Event 10: Errol Massey Chops Up a Hi-Lo Win at Seminole

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 10
$300 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 79
Prize Pool: $20,145
January 16, 2018

Errol Massey

Errol Massey is the winner of Event 11, the $300 mixed hi-lo event at Lucky Hearts. He claimed the trophy and the top prize of $5,668 in a heads-up deal with Stephen Reid.

Massey is a full-time player from Kingston, Jamaica. He now makes his home here in Hollywood, Florida, so this home-turf victory is extra sweet.

“I love this game so much,” he said in his postgame interview. He plays all forms of the game, but four-card, split-pot poker is his specialty. “Sometimes I take a break from hold’em and travel around to play this game.”

Things didn’t go so well at the beginning of this one, but the eventual champ turned it around on his second chance. “My first buy-in, I busted early,” he said. “But then I told myself I can’t give up that easily. I love this, so I said, ‘All right, let’s try it again,'”

Massey was still trying to recover from a disappointing performance a day prior, when he busted the H.O.R.S.E. event on the direct money bubble. “I couldn’t sleep last night,” he said.

Perhaps he’ll have an easier time tonight. Massey passed through the money bubble with ease this time, entering the final table third in chips. He got right to work thinning the table, too, eliminating JJ Liu in ninth place. He did the same to Wes Chong in eighth place, then Sam Mann in seventh, too.

Robert Campbell eliminated the next three players, but Massey eliminated him in third place, adding all of those chips to his own stack. That left him heads-up with Reid for the trophy, and the duo decided to call it a night.

Massey initially refused to give up the trophy in a deal, but once he took the chip lead, the two men shook hands and headed to the payout desk together.

Final  results:

1st: Errol Massey – $5,668*
2nd: Stephen Reid – $5,069*
3rd: Robert Campbell – $2,458
4th: Elliott Zaydman – 1,662
5th: Michael Rosenberg – $1,259
6th: Christian Ivens – $1,007
7th: Sam Mann – $907
8th: Wes Chong – $806
9th: J.J. Liu – $705
10th: Hal Rotholz – $604
* denotes heads-up deal

Event 10: We Have a Deal!

$300 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 15,000/30,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 2 of 79

Errol Massey

The remaining two players agreed to a deal. Here were their chip counts at the time, followed by their subsequent payouts.

Errol Massey – 456,000
Stephen Reid – 315,000

As chip leader,  Errol Massey is officially the winner of Event 10 of the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Errol Massey – $5,668
Stephen Reid – $5,069

Stephen Reid

A recap of the tournament will be posted later tonight.

Event 11: Errol Massey Pulls Ahead

$300 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 15,000/30,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 2 of 79

Omaha 8

Stephen Reid raised from the button, and Errol Massey called from the big blind.

The flop came down Qd10c7d, Massey led out, Reid raised, and Massey called.

The turn was the 2c, Massey checked, Reid bet, and Massey called.

The river was the Ah, and both players checked.

“Queens and tens,” announced Reid.

Massey, though, tabled AcQh7h2s for aces and queens, and Reid mucked.

Errol Massey – 456,000
Stephen Reid – 315,000

Event 10: Robert Campbell – 3rd Place ($2,458)

$300 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 15,000/30,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 2 of 79

                                                                Robert Campbell – 3rd Place

Omaha 8

Robert Campbell limped from the small blind, and Errol Massey checked his option.

The flop came QhQd5s, Campbell checked, Massey bet, Campbell raised, and Massey called.

The turn was the Kc, Campbell bet, Massey raised, and Campbell sighed and called all in for his last few remaining chips.

“You got me,’ said Campbell.

Massey showed Qs7h6h3c for trip queens, while Campbell had just two outs with 8s7s7d2s.

The river was the Ad, no help to Campbell, ending his tournament in 3rd place.

Errol Massey – 333,000
Robert Campbell – Eliminated

Event 10: Diamonds Everywhere

$300 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 3 of 79

Stud 8

This was a heads-up pot between Stephen Reid and Robert Campbell.

Reid: (x-x) / 3hJd2d9d / (x)
Campbell: (x-x) / 7dKdQdTd / (x)

Campbell was the aggressor on each street through sixth, and he bet again on seventh. Reid raised, though, making it 48,000.

“You know I’m showing a four-flush, right?” Campbell asked.

“Raise,” Reid repeated.

“I guess you made the flush,” Campbell lamented as he paid off the last bet.

Reid showed Ah5d4d / 3hJd2d9d for a flush and a wheel to scoop the big pot.

Stephen Reid – 310,000
Robert Campbell – 80,000