Andros Ioakimides Wins Second Hard Rock Trophy In Heads-Up Deal

2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 
Event 13
$570 No-Limit Hold’em 
Total Entries: 162 
Prizepool: $81,000 
January 24, 2017

Andros Ioakimides takes down $570 No-Limit Hold’em for $20,365

Andros Ioakimides has had a very profitable last two days. On Monday evening, Ioakimides finished sixth in the $2,500 no-limit hold’em for $17,063.

On Tuesday, Ioakimides jumped in the next on the Lucky Hearts Poker Open schedule and earned a win in the $570 no-limit hold’em. He topped a field of 162 in a heads-up ICM chop with Patrick Quinn to earn $20,365 and his second Hard Rock trophy.

“It feels great,” said Ioakimides after his win. “Going back-to-back [final][tables] is great. This is only my third tournament here, so it’s good. I love this place.”

Ioakimides, originally from Cyprus, owns a mortgage company based out of St. Louis. He made his way down to the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood for the first time a couple years ago on a recommendation from a friend.

“A couple years ago a friend told me that there is a good tournament here, so I came,” said Ioakimides. “And I loved it. This place is amazing. The staff is amazing. The weather is amazing. I love it.”

Ioakimides made his way from Missouri down to South Florida and immediately found poker success. He won the $1,650 no-limit hold’em purple chip bounty tournament at the 2015 Rock n’ Roll Poker Open for more than $26,000.

As a business owner, he only gets to play about 15 tournaments a year, but always makes time to come down to the Hard Rock.

He enjoys the South Florida area so much that he came down this time with some business intentions as well, hoping to set up some sort of roots down here with his company.

“I’m trying to open up an office down here in Boca Raton,” said Ioakimides. “So this is kind of like a business and pleasure trip. I want to try and open up another branch for my company.”

Ioakimides came into the final table with the chip lead and never really found himself in trouble of busting. After bustin Brent Sherota in fourth place, Ioakimides had more than half of the chips in play and he never looked back.

Peter Vivantonio busted in third and then there were immediately talks of a deal. After a couple minutes of running the ICM numbers, Quinn and Ioakimides agreed to the numbers and made the chop to give Ioakimides his second Hard Rock title.

Here are the final table results:

1st: Andros Ioakimides – $20,365
2nd Patrick Quinn – $16,897
3rd: Peter Vivantonio – $8,100
4th: Brent Sherota – $6,480
5th: Sharom Bachar – $4,860
6th: Stephen Ma – $4,050
7th: Allan Bieler – $3,240
8th: Gil Haim – $2,430
9th: Jeffrey Silverstein – $1,823

Event 13: Andros Ioakimides Wins In Heads-Up Deal

$570 No-Limit Hold’em
Level 24: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 162

Andros Ioakimides

Andros Ioakimides and Patrick Quinn have agreed to a heads-up ICM chop.

Ioakimides held the chip lead at the time of the deal, so he gets the bigger payday, the trophy, and credit for the win. Ioakimides takes home $20,365 and Quinn earns $16,897.

Patrick Quinn

Event 13: Peter Vitantonio – 3rd Place ($8,100)

$570 No-Limit Hold’em
Level 24: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 162

Peter Vitantonio

Peter Vitantonio moves all in on the button for 261,000 and Patrick Quinn calls out of the big blind. Vitantonio shows 9h7h and needs help against Quinn’s Ad2d.

Vitantonio never has much of a sweat as the board runs out AsTc3dKd2s. Quinn’s pair of aces takes the pot and Vitantonio earns $8,100 for his third place finish.

The final two players are taking a short break before starting heads-up play.

Patrick Quinn – 640,000 (32 bb)
Peter Vitantonio – Eliminated 


Event 13: Brent Sherota – 4th Place ($6,480)

$570 No-Limit Hold’em
Level 24: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 162

Brent Sherota

On the turn with the board reading Ad9h5dQd, Brent Sherota checks from the small blind and Patrick Quinn bets from the big blind.

Andros Ioakimides raises from under the gun and Sherota check-raises all in for 385,000. Quinn folds and Ioakimides goes into the tank for a couple minutes before calling.

Ioakimides shows KdQh, good for second pair and the nut flush draw, while Sherota is in the lead with AcJd.

The river is the Kc and Ioakimides rivers two pair to drag the pot. Ioakimides is the first player to cross the million chip mark and has more than half the chips in play with three players remaining.

