HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (March 13, 2020) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood’s WPT Poker Showdown has been postponed. A main stop for the World Poker Tour, the tournament was scheduled to run from April 16 through May 5. The three-week tournament will be rescheduled at a later date.
The health and safety of players, guests and team members are of the utmost importance, and Seminole Hard Rock is aligning with local, state, federal and global public health agencies and guidelines.
The 2020 Seminole Lucky Hearts Poker Open featured 29 tournaments with more than $5,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools. The series opened with the $1,000,000 guaranteed WPTDeepStacks Hollywood event and finished with the $2,000,000 guaranteed WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship with a $25K High Roller in the middle.
Brian Altman made World Poker Tour history when he won the LHPO Championship on the final day. He is the first in tour history to win the same tournament twice, this one to go along with his WPT LHPO Championship title from 2015.
In addition to that record, this is also Altman’s sixth career SHRP title putting him in a tie with Raminder Singh for second behind David Prociak.
Raminder Singh captured his sixth title earlier in the series in the $600 Six-Max tournament. Edwards Muñiz had a good opening weekend of the series; he bagged early in the WPTDeepStacks, won $400 Big O tournament on his day off, then shipped the WPTDeepStacks title.
Jonathan Jaffe shipped the $25K High Roller title with Brian Altman on the rail, the Jaffe returned the favor when Altman won the Championship. Then posed after swapping the good luck hoodies.
You can find complete results, updates, and recaps on the event links below.
To be fair, Roberts was also on the losing end of a bad beat, getting it all in with pocket kings as the big stack against ace-king and pocket eights — there were two aces on the flop and an eight on the turn. That knocked Roberts down to 11 big blinds, but he may have forgotten about that one because two hands later is when he tripled up with pocket nines after spiking a nine on the river.
“It feels great,” said Roberts. “It’s finally nice to win a big one here at the Seminole Hard Rock.”
Final Table Results:
1st: Scott Roberts – $13,584* 2nd: David Shmuel – $13,406* 3rd: David Coughlin – $10,042* 4th: Al Gomez – $8,089* 5th: Michael Tait – $3,974 6th: Rene Noriega – $3,157 7th: Antonio Campbell – $2,414 8th: Evan Haw – $1,746 9th: Andre Bryan – $1,263