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.
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
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
$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry) Level 27: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante
Charbel Azzi raised all in from the button for about 650,000 and Ryan Dunn called from the big blind.
The flop was , giving Dunn a pair of kings. Azzi had a straight draw, though, and the turn gave him a few more outs. However, the 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.