2023 LHPO Live Updates

Event 2: Caleb Piderit – 4th Place ($2,650)

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  3 of 109

Caleb Piderit
Caleb Piderit

Omaha 8

Willie Wiggins limped for 25,000 from UTG/cutoff, Caleb Piderit called in the small blind, and George Boyadjuan checked his option in the big blind.

The flop was 10s5h2h, and action checked to Wiggins who bet 25,000. Piderit check-raised all in for 37,000, Boyadian folded, and Wiggins called.

Wiggins:  QcQhJs8s  (pair of queens)
Piderit:  Jh5c5s4s  (set of fives)

The Kc turn and As river completed the board, giving Wiggins an ace-high straight to eliminate Piderit in fourth place.

Willie Wiggins  –  495,000  (10 BB)
Caleb Piderit  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($2,650)

With three players remaining from a field of 109, the average chip stack is around 436,000 (9 Big Bets). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $4,055 each.

Event 2: Mark Hurst Pulls Ahead

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  4 of 109

Mark Hurst
Mark Hurst

Hold’em

George Boyadjian raised to 40,000 from UTG/cutoff, Willie Wiggins called on the button, Mark Hurst three-bet to 60,000 from the small blind, Boyadjian called, and Wiggins called.

The flop was 9d7s7h, Hurst continued for 20,000, and both Boyadjian and Wiggins called.

The turn was the 3h, Hurst bet 40,000, and both Boyadjian and Wiggins called.

The river was the 7c and everyone checked.

Hurst showed JhJd for sevens full of jacks, Wiggins showed a defeated 6h6s, and Boyadjian didn’t show (but later said he had pocket eights), locking up the hefty pot for Hurst.

Mark Hurst  –  513,000  (13 BB)
George Boyadjian  –  330,000  (8 BB)
Caleb Piderit  –  290,000  (7 BB)
Willie Wiggins  –  175,000  (4 BB)

1st:  $10,785 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  $6,755
3rd:  $4,055
4th:  $2,650

Event 2: Maksim Pisarenko – 5th Place ($2,045)

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  15,000/30,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  4 of 109

Maksim Pisarenko
Maksim Pisarenko

Stud

Maksim Pisarenko:  (X-X)  /  7c6s5c10s
Willie Wiggins:  (X-X)  /  5h4c4h2d
Caleb Piderit:  (X-X)  /  5d9c8dJs  –  fold

Picking up the action of fifth steet, Willie Wiggins bet 30,000 with his paired board. Caleb Piderit called, and Maksim Pisarenko called all in for 14,000.

Wiggins bet 30,000 again on sixth street, chasing out Piderit.

Maksim Pisarenko:  Jh5s  /  7c6s5c10s
Willie Wiggins:  6h4d  /  5h4c4h2d

Wiggins had trip fours and had the hand locked up against Pisarenko’s pair of fives, as Wiggins had one five in his hand and Piderit folded the other.

Maksim Pisarenko:  Jh5s  /  7c6s5c10s  /  Qc
Willie Wiggins:  6h4d  /  5h4c4h2d  /  2d

Willie Wiggins  –  510,000  (17 BB)
Maksim Pisarenko  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($2,045)

With four players remaining from a field of 109, the average chip stack is around 327,000 (11 Big Bets). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $2,650 each.

Event 1 Flight B: Registration Closed with 481 Entries

$600 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  600/1,200 and a 1,200 ante
Flight B Players Remaining:  162 of 481

Flight 1B Field

Registration has closed for Flight B of the first event of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open, and with 481 entries, the total prizepool is already up to $565,240 on its way to the $1 million guarantee. There will be four more starting flights over the next two days.

This flight will continue playing tonight until there are 61 players remaining, and everyone who bags up chips at the end of this flight will be in the money as they advance to Day 2, which begins Sunday at 1:00 pm.

Day/TimeFlightEntriesAdvanced
Thursday at 10 amA60676
Thursday at 6 pmB481TBD
Friday at 10 amC
Friday at 6 pmD
Sat at 10 amE
Sat at 6 pmF
Total1,08776+

Event 4: Prize Pool and Payouts; $4,740 to the Winner

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  34
Prize Pool:  $11,560
January 12, 2023

Event 4 of the 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry). A field of 34 entries created a prize pool of $11,560. The final five places will be paid, with a min-cash set at $925

Up top for the winner is $4,740.

1st:  $4,740 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $2,890
3rd:  $1,735
4th:  $1,270
5th:  $925

Event 2: Robert Poolos – 7th Place ($1,425)

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  6 of 109

Robert Poolos
Robert Poolos

Razz

Mark Hurst:  (X-X)  /  QxJx9x  –  fold
Caleb Piderit:  (X-X)  /  5x7x4x
Robert Poolos:  (X-X)  /  Ax7x10x

Mark Hurst was the bring in, Caleb Piderit called, Robert Poolos raied all in for a few thousand, Hurst called, and Piderit called.

