Marc Schiller Wins the $150 Big Stack After a “Crazy Ride” of a Final Table

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 11
$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  486
Prize Pool:  $58,320
January 13, 2020

Event 11 Champion Mark Schiller
Event 11 Champion Mark Schiller

“It was all one crazy ride, and to be honest, I’m so tired I don’t remember half of it.”

Marc Schiller registered Event #11 ($150 Big Stack NLH) on time when it started at 6:00 pm, and on a single bullet, he navigated his way through a field of 486 entries to win the trophy around 5:30 am.

The final table didn’t even begin until after 3:00 am, and even though the players seemed eager to make a deal, it was difficult to come to an agreement because there was a $3,500 seat to the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open added as a bonus to the first place prize.

Early in the final table, eliminations came quickly, but when they hit the final four, the action slowed, and even after Robinel Eugene busted in fourth, they played a surprising amount of time three-handed. The chips went back and forth, with all three holding the chip lead at some point, but nobody able to score a knock out.

Eventually, with the blinds high and all three stacks fairly close, they came to terms on a deal, with Schiller receiving the title, the trophy, and the $3,500 WPT seat.

Schiller has been a regular here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood since it opened, saying, “It’s the best poker room in town. It blows everyone else away. This is the place to go for sure.”

Final Table Results:

1st:  Marc Schiller  –  $8,546* + LHPO Trophy + $3,500 WPT seat
2nd:  Earl Gallegos  –  $8,545*
3rd:  Andre Bryan  –  $7,651*
4th:  Robinel Eugene  –  $3,566
5th:  Evan Haw  –  $2,737
6th:  Peter Bodnar  –  $2,281
7th:  Pasquale Caiazza  –  $1,904
8th:  Wilmer Diaz  –  $1,527
9th:  Jonathan Marcu  –  $1,151

* Indicates a three-way deal.