2021 LHPO Live Updates

Event 1 Flight A: Staggered Break

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4: 200/300 with a 300 ante
Flight A Entries: 317

Robert Mantin

To protect our players, the Flight A players are being sent on a staggered break schedule to limit the number of people outside of the tournament area at one time.

A third of the field was given their break before the end of Level 4 and returned while another third grabbed some fresh air. The last third has the normally scheduled 15 minutes and the entire field will hit Level 5 at the same time.

Robert Mantin is among the last group and another of our Poker Room regulars. He booked a nice $163K score a few years ago with a tenth place finish in the 2018 WPT Five Diamond $10K Main Event.

Event 2: First Four-Card Game

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Level 1: 50/100 Limits

Chips and Cards

South Florida players love their non-Hold’em games and the first LHPO trophy will go to one of them. Event 2 is a $400 Limit Omaha 8 game that will play out later this evening and it will take some skills to get there.

They’ll start with 12,000 stacks and all levels will last 30 minutes long. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm but the Freeze-Out format will mean players only have one bullet to fire. There will be a 40-minute dinner break at 6pm and they will return to play down to our first LHPO champion.

Cards will go in the air at noon and we will keep an eye on them as they make their way through the day.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

Event 1 Flight A: Thomas Gari Back for More

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3: 100/200 with a 200 ante
Flight A Entries: 291

Thomas Gari

The entry count is nearing 300 at the end of Level 3 and it looks like Flight A will hit the 400 unique player limit before registration closes. We will keep everyone up to date on the exact number as we creep towards it.

Thomas Gari didn’t have to stress about getting in. The Poker Room regular was here on time and grinding a stack in the back of the room. Gari is the eldest member of the field at a spritely 93 years young. He has a ton of results to his credit including a big Poker Showdown final table in 2017 and Gari made history during the 2019 WSOP Big 50 tournament as the oldest participant.

Event 1 Flight A: Field is Growing

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante
Flight A Entries: 265

Raminder Singh

Flight A continued to build up over the first two levels of the day and they are up to 265 after nearly an hour of action. A great start to the series and it’s not even noon yet.

Raminder Singh is one of our regulars back in action, not long after a successful trip across the state. He went to our sister room in Tampa for their Winter Poker Open and cashed three times in eight tournaments including a win in the $600 NLH event. In local news, he made the final table of the Fun in the Sun Main Event for a seventh place finish.

Event 1 Flight A: Cards in the Air

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100
Flight A Entries: 177

At 10am on the nose, tournament staff put cards in the air for the first hand of the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open. Flight A of Event 1 is underway with 177 entries at the start and the field capped at 400 unique players.

With an eye towards the safety of our players, the breaks will be staggered for the field with everyone playing the same amount of time and the same levels.

Event 1 Flight A: Kicking off LHPO

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

Seminole Hard Rock Logo

The year-long wait is over, now is the time to kick off the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open and we get things underway with a big multi-day tournament running through the weekend. Event 1 is a No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $600 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed prize pool, and six starting flights.

Flight A kicks off at 10am in the Seminole Ballroom with Flight B tonight at 6pm and two more each on Friday and Saturday. Each flight is capped at 400 unique players so get your spot early.

Players will sit down to 20,000 starting stacks and 30-minute levels on Day 1. Registration will remain open until the start of Level 9 at 2:30pm and players are limited to a single re-entry per flight. The field will continue to play down until only 12.5% remain (rounding up) and they will return for Day 2 on Sunday in the money.

We’re excited to have a big series back in the ballroom, we look forward to catching up with old friends and making some new ones.

  • $300,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (2:30pm)
  • Single re-entry per flight
  • 400 players max per flight
  • Day 1 will end when field reaches 12.5%
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Kicks Off Tomorrow

After more than a year, big tournament poker comes back to South Florida with the start of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open on January 15.

The series features a full schedule with 26 events featuring more than $2,000,000 in guaranteed prize pool. The LHPO headliner will be a return to live poker for the World Poker Tour with a $1,000,000 guaranteed Championship beginning on January 22.

We kick things off on Thursday with Event 1, a $600 buy-in tournament with a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool and six starting flights into the first weekend. There will be plenty of non-No Limit Hold’em games including H.O.R.S.E. and variants of Omaha throughout the entire schedule finishing off with a $2,200 PLO on January 26.

In addition to the primary events, we also have a full slate of satellites and secondary events for those looking to enter the big games for a discount.

The full schedule of primary and secondary events can be found on the link below and we look forward to seeing old friends and new over the next two weeks.

2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Schedule

To protect our valued players, all tournaments will be played eight-handed unless otherwise noted for the Six-Max games. All players, staff, and visitors are required to wear masks that properly cover their mouth/nose, and hand sanitizer always available. Cards, chips, seats, and tables sanitized on a regular basis and you check out our Safe + Sound website for more information.