Action was checked on fourth street before Piderit isolated the pot on fifth street.

Caleb Piderit:  8x6x  /  5x7x4x
Robert Poolos:  4x2x  /  Ax7x10x

Here were the rest of their runouts:

Caleb Piderit:  8x6x  /  5x7x4xAx  /  5x
Robert Poolos:  4x2x  /  Ax7x10x2x  /  4x

Piderit made a seven-six, while Poolos’ seven-four draw never improved past a ten-seven, ending his tournament in seventh place.

Caleb Piderit  –  255,000  (11 BB)
Robert Poolos  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($1,425)

With six players remaining, the average stack is 218,000 (9 Big Bets). Everyone is guaranteed $1,680.

Event 2: Mark Kastory – 8th Place ($1,240)

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  7 of 109

Mark Kastory
Mark Kastory

Razz

George Boyadjian:  (X-X) / Jx9xfold
Maksim Pisarenko:  (X-X)  /  7x6x
Mark Kastory:  (X-X)  /  AxJx

George Boyadjian was the bring-in for 3,000, Maksim Pisarenko limped in, Mark Kastory completed all in for 7,000, Boyadjian called, and Pisarenko called.

On fourth street, Pisarenko bet with the best board and Boyadjian folded.

Maksim Pisarenko:  Kx8x  /  7x6x
Mark Kastory: 5x4x  /  AxJx

Here were the rest of their runouts:

Maksim Pisarenko:  Kx8x  /  7x6x8x3x  /  Ax
Mark Kastory:  5x4x  /  AxJx5x3x  /  Qx

Pisarenko made an eight-seven on seventh street, while Kastory’s wheel draw bricked, ending his tournament in eighth place.

Maksim Pisarenko  –  105,000  (4 BB)
Mark Kastory  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($1,240)

With seven players remaining, the average stack is about 187,000 (8 Big Bets). The remaining players are guaranteed $1,425.

Event 2: David May – 9th Place ($1,095)

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  8 of 109

David May
David May

Hold’em

Caleb Piderit raised to 20,000 from middle position, David May three-bet all in for 27,000 from the big blind, and Piderit called with AsJh, leading May’s Ad10c.

The board ran out Kh4s2c7d3s, no help to May, ending his tournament in ninth place.

Caleb Piderit  –  185,000  (9 BB)
David May  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($1,095)

With eight players remaining, the average stack is about 164,000  (8 Big Bets). The remaining eight players are guaranteed $1,240.

Event 3: Prize Pool and Payouts; $7,775 to the Winner

2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  320
Prize Pool:  $37,760
January 12, 2023

Event 3 of the 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open was a $150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 320 entries produced a prize pool of $37,760. The final 40 places will be paid, with a min-cash set at $250.

Up top for the winner is $7,775.

1st:  $7,775 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $5,555
3rd:  $3,700
4th:  $2,350
5th:  $1,800
6th:  $1,500
7th:  $1,260
8th:  $1,035
9th-10th:  $825
11th-12th:  $695
13th-15th:  $600
16th-18th:  $505
19th-21st:  $420
22nd-24rd:  $345
25th-27th:  $295
28th-40th:  $250

Event 2: H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Lineup

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  8,000/16,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  9 of 109

Event 2 Final Table

Seat 1:  Willie Wiggins  –  289,000  (18 BB)
Seat 2:  Mark Hurst  –  293,000  (18 BB)
Seat 3:  Caleb Piderit  –  138,000  (9 BB)
Seat 4:  Maksim Pisarenko  –  195,000  (12 BB)
Seat 5:  Robert Poolos  –  37,000  (2 BB)
Seat 6:  Mark Kastory  –  70,000  (4 BB)
Seat 7:  Wally Maddah  –  30,000  (2 BB)
Seat 8:  George Boyadjian  –  205,000  (13 BB)
Seat 9:  David May  –  50,000  (3 BB)

With nine players remaining from a field of 109, the average chip stack is around 145,000 (9 Big Bets).

And here are the payouts they’re playing for:

1st:  $10,785 + LHPO trophy
2nd:  $6,755
3rd:  $4,055
4th:  $2,650
5th:  $2,045
6th:  $1,680
7th:  $1,425
8th:  $1,240
9th:  $1,095

10th:  Oxana Cummings  –  $1,095
11th:  Dominic Granteed  –  $970
12th:  Gilles Dalco  –  $970
13th:  Nicholas Ceci  –  $875
14th:  Dmitriy Strunin  –  $875