Sherota busts out in fourth place and earns $6,480.

Andros Ioakimides – 1,200,000 (60 bb)
Brent Sherota – Eliminated

Event 13: Sharom Bachar – 5th Place ($4,860)

$570 No-Limit Hold’em
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 162

Sharom Bachar

Patrick Quinn raises to 42,000 from the cutoff and Sharom Bachar moves all in from the big blind for 43,000. Quinn commits the extra orange, 1,000 denomination chip.

Quinn shows Ac8c and is in the lead against Bahcar’s Jh4h.

The board runs out Ad9s7d5c3c and Bachar was drawing dead on the turn. Quinn wins the pot with a pair of aces and Bachar receives $4,860 for his fifth place finish.

Patrick Quinn – 460,000 (28 bb)
Sharom Bachar – Eliminated 

Event 13: Stephen Ma – 6th Place ($4,050)

$570 No-Limit Hold’em
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 162

Stephen Ma

Patrick Quinn limps in from the hijack and Stephen Ma moves all in from the small blind for 113,000. Quinn takes a few moments of thought and then calls.

Quinn shows Ad6s and is in bad shape against Ma’s QsQc. The flop is AsJd2s and Quinn takes the lead after flopping an ace. The turn is 9h and the river is the 4h to send Ma home in sixth place.

Quinn drags the pot and Ma heads to the cage to collect his $4,050 sixth place money.

Patrick Quinn – 360,000 (30 bb)
Stephen Ma – Eliminated 

Event 13: Allan Bieler – 7th Place ($3,240)

$570 No-Limit Hold’em
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 162

Allan Bieler

Allan Bieler moves all in from the hijack for 157,000 and Brent Sherota moves all in on the button for about 400,000. The blinds get out of the way and the cards are tabled.

Bieler shows AcKd and has Sherota’s AhJh dominated. The flop is Kh5h4c and Beiler flops top pair, but Sherota flops the nut flush draw.

The turn is the 9h and Sherota makes his flush to leave Bieler drawing dead to the Td river.  Bieler finishes in seventh place and earns $3,240, while Sherota extends his chip lead.

Brent Sherota – 575,000 (47 bb)
Allan Bieler – Eliminated 

Event 13: Gil Haim – 8th Place ($2,430)

$570 No-Limit Hold’em
Level 21: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 162

Gil Haim

Gil Haim raises to 27,000 from the hijack and Brent Sherota three-bets to 60,000 out of the small blind. Haim quickly four-bets all in for 220,000 and Sherota snap-calls.

Haim shows KdQs, but is in bad shape against Sherota’s QcQh.

The flop is Jh9s6h, adding a straight draw to Haim’s hand, giving him a little more equity. The turn is the Ad, changing nothing, and the river is the 9h.

Haim is eliminated in eighth place and Sherota takes the chip lead. Haim earns $2,430 for his deep run.

Brent Sherota – 490,000 (49 bb)
Gil Haim – Eliminated 

Event 13: Stephen Ma Doubles Through Patrick Quinn

$570 No-Limit Hold’em
Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 162

Patrick Quinn raises from middle position and Stephen Ma moves all in on the button for 92,000. Action folds back to Quinn, who quickly calls.

Quinn shows KsKh and is in the lead against Ma’s TsTc. Ma is on the brink of elimination until the flop comes Th7d6h, giving Ma top set and leaving Quinn drawing to two outs.

The turn is the Jc and the river is the Jh to secure Ma’s double up.

Stephen Ma – 204,000 (25 bb)
Patrick Quinn – 240,000 (30 bb)

Event 13: Jeffrey Silverstein – 9th Place ($1,823)

$570 No-Limit Hold’em
Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 162

Jeffrey Silverstein

Jeffrey Silverstein moves all in on the button for 30,000 and Brent Sherota calls from the small blind. Patrick Quinn calls from the big blind and any further action would create a side pot between Sherota and Quinn.

The flop is Ad6d3c and both players check. The turn is the 7h and Sherota bets 60,000. Quinn folds and Sherota is heads-up with Silverstein.

Silverstein shows QdJc and is drawing dead against Sherota’s AcQc. The river is the irrelevant Jh and Sherota drags the pot, while Silverstein is eliminated in ninth place.

Brent Sherota – 295,000 (49 bb)
Jeffrey Silverstein – Eliminated