amounts. Meet your final table members.


Seat 1: Kevin Chan
Chip count: 6,550,000

A software consultant from Connecticut, Chan has $270,000 career earnings including a 2015 Coco Poker Spring Series win and back-to-back deep runs in the 2015/16 WPT SHR Poker Showdown.


Seat 2: Stephen Ibrahim
Chip count: 2,175,000

Ibrahim is a Fort Lauderdale-based poker pro with $75,000 in career earnings. In recent results, he bagged three times in this year’s Lucky Hearts Poker Open Ultimate Re-Entry picking up $5,000 on top of his deep run on Day 2.


Seat 3: Paul James Hizer
Chip count: 3,400,000

Hailing from London, Hizer is a pro player with more than $200,000 in earnings. His biggest cash came when he finished 15th out of 1,015 entries in October’s partypoker Millions UK Main Event for $50,000 plus he picked up his first two US cashes this summer in Las Vegas.


Seat 4: Quinn Bruno
Chip count: 2,350,000

Bruno is a SHR regular during our big series with nearly $50,000 in career earnings and a lucky parking spot. No matter where he finishes at the final table, he has locked up his biggest cash after his 35th place finish in this summer’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.


Seat 5: David Inselberg
Chip count: 6,425,000

Nicknamed “Coldstone”, Inselberg migrated from New York to Florida. He has $1.1 million in career earnings with a half dozen wins including a 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown title. Among his favorite players, he included fellow final table member Jason Young.


Seat 6: Jason Young
Chip count: 14,750,000

Another New York to Florida transplant, Young is one of two WSOP bracelet winners at the final table. He earned his title in the 2008 $1,500 Shootout event and has $833,000 in career earnings. Comes to the final table with a big chip lead.


Seat 7: Pedro Aldave
Chip count: 5,675,000

A sports agent from Argentina, Aldave will more than double his career tournament earnings at this final table. He has cashes from around the world including Brazil, Netherlands, Slovenia, and the United States.


Seat 8: Leif Force
Chip count: 5,075,000

Force is a Florida-based pro with more than $3 million in career earnings. This is a No Limit Hold’em tournament but he counts Pot Limit Omaha as his favorite game. Force owns the other bracelet at the final table, winning his in the 2012 WSOP $3,000 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up event.


Seat 9: Eddy Sabat
Chip count: 2,600,000

The California pro is the most accomplished player at the final table with $3.4 million in career earnings and nine cashes over $100,000. He earned $453,000 for an APPT Macau tournament win and he finished 14th in the 2014 WSOP Main Event.

Event 24: Last NLH Trophy

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$75,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

We’ve reached the last day of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open and the last two tournaments run today. It starts off with a final No Limit Hold’em one-day event at noon with Event 24.

It is a $570 buy-in tournament with a $75,000 guaranteed prize. Players sit down to 15,000 starting stacks and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm with unlimited re-entries.

The tournament will play out later tonight as we close out the series.

  • $75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 24 Structure Sheet

LHPO Day 13 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event

12PM: Event 24 – $570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 24 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 23 Day 2 – $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 25 – $1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 25 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 20 Day 2 – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 69 – $200 Event 24 Turbo Satellite (1-in-5)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into LHPO Event 24
  • Players begin with 10,000 in 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 69 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 70 – $200 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in 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 70 Structure Sheet

Event 23: Philip Wojtuniecki Leads the Final Eight Players into Day 2

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 115

Philip Wojtuniecki
Chipleader Philip Wojtuniecki

Day 1 of the $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty comes to an end with eight players remaining. Here are the official chip counts and seating positions:

Seat 1.  Brandon Eisen  –  240,000  (30 bb)
Seat 2.  Philip Wojtuniecki  –  611,000  (76 bb)
Seat 3.  Jaime Wiegrefe  –  181,000  (23 bb)
Seat 4.  Manny Tarich  –  525,000  (66 bb)
Seat 5.  Brad Coultas  –  245,000  (31 bb)
Seat 6.  Corey Burbick  –  105,000  (13 bb)
Seat 7.  Jeff Hakim  –  287,000  (36 bb)
Seat 8.  Romain Follet  –  121,000  (15 bb)

And here is the remaining prizepool, followed by the players who have already finished in the money:

1st:  $33,922 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $20,988
3rd:  $12,535
4th:  $8,050
5th:  $6,095
6th:  $5,060
7th:  $4,370
8th:  $3,853

9th:  Nick Yunis  –  $3,393
10th:  Danny Monosson  –  $2,990
11th:  Anthony Zinno  –  $2,990
12th:  Kenneth Frey  –  $2,990
13th:  Chad Trentacosta  –  $2,588
14th:  Adam Adler  –  $2,588
15th:  Tony Ruberto  –  $2,588

These final eight players will return tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:00 pm EST to play down to a winner.

