Event 4: Soheb Porandarwala Takes Home the Trophy After Five-Way Deal

2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Event 4
$570 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Total Entries: 165
Prize Pool: $82,500
January 17, 2017

Event 4 Champion Soheb Porandarwala

Hollywood, Fla. (January 17, 2017) – Event 4 of the 2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open, a $570 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry) , drew a field of 165 entries and generated a prize pool of $82,500. After about 10 hours of play, a deal was reached between the final five players. Soheb Porandarwala was the big chip leader entering the final table and was still on top of the counts when numbers were agreed upon, giving him the officially victory.

Residing in Norwalk, Connecticut, the 26-year-old father of 2 has now amassed more than $360,000 is career tournament winnings. This was only Porandarwala’s second trip to the Seminole Hard Rock, as he prefers to play locally in the northeast.

“I don’t travel much for poker. I guess that’s kind of an anomaly these days, but I wanted to be somewhere warmer than back home,” said Porandarwala. “My family and I were in India recently, and my wife and kids are still there. I didn’t really want to go back to Connecticut without them, so I figured I would come here and visit some friends. I knew the series was going on, so I figured I would play in a few events.”

That decision certainly paid off with his victory tonight, and he’ll be back at it tomorrow in Event 5.

“I’ll play in the Pot-Limit Omaha (Event 5) tomorrow and try to go back to back, and I’ll also play the Main Event. Then my family will be returning from India and I’ll be back home with them.”

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Money
7AndreaRibeiro Quadros$3,094

*denotes five-way deal


Event 4: Prize Pool and Payouts

$570 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 16: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 20 of 165

While most are watching the Ultimate Re-Entry final table, we picked up a nice group of players in the $570 Six-Max event. Registration closed and the tournament drew 165 entries to beat the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. They combined to create a prize pool worth $82,500 with the last 18 players getting paid, a min-cash taking home $1,073, and the winner bagging $20,226.

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 4
$570 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Entries: 165
Prize Pool: $82,500
January 17, 2016

1st: $20,226
2nd: $13,695
3rd: $8,951
4th: $7,153
5th: $5,371
6th: $4,133
7 – 9th: $3,094
10 – 12th: $2,054
13 – 15th: $1,436
16 – 18th: $1,073

Event 4: Guarantee Met

$570 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 3: 75/150
Entries: 100

Howard Mash

It didn’t take long for Event 4 to reach its $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and begin growing it bigger. They hit 100 entries in Level 3 and each new one will run it higher.

We’ve witnessed several players already making their way to the rail, including Dmitiry Agrachov and Steven Richardson, but SHRP regular Howard Mash is among those grinding. He has a nice track record around the state, including back-to-back Coco Poker Open titles in 2015, but is still looking for his first title here.

Event 4: Halfway Home

$570 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 2: 50/100
Entries: 50

Neil Blumenfield

The midweek morning start hasn’t kept the players away from today’s new tournament. They are halfway to hitting the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool as they roll into the second level of the day and we expect to hit it before too long.

We see a lot of familiar getting in the action early including Frankie Flowers, Stuart Greenbaum, and 2015 WSOP November Niner Neil Blumenfield with more coming into the ballroom later this afternoon.

Event 4: Short-Handed Tuesday

$570 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

The week is moving along, getting closer and closer to the WPTDeepStacks Main Event, and we have another big single day, single re-entry tournament to find our next champion. Event 4 is a $570 buy-in tournament with a six-handed format and $50,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Players with grind their way all day at the short-handed tables with a 12,000 starting stack and 30-minute levels. Late registration is open until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm and they have a single re-entry option if they lose their stack along the way. This is a one-day tournament and we will crown our newest champion before the night is complete.

Action kicks off at noon and we will follow along until they are complete.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/single re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 4 Structure Sheet