Event 8 Day 1E: Shuffle Up and Deal

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

Seminole Hard Rock Casino

Flight E of Event 8, a $150 no limit hold’em re-entry tournament with a $100,000 guarantee, is underway. As of now, the combined Flight ABCD field stands at 808 entries with 99 having punched their ticket to Day 2. Today’s Flight E and tonight’s 6 p.m. Flight F round out the starting days.

COMBINED CHIP COUNTS THROUGH FLIGHT D

Here’s a closer look at Flight E’s schedule of play:

11AM: Event 8 Day 1E – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet
  • We will touch base with you after registration closes and the field is finalized.

Good luck, players!

Schedule for January 19

Main Event Schedule

11AM: Event 8 Day 1E – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

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

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until the start of Level 9
  • Tournament is structured to play out in one day
  • Event 12 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 11 Day 2 – $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 13 Day 1 – $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in tournament chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until the start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 13 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 8 Day 1F – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 60 – $140 Mega Satellite to Event 12 (1-in-5)

  • 2 seats guaranteed to $570 No Limit Hold’em Re Entry Event 12
  • Players begin with 7,500 in tournament chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 60 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 61 – $200 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in tournament 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 61 Structure Sheet

 

Event 9: Ryan Dunn Tops Tough Final Table for Outright Victory ($140,000)

2016 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Event 9
$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Total Entries: 185
Prize Pool: $500,000
January 17-19, 2016

Ryan Dunn (Tallahassee, FL)
Ryan Dunn (Tallahassee, FL)

The biggest buy-in event of the 2016 Lucky Hearts Poker Open delivered an excellent final table, with over $25,000,000 in career poker tournament winnings between the nine players. When it was all said and done, 29-year-old Ryan Dunn was the last man standing after a grueling 10-hour final table and three-hour heads-up duel.

An environmental business owner, Dunn plays poker recreationally. He final tabled the WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble in November, finishing in fifth place for just more than $90,000. However, following that close call and a few other smaller results, Dunn was determined to emerge from this difficult field and final table victorious.

“I wanted to get over the hump and stick to my guns. You don’t get this kind of opportunity that often – to play heads up for a lot of money, especially in this tough of a field,” Dunn told us afterward. “When I got to heads up (despite railbirds for both players relentlessly urging both players to make a deal), I just decided let’s do this. I knew it would just feel so much better really winning this, and fortunately I did.”

Final Table Results
1st: Ryan Dunn (Tallahassee, FL) – $140,000
2nd: Charbel Azzi (Methuen, MA) – $82,500
3rd: Bryan Piccioli (Allegany, NY) – $47,500
4th: Jack Duong (South Plainfield, NJ) – $38,500
5th: Michael Laake (Punta Gorda, FL) – $30,000
6th: Sam Panzica (Saline, MI) – $25,000
7th: Aaron Massey (Elmwood Park, IL) – $20,000
8th: Hans Winzeler (Miami, FL) – $15,000
9th: Jonathan Duhamel (Boucherville, Quebec, Canada) – $10,000

Full results available from our friends at TheHendonMob.com.

Event 9: Charbel Azzi Eliminated in 2nd Place ($82,500)

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante

Charbel Azzi - 2nd place
Charbel Azzi – 2nd place

Charbel Azzi raised all in from the button for about 650,000 and Ryan Dunn called from the big blind.

Azzi: Qc9h
Dunn: Kc8h

The flop was KsJs5c, giving Dunn a pair of kings. Azzi had a straight draw, though, and the 9d turn gave him a few more outs. However, the 2s river completed the board, ending Azzi’s tournament with a runner-up finish for $82,500.

Ryan Dunn wins Event 9 for $140,000! A recap of the event will be posted within the next hour or two.

Event 9: Azzi Closes the Gap

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 2/185
Average Stack: 1,850,000 (37 bb)

Charbel Azzi raised to 100.000 from the button, Ryan Dunn reraised all in from the big blind and Azzi called all in for 780,000 after about 25 seconds.

Azzi: Qs10s
Dunn: Ah5d

The board came down 10d5s2d4h4d, giving Azzi tens and fours to double up.

Charbel Azzi – 1,570,000 (32 bb)
Ryan Dunn – 2,130,000 (43 bb)

Event 9: Dunn Retakes the Chip Lead

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 2/185
Average Stack: 1,850,000 (61 bb)

Ryan Dunn limped from the button, Charbel Azzi raised to 80,000 from the big blind and Dunn called.

The flop was 5c5s3d and Azzi bet 100,000. Dunn called.

The turn was the 7c and Azzi checked. Dunn bet 150,000, Azzi check-raised to 400,000, Dunn reraised all in for 870,000 and Azzi called.

Dunn: 6c4h
Azzi: 8h8s

Dunn led with a seven-high straight and held up through the 10s river to double up and retake the chip lead.