Event 20: Day 2 Seat Draw

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 65 of 507

Flight A:  165 Entries; 23 Advanced
Flight B:  342 Entries; 42 Advanced
Day 2:  Tuesday at 5:00 pm

FIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
MichaelMeyer148,50051
StevenBaysa94,50052
RebeccaDellagloria63,50053
54
SergioPerez36,00055
PaulSmerdon225,00056
LRogers59,00057
WillianBaldera59,50058
IanHolt118,00059
PaulPrager124,50061
RobertTanner147,00062
JavierGuerra10,50063
JulienDurity46,50064
MikhailProkopchuk39,50065
PatriciaConrad78,00066
PadmanabanKulathur-Karvannan39,50067
68
GuillermoMontero119,50069
FrankFlowers182,00071
GregoryAnda121,50072
BrianGuzman129,50073
WoodrowPass70,00074
75
ChristopherYoung175,50076
AllanBieler172,50077
CoryPetruny75,50078
AlanGold113,00079
RomanFomin149,500121
JeffreyDana44,500122
ScottHarwood66,000123
124
GiovanniMassa96,000125
CarlosTorres Vazquez58,500126
GiuseppeLunetto143,500127
JoseNigaglioni101,000128
HollanderPreap50,000129
131
MiltonMiranda, Jr.108,500132
ArielRosello Quintana93,500133
DennisBrinn250,500134
JohnBolde54,500135
StephenKrackomberger176,000136
ArkadiyTsinis109,000137
HomeroMolina173,000138
FranciscoAmaral156,000139
IrwinCohen185,000141
DavidShmuel63,000142
IgnasJasinevicius449,500143
RedouaneAbed60,000144
JoshuaMcmahan67,000145
JamesScott143,000146
ScottSommer80,000147
DanAvitsur26,500148
FrancoisZayas137,500149
ChristineColantuoni97,000201
RobertLeff52,500202
DavidPoces126,000203
CarlosVazquez75,000204
DavidHarmon189,000205
206
NathanGrow536,000207
AlvaroVivas Grisales24,500208
AdamBarnett36,000209
WilliamEvans74,500211
JeffreyKahn164,000212
213
RafaelRamos88,000214
FariborzZojaji77,500215
MichaelBonsignore151,000216
MarceloBellizzi88,500217
AlexisPuga Alvarino121,500218
WilliamFarnan167,500219

Event 20: Day 2 Chip Counts

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 65 of 507

Flight A:  165 Entries; 23 Advanced
Flight B:  342 Entries; 42 Advanced
Day 2:  Tuesday at 5:00 pm

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNT
1NathanGrow536,000
2IgnasJasinevicius449,500
3DennisBrinn250,500
4PaulSmerdon225,000
5DavidHarmon189,000
6IrwinCohen185,000
7FrankFlowers182,000
8StephenKrackomberger176,000
9ChristopherYoung175,500
10HomeroMolina173,000
11AllanBieler172,500
12WilliamFarnan167,500
13JeffreyKahn164,000
14FranciscoAmaral156,000
15MichaelBonsignore151,000
16RomanFomin149,500
17MichaelMeyer148,500
18RobertTanner147,000
19GiuseppeLunetto143,500
20JamesScott143,000
21FrancoisZayas137,500
22BrianGuzman129,500
23DavidPoces126,000
24PaulPrager124,500
25GregoryAnda121,500
26AlexisPuga Alvarino121,500
27GuillermoMontero119,500
28IanHolt118,000
29AlanGold113,000
30ArkadiyTsin S109,000
31MiltonMiranda, Jr.108,500
32JoseNigaglioni101,000
33ChristineColantuoni97,000
34GiovanniMassa96,000
35StevenBaysa94,500
36ArielRosello Quintana93,500
37MarceloBellizzi88,500
38RafaelRamos88,000
39ScottSommer80,000
40PatriciaConrad78,000
41FariborzZojaji77,500
42CoryPetruny75,500
43CarlosVazquez75,000
44WilliamEvans74,500
45WoodrowPass70,000
46JoshuaMcmahan67,000
47ScottHarwood66,000
48RebeccaDellagloria63,500
49DavidShmuel63,000
50RedouaneAbed60,000
51WillianBaldera59,500
52LRogers59,000
53CarlosTorres Vazquez58,500
54JohnBolde54,500
55RobertLeff52,500
56HollanderPreap50,000
57JulienDurity46,500
58JeffreyDana44,500
59MikhailProkopchuk39,500
60PadmanabanKulathur-Karvannan39,500
61SergioPerez36,000
62AdamBarnett36,000
63DanAvitsur26,500
64AlvaroVivas Grisales24,500
65JavierGuerra10,500