Ryan Dunn – 2,120,000 (70 bb)
Charbel Azzi – 1,580,000 (53 bb)

EVENT 8: CHIP COUNTS THROUGH DAY 1D

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Players Remaining: 99/808

RankFirst NameLast NameChip Counts
1SCOTTVETTER212,000
2DAVIDJOHNSON199,500
3ROBERTBANKS194,500
4ELIOTIMHOFF177,500
5ABBEYDANIELS173,500
6MICHELEFACEY173,500
7JOSHUASMITH170,000
8KILERDELIA167,000
9CHRISTIANROJAS166,500
10PEDROPALACIO164,500
11RAFAELRAMOS155,000
12BRITTHEATH150,000
13SCOTTMCINNIS141,000
14XIAOYANWANG134,500
15MARKKOTTLER132,000
16SUNNYBHAKTA127,500
17GENEOLEARY125,500
18MANFREDROSENOW124,000
19ERICWARD120,000
20WALIDMADDAH118,500
21JESUSROSADO108,500
22JOSEPHFRANCHINO108,000
23LAURENFAILLA106,500
24ARNALDOALZUALDE106,500
25BUTCHIEMITCHELL104,000
26MICHAELMERISIER102,000
27GABRIELSACK96,000
28VITALYCHAIKA95,500
29LOUISEJEAN94,500
30EVANLASH93,500
31DEBBIEDANA91,500
32MatthewZarcadoolas91,500
33MICHAELEDDY91,000
34BLAIRMILLER90,000
35VENDELJOHNSON90,000
36GUSTAVOMOSCON88,000
37CARLORODRIGUEZ84,200
38CARLOSFERNANDEZ84,000
39ONEILMC CALLA82,000
40ANTHONYBALGOBIN82,000
41CARLOSTORRES VAZQUEZ80,500
42MANUELSOLTERO LUNA80,500
43ELIMATH80,000
44CHARLEMAGNEBENJAMIN80,000
45ADAMHOROWITZ79,500
46WILLIAMSMITH78,000
47JOHNREDLITZ77,500
48JORGERIBEIRO77,500
49ZOLTANCZINKOTA77,000
50JOSEPHMONTERVINO75,500
51KENNETHBRUNO73,500
52CHARLESST-CYR71,000
53RichardWhitebrook69,500
54GILMORGENSZTERN69,500
55ROBERTORODRIGUES67,500
56LAWRENCEPADEN SR66,600
57LEROYJONES JR66,500
58BRIANOKEEFE66,000
59BENJAMINSRIQUI66,000
60ARTHURHOLMES65,500
61JORDANMELTZER64,500
62EricLEFF63,500
63DAVIDPRICE63,000
64HALLIETUITE62,000
65JAMESLEHMAN59,500
66ROBERTWILLIAMS56,000
67STEVENWEINTRAUB55,500
68ARIELROSELLO QUINTANA53,000
69EDWARDMEDOFF52,000
70JAYKLITZNER51,000
71CLAUDIOPIEDRABUENA50,500
72PATRICIABASILIO49,500
73ERICRIVKIN48,500
74ADAMWAGNER48,000
75FREDERICOSAVIO DABUS48,000
76JoanneBogan44,000
77JORGEVALDES41,500
78JOSEALMEIDA41,000
79MIGUELMCDONALD40,000
80JEFFREYDOAN38,000
81TIMOTHYCONN37,500
82MARCORODRIGUEZ35,000
83JULIOSANCHEZ34,500
84GREGGBLOOM34,500
85DEREKECENARRO34,000
86IGORMITREVSKI32,000
87MORRISHEIDER31,000
88SEBASTIANSANCHEZ29,500
89alainalvarado27,500
90FRANKHAGAN26,000
91MICHAELGARCELL26,000
92MIGUELMUNOZ25,000
93EDINAPANTINCHIN24,000
94ERICAHITE23,000
95STEVENLIPKINS23,000
96HILARYFREEMAN20,000
97PaulaBarros18,000
98DAVIDDUBIN16,500
99BRIANGELROD13,000

Event 9: Azzi Doubles Again; Takes the Lead

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 2/185
Average Stack: 1,850,000 (61 bb)

Charbel Azzi raised to 60,000 from the button, Ryan Dunn three-bet to 180,000 from the big blind, Azzi four-bet to 350,000, Dunn five-bet shoved for effectively 1,110,000 and Azzi called all in.

Azzi: KdKs
Dunn: KhJc

The board ran out Qs6h3dJs7d, safe for Azzi to double up and take the chip lead.

Charbel Azzi – 2,230,000 (74 bb)
Ryan Dunn – 1,470,000 (49 bb)

Event 9: Azzi Doubles Through Dunn

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 2/185
Average Stack: 1,850,000 (61 bb)

Ryan Dunn raised to 65,000 from the button, Charbel Azzi three-bet shoved from the big blind for 605,000 and Dunn called.

Dunn: KcQh
Azzi: As5c

The board came down Ac2c2s2d4c, giving Azzi deuces full of aces to double up.

Charbel Azzi – 1,220,000 (40 bb)
Ryan Dunn – 2,480,000 (83 bb)

Event 9: Dunn Strikes First

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 2/185
Average Stack: 1,850,000 (61 bb)

Ryan Dunn raised to 65,000 from the button and Charbel Azzi called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a 10s7h6hKs board where Dunn bet 100,000. Azzi check-called.

The river was the 2s and Azzi checked again. Dunn bet 210,000 and after a few moments Azzi called.

Dunn tabled AsJs for the nut flush, winning the pot and increasing his chip lead.

Ryan Dunn – 3,010,000 (100 bb)
Charbel Azzi – 690,000 (23 bb)